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Kevan

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  1. ADMIN EDIT: Posted for METAL MATT. B.C Rich copy I did for A young friend I THINK HE LIKES IT more pics http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/ZAD...c12119cayle.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/ZAD...c12109cayle.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/ZAD...c12101cayle.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/ZAD...c12100cayle.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/ZAD...ics/bc40004.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/ZAD...ics/bc70007.jpg !!METAL MATT!!
  2. Yeah...pick one.....right. It's like choosing the hottest chick at the Playboy Mansion. I had to get some GooGone after checking out all the maple on LGM's latest. LOL UncleJ's is a great original design, with some cool woodworking. Erik's bass is a stunner as well. As a Carl Thompson fan (Primus sucks!), I gotta say it's a classy hat-tip. Great work from everyone. Keep it up!
  3. No rush. We've got a couple of months before the unveiling of the new site, so take your time. And even if you miss a few, we can always insert them later. At least we'll have the majority done. Thanks again!
  4. Saweet! Thanks man. Just wanted to make sure we keep it uniform for everyone. Great work!
  5. Cool, Dave. Just wanted to make sure we're uniform. Thanks!
  6. Dave- you missed a couple of the items in the format! :-) Here's the format we need to use to keep everything uniform: Title: Title of the tutorial. Date: Not Star Trek time, please. Topic Starter: User Name Pics: No (means dead links/pics), Yes (means links/pics are working), Not Available (no photos ever taken) Complete: Yes or No Link: direct link to first post in the thread. Check out Maiden's compilation thread for an example. THANKS!
  7. Duff- you missed a couple of the items in the format! :-) Here's the format we need to use to keep everything uniform: Title: Title of the tutorial. Date: Not Star Trek time, please. Topic Starter: User Name Pics: No (means dead links/pics), Yes (means links/pics are working), Not Available (no photos ever taken) Complete: Yes or No Link: direct link to first post in the thread. Check out Erik's compilation thread for an example. THANKS!
  8. From the Fernandes-Japan site: (horizontal) http://www.fernandes.co.jp/p16-burny/rlc/65s/images/s/sw.jpg (vertical) http://www.fernandes.co.jp/p16-burny/rlc/65s/images/b/sw.jpg No- you can't buy that guitar in the U.S. (for obvious reasons. LOL) The pics should help with your initial drawings. Remember: A LP's normal scale length is 24.75".
  9. I'll get you the links, but you need to do the math. :-) RG backplate: http://www.tremol-no.com/images/6stringbackplate.jpg Strat® backplate: http://www.tremol-no.com/images/vintagebackplate.jpg
  10. Garage- thanks for your post man. You saved me a ton of typing. :-) With Fender's blatant lack of enforcement, even in the last decade, I don't see them being granted anything. Plus, it'd leave the whole basement empty at NAMM. LMAO Perry- you'd first have to get past the owner of the PEZ trademark- Pez Candy, Inc. LOL LukeR- If you're going to hand out legal advice, please preface each of your posts with "According to Australian IP law...", or something to that effect. While the laws regarding copyrights, trademarks and patents are somewhat similar the world over, specifics can vary drastically depending on the country you're filing in. You might want to hold back for a while until you've got a few filings under your belt. That's not meant offensively; just a suggestion so you can see how the whole thing works- copyrights, trademarks, patents, PCT, international patents, etc. I'm not claiming to be an expert on this, but I have certainly learned a pantload about this over the last 3 years.
  11. Great post, LGM. Dave- with regard to Fender and their designs.... The last I heard, FMIC was trying (very hard) to get design patents and trademarks on the Strat, Tele, P-Bass and Jazz Bass body shapes. Considering the Strat is 51 years old, and the Tele even older, I *highly* doubt their requests will be granted. The Strat/Tele/J- & P-Bass names and headstock shapes are already covered under US trademarks. If FMIC does plan on going ahead with the design patent/trademark thing, there's a HUGE consortium of builders, suppliers, and other companies that are prepared to fight it tooth and nail.
  12. Nice work, Aid! (I can see your origin though...heh heh) That's a great example of how easy SW is. The wood textures aren't super-detailed, but you can get a general idea, and can label them if need be. If I'm not mistaken, you can also import your own textures. Spy- thanks for the info. I think I'll just stick with 2004 for a while. It's perfect for my needs. Sorry guys, but I didn't have time to get to that neck this weekend. I'll find some time soon and time how long it takes me for each section (neck, headstock, fretboard, frets, etc).
