Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby broesau » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:24 am

What exactly is the difference between the Tiger & Rosebud pickup rings? They are both basically setup for 3 humbuckers, but Tiger has wood blocks on either side of the single coil. Also, I found this guy selling brass tailpieces for Jerry guitars and from the look at his wolf models he could probably make other parts as well:

http://www.ruschguitars.com/home

He also has listings for custom guitar builds on ebay for $3k, you pick the style.
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby gdrfk1990 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:58 pm

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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby Jerry1996x » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:23 pm

Definiteluy interested. I would like to see some tiger/wolf p'up rings. and tailpieces would be cool. and of course some alligator parts since no one does them. speaking of which, sorry to get off topic, but does anyone have a good method for cutting out a piece of a strat pick guard for the alligator brass piece? i have one, but i want to get a super 2 and i have a standard sss pick guard. i want to keep the brass part though. any imput?
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby hippieguy1954 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:30 am

Jerry1996x wrote:Definiteluy interested. I would like to see some tiger/wolf p'up rings. and tailpieces would be cool. and of course some alligator parts since no one does them. speaking of which, sorry to get off topic, but does anyone have a good method for cutting out a piece of a strat pick guard for the alligator brass piece? i have one, but i want to get a super 2 and i have a standard sss pick guard. i want to keep the brass part though. any imput?


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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby Jerry1996x » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:11 pm

ya. im really just looking for a good method of cutting the pickguard. i have the brass piece and dont want to get rid of it. i know plastic can be tuff to cut with a saw. :?
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby hippieguy1954 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:22 am

Jerry1996x wrote:ya. im really just looking for a good method of cutting the pickguard. i have the brass piece and dont want to get rid of it. i know plastic can be tuff to cut with a saw. :?


Let me get this straight. You want to put a tripple brass pickup ring on top of the strat pick guard? If so, I don't see why. If you buy a custom pick guard (already cut) or do a good job cutting the pick guard, it will look fine and you don't need the pickup ring. Also, to me it would look odd.

I would just buy a custom pick guard already cut, but if your determined to do the cutting yourself (which I respect) there are a few ways. Hot exato knife, hot or cold razor knife and hours of patience, coping saw and years of experience, electric coping saw and lots of experience. Best way would be with a small router like a Dremel.

Bottom line is even with a lot of experience with these methods, even with the router you would need a special jig etc., it will be extremly difficult to get a nice smooth and straight cut that looks professional. The pickup holes in the strat pick guards are punched out with a press on some and molded that way from the get go when manufactured on others or cut with a CNC machine. It is very hard to get the same result when cutting, but anything can be done with practice and perserverience. Problem is you might ruin it while practicing.
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby claytushaywood » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:35 pm

very interested and will be for years to come!!! im planning on having a tiger, alligator and wolf before the end of the road! i feel jipped that im now getting to a place where i can start thinking about this stuff actually happening and jack of roses is gone!
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby Jerry1996x » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:10 pm

hippieguy1954 wrote:
Jerry1996x wrote:ya. im really just looking for a good method of cutting the pickguard. i have the brass piece and dont want to get rid of it. i know plastic can be tuff to cut with a saw. :?


Let me get this straight. You want to put a tripple brass pickup ring on top of the strat pick guard? If so, I don't see why. If you buy a custom pick guard (already cut) or do a good job cutting the pick guard, it will look fine and you don't need the pickup ring. Also, to me it would look odd.

I would just buy a custom pick guard already cut, but if your determined to do the cutting yourself (which I respect) there are a few ways. Hot exato knife, hot or cold razor knife and hours of patience, coping saw and years of experience, electric coping saw and lots of experience. Best way would be with a small router like a Dremel.

Bottom line is even with a lot of experience with these methods, even with the router you would need a special jig etc., it will be extremly difficult to get a nice smooth and straight cut that looks professional. The pickup holes in the strat pick guards are punched out with a press on some and molded that way from the get go when manufactured on others or cut with a CNC machine. It is very hard to get the same result when cutting, but anything can be done with practice and perserverience. Problem is you might ruin it while practicing.
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No. I have an Alligator style pickguard, with the brass piece. Im getting a Super 2 for the middle, but i dont want to get rid of the brass piece. What would be a good way of cutting the plastic control plate part of the new pickguard off for my Alligator control plate.
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby TI4-1009 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:47 pm

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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby softmachine72 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:08 am

I have been looking for good wolf knobs. I already make three pick up rings,jack plates,switch plates, and wolf tail pieces anybody needs them i have a week turn around.
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby strummingturtle » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:18 am

I was just in gary brawer's shop and he was showing me some switch plate options and he had one brass one left, and he told me the guy who makes these is doing them no more. If you live near SF he is the guy for jerry mods. Contact him I am sure he would be interested.
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby 600lbsofSin » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:01 am

Im looking for Alligator parts so count me in
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby milobender » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:27 pm

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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby postguitars » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:53 am

Yeah for sure! I used to make them by hand but it would take two days to make a pickup ring! I still often make the rear electronics cover out of brass, I think those would be cool as well and perhaps engraved trussrod covers.
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Re: Gauging Interest...Brass Jerry Parts

Postby crazyfingerssotm » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:26 pm

Any update Rob?

Are you gonna do 'em?

I am interested in Alligator brass...
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