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La Baye 2x4 inspired DevoCaster!!! (CLOWN FREE ZONE)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:17 pm    Post subject: La Baye 2x4 inspired DevoCaster!!! (CLOWN FREE ZONE) Reply with quote

a couple weeks ago I got re-obsessed with the 2x4 guitar that Bob 1 played in Devo
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Eastwood make a Devo signature copy which solves a lot of the problems of the original (selector switch on the bottom) but I can't justify paying $800 for something that just looks cool-- I haven't loved the eastwoods I've seen in person.

So I thought-- why not just make my own? I'm attracted to the minimalism of the 2x4 body so I'm gonna try to make this as minimal as I can with a single pickup and a tele bridge since the guitar I play the most is still the trashy esquire I made from parts

Cooter has graciously crafted this beautiful alder plank and it is on its way to me now!



I am still shopping for necks-- since I don't want it to have a fender neck and all the necks I own are fender shaped. Is there a better source for necks than warmoth? their prices seem good and they offer a lot of headstock options. My body craves this banana headstock but I know its a sin
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digging the build (and lack of clowns)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about those Starcaster arrow headstocks?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What about those Starcaster arrow headstocks?
That would be a really neat option, they're not terrible necks either if you're trying to keep costs down.

Excited for this build, have you decided on a color or keeping it natural?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Fakir Mustache wrote:
What about those Starcaster arrow headstocks?
That would be a really neat option, they're not terrible necks either if you're trying to keep costs down.

Excited for this build, have you decided on a color or keeping it natural?


yeah if i can find a starcaster neck I would do that-- the starcasters I see on ebay right now are full guitars and I dont need more parts laying around!!!!

I am thinking about either painting it Gold or Green? not sure yet
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green - always fancied getting a green guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Here it is with a neck and bridge just to get an idea of the proportions
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be a travesty if you don't do a banana headstock - it'll balance the shape of the guitar out nicely too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
It'll be a travesty if you don't do a banana headstock - it'll balance the shape of the guitar out nicely too.


agreed-- its not gonna have a jazzmaster neck on the finished guitar dont worry!

update: i decided to try out this pickup since its cheap and new


supposedly its different from the old GFS gold foil knockoff but we shall see!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've decided against the warmoth neck because 2 piece maple necks piss me off! I have a jackson neck that I could use but its about 2mm thick for the neck pocket-- I guess that means I am in the market for a ebay neck
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNsexy progress pics, just to keep me honest about finishing htis in a timely fashion:
grain filler (probably to much grain filler?)

neck acquired (from a Rhandy Rhoads V). Even warmoth maple banana necks are 2-piece (ie. no skunk stripe, and theres no way i'm paying $200 bucks to be annoyed every time I look down at it. I guess I have to find a OG kramer neck to get a solid maple banana neck? The heel is about 1mm to fat for a strat neck pocket.

...so i'm sanding it to fit
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK parts dealer, also you need to get one of their roller nuts for it:
http://www.chguitars.co.uk/necks/banana/nk4-banana-maple-guitar-neck-maple-fingerboard-22-fret.html
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Fakir Mustache wrote:
UK parts dealer, also you need to get one of their roller nuts for it:
http://www.chguitars.co.uk/necks/banana/nk4-banana-maple-guitar-neck-maple-fingerboard-22-fret.html


that's nto a 1 piece neck either-- the fretboard is a maple slab that's glued on.

if you look closely at this picture u can see the fretboard is a different piece
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update: ordered a chinese maple banana neck for $30, got email saying they are out of maple, will rosewood fretboard be ok.

anyone have experience with these necks?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been tempted by those necks (or similar ones in the price range/related list) but haven't tried one yet. My exprience with the cheapest of the cheap chinese stuff as far as necks are concerned would lead me to believe that it won't play 100% perfectly (i.e. nice action without any fretting out anywhere) without a bit of once-over fretwork, but once you make it into a guitar and are continually playing it/refining the set-up you may get lucky with the way it settles without having to do a full-on leveling.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

want to know how that pickup works out dude.


if its awesome, its going into my squier esquier
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob bro the pickup whips

i put the one i ordered for this project into my main telecaster and i've ordered ANOTHER one for this bad boy

paul_, the neck is... really good for $30, but the frets needed a dressing and some sanding was needed to get it into the pocket
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just realised I never posted any pics of the finished guitar-- has a random ceramic pup right now but I am going to put another GFS metal foil pickup in when it arrives
edit: this is also my first time fucking with the GFS "kwikplug" system-- its very cool and makes pickup swapping so fast!
spray paint finish, of course. the amazing thing is how well balanced the body is-- its suuuper comfy to play!

Thanks again Cooter




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it!

I thought the headstock was white in the first pic, which would have looked really neat. Not that it doesn't already.

Also trim your strings Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Love it!

I thought the headstock was white in the first pic, which would have looked really neat. Not that it doesn't already.

Also trim your strings Laughing


O shit that would look cool. A white headstock maybe I'll paint it since it's a $30 neck I can't really ruin it lol
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