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  1. Yeah good point. I've done all I can, its with a tech at the moment, i'll write back when it's finished.
  2. got the legacy body today....... neck pocket too narrow by a few MM, had to sand out. had to sand out the recesses where the neck joint screw ferrules sit. have to dowel and redrill my neck as the neck joint holes in the body don't match up at all. and the trem post holes are probably a mm too big in diamater.... "this body will fit any/all RG parts"... yep, when you do a body properly instead of smashing out 15 quick ones for e-bay purchases! any tips for the trem posts holes? i was thinking some mad expoxy or similar to cement those posts into the body. First coat of tung oil. crappy photo and i got lazy with the sanding :\ maple is popping nice though can't wait to get a few more coats on and get it a bit darker.
  3. Cheers mate. I'm probably going to stick with sand/oil/steel wool etc for sure. have wood/black hardware firmly stuck in my brain. more progress pics to come when I have everything in the next few days and start putting together
  4. would you suggest tung oil? or with it kind of wreck the maple/purple heart?
  5. Yeah I emailed the seller of the floyd and he put me on to the winning nut . Some good news is the tracking number says the body has been posted and has left the US. Hope shes in good nick when it arrives. Haven't really posted anything since I'm waiting on all the parts still. Once the body is here I'll sand it out a bit more then lose sleep deciding what to do with it...oil? seal? some kind of translucent lacquer? who knows.
  6. Hey guys! Long time no post. My last post was yonks ago! But as I'm sure many of you find...the bug can come and go, and the bug has bitten me in the ass pretty hard this week. So I'm making a JEM! I'm rubbish at lead playing but sometimes you just have to really indulge your fantasies (legal, guitar related ones at least ). This thing along with my bands DIY release is gonna suck my dry financially but...this **** is so much fun! I haven't 'built' a guitar for about 5 years when I built an RG (cut the body) which met an ill fate with a cement floor. Lets hope this baby turns out a little cleaner and lives a little longer. * 2 Piece alder/curly maple/purple heart. (took the risk and bought through legacy/deep6 on ebay, pray it's hassle free. *Schaller floyd *Dimarzios, maybe a Tone Zone in the bridge, probably a no-namer in the neck due to budget constraints *Wizard II neck off an 01 RG, custom decal on headstock when I figure it out. I thought about staining the wood but I'm just gonna clear coat it I reckon, I'm thinking some rosewood pickup covers+rings too. Might look a little trippy on a JEM body but I'm gonna try it, it ties in with the 'wood' theme. Wood/black hardware, I think it'll be the sex! I'm buying a schaller floyd through evilbay, not sure what nut type I should be going for (R1 or R2 were my choices, not sure what's best for Wizard II...any suggestions?) Below is a pick of the body hotlinked from the sellers page. I will do proper pics and progress pics etc once I've got it (provided once again, transaction/delivery is hassle free). I've read very mixed reviews on legacy/deep 6 but, this body was too pretty for me to not buy, haha. Lets hope its all sweet! Compared to the work I see you guys doing here this is probably a simple assembly-build for you guys. For me this is a pretty big undertaking so any advice you can throw my was is massively appreciated, or suggestions throughout the build. Part of me wants to stain the body, part leave it natural! Anywho I'll hopefully report back soon with proper pics etc and get things moving.
  7. Here's my Rainforesty RG! Wizard II Neck Poplay Body Snazzy Hand painted design on body & headstock Dimarzio Breed in the Bridge Plays like a dream More pics & info: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showt...d=1#post5695844
  8. I voted for WOMD, even though he pretty far in front anyway. No offence to the other guys, your guitars rocked and I would kill a small child to own one (or to posess the skills required to make one of such quality), but the WOMD is pretty crazy.
  9. [url="http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos/1/Floyd_Rose_Locking_Tremolo_and_Parts.html"]http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailp..._and_Parts.html[/url] ^ You've probably already mentioned this, but as I'm rather n00bish as far as Floyds go, could someone tell me the routing dimensions to fit in one of these Schaller Floyd Rose Locking Tremolos. Thanks. EDIT: Never mind, i found it on warmoth.
  10. don't worry dude, I know what you mean. Stew, thanks for your kind words. Man, the more I see that green baby and the stew craft, the more tempted I am to make another guitar. I guess thats what it's all about, sharing your ideas, masterpieces, fortunes and misfourtunes with eacother. All the guitars look 'fully sik m8' (apparently, that means they all kick ass ). I'm digging that LP as well
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