What's on your bench?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by mdparent03, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. mduganjr

    mduganjr Squier Talker

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    Mar 21, 2017
    Covington, LA
    I also have a 90's Peavey KB60 that I got for $20. So you can imagine what kind of shape it is in.

    It actually still sounds great, it's hard to beat a spring reverb and a single 12" for solid state tone. I've stripped the tolex and I have to sand off all the adhesive and try to repair some of the rotten wood. I know it's not worth the time, but I got it more to see if I can make something decent out of this poor thing.
     
  2. Gunny

    Gunny Squier Talker

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    Newcastle, east of Toronto
    An old and dirt Peavey TNT 115s bass amp. Fixing it for a local guitar shop. It was unusable when I tried it out - no volume, just a faint bit of white noise in the speaker. All it needed was a cleaning of all pots and jacks but the input gain and master volume pots were the primary trouble spots. They needed 2 treatments of contact cleaner and back-and-forth shaft rotation to bring them back to life. The amp weighs 85 lbs but sounds huge. Good thing somebody put wheels on the beast. Another successful repair.
     
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  3. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    Jun 7, 2018
    Halifax
    Mid 70's Lawsuite Tele, Ibanez... Japanese made. neck is a tank and really unfordable to play... i have a fender neck to set in it. I have the ash tray from the bridge as well.
     

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  4. mikesr1963

    mikesr1963 Squier-Nut

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    Virginia
    Update: Here's a photo of the inexpensive turners I mentioned below and they're working much better. The lube I used is clear so you can still see some dark spots where the old hard dried grease was deep in the crevices.
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  5. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Fret polishing is so fun........ NOT!
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  6. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island
    Picked this Epi Hummingbird HS up to see if I could do a neck repair, pretty happy with how it came out. Still needs some cosmetic work and a bit of work on the nut but it stays in tune and plays pretty nice.
     

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  7. Gunny

    Gunny Squier Talker

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    Newcastle, east of Toronto
    Maestro Stage Phaser. This is a vintage piece that's built like a tank. Thankfully, the case is aluminum and not steel, so it's not too heavy. You step on the entire thing to activate the stomp switch that's under the top deck. In fact, it's designed (by Robert Moog) to be controlled with your feet. The wheels at the side illuminate (with AC adapter connected) and the central LED pulses in step with the effect. 3 speeds - a slow, a fast and variable speed controlled by both wheels. This thing is worth about $700 on the vintage market today.
    This had an intermittent corroded contact on the circuit board where the battery lead was soldered. It wasn't easy to find, but perseverance paid off. In addition, one of the wheel bulbs was burned out and the battery clip needed to be replaced since it was heavily corroded.
    Youtube demo:
     
  8. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Very awesome pedal. I like the foot dials.
     
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  9. What's on your bench? ... I wouldn't mind a bench like this. Clean and tidy ;).

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    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  10. Merv_j

    Merv_j Squier-Nut

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    I'm trying to work in a "Nice Vice" pun somewhere.... struggling!
     
  11. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Holland
    i think that i've seen a video of this bench somewhere on the internet...
     
  12. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Meister

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    Jan 28, 2016
    Looks to me like it's gonna see some use real soon;)
     
  13. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Finished up my refinish on the neck and put a new nut on it with some locking tuners. I love that Tru-oil feel.
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  14. Smith357

    Smith357 Squier-Meister

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    ohio
    In paint mode, paint, sand, fill, paint, sand, fill, et et. A few more days and it will be ready for clear coats.

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  15. xtomx2000

    xtomx2000 Squier-Meister

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    Jun 7, 2014
    Hamburg, Germany
    Nice job! Post pictures!
     
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  16. Smith357

    Smith357 Squier-Meister

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    ohio
    Home made high mass bridge, just cut a piece of 5160 stock and epoxy to the bridge. once the epoxy hardens I will file it all smooth.

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    Added some roller saddles, the rollers will need a good axle grease before I string it up.
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  17. Neophyte16

    Neophyte16 Squier Talker

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    Jul 4, 2018
    Philippines
    I have a Strat copy Ash Body with mahogany neck. i am trying to refinish it and i think i DID a horrible job. haha 36771291_10216703897059764_6871246309735530496_n.jpg
     
  18. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    @Smith357 , I have never seen that done before. I guess if you are on a budget and have the resources, that would work too. ;) Good job. What kind of a tone difference does it make with all that epoxy?
     
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  19. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    From this ...

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    To that

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  20. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    I'm doing setups on all of my guitars. Recently I noticed that several of them sounded wonky while playing above the 12th fret. I suspected that the intonation was off. I was correct, it was. I play with a real heavy hand. I checked my guitar maintenance log and realized that a lot of my guitars had not been set up in over a year. Yesterday I set up the 4 guitars that were bugging me and now they sound and play fantastic. Now I'm going to continue setting up the rest of the gang over the next few days.
     
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