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    Doesn't Long & McQuade have a website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Doesn't Long & McQuade have a website?
    They have a website, but it's more about product display and not really set up for online sales. I've bought from Long & McQuade by finding something on their website, calling the Victoria store, paying by credit card, and having them ship to me by courier....But, they're really not into online as much as retail/bricks-and- mortar business. I think it's probably possible to do business on bigger items, but maybe not so much on small items that aren't a part of their mainstream sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    They have a website, but it's more about product display and not really set up for online sales. I've bought from Long & McQuade by finding something on their website, calling the Victoria store, paying by credit card, and having them ship to me by courier....But, they're really not into online as much as retail/bricks-and- mortar business. I think it's probably possible to do business on bigger items, but maybe not so much on small items that aren't a part of their mainstream sales.
    I'd write to their management making the suggestion that they get into e-commerce like their competition does!

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    I was just looking online for information about the new volume control I bought...a Dimarzio EP1200 250K "special taper" pot. I was hoping to find some information about what's special about the taper. Didn't find any hard information, but I did run across a listing that Long & McQuade has for it. They say that it's not in stock, can be ordered, and is generally available within 60 days. Now, I don't have that much patience, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    Unfortunately, Long & McQuade is a two hour round trip to either Nanaimo or Victoria for me.
    I knew it wasn't close for you, but not sure how far
    So only an option if you went to either place for some other reason & were able to swing by
    I do like the Victoria store though

    & KC does have a local store
    (Been there as well)


    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    I'd write to their management making the suggestion that they get into e-commerce like their competition does!
    They do have that, but maybe not so much for smaller items
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    I was just looking online for information about the new volume control I bought...a Dimarzio EP1200 250K "special taper" pot. I was hoping to find some information about what's special about the taper. Didn't find any hard information, but I did run across a listing that Long & McQuade has for it. They say that it's not in stock, can be ordered, and is generally available within 60 days. Now, I don't have that much patience, lol.
    I don't think anyone would wait that long for a simple switch

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    I found myself a project for the weekend. I've always been dissatisfied with the incredible weight of my Strat with the Fralin pickups. I weight-relieved it with a router as much as possible, and I replaced the Bigsby B50/ZZ Musicworks adaptor with a hardtail bridge, but it still weighs about 9 lb. The problem is the body. which feels like it's built of ironwood or purple heart wood. I picked up a body to transplant the neck and electronics into. It's plywood, but nice and light, and the price was right. (30.00)

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    I've stripped the tri-burst Strat down to parts. I've marked the routing that needs to be done (for the canted Tele center pickup) and started work on the body. I've used the drill press to hog out most of the wood and I'll tidy it up with the router tomorrow morning. I'm having some misgivings about neck/body fit. The heel fits the body well enough, but I've been eyeballing the scale length with some misgivings. This is an 86 MIJ Contemporary Squier neck which is 24.75" scale. The Strat normally takes a 25.5" scale neck, so the positioning of the bridge is critical. I got away with it on the original body but the rout on this one seems smaller and farther away from the neck, which might spell trouble. I'll likely have to mount the neck before I'll know for sure, but I'm determined to make this work, even if I have to do surgery to move the bridge forward.

    I'm sure liking the weight of the new body. When I had the guitar dissasembled, I hefted the two bodies and the difference is remarkable. I'm sure this Strat's going to shed at least two pounds.

    The rout's not to depth yet, but the pickguard's dropping in nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    I found myself a project for the weekend. I've always been dissatisfied with the incredible weight of my Strat with the Fralin pickups. I weight-relieved it with a router as much as possible, and I replaced the Bigsby B50/ZZ Musicworks adaptor with a hardtail bridge, but it still weighs about 9 lb. The problem is the body. which feels like it's built of ironwood or purple heart wood. I picked up a body to transplant the neck and electronics into. It's plywood, but nice and light, and the price was right. (30.00)
    That is a very good price--and if weight is an issue for you--certainly a lighter body is the way to go--to a point--but this one sounds like a great match for you.
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    I'm really looking forward to being able to play this when it's done. It's strange because I've always shied away from picking it up because it was so heavy.

    I got the routing done this morning. I was grateful that the weather cooperated and stayed dry enough for me to be working outside on the deck. The guard fits nicely, so I'll go ahead and copper-foil the cavity.

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