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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ex green body is just waiting for a neck...



I didn't fill the dents etc. I like a guitar that has a bit of character.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finish looks great. Was it rattle can?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great - much better than the green.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers. Yeah the green just had to go. The other half chose the colour. This build is for her.

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Finish looks great. Was it rattle can?


Yup, just graffiti paint (Monster Colour). I have about 20 different colours in my odds and sods cupboard.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can still see the join where it was glued/repaired. I scraped back the surface glue and then sanded it all flat but it still shows. It's no biggie tho, it's structurally sound and that's the main thing.

I need to find an extra screw/spring for the original MM bridge. I was gonna leave the ones in the picture on it but they are compensated Tele saddles so the intonation would probably be borked on the 24" scale.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd imagine you would need a dab of filler to hide the join, but as you say it's only cosmetic.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it with its bumps and scrapes. I have ordered a white guard for it and a black rails for the bridge. I'm going to try to get a nice vintage or vintaged voiced pup for the neck. I need to source some black Robroes too.

On the other hand, I should have a mangled 74 Mustang project heading my way in a couple of weeks so I may take the pickups from that for this (when I get a neck for it). The Mustang is routed already so I might put 2 proper humbuckers in that since I've never had a proper bucker Mustang. I'll probably stick that Mustang neck on this until I get the body stripped and repainted.

After that comes the cull, so most of the Squier/reissues I've picked up along the way over the last couple of years will probably get punted.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got that finish from a can of spray paint?! Nice one. Looks really good.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers. I always use spray paint so I'm quite used to it now.

As it sits currently, it just needs black switches, a tone pot, jack and neck:



Also, if you push the saddles right back this would totally intonate with a Strat neck. You would need to cut the spring down a bit tho. That's it under full compression and it would have to move back a little more to intonate. The bridge is from a 90s Duo so I beed to drill holes for the back 2 screws too.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the red button do?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a momentary kill switch. It's not going to be on there. I just wanted to see if it fit the control plate. I hate the way it looks.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a beautiful guitar
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
The ex green body is just waiting for a neck...



I didn't fill the dents etc. I like a guitar that has a bit of character.


That looks awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have a 70s Musicmaster neck on it's way for this. As ever with these partscasters a bit of patience helps a lot.

I'll probably have to replace the compensated saddles as they're machined for a 25.5" scale so it'll most likely be all wonky. It's currently got a Strat neck on it and is loads of fun as it is. The MM neck will be even better tho.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the neck came in from Pat with another purchase. As it's a 70's neck it's a real pleasure to play. It came with a little cherub sticker on it, I decided to leave it on there as it's nice to have a wee bit of it's history kept intact. I also reverted to the black guard to keep the 70s vibe going.

I'll do a setup/intonation job on it today.






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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. What kind of HB did you put in the bridge?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just one of those Artec rails. I really like them and you can't get better for the money.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of those before, but the price is amazing. Is there now a big difference in output between the 2 pups?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprisingly not, they sound very different but the output is fine. Hotter pickups tend to affect the tone/dynamics you hear more than the actual output. That's a good thing because as the Duosonic routes are quite shallow you can't adjust them as much as you can in a Strat etc.

They sound great when on together.
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