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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

i need someone that has one to please send me a template as im trying to restore my 540p triplecoil and lost my pu ring in moving, so i need size thickness and a template of your pu ring so i can get one made as these are to hard impossible to find. I would really appeciate it. thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

Fretsonthenet.com make me a 7 string version of this tripple coil ring. He should be able to make you a copy of the original 6 stringer version.

It's just a humbucker and a single pup combined in one. Send him the dimarzio specs (if you going for that route) you can find on their website.

I have original triple coil laying around if you need specs.
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

i did talk to the guys at fretson the web, he was needing the sizes of the old one, thickness , hole position ect. but i dont have the old one , he said someone that has one might be able to help me on this site, with either dimensions , or template of thiers.... plus size thickness of the ring. (crossing my fingers).
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

I can get you the specs....just give me a few days. I need to get the guitar out of storage.
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

thanks I appreciate it, my original neck had been stolen so i had to put a 440p neck i had on it , so kinda still looking for a neck ,the 440 will have to do for now. whats a cool guitar like that doing in storage???? any pics?
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

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whats a cool guitar like that doing in storage???? any pics?
Why in storage? It's in mint condition. Many other cool guitar within close reach. Somehow don't want to ruin the virgin state of this one.





A non tripple 540p is still on my wish list. Something like this:

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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

Threw this together in Autocad today. Did everything in mm, but that shouldn't give too much trouble for Dave.

Thickness of PU ring: 4mm. Phillips-head width of the 4 screws holding the ring is about 4mm. Drawing has straight corners but Dave will know how to round them properly so it looks like the real deal.



Hope this helps. Did see I forgot to mark the width of the PU-ring, should have been 58mm.

Taking it out of storage I was awestruck by the beauty of the instrument.


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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

yep, great guitar indeed!
a couple more pics to help you. notice the rings is not "empty" inside, like a standard mould ring, but it's quite a thick, solid piece of plastic.



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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

nice , thank you very much, if u ever sell her id like to be kept in mind , the body i got has some dings..... I hate to have to refinish but i think it might be the only way , know of anyone that does good work.....a fede swirl might be happening unless i can get the original paint color.nice axe.thanks

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I hate to have to refinish but i think it might be the only way , know of anyone that does good work.....a fede swirl might be happening unless i can get the original paint color
I wouldn't worry so much about some battle scars. It only makes the guitar have more character. Unless it's really really bad, I wouldn't touch it.

And a swirl would simply ruin it. Wouldn't fit the guitar, and although there are some nice swirls out there, most of them are not.

For nice refinish you should check out Sims Custom Shop (banner on this site).
He has some nice refinish examples on his site. The custom mixed rosso red should come very close:



Or an LNG green 540p would be awesome too.
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

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Threw this together in Autocad today. Did everything in mm, but that shouldn't give too much trouble for Dave.

Thickness of PU ring: 4mm. Phillips-head width of the 4 screws holding the ring is about 4mm. Drawing has straight corners but Dave will know how to round them properly so it looks like the real deal.



Hope this helps. Did see I forgot to mark the width of the PU-ring, should have been 58mm.

Taking it out of storage I was awestruck by the beauty of the instrument.

Hi there!

I'm bumping a five years old thread, but as this is a reference one...
Just to point out that the ring width cannot be 58mm, but around 66mm instead.

I believe that wrong 58mm width quoted resulted from any drawing mistake, then measuring on the drawing itself...

Cheers, JPB
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Re: need a template for 540 p tpc pu ring

Hi!

Finally here we have the corrected triple-coil pickup frame/ring template.

Thanks a lot to forum member nuno for providing some accurate dimensions and also for checking the final drawing against the actual ring itself

Enjoy, cheers, JPB
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