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Michael Snellin


From:
Essex, UK
Post Posted 11 May 2013 7:21 am     Reply with quote

Hello. everyone just wanted to know, can any one supply me with the above items.
thanks
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 11 May 2013 8:01 am     Reply with quote

Michael,
There are two different styles of pickup covers.
On the early Stringmasters, the pickup covers screwed down.
The later pickup covers pivoted on the bridge rod so you could access the blend control.
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Stephen Cowell


From:
Round Rock, Texas, USA
Post Posted 11 May 2013 9:27 am     Reply with quote

They are not available new for love nor money.

I bought an old pickup to get one... over $100. At least the pickup's good!

You can make one from two Mustang pickup covers, or use Strat pickup covers and plug/cover the holes. You need a bandsaw and a good belt-sander from what I've seen... cut them in two, then join the halves (don't cut them right in the middle!) using super glue.

This is one of those Stringmaster items we're all waiting for FMIC/aftermarket to fix us up with... heck, you can get the pickups, just not the covers!
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Stephen Cowell


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Round Rock, Texas, USA
Post Posted 11 May 2013 9:28 am     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
Michael,
There are two different styles of pickup covers.
On the early Stringmasters, the pickup covers screwed down.
The later pickup covers pivoted on the bridge rod so you could access the blend control.


Erv, you may be referring to the bridge covers... I'm guessing.
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 11 May 2013 11:52 am     Reply with quote

From Lollar?
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Cartwright Thompson


Post Posted 11 May 2013 12:27 pm     Reply with quote

Just the pickups from Lollar and Duncan, like Stephen said, no covers.
I've been successful with the method described above with the Mustang covers. There's also a guy on eBay who seems to have an endless stream of Stringmasters that he parts-out. As the market gets saturated, his pickup prices are coming down.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 12 May 2013 6:00 am     Reply with quote

Sorry, my confusion about the bridge covers.
But there are also two different kinds of pickup covers.
The early Stringmasters had chrome pickup covers, the later, plastic.
So, maybe I'm half right. Very Happy
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Michael Snellin


From:
Essex, UK
Post Posted 12 May 2013 6:57 am     Fender pick up covers T8 Reply with quote

Yes even less to get a set over here in the UK, thanks to you all for your info.
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Bill Creller


From:
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 12 May 2013 1:17 pm     Reply with quote

It always irritates me when folks remove & lose those covers. I suppose they get tossed out in later years when folks find them & don't know what they are.

The covers for the D-6 are likely even harder to find...
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Stephen Cowell


From:
Round Rock, Texas, USA
Post Posted 12 May 2013 2:04 pm     Reply with quote

Bill Creller wrote:
It always irritates me when folks remove & lose those covers. I suppose they get tossed out in later years when folks find them & don't know what they are.

The covers for the D-6 are likely even harder to find...


The Mustang is in reissue... those covers should be easy to get. That's why I suggested them as the starting point for crafting your own 8string covers... Mike Stevens told me that's how he makes his, for the Guit-Steel ("No Stringmasters were harmed" etc).

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/covers_genuinefendermustang.htm
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Tom Snook


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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Post Posted 12 May 2013 4:11 pm     Reply with quote

If not pup covers,at least ribbon to cover the wound copper wire.I'm thinking about using red ribbon. Devil
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Rick Aiello


From:
Berryville, VA USA
Post Posted 13 May 2013 5:24 am     Reply with quote

I've rewound 6 Stringmaster units in the last month ... Duncan Antiquity ... And one original Stringmaster ...

After vacuum potting ... I wrapped them in period correct paper tape ...

The guy wanted covers ... I suggested finding someone with a "3D Printer" ...

I'd like to get one to make bobbins for my "Airstream" pickups ...

Side note ... The Duncan's only charged to around 600 gauss - max ... The real Stringmaster magnets charged to over 900 gauss ...

Before remaggin' ... The Duncan's were around 400 gauss ... So they were degaussed ...

Anyway ... Those 3D printers sure look cool for making plastic parts ...
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Dave Bader


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 14 May 2013 6:16 am     Reply with quote

These are some I made from 6 string covers I cut and glued together. The problem is that lollar and Duncan flatware is bigger then the originals so some file or scraping is necessary.


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Russ Wever


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Kansas City
Post Posted 15 May 2013 10:03 pm     Reply with quote

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