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    Default Looking for OLP MM1 cavity covers...

    Hi Guys,

    I am looking for both the control and trem cavity covers for an MM1 project I'm working on. This would be the standard, vintage tremolo-equipped MM1, and NOT the one with the Floyd.

    Does anyone have a set of these laying around that they'd be willing to part with? Please let me know.

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    If you can't find them, it's relatively easy to buy some blank pickguard material and carve your own.

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    Yeah. It would be nice to save a step though. Anyone?

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    Make your own ...


    First start with taping off the control cavities with masking tape, then use the side of a pencil and shadow the outline of the control cavity ...



    Once you have the outline of the control cavities, simply cut out the shapes and place them on a blank sheet of pickgaurd material. You can find this material here ...
    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Pickguar...Materials.html



    Then cut out the shapes on a bandsaw.
    If you don't have a bandsaw, a coping saw may do the trick.




    Next, take a sander and shape the rough pieces to fit the control cavities.
    This step is the most time consuming and sometimes it may prove to be the most frustrating, but if you take your time and test fit the pieces often to check your progress, you should be just fine.
    I sometimes use a combination of my drill press with a sanding drum for contours and a belt sander for my straight cuts, but I'd imagine the same job could be done by hand with sandpaper and sanding blocks.
    It may just take a little longer.




    And there ya go!


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    And I imagine, with patience, you could even accomplish the above decently with a Dremel tool.

 

 

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