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Re: Pictures added.....Just one tuner away from completion....

Post by fullerplast » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:33 pm

They're thicker than later JMs... hence they weigh more. My '58 was ash and still was quite hefty.
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Post by fullerplast » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:36 pm

PM me your address jazzheadmark.... I have some vintage screws I can spare.

Do you have the correct nuts, or does your switch need nuts?
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Post by StevenO » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:43 pm

I like heavy guitars. Send this one over here if it weighs too much.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:47 pm

fullerplast wrote: PM me your address jazzheadmark.... I have some vintage screws I can spare.

Do you have the correct nuts, or does your switch need nuts?
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:55 pm

StevenO wrote: I like heavy guitars. Send this one over here if it weighs too much.
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" by The Beatles.

Listening to it now (after talking about it in a previous thread). Uncannilly accurate innit?!!??  ;D
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Post by StevenO » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:55 pm

Hehe. Well I do like the beatles...

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:44 am

jazzheadmark wrote:
fullerplast wrote: PM me your address jazzheadmark.... I have some vintage screws I can spare.

Do you have the correct nuts, or does your switch need nuts?
Bedtime for bonzo. I'll have a clear photo on-site first thing tomorrow, then we can talk about the screws. Thanks for your attention & interest!!  :)
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Re: Pictures added.....Just one tuner away from completion....

Post by Soiouz » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:14 am

No it's clear enough...     The screws and the nuts seem to have been replaced.

Hope you can find vintage replacements, or else you could buy a new switch to get the screws and try to find nuts that fit..
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Post by dinosaur » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:45 am

Wow those things are huge!

If you get the right screws and can't find the nuts, I'd at least try to find another set of screws with a similar looking head that will fit the nuts you have.  At least it will look right from the outside.  Good luck.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:50 am

I've contacted a guy on ebay who's selling the whole unit but, unfortunately, he isn't selling the screws!!  :(
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Post by Soiouz » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:54 am

dinosaur wrote:
If you get the right screws and can't find the nuts, I'd at least try to find another set of screws with a similar looking head that will fit the nuts you have.  At least it will look right from the outside.  Good luck.

+1 Definitely!

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Post by fullerplast » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:59 am

That is definitely the earlier switch that uses the nuts, and both the nuts and screws on there are incorrect (as Soiouz said). So that much we know.

I can send you two vintage screws. The heads are very rusty (plating gone) so they may not look the best but they are original at least. As for nuts, an electronic supplier might actually have some that small. If I had my JM apart I could tell you what size they are... but I don't. Maybe someone here can access theirs and let you know the size, so you can try to trsck some down before the screws get there.

Anyway, they are locknuts with the castellated (slotted) center hole (to keep them from backing out).

PM me your address and I'll get two screws in the mail.
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:37 am

Cool. Thanks for that Fullerplast.

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Post by dinosaur » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:10 am

Will these work?  They look a little fat to me, but I think they would.  From gpr, for USA offset slide switch.

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/screws_switch.htm

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I actually have incorrect screws on my partsmaster, for both the roller bracket and switch, though I think they are vintage 50s slotted screws.  Not really a concern to me as it's not a correct guitar anyway.  Maybe I'll try these out and see if they work.

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Re: Pictures added.....Just one tuner away from completion....

Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:17 am

jazzheadmark wrote: By the way. One question I've never asked....

What's the normal weight for a '59-'60 Jazzmaster (get dem scales out people) cos this baby weighs a tonne. I've no scales in the house (my girlfriend doesn't like em!  :D) but I'm gonna get it weighed somehow anyway.
i have one of the thinner, late '59 bodies fitted with a CIJ neck and it weighs practically nothing (the body alone is like 4 lbs i think). and the gold guard '59 i played in a shop just before christmas was very light weight too, despite the thicker body. so i guess it varies a lot from guitar to guitar.

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