  13. You're in "metric heaven", and none of those guys had a 9x1.0? Disappointing. I have a set that looks exactly like this one: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Disp...temnumber=31795 It's a little pricey to get just one tap, but then again, you'd be the only guy in town with a 9x1.0 tap and die. You might also check FleaBay. Single taps will be expensive, so a nice complete set might be the way to go.
  14. Spy- you've got SW2005 already? You lucky dog! Does it have a whole bunch of upgrades over 2004, or should I just hang out for the revisions in 2006? Jer- That neck would have been MUCH easier in SW. Personally, I would have done the neck/fretboard first, then lofted the headstock, but that's just me. In SW, I would do the LP outline, extruded that to it's max thickness, and then cut away the carves in the top that I wanted. I'm not exactly sure what 'negative geometry' relates to, but in SW you can "cut air". And yes- you can freehand in SW. Oh, and there's the option for variable radius fillets as well (my machine shop guy calls me The Fillet King. LOL). If I get some time this weekend, I'll try to do a neck/fretboard in SW. Just for fun, I'll knurl the frets.
  15. Well, I'd model a car much differently than I would a guitar. :-) In relation to TurboCAD vs. AutoCAD... Both have their strong and weak points- TurboCAD is inexpensive and quick to figure out, and great for someone taking the initial dive into CAD. You get to learn all the basics. It's cheap and easy, just like the girls I dated in college. LOL AutoCAD is *ok* for beginners (you can get overwhelmed quite easily), but it has more advanced features which let you design cooler stuff. It's also an industry standard, so if you work with it for a while, you can hop onto any AutoCAD machine and bust out the cool stuff (anywhere in the world). It's like the Swiss Army Knife of CAD software. It can pretty much do it all, and everyone knows what it is. :-)
  16. Jer- I've not tried to do any carved tops in SW, but I'm pretty sure I could bust one out quickly. Personally, I'd do one big LP outline-shaped extrusion, then cut away the carved parts (and the pickup/neck/jack cavities, of course). Cutting/extruding in 3D is painless in SW- pick a point, select the shape/size, then cut or extrude. SW is incredibly easy. I previously worked with TurboCAD and AutoCAD, and I have to say that even though it's very pricey, for a goof like me who doesn't have an engineering degree, it's the perfect tool for CAD. If I had SolidCAM and a CNC machine, you guys would never hear from me again.
  17. I'm not sure if Ibanez changed the dimensions/thread size & gauge of the trem arm holders over the years, but we'll soon find out. Keep us updated on the thread size you come up with. If there's new information, we'll get it to Brian so he can update the tutorial.
  18. I run SolidWorks 2004 here. I've had it for a couple of years and absolutely love it. My degrees are NOT engineering based, but in SW, I can model up anything I imagine. My local machine shop also runs SolidWorks and SolidCAM, so revisions to my designs are email-quick. Yes- SolidWorks is VERY expensive (about $20K for the basic package), but for what I do, it's a great setup. There are a couple of other threads here about CAD/CAM. Here's a good one for ya: http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=8469
  19. I'm trying to remember the thread gauges off the top of my head (so I don't have to go disassemble a trem....sad, considering I love to take stuff apart. LOL). I think the thread gauges on these two parts are 9mm x 1.0: Arm Holder: http://www.ibanez.com/parts/2002_PARTS/el_...es/2LE2-13C.JPG Arm Holder Locknut: http://www.ibanez.com/parts/2002_PARTS/el_...ges/2LE2-14.JPG That would make the threads in the trem baseplate....9mm x 1.0. If someone has one apart, feel free to correct me. I'll double-check next time I have an Edge in pieces.
  20. Ummm....10mm x 1.25 *is* a metric size. I can double-check, but I think that's the correct pitch as well. If it's not, you can choose 1.0 (coarse) or 1.5 (fine). That's it for 10mm tap pitch. Check the pitch on your original.
