Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

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Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by Loomer » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:43 am

We have so many great threads of people building or modifying offsets here. I've certainly been inspired to start hacking away at my guitar.  :P  To find parts I always have to search out those great threads and find the links that they so graciously posted to suppliers. I figured it'd be great to have a Sticky with links and suggestions. I petitioned the Ad-Mods and they said "Do it yourself, ya hoser." True story. Their exact words....

So, what kind of wire did theolderbrother use on his Jazzmaster Deluxe and where did he get it? Where does stereordinary get his paint, and what has he used in the past that he would suggest we steer clear of? This distributer has vintage-correct [X], but these other guys sell [X] cheaper. And so forth... Post it here, look here.




Where can you get it, how much, and where do they ship to/from? Also, whether or not you've bought from them and if you'd recommend.




Bodies:


-unfinshed:
http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/bodies/vi ... on=jmaster (multiple types of wood/routing options. NOT vintage or re-issue correct (may need modifying to accept your parts))
http://www.dguitarparts.com (Allparts parts cheaper than from Allparts)

Necks:
http://www.dguitarparts.com (Allparts parts cheaper than from Allparts)

Hardware:
http://www.dguitarparts.com (Allparts parts cheaper than from Allparts)
http://www.angela.com (reasonable prices, but not too many pics. somewhat hard to find what your looking for. some NOS.)**


Electronics:
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com (Offset wiring kits (with quality parts))

-pots/jacks/switches:
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com
http://www.guitar-parts.com
http://www.tubesandmore.com/ (Antique Electronic Supply ($2 pots))

-wire:
http://www.angela.com ("best vintage correct wire")

-pickups:
http://www.curtisnovak.com/ (custom pickups)**
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com




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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by the older brother » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:30 am

Good idea!

Here's a couple to add:

Allpart parts cheaper than from Allpart (Necks, Bodys (unfinished), standard hardware):
http://www.dguitarparts.com

Best vintage correct wire:
http://www.angela.com

Best assortment of AVRI parts (trem, controlplates, shielding, pickguards, pups etc etc):
http://www.angela.com

Offset wiring kits (with quality parts):
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com

Pots, jacks, switches for offsets:
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com
http://www.guitar-parts.com

Pick ups
http://www.curtisnovak.com/
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com
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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by Old Crow » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:27 pm

I ck'd your link for acme prewired J.M. assemblies but they only seem to have L.P.'s Teles and Strats...did I miss something?

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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by the older brother » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:28 pm

Old Crow wrote: I ck'd your link for acme prewired J.M. assemblies but they only seem to have L.P.'s Teles and Strats...did I miss something?
Not pre-wired. Kits.

Jaguar
Jazzmaster
Jazz Bass

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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by Old Crow » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:10 pm

Thanks...to bad they don't have the rest of the stuff. Shipping adds up.

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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by quarterpound » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:45 pm

I'm dying to find another source for a real JM trem... I emailed Angela a few months back about international shipping prices, and never got a reply. So I forgot about it for awhile. Howver, if anyone knows another source, or wants to recommend another way of contacting Angela or something, I'm all ears! :)

Edit! I started checking out your links and found the trem and bridge over at dguitarparts! I'll investiggate their shipping options later. Do you guys have any opinions on these parts from dguitarparts?

Also, those acme wiring kits seem pretty expensive. If you live in a decent-size city, check your yellow pages for a real electronics shop and go buy these parts, they can't be worth more than $50 USD.  Maybe I'm spoiled by living in China, but I doubt it a little because I've only bought US-branded parts so far (which usually means I pay about 5% over US e-retailer prices).
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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by Stereordinary » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:05 am

I actually started a thread similar to this awhile ago (index.php?topic=11956.0), so I'm glad to see that it's finally stickied.

A few things to add:

White Witch Hat Knobs - Jay
White Jaguar Knobs - Me   :P
Where does stereordinary get his paint, and what has he used in the past that he would suggest we steer clear of?
I'm surprised anybody would want to know since I haven't shown off much of my paint work.  Didn't think I'd made that good of an impression.   ???  But I get most of my colors from here:

http://www.tcpglobal.com

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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by Orang Goreng » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:28 am

Loomer wrote: I petitioned the Ad-Mods and they said "Do it yourself, ya hoser." True story. Their exact words....
Definitely. WTH is a "hoser"? ;D
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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by jb1911 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:33 pm

Orang Goreng wrote:
Loomer wrote: I petitioned the Ad-Mods and they said "Do it yourself, ya hoser." True story. Their exact words....
Definitely. WTH is a "hoser"? ;D
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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by Loomer » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:40 pm

Orang Goreng wrote: WTH is a "hoser"? ;D
You should know, you said it!  ;) :P


I really like this definition taken from the wikipedia article:

"Today, the word hoser evokes - sometimes sympathetically, with gentle ribbing, and sometimes negatively - a stereotypical Canadian male, typically lower to middle class, white and English Canadian. He is especially concerned with drinking beer and watching hockey or curling. The hoser is understood as a product of a poor and white upbringing, but never from a more cosmopolitan lifestyle — he is more likely to come from a small town or a rural farm community than a big city, although hosers may also exist in the suburbs of major cities. He is generally assumed to be unemployed, although he may also be a farmer, a labourer working in primary industry (manufacturing, mining, forestry, etc.), a tradesman or a manual labourer. He is typically not university-educated: if he has any education past high school, it's a college trade program. If he does go on to university, or moves to a city, he will still have preferences for "hoser" food, clothing, music, and sports, and will retain the language inflections of his upbringing.

He's often imagined wearing heavy winter clothing, usually a flannel lumberjack shirt, Kodiak boots and a tuque. He is generally a young adult to middle age, and may be somewhat aggressive given the beer and hockey, but may conversely be passive and amiable, given the beer."






So yes. guitar parts. Thanks! Feel free to add to the list or comment about it.  :)

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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by rickenmetal » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:27 am

I don't know if any of this is true, it might be a sub-culture around that movie. They talk with Canadian accents, but hoser seemed more like an insult they would say to each other, as in "pantyhose wearer" or "penis" or something like that. Maybe someone Canadian can explain this to us.

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Post by the older brother » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:23 am

rickenmetal wrote: Maybe someone Canadian can explain this to us.
Yes please do - but in ANOTHER thread than the sticky thread about suppliers....

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Re: Offset Parts and Suppliers

Post by darkstriker » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:28 pm

I'm looking for a Jaguar modified bridge (the one with adjustable mustang saddles). They used to be sold at GuitarPartsResource but I can't seem to find them anymore. Is there some other shop selling them?

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Post by theworkoffire » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:40 pm

darkstriker wrote: I'm looking for a Jaguar modified bridge (the one with adjustable mustang saddles). They used to be sold at GuitarPartsResource but I can't seem to find them anymore. Is there some other shop selling them?
It's a Warmoth product:

http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges ... g_modified

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