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    Default KNE body vs. WarEd humbucker

    This is just mocked up as you can see, but I just wanted to show you guys a problem I'm having. I think the angle will be ok, but I also think the humbucker will need mounted a little more to the left. This is a KNE body and a parts kit from DivebombInc. All in all I think it's looking good. I talked to Kyle he said to "round" the bends in the legs a little more. But I want to give everyone a visual on what I'm working with.

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    As you can see, it's a tight fit. I don't want to mess with cavity if i don't have to.
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    Here's some progress on the back...

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    Great job so far, ME! And I agree that you will have to re-position the humbucker over to the left.
    I think everyone who bought the old KNE "Frank" body experienced this vexing issue to one degree or another. Mitch was in the process of correcting this condition... in fact, he may have done so already!
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    Thanks Jimi, I appreciate it. The co-worker who's getting it is pumped. I can't wait to get started on my own. This time I bought a body from Divebomb. I think that I may trim the edge of the leg a little to make it fit. Any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    Thanks Jimi, I appreciate it. The co-worker who's getting it is pumped. I can't wait to get started on my own. This time I bought a body from Divebomb.
    Excellent choice! Kyle's stuff is first-rate. My "Rasta" has one of his necks and I absolutely love it!

    I have more parts on order.

    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    I think that I may trim the edge of the leg a little to make it fit. Any other ideas?
    I would enlarge the bridge cavity on the KNE instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi11580 View Post
    Excellent choice! Kyle's stuff is first-rate. My "Rasta" has one of his necks and I absolutely love it!

    I have more parts on order.


    I would enlarge the bridge cavity on the KNE instead.
    Unfortunately, that may be what I'll have to do. That Rasta is cool, I like your "Unchained" better though I think. My idea before I started the Frankenstein was the twin humbucker Kramer with the Strat neck, the one that is all electrical tape I beleive. (Blue, orange, white) Is there a "nickname" for that one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    My idea before I started the Frankenstein was the twin humbucker Kramer with the Strat neck, the one that is all electrical tape I beleive. (Blue, orange, white) Is there a "nickname" for that one?
    Of course,... the "Kramer Multi-Color"...

    ...another cool guitar from the Diver Down tour!
    It was just a stock, purple-colored, Kramer "Pacer Imperial" with Rockinger Tremolo (AKA Edward Van Halen Tremolo), done up with four different colors of 3/4" electrical tape!

    Here's what it looked like before he taped it up...
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    I found that you have to "shave" the humbucker cavity on KnEs bodys.
    May be kinda a pain in the ass. But its no sweat. Just trim the rear (back).
    Its worth doin. Gettin that humbucker set right is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    I found that you have to "shave" the humbucker cavity on KnEs bodys.
    May be kinda a pain in the ass. But its no sweat. Just trim the rear (back).
    That's definitely the way to go, trust Ron on this one!

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    There's a lot more room in a correctly shaped cavity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    I found that you have to "shave" the humbucker cavity on KnEs bodys.
    May be kinda a pain in the ass. But its no sweat. Just trim the rear (back).
    Its worth doin. Gettin that humbucker set right is important.
    Hey Ron...I've got no skill in woodworking. But I got a Dremel. What type of tool do you recommend, or, what type of bit can I use with the Dremel? By the back...not sure what you mean here.
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    I think he's talking about below the pickup toward the bridge. Correct me if I'm wrong Ron, but at least in the two different pics that's what it looks like to me.
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    Yep. Bretts right.
    Shave the rear of the pickup cavity.
    The back edge by the Floyd.
    Use one of these-

    Shave a little. Check your angle of the pup.
    Do little bits at a time till your there.
    You wanna stay as far from the Floyd as you can.
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    The pickup needs to be moved to the left

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