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adam_658



Joined: 29 Dec 2012
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Location: Missouri

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Did you try moving the switches around. Mine doesn't work when it's set to 'solo' but works great when it's set to rhythm ...

I'm a little embarassed to mention that when I first plugged it in I thought it wasn't working only to find that I had all 3 of the pickups switched off.  Embarassed  Really made me feel inteligent.
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cookesrc



Joined: 28 Dec 2012
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Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I moved all the switches around, wiggled stuff, no sound at all
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adam_658



Joined: 29 Dec 2012
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Location: Missouri

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more or less finished with the project. As you can see I didn't make an attempt to restore it to her original glory, but I'm pretty happy with the way it looks and plays. The parts were either too hard to find or more expensive than I was willing to pay.

I did fix the solo switch, though I'm still not entirely sure what the problem was. I isolated the problem to the switch, but the switch was operating properly. So the only difference I could see was the 'rhythm' side had a resister going to the shielding, so I soldered a resister onto the 'solo' side and it solved the problem.

It plays nice, my only complaint is the volume disparity between the bass pickup and the treble pickup. I hear that it's normal, but sort of a pain.  

There are a couple more finishing touches I might get around to some day, there's some wear on the frets that could use a little attention, and it could use a new nut, but nothing incredibly urgent.
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PierrePedroPeter



Joined: 08 Nov 2016
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Location: France

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys !

I just bought my first Hofner today! A 176 from 1964 Razz Finally !
The thing is there is some work that need to be done on the neck and on the pick-ups as well. I won't go through the details right now (cause I really just got it, and I wouldn't make myself really clear Smile but do you have any idea of a luthier near Paris or in France that could help me with that guitar, I know there is plenty but with love, if you know what I mean.

Thanks ! Have a great Day

Pierre
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Tobibooster



Joined: 17 Nov 2016
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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pierre u can take a look to the http://www.gearbuilder.de/fn/ forums , i think there are a few luthiers from france also.


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