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RestorationAD

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  1. RestorationAD

    SG Respin

    Now the Green Of course the can let me down and it is blotchy. So I will wet sand it out this week and get a new can of Fluorescent Green.
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    SG Respin

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    SG Respin

    Dressed frets and filled grain on S9
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    SG Respin

    Backplate done. Name is VOID. As in "Into the Void"
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    SG Respin

    Tubes. Old amps like quality tubes. My .50 cal has mostly USA made tubes. God help me if one of them ever burn out... I will have to go Russian at that point. The .22 is already all Russian and it is not the same.
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    SG Respin

    Ahhh.. .the SG is a player. No neck angle. The ABM bridge base plate is recessed flush with the body. The SG is basically a 24.75" S9 with an SG body and 3+3 headstock. I really like my right hand to be close to the body when playing. I really don't like TOMs anymore. The older I get the more it makes my wrist sore playing the traditional TOM guitars. The idea was I wanted an SG body guitar I can pick up whenever and play like my S9 express... a real workhorse. The guitar turned out a bit heavier than I wanted but it is so monstrous... I can't wait to put good strings on it and set the intonation. The Boogies like it. I miss my Mark IV and the 4x12 EV cab but the Calibers do a good job of being Boogies. I re-tubed the Studio with all Electro Harmonics 12ax7 and that gave it the liquid fire Mark II C+ lead tone at low volume. The .50 Caliber + is the greatest version of that amp ever... coupled with the Theile ported EV it is a true monster capable of Master of Puppets like devastation. Funny enough I bought the .50 and EV cab for $500 a long time ago. I bought the Studio .22 for $500 as well. I have to say best $1000 I ever spent on music equipment. I have a complete hand wire kit for the Blackheart I just can't find time to tear it apart. And honestly it pales next to the boogies.
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    SG Respin

    I guess I will start on final assembly on the wookie while I wait.
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    SG Respin

    Strings are on, nut is roughed in, tuners are fit, pickups are fit. Somehow I ended up with a low fret at the 9. I must have pushed too hard with the fret press. It looks a little over seated. It is only off a hair so when I level and crown it should be fine. Everything else fit like expected. I will let it sit a few days then take it apart for painting.
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    SG Respin

    Going to continue with the rough setup before painting routine. I am not a fan of surprises after finishing.
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    SG Respin

    I like ABM stuff a lot but I think I have a few Tone Pros just laying around in my parts box http://www.tonepros.com/avt2m-tonepros-wraparound-set-wmsprs-locking-studs-for-prs-santana-models/
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    SG Respin

    Tx @Andyjr1515 I am not going through this with the S9. Even though it is scheduled to be Loch Ness green...
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    SG Respin

    I like that. Maybe I will build one... doh.
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    SG Respin

    Yup. Last SG ever. It was horrible. I lost 6 weeks just painting and repainting... Right when I was shooting the burst the wind picked up and started blowing the white floating cat o nine tail seeds into the garage. I raced to close the door... Then @ScottR a damn gnat landed in the fresh lacquer. Luckily he freed himself and I only shot over his foot prints.
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    SG Respin

    It is not even close to my old level of build but I really wanted something I could beat on, not care if it got dinged, and comfortably play everyday. Cool thing is it is easy to play sitting at the computer (only my headless were good for that before).
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    SG Respin

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