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    Cool

    And, more modding madness; this time it's my 20-year-old acoustic that got some more love.

    I've had this Woody XL soundhole pickup for a while, and I love the tone (especially after I tweaked the posts), but I've never been a fan of that freakish long (and non-removable) cable hanging off the face. Since I rarely take the Woody out, and the guitar sounds great unplugged with it in place, I decided to make it permanent.

    The main issue was I have Schaller strap locks and any endpin jack I've found (especially in gold) would mean losing one of them. I took some video of the inside of the body and realized I had plenty of room to put the jack below the strap lock, so that's what I did.

    I couldn't justify spending US$70 on the reamer drill bit from StewMac so I bought a hand-held one, drilled a smallish pilot hole, and reamed the 1/2" hole by hand. Took a while, but I had total control over the process and the tool only cost me US$8. Big difference, and I felt really Old Skool not using a power tool.

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    I've not been a fan of the solid bridge on my PRS; I want to have control over setting the intonation per string and solid stoptails don't permit that. What does any self-respecting Spinny do?

    You could also go with with a Bigsby B5 and a Vibramate (no drilling)V5 for a cool retro look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c.1 View Post

    You could also go with with a Bigsby B5 and a Vibramate (no drilling)V5 for a cool retro look.
    Cool, tips, thanks!

    Heh; just what I need: more fodder for the feeding of the madness.
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