Triple Jet Build

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by G-Whiz, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    I have got a lot done on my Triple Jet build today.

    Here is the guitar with stock tuneomatic bridge taken off:
     

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  2. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    First step is to remove current Bigsby:
     

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  3. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Lining up new Bigsby:
     

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  4. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Drilling pilot holes:
     

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  5. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    New B7 is installed:
     

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  6. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Taking off stock tuners:
     

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  7. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Taping off holes to prevent blowout:
     

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  8. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Widening holes just a hair for Imperial tuners:
     

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  9. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Putting bushings in. I hated to wail on my headstock to get them tapped in:
     

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  10. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Imperial tuners installed:
     

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  11. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Next, to remove the tuner bushings, we drop an old screw in, screw in the pin, and the bushing will come right out. I had to use a pair of pliers to force the thunbscrews to turn.
     

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  12. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Since the guitar is grounded at these bushings, we have to pull the ground and reroute it:
     

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  13. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Since we have placed the Bigsby, we can take it off and drill a hole under it to run the ground and smush it between the body and Bigsby:
     

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  14. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    I didnt feel like getting my soldering iron out, so I was just going to splice the wires:
     

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  15. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    But I decided to do a pro job:
     

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  16. G-Whiz

    G-Whiz Country Gent

    Dec 30, 2011
    Virginia
    Now I have this and I'm trying to patiently wait for the ebony bridge base to come in. I found a NOS Gretsch roller bridge (ABM?), the same as on the Triple Jet.
     

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  17. beatnik

    beatnik Synchromatic

    764
    Jul 25, 2010
    Wiltshire
    damn u been busy lookin great so far
     
  18. Astrolux

    Astrolux Gretschie

    330
    Dec 7, 2011
    mexico
    That looks awesome. Great job!
     
  19. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    Toronto
  20. Dan C

    Dan C Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2011
    London
    Looking great so far!

    I look forward to seeing it finished :)
     
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