I have a Pacifica 012 that I picked up cheaply along with an Epiphone valve amp and Pod 2. I've sold the amp and Pod for more than I paid for the whole lot so the guitar doesn't owe me anything. I just keep it kicking around next to my desk to pick up when I feel the inspiration.
Stock pic for reference:
I've done a few mods - Fender single coils - (I forget what type), a Gibson humbucker (see this thread
), and a rolled steel trem block. The pickups are remarkably balanced, ie, the humbucker is not noticeably louder than the single coils.
The trem, however, does not work very well. It does not return to the same point every time and seems to be rather "sticky".
Here's a pic of the under side of the pivot point:
I bought a replacement (Strat) trem off here but stupidly didn't check measurements, and the Pacifica one is narrower.
This is the Strat trem - same angle:
I notice that the Strat trem bevelled edge is different to the Pacifica.
Is there anything I can do to the Pacifica trem to improve things?