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BodomBeachTerror  
25 Mar 2011 19:28 | Quote
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Okay so this is my idea, turn a 3/4 acoustic into an electric.

First order of business would be switch the bridge, a strat style bridge is just bolted to the body right?
Next throw a P90 on it. Would stuffing the body full of insulation or foam and covering the hole cut out most of the feedback?
Put in an input jack and a volume knob and string er up. I guess thats all as far as I can tell, maybe this wouldn't work at all, was just an idea I had.
gshredder2112  
25 Mar 2011 19:33 | Quote
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the foam will work,input jack shoud work if ya cut carfully enuuf,volume knob too,you could stuff the guitar with foam,and cut out cavities for the electronics.maybe a little bar stretched over the sound hole too mount the p90.just idea.
gs2112
luthier  
25 Mar 2011 20:57 | Quote
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It's a good idea, their would be a few problems though. Well, you're biggest thing would be it'd have to be a hardtail strat bridge. Not a trem. And, if I were you i'd bolt it in. Not screw it in... just my 2 cents.
Domigan_Lefty  
25 Mar 2011 20:59 | Quote
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If you cover the hole you get that chamber, but the sound isn't being pushed out on the strings/pickup, so in theory you wouldn't get the feedback, and you would get the resonating hollowbody tone.

If it's a whammy strat bridge unfortunately there is more to it than just bolting down. It would stick way up without the counterbalance.
If it's not whammy it should be a couple bolts and that's it.
Make sure you keep the scale correct, you may need to locate a brace inside the body for the bridge. since most acoustic tops are thin, the bolts on the bridge may come loose if they are just popped in.
luthier  
26 Mar 2011 09:24 | Quote
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But a whammy in an acoustic body would be close to impossible. There's nowhere to attach the claw and the springs so he wont be able to tighten up the strings. That bridge will just pull forward. You would hav to cut a hole in the back of the guitar to service it for string changes and the like and also glue a big wood block inside to attach the claw to.
gshredder2112  
26 Mar 2011 13:28 | Quote
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i suggest maybe a bixby style whammy
luthier  
26 Mar 2011 14:05 | Quote
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Oooh, good idy. With a gretsch style floating bridge...mmm no. The neck would have to site a heck of a lot higher for that to work. The action would be super high.
gshredder2112  
26 Mar 2011 14:13 | Quote
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well isnt there a bixby thats lower to the fret board?or could it be modded in soway to male it lowrr?
luthier  
26 Mar 2011 14:30 | Quote
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There are the ones that are made for teles and the like... yeah, like use one of those and a jaguar bridge and you got one nice setup. :D
AlexB  
26 Mar 2011 14:40 | Quote
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Maybe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLOy0mxI4wE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
gshredder2112  
26 Mar 2011 14:57 | Quote
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ohhhh i 4got about jaguar bridge,that would be sweett
BodomBeachTerror  
26 Mar 2011 19:53 | Quote
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I didnt really have any intention of putting a whammy on it, but a Bigsby would be pretty friggen sweet, even if I never used it haha. I'm lookin up prices for stuff on ebay right now, P90's are dirt cheap its crazy
gshredder2112  
26 Mar 2011 20:02 | Quote
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it would b tho,but when you said strat style bridge,we all were thinkn,strat trem htf?
BodomBeachTerror  
26 Mar 2011 22:36 | Quote
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Yeah sorry for my haste on the first post, I meant a strat hardtail
gshredder2112  
26 Mar 2011 23:03 | Quote
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,tis not a.problem,but it inspired us too figure out something new,and i hope we all helped with our suggestions.
gs2112
tinyskateboard  
27 Mar 2011 01:06 | Quote
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Why would you want an electric style bridge? Wouldn't putting the pickup in be enough to electrify it? Attaching a non-glue-on bridge to an internal bracing seems like a tone killer and the chance of the top bulging seems high.

Though it does seem like a cool idea to do something fun and crazy with an old guitar.
Domigan_Lefty  
27 Mar 2011 07:08 | Quote
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^^ Grounding

with a plastic/wood bridge, it doesn't ground.
You can either put a metal one, or wrap the old one in aluminum foil (which wears easily)
luthier  
27 Mar 2011 07:45 | Quote
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@Domigan Actually you can. My acoustic buzzed like crazy til I replaced the bridge pins with a paper clip and soldered a ground from the pickup to it.
Domigan_Lefty  
27 Mar 2011 10:32 | Quote
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Paper clip, aluminum foil, same result...


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