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Username: texangerbil

Post Number: 49
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:47 am:   Edit Post

I have acquired a couple of secondhand sets of Alembic pickups and am wondering if it's possible to sand down the tops a little to remove nicks, string marks etc - just generally smarten them up. I've tried this once before with a non-alembic pup with similar-looking construction and the plastic casing "faded" when I sanded it so it wasn't uniform black any more. I wondered if anyone had any experience of trying this on Alembics?
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1351
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 - 7:04 am:   Edit Post

It's been done before- check the custom of the month, 'Monty'. Down at the bottom of the link, Mica states that they sanded down the shells.

A quick phone call to Alembic and I'm sure they'd let you know how to do it right.

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