The thermatic cooling fan in my ute [truck to you N American guys] died, so after replacing it, i was about to throw the old one away, but being a cbg scrounger i thought i'd see what it might contain, unfortunately my son had my bearing/gear pullers, so i had to hack it apart. Took about 30-40 minutes, but the hub has great potential as a spider bridge, with the added bonus of 8 ceramic magnets that are just itching to have wire wrapped around them
Good idea. Don't know if spider bridges are made from solid aluminum or cast aluminum like the piece you have there. I'd give it a try.
Is that the magnets in the bottom of the picture?
Yes Paul, a bit large, but useable in the right way
I found a used record turntable on the curbside and brought it home. The turntable doesn't work sadly, but the actual part that holds the record and turns is made of cast aluminum. I kept it encase I could use it for just this purpose. It even has 2 round sound holes in it.
You could always make the housing shorter with a hacksaw by cutting at the shoulder all the way around.
I'll probably cut it at the 1st shoulder Paul, where the 3 holes are, remove 80-90% of the vertical ring and just have 5 or 6 contact points
I'd say that's a good score darryl. Should look great on the right guitar.
Darryl, the spider bridges StewMac sells are cast iron, as were the originals fom the thirties:
I think you'll find the ones they sell today are alloy Mouritz, cast iron would be extremely heavy i would think
Sorry Darryl, sure they were from cast aluminum alloy as mentioned in the link...
spider-bridge-heavy would be a good remedy for a git being neck heavy?