I’M A MORON (update)

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DoctorBB, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Nut

    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Well I finally finished the Epi Jr rebuild. But after I was done with the wiring I got no output. I spent 2 hours checking and re-soldering connections, double checking the diagram and still nothing. I figured I should be getting some kind of noise, good, bad or whatever. Amp sounded like it wasn’t even on. I finally grabbed another guitar and still got nothing then realized I had the cord plugged into the amp’s headphone jack. Like I said, moron. Well here she is in all her glory. I’ve edited the post to show a before and after. I only painted the top and filled the long sides of the pickup cavity to hide the small gap left from the P90 cover. Also installed some inexpensive Kluson style tuners. C01CBDB5-71F3-4644-BCA3-14A3FAFAB285.jpeg 553E44CB-A2B0-45EA-BCFA-37B95121CF7E.jpeg 1C2594E2-AA10-4192-8262-4B732927D9E9.jpeg
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  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    Beautiful guitar, classic screw up....:D
    Been there, done that..
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  3. MLHull

    MLHull Squier-Meister

    Sep 19, 2020
    That is one sharp looking jr you have there.
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  4. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    That looks sweet. Nice job!
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  5. mwmeci

    mwmeci Squier-Meister

    Jun 28, 2015
    Beautiful! Did you just paint the top?
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  6. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-holic

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Coulda' been worse. If you're a moron for that mistake I wonder what that makes me. :confused:

    Beautiful guitar! Tell us about the finish.
  7. waylonfan

    waylonfan Squier Talker Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2018
    Wilmington, Il
  8. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

    Dec 4, 2014
    Wow! That turned out great, it might be the nicest looking jr I've ever seen. Congratulations on a job well done sir.
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  9. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Meister

    Sep 22, 2020
    Mesa, AZ
  10. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    That’s serious serious eyecatcher!
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  11. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Great looking Jr!

    I have a couple stories which begin "If it gets worse than this I ain't telling it". In my professional maintenance days we simply called it operator headspace.

  12. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    That's a Beautiful guitar, I kinda did the same type of thing. I repaired an input jack in a guitar amp, my first ever attempt, so I thought I failed. Afterwards I realized I hadnt attach the two speaker wires to the amp. Duh.
  13. jefffam

    jefffam Dr NC Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    In and after the Army, we'd call it 'Headspace and Timing', a double meaning of setting an M2 for firing and SNAFU moves

    It's amazing, they still use the M2 .50 cal today, even though John Bowning invented it at the end of WW I, 1917, Modeled after his .30 cal, even using the exact same 'Headspace and Timing' gauges until the adoption of the M2A1 in 2010. Almost 100 years. It's longevity at least in part to a closed-bolt design, rare for any machine gun.

    My 'Headspace and Timing' gauge disappeared in the move to TN :(
  14. BlueTele

    BlueTele Squier-Meister

    Aug 29, 2019
    Waleska, Georgia
    Sounds like one of my moves! She came out really nice looking.
  15. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Looks great sounds about rite. I would totally do something like that.
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  16. nomadh

    nomadh Squier-Nut

    Jun 11, 2010
    SD CA
    I'd laugh my ass off at you for that. Because honestly that's the kind of thag that makes me want to punch myself in the face when I do it. Depending on if it happens to me or you is the difference between tragedy or comedy.
    Just real life. :)
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  17. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    I do stupid stuff all the time and I just did. I'll give you a example of what I'm talking about. I am on oxygen so I always do something stupid like set my hose up on my face and sit here for quite awhile but forget to turn the machine on. "Just did that". Or I'll turn on the machine and the hose is still hanging on the hook behind my chair....:mad: The instant headache lets me know...o_O
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  18. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

    Aug 19, 2016
    Looks fantastic! I love it.
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  19. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-holic

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    We've probably all made our share of stupid harmless mistakes. Just don't put a tube in the wrong socket like I've done (more than once). :eek:
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  20. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Looks very nice !
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