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thebaron

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PostPosted: 05/02/2008 at 2:20 PM    Post subject: So what am I missing here........ link

Hey guys, Chark here with another question about #108. I'm trying to remove the neck from this thing so I can just take the body up to RS and have this reshot in black. I've taken the pickups loose and have got the bridge off but I don't see any more screws. I must be missing something but I don't know what! The last time I took one apart was 15 years ago and I'm drawing a blank. So would someone please point out the obvious and make me feel stupid!

As a side note, Under the bridge where it is stamped 108, a smalll piece of black paint about the size of fingernail had stuck to the bottom of the bridgeplate. Under the paint in red felt-tip pen I can make out the bottom of a 0 and the bottom of an 8. I think I read on an older thread where thats what Travis did on painted models to keep the neck and body together until the paint stage and then did the stamp. Does that make sense?

As always, Thanks!

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BoulderBean

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PostPosted: 05/02/2008 at 3:02 PM    Post subject: RE:So what am I missing here........ link

Here is some info from the thread titled: "Removing the neck" from the Mods/Repairs board.

"after you get all the hardware removed (make sure there are no screws on the side, holding the neck to the wood)...lay down on your bed, shoes off and put one foot on either horn. Pull as hard as you can. They can be stubborn, but once she moves a bit, it's easier each pull. Unless, like you say, they sprayed the insides (they did spray that part, but not with clearcoat and not with any thickness.
Try grabbing close to the body, and then if no luck, try the hammer, hitting it just below the fretboard.
I had one that took me a 1/2 hour to slide out and I thought it was glued originaly, and a second that came out, like you say, just like a drawer."

I haven't taken mine apart, but it sounds like it's a tight fit and takes some work. There might be some additional advice on that thread. Good luck!

Peter

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PostPosted: 05/02/2008 at 3:18 PM    Post subject: RE:So what am I missing here........ link

@thebaron
"As a side note, Under the bridge where it is stamped 108, a smalll piece of black paint about the size of fingernail had stuck to the bottom of the bridgeplate. Under the paint in red felt-tip pen I can make out the bottom of a 0 and the bottom of an 8. I think I read on an older thread where thats what Travis did on painted models to keep the neck and body together until the paint stage and then did the stamp. Does that make sense?"

Yes the bodies were first light fitted in the woodshop to make sure the body would fit well to the neck. This is when they were marked with a number (the numbers were recorded in the machine shop). And this included both natural and color finished bodies. Normally the number was written in the electronics cavity of the body and/or under the bridge plate, sometimes in the neck cavity as well (basically anywhere not visible).

After the body went to paint, it would go back to the machine shop and the necks would be adjusted to fit the body. They would make adjustments to the neck (scribe and file), since the lacquer thickness affected the neck's fit.

I have not taken my Bean apart personally.. just take your time and be very careful. If you can.. take some photos and document the process. Could be very useful for others!

Thanks!
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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 05/05/2008 at 2:08 AM    Post subject: RE:So what am I missing here........ link

In addition to the pickups being in the way and the screws that go through the bridge, there are screws under the pickups that go through the side of the neck and in to the body (there are on my TB2000, anyway).

Those are probably the screws you missed (if you didn't lift the pickups completely out of the body).



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