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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:16 am    Post subject: New Tuners Day! Reply with quote

You probably will never forget your first guitar. I still have mine. It is a black Peavey Patriot I got from a pawn shop in high school. I had to pay it off over a couple months before I could take it home. Shortly after getting it, the high E tuner broke off. I took it to a guitar shop and it was repaired like this....


IMG_6491 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The repair basically worked, but it looked like crap. I finally got around to ordering replacement Kluson Deluxe tuners for it. (Peavey ones.) They weren't from a Patriot, but they matched up just right.


IMG_6498 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

While I had it apart, I went ahead and did some contact cleaner on the pots and toggle to clean up the scratchy noise I had no idea how to fix as a high schooler.


IMG_6490 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

All back together! It sounds great. It is no wonder I haven't let it go.


IMG_6492 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


IMG_6494 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


IMG_6495 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Nifty Peavey pickups.


IMG_6497 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tfw I threw my first guitar away Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LMAO at that "repair" they did. It's awesome you've sorted it out though. Not really au fait with Peaveys but like the look of that.

My first guitar (a Yamaha SG200) is in storage at the moment but I plan on retrieving it and sorting it out when we move house. Worryingly it looked like it might have been developing a crack at the back where the neck joins the headstock. Just hope it was more of a crack in the finish than something more serious Sad

Need to undo my teenage "mods" though
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that patriot is still really cool

my first electric guitar was an yamaha HSH superstrat with a horrible floyd rose and I had no idea what to do with it-- it was probably awesome but I should have started with an tele
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first was one of those shitty MIC starcastets
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a lot of people end up selling/breaking their first guitar. I read in some other threads about some people getting a vintage Fender for their first. (Of course it wasn't vintage when they got it.) Pretty cool how well build some of the student models were back in the day. New foreign ones are pretty well built as well of course. CNC helped a lot with that.
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