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Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (loverickbass) » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:24 pm

I just picked up a model G and it's got all kinds of stuff rolling around on the insides. I've taken all the screws loose but I'm still running into resistance while trying to lift the horseshoe up. Any suggestions? Did I miss something?

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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (gbart14) » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:07 pm

Is this a steel body? I just bought a steel body Deluxe and had to take it all apart. Horseshoe pick up assy was a bit tight but with a little wiggling, got it done. Reason I took it apart was that it was not working and had junk rattling around inside. I discovered a ton of black plastic looking kind of stuff that had been either poured or injected into the back of the metal shell at one point. I guess to reduce some of the vibration? Does not look factory. The stuff had been in there a long time because it was all very brittle and broke up easily. I chipped it all out, pulled out the electrics, cleaned it all up and put it back together. Works fine, now. Mine also has newspaper stuffed in it from 1948 - Los Angeles Examiner Dec 8, 1948. FYI, has number G9-78 stamped into the head. It is chrome with gold plating. Would like to collaborate on any other G series owners.
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (loverickbass) » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Yeah it's a steel body. I guess I'll give it another try. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (gbart14) » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:48 pm

I have a couple of photos showing the PU removed and the black junk. It all just crumbled apart. The pots are pretty dirty. Think I will replace them. Does anyone know the significance of the G9-78 serial number??

Ref: Strings. Anyone have recommendation for strings sizes. FYI, the guitar came with new Rick strings in the original paper sleeves.
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (gbart14) » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:13 pm

Somehow cannot get images to paste in so I can show the dis-assembly. Any hints? Thanks
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (loverickbass) » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:19 pm

I finally got mine taken apart and I found ROCKS inside. Yes, rocks along with a mile of tissue wrapping paper from long ago. haha
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (jps) » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:40 pm

loverickbass wrote:I finally got mine taken apart and I found ROCKS inside. Yes, rocks... haha

Are they Jetglo Rocks?
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:46 am

jps wrote:
loverickbass wrote:I finally got mine taken apart and I found ROCKS inside. Yes, rocks... haha

Are they Jetglo Rocks?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (loverickbass) » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:09 pm

Why yes they are! No kidding.
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (cjj) » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:06 pm

:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: Need help with disassembly for cleaning

Postby (loverickbass) » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:12 pm

The chips looked like broken bakelite, put then after I dug it all out I found the mother.
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