NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Discussion about wooden neck Kramer guitars made in the USA and American Series.
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Post by switchone » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:05 am

Thanks everyone.

Can anyone confirm what bridge humbucker is in this by the photo? I am assuming that it is a schaller 2n1 just because the plastic looks like a schaller and the 2 adjustment screws. I don't want to pull it to tell for sure.

I do have to say that the 2n1 sounds alot better than the golden 50, I like the golden 50, but the 2n1 is just more "rock"

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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by wizball » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:06 pm

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They are great soundin' pups :thumbs
'83 Pacer Special, Spiderweb
'85 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, White
'87 Retta, The Fly
'88 Retta, Guitarship
'14 Pacer Classic, white, modded

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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by switchone » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:05 am

Since I can't leave well enough alone, I decided I am going to sand the finish down in the area where the ESP flicker tremolo gets screwed into the body, about 1/16" of an inch.

This should allow me to remove 1 more shim, and bring the shim count down to 2. (shims are the stock kramer shims)

I love the guitar, but the neck angle is too much and feels a little weird to me.

As you can see, there is some room to drop the tremolo down.

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Post by Heinz » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:27 am

Ah, yikes! Sanding again, LOL...

Like we were talkin about earlier, the old Floyd holes can be filled no problem but the paint match is just going to be as good as it gets, you'll see something but at least you won't have holes starin' at ya. Candy jobs are a pain.in.the.ass.

If just being a player is the thing, after all someone has already done mods before you got it, the Flicker could be sunk into a shallow route I guess...a Dremel with a router guide, a straightedge and a whole lot of patience.

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Post by switchone » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:30 am

Heinz wrote:Ah, yikes! Sanding again, LOL...

Like we were talkin about earlier, the old Floyd holes can be filled no problem but the paint match is just going to be as good as it gets, you'll see something but at least you won't have holes starin' at ya. Candy jobs are a pain.in.the.ass.

If just being a player is the thing, after all someone has already done mods before you got it, the Flicker could be sunk into a shallow route I guess...a Dremel with a router guide, a straightedge and a whole lot of patience.
Thanks Heniz! Yes, only a recess of about 1/16"-1/8" is required, and only to the tremolo hole opening, basically to "rest" the tremolo on the body.

The "bar" that the tremolo knife edges goes into is the only thing that needs to be recessed. Like a recessed tune-o-matic

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That will give me enough to remove about 2 shims so the neck angle isn't crazy.

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Post by switchone » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:19 am

Finally got around to getting the tremolo recessed because the neck pocket was too deep. Neck had 4 shims and neck angle was way to much to make it barely playable.

Now action is nice and low, with no shims used.

1. I had tremolo recessed
2. I sanded down the area under the fretboard overhang so that overhang was recessed into the body as well.

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Post by sixstring » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:32 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:57 am

Looks awesome now :headbang .

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