Installing a new pickup and bridge plate to my Wilko Johnson Tele. I can also attend to some grounding issues, and prepare the way for the neck pickup and control circuit to be installed, at a later date.
It might seem like overkill to some - but I want to properly shield my USA Custom Jaguar body with some copper foil. While I'm at it - I can sort out a few grounding issues
I've finally got hold of the basic components, to begin putting together my own, Wilko Johnson style, Fender Telecaster.
Covid Lockdowns seem to be the perfect time to obsess with small details. I've been putting this off for a while now - but I'm finally going to fix some hardware to my Custom Fender USA Jaguar
The inspiration for a new project build is a chain reaction. One thing leads to another, and plans take shape...
Things are beginning to grind with the third UK Covid lockdown. There's precious little to keep me occupied on my various projects. It's times like these when simply fitting some tuners is enough to entertain.
When it comes to scratchplates - the fit is all important. In fact, scratchplates can often be a cause of huge frustration when piecing together a build. Especially - it seems - on a Jaguar.
It's not much of a job - but Covid lockdowns, Brexit and the Christmas holidays have all slowed things down recently. The arrival of a new neck for my Custom USA Jaguar is a welcome boost.
Time goes by so slow... or so it seems sometimes. Obviously - some projects take time to assemble a sort of "critical mass" of componentry. Working with Fender parts can be a time-consuming thing for us "Limeys" - what with waiting for shipping and the inevitable customs clearances. Plus - I have to spin on a limited budget. Nevertheless - bits for the JagStang are beginning to roll in...
I regularly modify previous builds in order to learn more about how they work, and to try and improve on my original results. I'm always in search of the best quality instrument I can put together. Unfortunately, the situation with my eyesight is making some of the processes more difficult. Maybe it's time to leave some of it to the experts, for a change.