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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Suggestions from the DIY guys needed

Itchy
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Jun 21st, 2019 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just bought an old Gibson L12C acoustic archtop. It has one of those old Dearmond 1000 Rhythm Chief “monkey a stick” pickups on it. The problem is the monkey has been taken off the stick. A previous owner had stuck it to the guitar top with some foam tape. They then removed the pickup controls from their little housing and physically mounted them to the guitar’s top and installed a 1/4” jack.

I have other plans for this guitar so I want to remove the DeArmond. It’s really cool and I’d like to again make it work as intended, as a clamp-on unit. I have the mounting rod and clamp, but there’s no box for the controls to go in. They aren’t something that can be bought, and since Guild/Dearmond reissued these pickups without control boxes, originals are in high demand and very expensive and rare.

Looking for suggestions as to how to mount these controls. I thought about using a blank chrome humbucker cover, which might work, but there’s the problem of fabricating and attaching a notched metal tab to fasten the box to the clamp (see pic of original attached). Any suggestions, fellas?

Dearmond control box

(This message was last edited by Itchy at 02:15 PM, Jun 21st, 2019)

BrentD
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Jun 21st, 2019 12:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Will they fit under the edge of the pickguard?

Itchy
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Orlando, FL

My brain hurts!
Jun 21st, 2019 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

“Will they fit under the edge of the pickguard”

Sure - but I won’t be able to move the assembly from one guitar to another.
I won’t be using it on the guitar it currently resides on - I have other nefarious plans for it. But would be very handy to use on various cheaply-had Kays, Harmonys etc.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 25th, 2019 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

You could use a small cast aluminum enclosure by Hammond.

If you want something with mounting ears, Hammond also makes small cast Lexan boxes with a mounting flange in a bunch of different sizes. Make sure to get one that will accommodate two pots, the switch, and some room for wiring.

Looky here

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 25th, 2019 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

The aluminum boxes with mounting ears are heavier.

These are easy to modify, as are the Lexan version (you can cut off one of the end flanges, etc.).

Look here.

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Planet Peegoo

Rhythm & Lewd Guitarist
Jun 25th, 2019 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you want to go cheap-n-simple, there's

this.

hushnel
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Jun 25th, 2019 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Altoids tin was my first thought.

Various metal containers

Itchy
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Orlando, FL

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Jun 25th, 2019 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hmmm. All are pretty good food for thought. Any ideas on affixing a mounting tab?

reverendrob
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Jun 25th, 2019 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

If I was being quick and lazy, I'd JB Weld it on.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 26th, 2019 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

A mounting bracket would be simple. A strip of aluminum or steel (e.g., 3/32" thick x 1/2" wide x 2" long) with a 1/8" hole drilled in each end. A short screw and nut affix one end to the enclosure. The other end serves as the mount to a pickguard, etc.

Affix the tab to the box with a 1/2" 6-32 screw and Nylock nut

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:23 AM, Jun 27th, 2019)

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