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  1. Norton

    What type of headstock breaks are better than others for a permanent fix?

    DrBGood is spot on. it's such a visual thing... far easier to explain with pictures than words. But really, almost anything can be repaired.
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    What can I expect getting a standard in addition of my special?

    inlays and a different pickguard? I mean a special with humbuckers is pretty much a standard without the cosmetics. A standard to a jr or p90 special? that's a different story.
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    Fender VI bass

    There's a near 0% chance of getting the squier Bass VI stock bridge/trem system to play with any semblance of tuning stability. the Bass VI has always been notoriously finicky within the already notoriously finicky offset bridge/trem/setup world...and the squier is no exception...
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    Fender VI bass

    I've got one when they were first released 2015-ish??? Super interesting instruments. But a serious platform for mods. The trem is completely useless. If you like tuning stability, I mean. I got a hard tail string anchor plate and drilled out the dumb assed rivets for the bridge...
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    Can of Worms

    Of course....there's nothing "wrong" with having a bunch of sizable scrap pieces glued into one body sized piece. random can be cool.. purposefully putting that into the design is probably going to be more interesting. or a solid color. will always work.
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    Years of grease/polish on nitrocellulose finish

    every hardware store should have naptha sometimes called white spirits in the uk. or PV naptha paint & varnish naptha it's pretty much the luthier's cleaner of choice. it will not harm nitro or poly or most other finishes.
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    Years of grease/polish on nitrocellulose finish

    Naphtha is really the best option.
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    Can of Worms

    I like the center block with wings approach. If you do it with intent all sorts of things open up. Flamed maple sides on a mahogany center?? All that kind of hippie sandwich alembic stuff.
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    Naughty Boy

    https://www.zuweiusa.com/shop?page=3 some naughty boy branded guitars here.
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    Who Manufactured This Mystery Guitar?

    back door from the factory that made Washburn's? the body was a unique Washburn model. I think it's a PII??? https://reverb.com/item/41854628-washburn-pii-cherry-sunburst
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    Help Identifying Gibson SG

    very clear from those pics! that first one looked like a bound neck. apparently the headstock was shy and didn't like to be photographed. :smile:
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    Help Identifying Gibson SG

    melody maker with binding on the neck????
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    Help Identifying Gibson SG

    I don't think it's a melody maker. the lighting is weird on the headstock.... but it looks like the headstock is the larger gibson one. which would make this a modified SG Jr. maybe even a LP (sg) jr??
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    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    i wasn’t there. But the only Epiphone pickups gibson used were In Epiphone guitars and they were completely used up by 1959. The guitars of the era prove that.
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    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    not exactly. Gibson did get a bunch of necks/bodies/pickups etc when they purchased the epiphone brand. Some gibson made coronet's had epiphone "New York" pickups but those were completely gone by the end of 1959. These pickups gave gibson the basic size for their mini hb's... but...
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    Neck split

    some people shouldn't be allowed to drive... some people shouldn't be allowed to adjust truss rods. ouch.
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    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    That's hot!!! yeah... it's weird that the "firebird" vs. mini hb thing is so wrapped up in mystery. Gibson did make a bunch of very different pickups and put them under both the mini hb cover and the thunderbird pickup cover. An overwound firebird style (magnet in the coil) can be...
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    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    that diagram gives a pretty good visual approximation of how different they sound too. Just looking at the magnets and where they are in each assembly. The FB's are way thicker, bolder and more muscular than the PAF style. They can be really good.
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    Suggestions, experiences with adding Vibrato Bridge?

    https://gamechangeraudio.com/bigsby-pedal/
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    everythinSG T Shirts ?

    the logo on a t-shirt would be hard to top.


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