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vomer
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Nov 25th, 2017 03:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nothing was showing on the fretboard, but I'm not putting those back in.

Be afraid.

Te 52

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Nov 25th, 2017 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yikes.

Therealfrogman
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illegal is a sick bird....
Nov 25th, 2017 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, really? That is sorta screwy.

vomer
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Nov 25th, 2017 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ha! I see what you did there...

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Nov 25th, 2017 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Come onnnnnnnnnn!!!

What's the worst that could happen???

Cal-Woody

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Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Nov 25th, 2017 06:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wonder how much length is taken up by the mounting plate and if it has a gasket/spacer, are the screws still too long? That's the only part of the equation that I see missing. But yeah, they are really close to being too long and most screws come just shy of the fretboard base. Well, if you don't have other screws to replace them then I would calculate the length needed minus the fretboard base and put it together.
Good catch before you went to the point of No Return!

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Nov 25th, 2017 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you wanna use 'em, cut 3/16" off the end of each screw and form a gentle point on 'em again. They will work fine if you use the existing threads in the neck.

A Dremel with a small 1" diamond cutoff wheel is perfect for this operation (cutting and re-pointing)

FunkyKikuchiyo
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Nov 25th, 2017 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The worst is when you have a guitar with different length screws, and don't realize the varying lengths when you put them back in. Don't ask how I know this.

Mick Reid
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Nov 25th, 2017 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Vomer - What strat is that?

I noticed the checking in the finish (presuming nitro) and that tricky little edge of the neck pocket that's missing some finish...
that's classic right there!


vomer
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Nov 26th, 2017 04:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for all the replies.

Cal-Woody, I tried to hold it for the photo as it would be with the plate on. It doesn't have a gasket. It's an alder body so I don't expect the plate to compress the wood, but yes, you never know. I did see this the other day on an 80's MIJ strat with a basswood body.

Peegoo, thanks, wasn't sure if I could with these, but I did do that last week with a strat intonation screw. One of those episodes I wasn't going to mention... I was taking a strat trem block off and thought that one screw was really tight, but didn't realise that the screwdriver was pushing up against the saddle I hadn't moved far enough out of the way. It only took a moment to bend the saddle intonation screw and render it useless. I was actually rushing that job, I never usually rush and I won't ever again. The only match I had was in my box of bike & bicycle bits, but it was too long. The dremel worked well. And the screw was naturally aged! A perfect match in the end. I'll try it on these. I don't have a diamond bit, I used a pink ceramic one (came with my cheap Dremel-a-like copy) which has a sharp edge and worked well. But that's why I wasn't sure if I could do it on these neck screws, I assumed they would be tougher metal.

Mick, well spotted, it's an MJT body. (Could you see the flame on the neck as well? It's really nice.) I had a thread about these a few weeks ago, and by coincidence have another one in. It's absolutely gorgeous, I've never been a fan of relics but these are changing my mind. The neck is Allparts, the guitar is new to the current owner and the seller said aged finish by MJT, but I don't know who put the body and neck together.

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(This message was last edited by vomer at 07:40 AM, Nov 26th, 2017)

SonicBlue

Sunbury-on-Thames

Nov 30th, 2017 04:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is it worth giving threaded inserts a go?

Threaded insert kit

vomer
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Nov 30th, 2017 01:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the thought, but this one doesn't need it at the moment, the cut-down screws went in like normal and everything is secure now. Handy to know those guys are selling that as a kit though. With a how to fit video on youtube as well.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice catch. Yea. Scary

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