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Offline resettheconsole

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Re: Changing pickups
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2015, 03:11:49 PM »
Helicoil is used as a thread repair for stripped/buggered threads in metal. I'm not sure I'd trust it in wood (if you can even find it with such a small thread). It's a pretty light duty job, so it would probably hold, but there's definitely better options.

Fastenal is one of the local specialists that I contacted. I remember them telling me they couldn't get them that small. I just checked their site, and while they don't have any 5-40, they DO have a few M3x0.5mm

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/0185980

Those look VERY close to the ones that Parker sent me, just with the added bonus of a slot for a screwdriver. I have no idea how one would go about removing the old ones, but the slot would make that easy. Not sure if Fastenal does international though.

If you run out of luck and can't find any, let me know. I could call Parker to ask if they'd sent me another set and forward them to you. I'd love to see someone else who has the Cojones to drill into their fly! Bollocks to those who say it can't be done!

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Offline Felstead

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2015, 02:45:48 PM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wl33vk0ae4877tx/Parker%20Fly%20Classic.jpg?dl=0

That's it, i couldn't have done it without anyone here! resettheconsole how is that? I did have the balls to drill into probably the coolest thing I've ever owned.

I got my nut inserts from a place called tappex. They sent them as a free sample i had to get m3 because the UK is metric, then get my hands on a 5-40 UNC tap... ball ache! i used a Seymour Duncan Trembucker... It nearly fit, i just took the backplate of the pickup down a touch.
There you have it trembuckers do fit in the classic.

Sincerely thanks to everyone who has posted on this thread, if it wasn't for you id still be sitting here wondering what if.

For anyone who wants to do what i did reading this, I used these http://www.tappex.co.uk/trisert-inserts you'll need m3 re-tapped to 5-40 UNC thread but they work well!

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Offline sonikk71

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Re: Changing pickups
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2015, 07:41:51 PM »
After all that work the real question is...How does it sound?!?!? :)
 

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Offline resettheconsole

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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2015, 07:54:28 PM »
AWESOME! no more hearsay, There's the proof!

How do you like the result? The Duncan (JB) I had in my Deluxe wasn't for me, but I would have never felt right if I didn't at least know.

Congrats!

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Offline Felstead

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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2015, 01:44:43 PM »
I really do like it! It just feels like there is a broader range of frequency, it dosnt sound like a jb in a standard guitar but I can't say it's a bad thing, pretty good bass but you can get any tone you need just eq it with your amp. The biggest diference is clean in the middle position with the piazo in also it really sounds sweet!

If anyone is on the fence about doing it just do it. If your unsure on the wiring take it to a luthier.
Be careful on how they mount it though I bet they will want to cut corners, I had all manner of suggestions. Strangest being heating up blutac apparently it works but I don't trust it.

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2015, 07:11:39 PM »
Nice work Felstead  8)