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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:39 pm 
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Finally changed my first pickup in my buddy's focus 1000.
Put in a JBJ.
Yay Mark did something... :roll
And it only took me till age 50. dielaughing
Next i'm going to replace the hardware with the original color.
Should be a nice axe for him.

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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:16 am 
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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:33 am 
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Never too late for first timers.
Were you nervous? :roll

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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:55 pm 
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sixstring wrote:
Never too late for first timers.
Were you nervous? :roll

:roll Na only had to solder 2 wires. watched a vid from Seymour Duncan. I have a lot to learn. But a child could have done that 1.

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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:49 pm 
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I was 45 dude.... and nervous as well. Does it not feel great not to have to take it to a buddy or tech? :thumbs

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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:46 pm 
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RickYork wrote:
I was 45 dude.... and nervous as well. Does it not feel great not to have to take it to a buddy or tech? :thumbs

Yup! Plus i get to give my buddy a great 50th birthday present. I bought him the pup. And I'm switching the gold pitted hardware out to mint chrome stuff ( which originally came on the guitar).
I lemon oiled the fret board. If I can just get through the intonation it'll be tits.
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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:35 am 
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If you really want to make that fret-board pop, try using some walnut oil instead of lemon. Rub it into the fret-board, let it sit a few hours and wipe off the excess. Does a great job of conditioning a dry board and darkens it nicely.


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abcpeterson wrote:
If you really want to make that fret-board pop, try using some walnut oil instead of lemon. Rub it into the fret-board, let it sit a few hours and wipe off the excess. Does a great job of conditioning a dry board and darkens it nicely.

Great. I'd like to give that a try. Where do I get this oil? also do I need to watch out for the wrong kind? I know with the lemon oil you can't use the detergent kind.
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 Post subject: Pup swap
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 am 
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Hunter008 wrote:
abcpeterson wrote:
If you really want to make that fret-board pop, try using some walnut oil instead of lemon. Rub it into the fret-board, let it sit a few hours and wipe off the excess. Does a great job of conditioning a dry board and darkens it nicely.

Great. I'd like to give that a try. Where do I get this oil? also do I need to watch out for the wrong kind? I know with the lemon oil you can't use the detergent kind.
Thanks :toast

I highly recommend NOT doing this. Too much of any oil causes frets to pop out of the fret board.
Any oils should be used in very small portions and NOT left on the finger board for extended amounts of time.
For cleaning fret boards a mild cleaner should be used. Like Murphy's oil soap. Quickly dry. Then apply a small amount of (lem) oil to a rag. Apply (wipe) it over the fret board evenly. It should only take 2-3 applications to be sufficient. The lem/whatever oil should not sit on the fingerboard. It should only take a few minutes to apply any fret board conditioner. This should be done about every 6 months. A bottle of lem oil should last the average person YEARS. If they are using it correctly.
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 Post subject: Pup swap
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abcpeterson wrote:
..., let it sit a few hours and wipe off the excess.


:yikes :yikes :yikes Better not. Besides walnut oil (or olive or sunflower or any other natural oil) moulding/rotting away fast, letting it sit for a longer period of time might be a good thing for a wall hanger and its looks but not so much if you intend on playing that guitar again.

If you use oil to condition a fretboard then Dunlop´s slogan on the bottle is absolutely correct: " ... a little goes a long way." My last bottle of Lemon Oil is 10 years old and still more than half full.

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