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  1. That Tele is just amazingly cool looking Ron. Might I ask the name of the CA manufacturer? I will be starting on a build soon wher I am using locally sourced pecan and while it has been aging the past few years, there are some cracks in a piece that is highly figured I was planning on using for the top I would like to attend to.
  2. Pickups: Alternate Pickup: Seymour Duncan Steve Harris Sig, or Quarter Pound P Bass Preamp: Tone Stack Pot: I know you didn't want to include a tone pot, but if you do add one, you can really dial in your tone. I am currently pickup shopping for my bass player as the pickup he has in his bass makes me want to start eating paint of the leaded variety. Literally sounds like dry beer farts to my ears. I tried the Till FET preamp to give it some kick, but nah, no dice. General consensus on places such as Talk Bass as well as speaking to several of my bassist gear head friends suggest the Nordstrand/Aguilar preamp combo with the alternate being the Duncans above. Unlike you his bass features a knockoff of a Musicman pickup so we have even less choices out there. Just a question here, which Schaller bridge and what made your decision? What about a Hipshot Kick Ass bridge? I ask because while Schaller makes some choice kit, depending on what is in stock through your dealer, you can be waiting upwards of a year for your order. I bought a set of Schaller M6 non-locking machine heads in Ruthenium (Schaller's version of Cosmo Black) for an Ibanez clone I am building for myself, and the order took 14 months to arrive.
  3. You are probably correct. I was reading another website discussing the same. I figured it was another species altogether, as they actually had padauk in stock which was more of an orange juice color when I was there. It is probably something akin to pecan and hickory, where Padauk is the main phenotype, and the various shades of brand names are just alternate strains.
  4. It isn't padauk. I cannot remember the common name the lumber yard had it as. It was bright coca cola red when I bought it, Now after it has aged some it is a lovely oxblood color like the red doc Martin boots. Bloodwood (I just went out and looked at the board.) I knew nothing about it when I bought it, the guy said it was also called vermillion. I was just very keen on the vibrant color of it. It has darkened now, but no where near how dingy purpleheart looks after aging and darkening.
  5. It isnt a LP type. More of a Telecaster. Look around 1:35 in this video
  6. Polymaker, have you tried contacting Ibanez to get a tech drawing, or at least proper measurements? If they wont help try a local Ibanez service tech to see if he can acquire one for you with the promise of lunch or a six pack if he can help you out.
  7. I really wish I could find a good deal on Z-Poxy locally instead of paying the Wood Crafter cork sniffing prices. They only carry locally quart amounts and are asking close to $50 per can.
  8. Wow, this new addition to CITES is rediculous. Just how far back are they going with this? Just stating prior to 2 Jan 17 doesnt really say much. Are they taking this all the way back to 1947?
  9. Have any of you worked with this wood before? I have enough to build two instruments with and was wondering on its viability on use as neck wood? Originally was planning on using it laminated with either maple or another common neck wood that would augment its color like wenge or similar. As far as air darkening, It was fairly coca cola red when I bought the lumber and hasnt darkened too far off from that, maybe a little deeper, but nothing like how purpleheart changes
  10. Just about had this project done and pulled an ultimate impatient bonehead maneuver. Let us reinstall the tremolo post studs with forgetting to remember yyour dumbass removed material from the top route at 2am and while tapping the stud in you blow through the backside of the guitar. Luckily all damage is within the confines of the spring cavity and is essentially in one piece. Just need to glue the splitting and clamp it up. Put the project aside a few days as i have too many things on my plate to be dealing with this type of stuff right now. The refin looks nice, but the color did an odd one during the process. Have pictures of about 90% of it. Will start a new thread for it to document after Christmas. If i dont post til then, everyone have a God Jul, Christmas, hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or hwatevah youz celebrates. Please be safe so youre around next year. Already seen too many drunks on the road this week driving lime idiots for my liking.
  11. Before you invest in EMGs, look into some quality passives and a preamp. Lots more tonal possibilities going that route. Keep the layout simple by using cermet pots mounted to the preamp pcb so they wont be seen. Granted you wont be able to adjust on the fly, but most rock/metal bassists are the set and forget types in regards to their tonal settings and access to a working volume pot is usually more than enough adjustable control for them. Not to be read as a dig to anyone, just an honest observation. You may also give Neal Moser a shout for any non original hardware you may be needing.
  12. MrMuckle, any follow up on this? Was a fairly interesting topic.
  13. True, but we've all seen the videos explaining where once pickups and amps come in, the actual construction material of an electric guitar is really reduced. Acrylic guitars sound good, metal guitars sound good (my only experience playing/hearing was test driving a Jackson Roswell once), high end wooden guitars sound good, low end wood guitars sound good, MDF (Mosrite) guitars sound good. the only common factor they all need regardless of materials used is quality construction and a good setup. I thnk the only real mitigating factor in the end would be which guitar sounded fuller and which sounded thinner. That to me would be only different between the instruments materials mass and density. Before anyone says anything, all instruments would be played through the same exact rig, and all tuned to standard tuning. All instruments would have to have same body shape and scale. All hardware, electronics, strings, and frets would be the same (components from the same manufacture lot if possible).This way we are comparing different apples of the same sub species but from different orchards instead of apples to oranges.
  14. Oh, thems peoples...I will just plug in my concrete Tele into my amp and shoo them away.
  15. Bandit in an alley... Pure gold there. SO... Who is going to start gingerizing their builds like firewood guy?