1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

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Takemebackto84
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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by Takemebackto84 » Fri May 06, 2022 5:57 pm

Its pretty much quick easy pickup swaps - for useless people like me shrug
1984 Baretta - White - C Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream - D Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream D Plate w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Black - Custom Plate
1988 Baretta I - Cream w. maple fretboard
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Trans Red
1997 EBMM Luke I - Pearl Blue
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec
Yamaha Pacifica 1611- Mike Stern Signature

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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by Takemebackto84 » Sun May 08, 2022 12:32 pm

Replaced the old Schaller parts with new Schaller parts:
Schaller Clack Chrome Metal Tuning Head Buttons
nylon & metal washers
fresh screws

This is before

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Now looking way better :mrgreen

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1984 Baretta - White - C Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream - D Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream D Plate w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Black - Custom Plate
1988 Baretta I - Cream w. maple fretboard
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Trans Red
1997 EBMM Luke I - Pearl Blue
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec
Yamaha Pacifica 1611- Mike Stern Signature

Hit me up if you have a Ripley to sell :thumbs

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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by Takemebackto84 » Wed May 11, 2022 2:23 pm

Jescar Stainless Steel fret wire going on this - read its German factory that has been making eyeglass frames since the mid 1800's, the wire is made at a German rolling mill and rated at HV5-200 (Vickers hardness scale) ... whatever that is, but is sounds good lol.
1984 Baretta - White - C Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream - D Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream D Plate w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Black - Custom Plate
1988 Baretta I - Cream w. maple fretboard
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Trans Red
1997 EBMM Luke I - Pearl Blue
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec
Yamaha Pacifica 1611- Mike Stern Signature

Hit me up if you have a Ripley to sell :thumbs

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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by Takemebackto84 » Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 pm

Was looking through a few old guitar magazines and came across the pic :

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1984 Baretta - White - C Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream - D Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream D Plate w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Black - Custom Plate
1988 Baretta I - Cream w. maple fretboard
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Trans Red
1997 EBMM Luke I - Pearl Blue
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec
Yamaha Pacifica 1611- Mike Stern Signature

Hit me up if you have a Ripley to sell :thumbs

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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by Takemebackto84 » Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:50 am

Guitar is back - really happy with the results. My first Nightswan :headbang

... just need a backplate if anyone has a spare to sell :mrgreen

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1984 Baretta - White - C Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream - D Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream D Plate w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Black - Custom Plate
1988 Baretta I - Cream w. maple fretboard
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Trans Red
1997 EBMM Luke I - Pearl Blue
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec
Yamaha Pacifica 1611- Mike Stern Signature

Hit me up if you have a Ripley to sell :thumbs

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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by PacerMedic » Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:55 pm

SWANTECH wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:05 pm I am not saying Kramer didn't make some with the big toggle. Kramer was only consistent about being inconsistent. Just seems to make more sense that they would have sourced what they had on hand and used on every other model guitar.

Here is a link to a forum members Blue Sparkle Swan, with mini toggle.
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That's crazy, Joe. I've only ever seen 'Swans have the big toggle, never the mini switch that was used on basically everything else in the American line. I suppose I just always thought that was a Vivian thing...
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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by PacerMedic » Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:04 pm

Takemebackto84 wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:50 am Guitar is back - really happy with the results. My first Nightswan :headbang

snip!
Bro, that's looking good! Strong work on the redo! :headbang If you're patient, pm me your addy and I'll send you a trem cover; I don't make it around as often as I used to, but I still pop on once in a while.
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Re: 1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle

Post by Takemebackto84 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:12 pm

PacerMedic wrote: Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:04 pm
Takemebackto84 wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:50 am Guitar is back - really happy with the results. My first Nightswan :headbang

snip!
Bro, that's looking good! Strong work on the redo! :headbang If you're patient, pm me your addy and I'll send you a trem cover; I don't make it around as often as I used to, but I still pop on once in a while.
Amazing thanks .. massively appreciated !!!
1984 Baretta - White - C Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream - D Plate
1985 Baretta - Cream D Plate w. maple fretboard
1985 Baretta - Black - Custom Plate
1988 Baretta I - Cream w. maple fretboard
1988 Nightswan - Blue Sparkle
1991 Ibanez Jem777 DY - Desert Sun Yellow
1992 EBMM EVH Signature Model - Trans Red
1997 EBMM Luke I - Pearl Blue
2012 Suhr Modern Koa - Reb Beach Spec
Yamaha Pacifica 1611- Mike Stern Signature

Hit me up if you have a Ripley to sell :thumbs

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