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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 07:28 PM
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

Originally Posted by andrewsfury View Post
I think magnets would be silly and mess up the pickups since they are electro magnets.
I'm using a thick alnico magnet (alnico I think, its produced to mine gold ) to block my trem right now no noise or sound difference I noticed of till now.

Its an extremely strong magnet, 2 of it can seriously hurt someone if not careful.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

I think the latch idea if refined could be great.

Nothing wrong with screws
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

Originally Posted by mertay View Post
I guess simply so if the panel breaks you can easylly replace it.
The panel itself could stay more or less the same. A holding "mechanism" could do the work.

Originally Posted by leathermonkey7 View Post
Most people I know just leave it off.
Originally Posted by axel_f View Post
...and leave it off most of the time
Yeah, and that's because it's annoying to have to open it.

Originally Posted by Rich View Post
Anything more elaborate than screws would be overkill.
Less screws would be a start, or not directly into wood, as well.

Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
I'm not being a jerk, but why spend more money "upgrading" something that has worked perfectly well for more than 25 years??
You could say that about almost anything. The reason is because it can be made better.

Anyway, it doesn't have to be anything overly complex, or that makes the panel itself more expensive. Maybe just making the panel slide under "holder corners" on one side, and on the other hold it with a single screw. E.g.:
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

~I have to say that I find the "open" panels to be a real step in the wrong direction! Surely the point of having a cover on there is to keep what's in, in and what's out, out?

A cover with a hole in it??!?!? What the heck is the point of that??!?!?

So no, screw it down and leave it there, if I want to mess with what's inside, I'll open it up. Job done.
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

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A cover with a hole in it??!?!? What the heck is the point of that??!?!?

Yeah mate people love complicating things.
It's better wasting time with meanless things then actually............playing the guitar
What about making a hole but covering it?
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