Tales from the workbench : Guitar setup part 1

As much I’ve tried to update the blog, work has gotten the better of me. I started out with the intent to post fortnightly but it has failed miserably by more than a month. The world is currently under lock down due to the Covid-19 virus. Unlike most folks who gets to work from home and are on forced unpaid leave, it has been weeks of incessant emergency calls. The only thing that is keeping me sane right now is being able to return home and fall asleep next to my wonderful kids Harun & Aaliyah and the mother of my children Nadhirah.

I can’t imagine life without them.

It is Labour Day today and I’m fortunate enough to find time to tinker again. Some downtime doing what I like is definitely appreciated. Especially when I get to show my son how things are put together. I’ve volunteered to setup a guitar that belong to my colleague Mr Roslan. He’s a great person to be with at work. We talk about music and guitars and that definitely help to make the day more bearable. Along with requiring a setup, he had also bought new pickups and a humbucker to be installed.

It was a pretty straight forward job which included the lowering of the string action. But unfortunately, there are some grounding issues with the tone pot that exhibited hum. The 5 way switch also needed to be replaced since there was no output from the humbucker selection.

I would have to wait another week before the new parts arrive and i get started to work on it again.

In the meantime, here are are some pictures of the process.

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