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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:28 am 
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Maybe just me, but I would at least make a maple sawdust & wood glue concoction to fill the non-used holes for a little better stability there. shrug
I hate to admit but a few toothpicks & glue have worked in a pinch.

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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:39 am 
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I love it.....looks like that nut is a tad narrow. Did someone stick an R1 on it?
Congrats :headbang

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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:51 am 
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Floyd cleaned up nicely, now with brass fine tuners :roll After I polish the frets, I'm going to oil the fretboard. I've been using walnut oil for that recently - not much residue and leaves it very dark. As far as updating the humbucker, I'll probably swap it for a JB or a Custom Custom, though I do have an old MJ wound Distortion I could through in it. Somebody cut the legs off of the baseplate, but thats an easy fix.
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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:43 pm 
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OK, I'll probably sound like an idiot with this question, but hey... if the shoe fits, right?

Is there any trick to replacing those fine tuners? If you loosen them all the way counter-clockwise, you always hit that point of resistance. I've always been scared to push past that, as I never wanted to strip threads or anything. But I have a few Floyds that need rebuilding and I would like to replace them with brass like you've done here, etc., so is there any trick to getting the old ones out and the new ones in?

That came out nice looking, BTW. Good work!

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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
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OK, I'll probably sound like an idiot with this question, but hey... if the shoe fits, right?

Is there any trick to replacing those fine tuners? If you loosen them all the way counter-clockwise, you always hit that point of resistance. I've always been scared to push past that, as I never wanted to strip threads or anything. But I have a few Floyds that need rebuilding and I would like to replace them with brass like you've done here, etc., so is there any trick to getting the old ones out and the new ones in?

That came out nice looking, BTW. Good work!


Thanks! I didn't replace them, just sonicated them in a solution of water and Citronox, which is a citric acid based cleaner - took the black right off the tuners


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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
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No tricks, you have to use force to remove them. The replacement parts won't have the stop in them, you must hammer a notch into them when screwed in to give them that "feature".

Dunno why but I actually like the brass look.


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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
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A dremel & wire wheel bit will work with no clean up needed.. :thumbs

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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Thanks for the guidance. I like the brass look too, which is probably half the reason I was thinking of replacing some of mine. I'll look closer at them, maybe consider whether they might not really need to be "fixed" if they ain't actually broke. Probably replace the Floyd block, springs, maybe some of the other rusty black bits and that might be good enough. I do like the resistance stop feature.

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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
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Full Crib wrote:
I love it.....looks like that nut is a tad narrow. Did someone stick an R1 on it?
Congrats :headbang


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 Post subject: NGD - Focus 3000
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:52 am 
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Sure looks like it is narrow in that neck. Do you have an R5 nut laying around?

Also- What do you mean by cut the legs off the base plate?

Nice score by the way.....

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