Saving a PRS CE-22

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by mairj40, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Looking good, I also freehand routed some humbucker holes recently, they too are not perfect but I wanted to see if I could do it freehand rather than making a jig.

    Yes, the pickup rings cover all sins :p

    One point, I don't see the additional routes for the pickup legs and screws, PRS pickups have pretty long legs from memory and need additional depth over the pickup depth. Might pay to do a quick check with whatever pickups you're putting in there :)
     
  2. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Great job so far!
     
  3. mairj40

    mairj40 New Member

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    Started the first color coat. It's definitely not perfect, but it will be playable. The first coat of color usually exposes some areas I need to pay some more attention to. The tip of the replaced horn still needs a little work.

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  4. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Lighting can be funny. Is that copper or gold? Either way it's looking good!
     
  5. mairj40

    mairj40 New Member

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    Thanks. It's actually copper. I wanted to keep it as close as possible to the original color.
     
  6. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Looking great! Did you see my above about the pickup leg/screws needing a deeper route? (maybe) :)
     
  7. mairj40

    mairj40 New Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, I saw that. I am going to put Original PRS HFS pickups back in it. I set them in the routes and they seem like they fit in there ok.
     
  8. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Sweet! I know when I routed my SAS for the \m/ pickups I had to go a fair bit deeper to fit those legs in.

    Really digging this project, shame @sergiodeblanc isn't around to see it!
     
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  9. mairj40

    mairj40 New Member

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    Thanks. I knew going into it, that with the level of damage this thing had done to it, it wouldn't come out perfect by any means. I just hated to see it tossed in the garbage if there was even a remote chance it could be brought back to life.
     
  10. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    I love what you are doing. Amazing work so far!! I can't wait to see you finish.

    Kevin
     
  11. bodia

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

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    You're a good man Charlie Brown! Awesome work. Love the choice of copper too.
     
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  12. blah

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    Poor guitar... I can't believe it... But respect for work!
     
  13. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    I see a little imperfection, I guess your going to have to start all over, and paint it black! Jk good job!
     
  14. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Coming along nicely! Good job!
     
  15. mairj40

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    Just an update, so people don't think I abandoned this thread. I sanded the coats I had out on down flat and shot another coat on it last night. Hopefully I will spray the last color coat tonight and then spray the clear coats on this weekend. I am going to put a satin finish on it, kind of like some of the Schecters I have seen. Hopefully it will look something like this...
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  16. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Very nice!
     
  17. mairj40

    mairj40 New Member

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    Thanks.

    Here is my next issue. When the girl smashed the guitar, apparently she damaged one of the capacitors that is soldered to one of the pots. Anyone think this is going to cause a problem? If I should replace the capacitor, does anyone know which capacitor it is, and where to get one? I would want to replace it with the exact same kind.

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  18. garrett

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    Yeah definitely replace that cap. That's the tone cap, 0.022 microfarad. One of the most common values, so there are a gazillion sources to grab one cheap.
     
  19. The Fight

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    Rock !right on!
     
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