What's in your junk bucket/drawer/box?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Dr Improbable, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Apr 4, 2015
    Next to me I have an old "Cheez Balls" clear plastic bucket/barrel containing bags of thumbpicks, a Big Muff Nano, a compressor pedal I never use, several screwdrivers, LOTS of allen wrenches, 1 humbucking pickup (bridge), 1 Strat pickup (neck), a Tele ashtray bridge cover, oddball tubes, flatpicks, 2 strat backplates, tape, several black tele knobs, various knobs, a pack of acoustic strings and some Blue Loctite.

    How about you?
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  2. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    My problem is I have too many junk drawers. Don’t know whats where anymore. Just last week I thought I had a set of black Wilkinson tuners for my latest build, but I couldn’t find them anywhere. Had to order a new set.
  3. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    My wife calls my home office, "The Junk Room"
  4. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Tuners ,white backplates ,cheap loaded mint guard with bullet pups, knobs ,switch tips, tremolo bridge ,springs, claw ,lotsa screws .
  5. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    What kinda compressor pedal that you never use ?
  6. LittleGiant

    LittleGiant Squier-Meister

    Apr 4, 2019
    Three pack's of strings, a few screwdrivers, half a dozen allewrenches, some picks, a DIY Tubescreamer, miscalenious cables and a some ptfe grease and a stringwinder. Among other stuff....
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  7. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Apr 4, 2015
    Behringer. It's red.
  8. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
    In the background next to the Tele you can sort of see my parts bins. I try to keep organized. I've got tons of knobs, switches, tuners, screws, cloth wires etc. I have more and bigger items in a drawer just below.

  9. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    I'm afraid to walk into my junk drawer "room". Lord only knows what I will find in there.
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  10. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    With the help of my Dear One I finally have my gear sorted and organized. What I can foresee actually needing and using is easily accessible in clear plastic stackable bins in an open-faced cabinet (Guitar parts, Amp parts, connectors and jacks, tools, soldering gear and materials, strings, etc.) Another large cabinet is filled with carefully sorted and marked boxes with things like rarely used pedals, extra straps, again etc.

    There is also a desk surface with a large rubber pad on it, always available with little shifting of stuff, for guitar work such as setup, modification (I do just a little), string changing and polishing.

    With my physical energy and endurance now limited this lets me use what I have of each for playing and pleasure, not digging through boxes and drawers of junk.

    When Jan suggested our doing this I was so/so in my enthusiasm. But once it was coming along I knew (once again) that she was right. The difference is huge. :)

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  11. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I need to organize must stuff also. I have everything in a short two level bookshelf. No space for anything else.
  12. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Tele bridges, sets of tuners, pots, jacks, caps, screws, pickguards, switches, knobs and tips, pickups, string trees, wiring, springs, pedals, trem arms, strings, nuts, Strat bridges, pickup covers, bridge saddles and neck plates and screws.
  13. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
  14. Bodean

    Bodean Squier-Nut

    Sep 5, 2014
    South Carolina
    Bunch of stuff I need to clear out. Epi humbuckers, Squier pickups, Squier blocks and bridges, couple sets of Fender two pin tuners. Mini metal muff pedal( brand new). Various pickguards. Tons of small parts. Too many guitars too, I probably need to part out and sell.
  15. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-holic

    Oct 2, 2018
    I have 2 Fender "lunch" boxes that I keep strings, fret board oil, picks, tools etc. that are used a lot then I have a bunch of small and 1 big plastic container with everything else. Maybe enough stuff for 3 builds. If I could only remember witch box I put stuff in. I am going to go thru them and label the outside with the contents. I have 2 builds going on now but its summer and I wont get much done unless I get a rainy day. Believe it or not I get it cleaned up in a few minutes.
  16. pflug

    pflug Squier-Nut

    Oct 11, 2013
    Way too much stuff
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  17. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    geez, I have more junk in my junk drawers than I can catalog, but its something like this:
    • 6 or 7 random input jacks (I am guessing mostly from Tele's where I put in and electrostatic jack
    • various assorted plastic parts - switch tips, trem arm tips, knobs, pickup covers, trem covers, pickguards, humbucker mounts
    • various assorted metal parts - neck plates, trem springs, mounting rings, 1000s of screws,and a single strat-style block saddle (casualty of a Micawber project)
    • pickups (PM me if anyone wants one of these for a sweet deal!)
      • Epi Hot Alnico Classic Bridge HB
      • Duncan Designed Mustang Bridge pickup
      • Unknown Tele Bridge pickup w brass plate
    • Tons of bulk packs of Regular Slinky, Super Slinky, and Power Slinky, plus a few D'addario and Martin phosphor bronze Acoustic 12s

    yeah, is a mess - but its MY mess!! :D
  18. archetype

    archetype Squier-holic

    I have *everything* in my junk cabinet. Eye level and center is a Kodak 100 foot film can containing a disassembled, early 60s Gibson Firebird pickup. I have to get that put together and into the neck position of my James Burton Standard Tele.
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  19. squierplayer

    squierplayer Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2011
    Dude, I would get banned for using too much band width if I listed all the old bodies, necks, parts, new parts pedals.... need I say more? I worked at a pawn shop for 7 years. But it's my stuff, I need it.
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  20. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I have a cardboard box with odds and ends in it, and a wooden compartment tray thingy with knobs and electronic bits. Whenever I end up with enough decent parts, I either give them away (or very occasionally sell) but I try not to have too much laying around. I should go through my work room again soon, cause my oldest kid wants to turn it into her bedroom and I need to do some cleaning...