E7 bullet rescue/rehab

daan

Squier-holic
Oct 21, 2013
2,997
Twin Cities
Well they sounded dark and muddy in the last Hondo I had... In this guitar the bridge pup was a lot louder than the neck pup... I have a nice low-wind PAF-clone to go in the bridge spot so it balances a little better than what it had.
 

daan

Squier-holic
Oct 21, 2013
2,997
Twin Cities
About a million years ago, I did photography. I frequented a coffee shop that had bands/poets/spoken word, etc. I remembered taking pics of this guy one night for him, and then once I printed these, I never saw him again. ???
Anyway this was 93/94, so the guitar was fairly new still. I remember it sounding good at the time, he was playing mostly clean with some echo/reverb and reciting his poetry. *cough*damn hippies*cough*
Just taking a break buffing mine out and thought I’d dig these out to share.
 

daan

Squier-holic
Oct 21, 2013
2,997
Twin Cities
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My 2 single coils read 7.8, 7.45 and the bridge was 16.2K. No wonder it was so much louder... the new bridge pup I have is 7.6K. That should match a LOT better. 2BA76641-AC8E-4BD5-866C-391B17FB4DA7.jpeg
Are the covers on these, glued on, or are mine that filthy that they’re stuck? Ewww...
 

Michael7

Dr. Squier
Jan 12, 2010
6,379
Virginia Beach, VA USA
And I don’t know why they’re all sideways. ???

If they are horizontal in your computer's picture file, copy into Paint and then resize them down about 25% and save/repost as a second image. I've tried to post big photos and it did the same thing to me until I reduced the image size.
 

guitar guy

Dr. Squier
Nov 3, 2010
5,741
Tampa Bay Area
I’ve refinished a couple guitars now. At first I thought of getting out the heat gun and just getting all the white paint off this, but I didn’t want to cause the dreaded finish cracks these era Squiers get. Plus, I kinda wanted to see if I could just polish out the sticker “ghosts”.
My suggestion would have been to build the area back up with epoxy, reshape it, give the guitar a light sanding, spray it with one or two coats of white, clear and wet sand. Good to see that your methods are working for you though!
 

daan

Squier-holic
Oct 21, 2013
2,997
Twin Cities
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I’m on my 7-days-on stretch of my job, so not as much time to work on it. I did manage to get the pickups apart, they were just so dirty they didn’t want to come apart. I thought maybe they were epoxy potted or something, but no. I’ll clean these up so the pole pieces aren’t so corroded.
 

daan

Squier-holic
Oct 21, 2013
2,997
Twin Cities
I’m still buffing out the body, it’s going slower than I hoped it would. But it’s gonna look a lot better when it’s done.
 

daan

Squier-holic
Oct 21, 2013
2,997
Twin Cities
Stupid setback time I got the corrosion off the pole pieces, and the covers nice and shiny (so they’d match the brand-new bridge pup I have) and when I went to reinstall the covers, it ripped the leads off
Anybody got any pups like these that they want to get rid of?
 

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mkgearhead

Dr. Squier
Dec 18, 2009
5,214
Fort Morgan, CO
Stupid setback time I got the corrosion off the pole pieces, and the covers nice and shiny (so they’d match the brand-new bridge pup I have) and when I went to reinstall the covers, it ripped the leads off
Anybody got any pups like these that they want to get rid of?

I had 2 sets of those pickups but I sold them to another member here a few months ago.
 

Michael7

Dr. Squier
Jan 12, 2010
6,379
Virginia Beach, VA USA
Stupid setback time I got the corrosion off the pole pieces, and the covers nice and shiny (so they’d match the brand-new bridge pup I have) and when I went to reinstall the covers, it ripped the leads off
Anybody got any pups like these that they want to get rid of?

That's pretty strange. So the blue-green coil wrapping tape stuck out past the edges of the bobbin? Or did the bottom edge of the cover catch and tug the wires?
 


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