Share a Cool Tech Tip You developed on your own... (Share It already... ).

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by glmino, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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    Nov 11, 2018
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    Hi Good Folk,

    Please, ( For the love of Pete ! ) Put up a super neat tech tip You've developed all by Your Lonesome...( I have a few to share myself ).
    It's getting to be that time or year when we are most absorbent for information...a
    And,, in need of new inspiration!

    Thanks Folks,
    Mike
     
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  2. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

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    Shhh
    It's a secret. But if I can't figure something out...I ask here or at strat-talk. The combined knowledge is unreal
     
  3. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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    Nov 11, 2018
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    Go ahead...put up an original/practical idea, I double dog dare You..!
     
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  4. mrriggs

    mrriggs Squier-Meister

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    Likely not original, but I figured out how to wire a single coil to a humbucker and retain the hum-canceling. With the single coil wired parallel to the half of the humbucker with the same magnetic polarity, then the other half of the humbucker in series with those. Seven of the nine pickup combinations on my mustang are hum-canceling thanks to this technique.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    don't throw those old cheap ceramic pickups away.
    convert them to Alnico

     
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  6. Bondo. :D
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  7. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Here's a way to get a little more life out of a worn or damaged "trap" tuner. The "jaws" of the inner frame can open up and the mesh of the gears goes out of whack. A few careful taps of a hammer on the jaw while held tightly in a vise and some bending with small needle-nose or jeweler's pliers as needed can restore the alignment. This one was damaged by a fall. I also had to do bodywork on the cover, but it came out ok. Don't forget to grease it after reassembly.

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  8. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
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  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
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  10. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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  11. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-Nut

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    Not sure if you call it tech tip, or if I'm the first person to do it. But I did figure this out independently.

    If your "cowboy chords" sound out of tune, try tuning the guitar at the 3rd fret to G, C, F, A#, D, G.
     
  12. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Have you even read through that thread ?
    And why do you feel the need to yell at me ?

    If you think your newly found way to do something is unique, think again. About my first post on that thread on pulling bushings, I came up with the idea out of necessity and later Googled it to see if I was a genius or not. Happened to be a photo of my idea already on the web ... damned. So like a fool, I used it to illustrate how intelligent I am.
     
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  13. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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  14. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    post edited because I was out of line and being rude.
     
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  15. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    CHILDREN!.. KNOCK IT OFF..

    Now that i have your attention..
    Ive used white out on the grub (allen) screws to lock them in place because i havnt found locktight available at the time.. seems to work fine..
     
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  16. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    There's already a thread for this. No fault of the OP, because that thread hasn't been updated recently.

    The large, bold font is consistent with yelling vis-a-vis internet etiquette. But you probably copied/pasted the title and did not change your subsequent typing to the regular font. Watch out for that.
     
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  17. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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    Nov 11, 2018
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    You will have to point me to any bad stuff that I put up, I don't see any!!!

    If you happen to be talking about the nec

    That text was auto generated from the post, All caps might be considered yelling but, that was definately not!

    Oh, there are similar/related
    threads for many topics...on every forum ever...

    Mike
     
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  18. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    post edited because I was being rude
     
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  19. glmino

    glmino Squier Talker

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    Nov 11, 2018
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    You're not in canada anymore, you are on the internet...

    I meant nothing against anyone...

    Mike
     
  20. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    Here's a tip that I came up with:

    When wiring up a new CRL or O-G switch for a Telecaster, don't mess around with multiple jumper wire loops, like Fender does. Strip one piece of wire, thread it through all four of the appropriate lugs, and then solder. It's easy -- just the ticket for lazy bums like me.
     
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