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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:48 am 
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I'm looking for one of these rings and a brass nut for an X730 resurrection project. Any/All help appreciated. It's not a big deal to me if the numbers are worn off the ring.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:03 am 
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Jead wrote:
I'm looking for one of these rings and a brass nut for an X730 resurrection project. Any/All help appreciated. It's not a big deal to me if the numbers are worn off the ring.



the x730 didn't have a ring. the numbers were on the pickguard....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:32 am 
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Thats correct - but the pickguard has hunk broken off by the switch and I figured a ring would do. Maybe I should ask if anyone has a spare pickguard they don't need. Well, thanks again.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:36 am 
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Brass nut from Guitar Nucleus needs a little finishing and the slots cut, but fits pretty nicely....

http://www.guitarnucleus.com/gnstore/nuts.html#elecnuts


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:00 am 
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Thanks Redeye - that one looks pretty good.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:14 am 
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If that doesn't work, get a piece of brass bar stock and go at it. It will cost you very little and brass is easy to work with hand tools. I may have a 5 way switch ring. I wont get a chance to look till around Wednesday though. If I have it, it's yours for the postage.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:52 pm 
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Pickguard Heaven makes replacements for the outlaw....

http://pickguards.us/priceelectra.html

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:31 pm 
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My"nut" problem has been solved. (Don't tell my Ex). I still have to figure a way to either cover up the hole in the guard or bite the bullet and have one made I guess. I've been thinking of taking a holesaw to a slim cd case back and using that or a standard LP switch ring touched up with some black enamel nail polish.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:56 pm 
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how big is the hole in the pg? will the pg still support the switch? the rings are pretty flimsy....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:07 pm 
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It's all holding together - so far. The switch does seem pretty solid. I'm probably over-reacting. I tend to get that way with my music gear. I'll try and snap a picture tomorrow. Right now there's a circle of metal tape around the switch kind of holding everything together. The silver color just offends me. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:24 am 
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Here you can see the silver tape by the switch. When I do a string change I'll take off the guard and snap a shot of the "actual damage. BTW - this has the knobs indicating it has a factory supercharge mod. Seems like I would need another X730 to A/B it properly though.
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