Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:34 am

I've seen worse chisel jobs. I reckon this could be cleaned up with a router.

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:30 am

fenderheavy wrote: โ†‘
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That neck pickup looks like an older Dimarzio sds-1
Definitely!
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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by mkt3000 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:52 am

CROSS_guitars wrote: โ†‘
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I've seen worse chisel jobs. I reckon this could be cleaned up with a router.
I'm certain of that, however I don't have a router or room to have one at home. My plan is to sand it smooth-enough inside (I got a 46 year old splinter taking it apart) and hit it with a coat of shielding paint and add a ground wire, to see if that'll help with the noise.

But that's next week after the hurricane.

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by mkt3000 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:40 am

Finally back home after almost a week out of the US waiting out Hurricane Dorian and a weekend in Orlando, because wife and I are Harry Potter geeks and I am also a major Simpsons geek.

This morning, I started on the project. Took the guitar apart to inspect better - I had already decided on all new electronics across the board, but after opening it up, it confirms it. Whoever modified this originally did it poorly. Also, not relevant, but interesting, I dated the pots to 1997, so I guess that the work was done in the late 90s/early 00s.

I've already started work on shielding the cavity and the pickguard, but for today that's pretty much all that'll get done, since it's a workday and I'm also not feeling 100% (I blame the theme park food).

In the meantime, most of the parts I need/want already arrived, (pickups, pots, switches, black pickup covers), but I am missing a few tools (soldering iron for one), so until those arrive, the guitar will just be hanging out in its case.

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by mkt3000 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:38 pm

And done!

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by leokula » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:58 pm

Wow, so much better, man! Looks badass 8)
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:20 am

NICE!!! ๐Ÿ‘
I would've used a mint guard but hey...
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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:12 am

Pacafeliz wrote: โ†‘
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:20 am
NICE!!! ๐Ÿ‘
I would've used a mint guard but hey...
aged pearloid guard for me. but that tort is killer.

personally. i'd also add a neck pickup since it's already been mutilated, might as well roll with it. go for my usual combo. hotrail in the neck, quarter pounder in the bridge
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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by mkt3000 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:05 am

All completed, strung up, and has a trem arm now (Allparts BP-0274-005 and some anti-seize, just if anyone needs a trem arm that'll work with a Bronco).

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:18 am

Degililicious
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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by aliendawg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:26 am

Looks great!!
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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by Zork » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Fantastic. That's some reeeally nice tort, too.

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by mkt3000 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:39 pm

So, a minor update. I've been having issues with fret buzz, without any amount of adjustment fixing it. After screaming at the heavens for a bit, I left it with the tech at Walt Grace Vintage to take care of it while I was out of town in DC for a beer festival.

I got it back today, and it is perfect. Low action, perfect intonation, and he even took the trem apart and reassembled it to get it back to 100% functionality and polished the frets. It is 100% a keeper now.

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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by Danley » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:03 pm

A tech who had the patience to set up a Bronco vibrato is one worth keeping. Love the look; glad you didn't keep the neck pickup in the final version.
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Re: Incoming NGD. 1976 Bronco

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:01 am

Looks great!
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