  21. Mushy- I think it's in the right area. I don't vote on GOTM, but I do like your innovative designs. The rest of the entrants have some slick stuff too, even a couple of basses that I'd like to check out. This is such a gray area, I'm not sure what's correct and what isn't. According to the popular definition, "from scratch" would mean that every part of the guitar was carved/sanded/shaped/soldered by the entrant. Now, going by that definition, we'd have to exclude most people here, because I doubt any of them hand-braided the wire and did the jacketing for the wires that they used to wire up their guitar. I doubt Anastasia hand-wound those strings, or even the pickups (no offense). So, none of these guitars are *really* "from scratch". The next problem comes with: "Well then, how far can we go before it becomes a customization project?" Just a neck? Neck and body? What about a complete re-shape of neck, body and headstock? Chopped up into sawdust and presssure re-formed into the shape of a pumpkin? There's a squiggly line here, and I'm not sure who's on what side of it.
  22. Everyone can relax. It's just GOTM on PG.com. It's not a cure for cancer. I'm not sure if "from scratch" should exclude pre-built necks (neck thru or not, unshaped or not). GOTM is not my forte'; it's Brian's realm, and his rules that he watches over. I figured you guys might want this bit of info about the Nebula. It seems everyone is focusing on Anastasia's entry, so.... Now, you have two guitars with pre-built necks in the From Scratch category. Both are original designs otherwise, with cool inlays and great figured woods. I would say, in the name of....something...., that we let this one slide for now, and vote on what we like best in this category. If a pre-built neck sways you to something else, then so be it. Tough news for the entrants with those pre-built necks, but that's how it goes. We'll get Bri to post an OFFICIAL definiton of "from scratch" to clear up any confusion.
  23. Here we go folks. Posting Of Pictures: - ALL pics are to be no more than 640x480 pixels. - UP TO FOUR PICTURES PER POST MAX., except in the Tutorial sections, where you are allowed up to 10 pics per post. - All subsequent (following) pics in a post are to be linked. DO NOT USE THE "IMG" TAG for pics 5, 6, 7, 8, etc. - DO NOT HOT-LINK TO PICS NOT OWNED BY YOU AND ON YOUR OWN SERVER. Use the URL tag instead to provide a link to the pic. - ABSOLUTELY NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL IS TO BE POSTED. Posting of such will result in an IMMEDIATE ban from the site. "Guitar porn" excluded. :-) - When quoting a post with a pic in it, CHANGE THE 'IMG' TAG TO A LINK, or remove it from your post. - Keep the pics on topic in each thread. Language: "Clean language" means what you can say on a major television network. 'Damn' and 'Hell' are pretty much the limits. If Brian or I see or hear about a possible infraction, the person will get ONE warning, and their post will be edited. There is no second warning; only a nice break where you can read-only. Signatures: Your signature is to be text only. Pics/banners are big bandwidth hogs, and take up a lot of "screen real estate". When you're searching for the metric screw size of Wilkinson saddle screws, you don't want to have to scroll for days. So, for now...here's how it works: Text only signatures. 2 lines max. You may have a non-business link in your signature. You may have a business link in your signature if you are a site sponsor (as determined by Brian). As of Sept. 1, 2004, if your signature doesn't comply with the above, we will remove the entire signature. Smilies: USE SOME SELF-CONTROL, PEOPLE! 25 smilies across a line is completely out of control. One works just fine. The menu is there to help you choose; not help you populate. Post Editing/Flood Control If you're within 5 minutes of your last post, just edit your first one. Esp. if it's only 3 or 4 words to add. You're wasting screentime, scroll time and our time with (2) three-word posts back to back. Flood Control (allowed time between posts) has been set to 2 minutes (120 seconds). Post Count: Post count will be going away very soon. These new rules and forum changes are NOT debatable. We will update this post as necessary. Thanks for taking the time to read all of it.
  24. UPDATE REGARDING SIGNATURES: [b][u]Signatures:[/b][/u] Your signature is to be text only. Pics/banners are big bandwitdth hogs, and take up a lot of "screen real estate". When you're searching for the metric screw size of Wilkinson saddle screws, you don't want to have to scroll for days. So, for now...here's how it works: Text only signatures. 2 lines max. You may have a non-business link in your signature. You may have a business link in your signature if you are a site sponsor (as determined by Brian). We'll give everyone until the end of the month (Aug. 31, 2004) to get their new signature situated. As of Sept. 1, 2004, if your signature doesn't comply with the above, we will remove the signature.
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