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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

Why the overabundant use of wood screws everywhere?

Take the back panel, which you may have to open frequently. 6 wood screws! Why not just make the panel latch on one side (like the battery covers of remote controls) then lock into place at the other side by a single screw, if not something more elaborate without screws?

Even if using screws, at least some of them could be smooth threaded, into metallic sockets held in the wood, instead of direct-to-wood threading.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

Out of curiosity, whats your age and how long have you been playing guitar?
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Do I sense criticism? You can just say whatever bad or good you think about it.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

I guess simply so if the panel breaks you can easylly replace it. Some guitars can also look good with wood panels, never asked but guessing shold be inexpensive upgrade.

but I disagree that you have to open it frequently.
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

It seems like the only reason to remove that panel is to adjust your trem angle if you change string gauges. Most people I know just leave it off. Personally, I'd like to find some made of wood or metal, instead of cheap plastic
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

I like changing guages on one of my rg's and leave it off most of the time, so I can add springs or reset the trem.

You could use rare earth button magnets, rout the screw holes out for them and cut a finger hole in the cover. I'm thinking of doing it on my current project, might even steal leathermonkey's metal cover idea.

Don't see much reason to mess with the other control covers other than to match the trem cover.

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http://www.google.com/m/products/cat...d=0CJIBEPMCMAQ
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

Nice idea with the magnets, but it's more work embedding those in a body than screws.



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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

The current covers all have access slots to make spring adjustments. They never need to be removed except for infrequent maintenance. Anything more elaborate than screws would be overkill. The truss covers that slide open for adjustment are a very nice feature and about all that's needed.
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The current covers all have access slots to make spring adjustments. They never need to be removed except for infrequent maintenance. Anything more elaborate than screws would be overkill. The truss covers that slide open for adjustment are a very nice feature and about all that's needed.
Yes--I was pleasantly surprised with that truss rod cover on my Premium. Great idea!



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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

I'm not being a jerk, but why spend more money "upgrading" something that has worked perfectly well for more than 25 years??
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Good point. The only thing that really sees the covers are your belt buckle
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I'm not being a jerk, but why spend more money "upgrading" something that has worked perfectly well for more than 25 years??
Who me? I'm not upgrading anything. Just mentioning a feature in custom builds. I wouldn't bother on a run of the mill, out of the box axe. The OP could if he wanted, but I think he's suggesting ibanez make a new feature.
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

I think magnets would be silly and mess up the pickups since they are electro magnets.
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Re: Why wood screws everywhere? Time to modernize!

Well, its been done, many times. Sorry if you don't like. Don't do it, real simple.
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