Did some minor surgery on my SE Hollowbody II...

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  1. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    The before...
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    The during...
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    And the after...
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    Also discovered I had a set of lampshades in my parts drawer, yay!!
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nice! I approve.
     
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  3. Joesnewmatch

    Joesnewmatch Semi-Special Guitarist

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    That's a winning mod! Drop in easy, or elbow grease required?
     
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  4. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Ridiculously easy, took maybe 15 minutes.
     
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  5. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    Concur. Good job. The locking tuner swap required on a few simple steps and positioning with a machinist's rule. Don't forget to buy a 10mm deep socket for tuners, you'll find it much easier this way.
     
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  6. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I just used a small adjustable wrench.
     
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  7. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    You're braver than me. My concern was the wrench slipping and dinging the finish. I used a $3 (10mm) ¼" deep socket, a $2.75 hex>square ¼" adapter, and my ratchet-reversible screwdriver. My hands aren't steady enough for the adjustable wrench.
     
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  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    LOVE that mod/upgrade.
     
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  9. Davey

    Davey Re membered

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    I used a nut driver on mine. Worked perfect. BTW, nice work Aahzz. Looking good.
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  10. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I had the same concern, just worked slowly and carefully.
     
  11. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Your deceptive thread title has me yelling “NOOOooooo!”

    Then I read what you did and I was relieved. You had me for a moment.
     
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  12. Stephen J.

    Stephen J. New Member

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    Nice. Looks great and likely makes string changes a little easier. Notice any tonal shift?
     
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  13. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Have only played unplugged so far, and of course there was a string change involved, so on one hand I'd say even unplugged it seems a touch brighter and has more overtones, but that may be the new strings....
     
  14. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    So did I, but you said 15 minutes. I was like, how the heck...? I think even working slowly, it took me almost 45 minutes. I was checking the West St video as I was working, so that may have been the reason...:oops:
     
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  15. Roy

    Roy Still warming up

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    That’s what she said...

    Seriously, nicely done mod!
     
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  16. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Very neat and simple upgrade, enjoy
     
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  17. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    OK, I lied. I got curious and went back and looked at the time stamps on my photos - counting unstringing/restringing it was 45 minute, with 25 involved in the actual tuner swapping part. There was a 5 minute interruption by Mrs Aahzz involved.

    I'm also curious as to why you mentioned using a machinist's rule - I just positioned them using the small screw for the back of the headstock - what other positioning option is involved? Wondering if I missed something by not watching a video/reading instructions...I just unscrewed the screws on back, then undid the nuts that hold them on, then reversed the process.
     
  18. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Which tuners are those? Phase 2? SE locking? I see brass.
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice!
     
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  20. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    SE Locking
     
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