Well, I am in new territory. I yanked the frets and attempted to bend the neck from the nut to the 12 fret. It has a bad back bend in it and I need to get it to where the truss rod will actually do something. I have already shielded the cavities and padded the pickups and tremolo springs. I also installed the electronics in place but there’s a 9V battery powered mini preamp that I have no idea how I am going to wire. If anyone has done it before I would appreciate some tips.
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