A noisy pickup that needs to be replaced. This pickguard assembly is super clean, but the pickup is epoxied and screwed to the ebony making it difficult to remove. The tiny screws stripped and/or broke on me so out comes the heat lamp to soften things up. Aluminum foil helps direct the heat to only the pickup mounting tab, though some heat does transfer via the metal tab to the pickup. Not a big deal since the pickup is bad.
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Cooking off a lifting bridge :: 2001 Taylor 310
Using a combination of an infrared heat lamp, a foil-wrapped cardboard shield and a palette knife to correct a failing bridge glue joint.
1993 Martin 000-16 :: bridge removal
Cooking off a lifting bridge on a Sunday morning. This Martin also has a top crack running from the low E string bridge pin to the tail that needs to be addressed as well.