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scorpionscar

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  1. Hi guys, I'm working on 4 new hardrock guitars. Two of them ara strato style guitars, one one with only bridge humbucker semi-relic guitar, the other is a replica of Richie Sambora. The third is a superstrato style wit a pau ferro top and ebony fretboard and the last one a ferray red remated with stainless steel pickguard flying-v type guitar. I'll try to document the whole process explaining with plenty of detail and asnswering my doubts. I don`t remember how to upload images, if you can help me I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Thank you so much Curtisa Scorpioncar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Finally I decided to concur in the GOTM but part of the text appears highlighted and don't like very much but don't know how to correct it...If someone helps me I'll be very grateful. Thanks in advance. Scorpionscar
  4. I present this beauty called "DEVA JAZZ·". Deva is the godess of water in celtic mythology, and in the region where I live in, are descendants of celtic. This guitar is suitable to any situation, both distorted hard rock sound and clean as well, so it addapts like water to its container, and jazz for her neck Seymour Duncan SH-2N jazz PUP. It is a really all terrain guitar and this is the reason I designed and built her, for a friend who plays in orchestras and due to this, he needs a very versatile and lightweight guitar. I've been building guitars for nine years and it all began with a knee surgery which apparted me from work and normal life during a whole year. Was this way that I began to read about guitarbuilding and developed this art which I'm in love with. My first guitar was a bubinga and flamed maple top explorer model resized 10%, with which I discovered this amazing forum. DEVA is actually my sixth guitar. All my projects are developed in my garage, which I've conditioned as my workshop. Also have designed and made a lot of machines and jigs for this purpose. The body of the guitar is made out of Spanish cedar because I love the tone of this wood and also because is quite easy to work with. The top is a selected piece of European maple and the first idea of my friend was a solid white finish, but due to the beauty of the timber and its eye-candy grain, we decided to go with a natural nitrocellulose one. The neck is a multilaminated wengue and bubinga, and the profile is ultrathin following the specifications of my friend. The specs are as follows: Body: Spanish cedar with maple top Neck: Wengue&bubinga 5-layer multilaminated with 12" ebony fingerboard Frets: 24 Jumbo Scale: 25.5" Nut: TUSQ Bridge: Hipshot black Tuner machines: Schaller 3L+3R Switch: 3 way toggle switch Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone Neck pup: Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Bridge pup: Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Finish: Nitrocellulose natural Gloss Hardware colour: Black You can follow the building of this guitar with another three in the following link: Some pics of DEVA JAZZ: Thank you so much for your time and for reading my entry. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Thank you so much for your words Prostheta. About GOTM Had not thought,.. but maybe I'll take part if I'm in time... Thank you so much Andyjr1515!!! Thank you FINEFUZZ, I'm glad you like it!!! Thank you so much Scott!!! Thank you mistermikev, probably I'll concur too. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    First hardrock beauty ready to rock. I have called it DEVA JAZZ, because Deva is the godess of water in celtic mythology,and where I live in, are descendants of celtic. This guitar is suitable to any situation, distorted hard rock sound and clean, so It addapts like water to its container, and jazz for the neck PUPs. It is a really all terrain guitar. Specs and some pics of the guitar. Hope you like it! Scorpionscar
  7. I would like to open this post in order to learn and contribute knowlegments about the types of wires, gauges, and how to use them properly in order to avoid ground noises as well as shielding techs/products. I wish this topic were something similar as a guide that everybody including newbies (in electronics) like me, can consult and learn, and who are experienced, share tips and ideas. I start launching a doubt about different wires I have in my workshop. NUMBER 1: Is a shielded wire I bought in a local electronics shop, I understand is not the suitable type, however is easy to get, cause in my case sometimes I have to order in USA and is not cheap due to taxes and customs, appart from time. NUMBER 2: Is a four conductor shielded. Is a great wire I bought at stew mac. If someone wants to explain how to use (the basics) can do it. Steward says that for short conections between componentes is not necesary shielded wire. NUMBER3: Is cloth wire NUMBER 4: Is a wire I get in my city, in an electronics shop. Diameter with plastic: 1.63mm, Diameter of conductor: 0.6mm (Is important to talk about gauges, and how they affect the connections/sound) NUMBER 5: This is a shielded wire with en exteior metal mesh. How and when is a good idea to use each of them and why. I've read in some place that is important to use shielded wire expecially from the jack output to the volume ground. On the other hand, when is necessary/properly shielding the guitar and what is best. For example I usually use a conductive paint and is easy to apply and the results are good for me. As non expert in this issues and ready to learn, every coment will be well received. Thanks in advance and happy weekend. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Do you think 0.7 mm is a good start point for nut clearance? Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Thank you very much for your words Proastheta, is really really comforting and motivator hearing this words. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Thank you so much FINEFUZZ, I'm glad you like it. Explorers and V's are really sexys, I love them! Thank you Sco0ttR This is the engine under the hood: Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    No matter what you do in life. Do it always with passion, do it always with love. Almost ready within the starting grid! Scorpionscar
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    Types of wires and how/when to use them properly!

    I have applied almost three coats of conductive paint but when ise the multimeter there is no conductivity. What's the problem? Scorpionscar
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    Types of wires and how/when to use them properly!

    Ok, I understand. Thank you so much Curtisa. Is important having this issues clear in order to have a correct wiring and eliminate any unwanted noyse. Probably this weekend begin to wire some of my guitar buildings, so I like to plann each detail before doing it! Scorpionscar
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    Types of wires and how/when to use them properly!

    Is this correct to connect all the cavities with terminals and connect to a ground of the pot to make the shielding effective? Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Yes Prostheta, moreover I'm going to use carbon fiber and some type of steel grid. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    I',m in love with hard rock beauty. Almost ready... Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    I haven't advanced too much cause I've been reforming my workshop. Some pics of the Flying-v, which is almost ready for assembling: Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    is in the little details where the difference is. Pics of the bubinga cover for the control cavity of the guitar with the maple carved top. It has also a bubinga rear veneer in the headstock. Happy weekend to everybody: Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Really beautiful Prostheta. I've followed your advises about dust coats and is incredible how none dissaster occurs. The sticker is protected and then is possible to open the flow of paint in the spry gun. For the headstock of the Flying-V I used a 0.18 mm thickness sticker in vinyl, too much thicknes and was hard to cover it by the clear coat. What I did was to use a paint brush and fill around the sticker, the result was very good. The next day I water sanded for flattening the surface and applyed more clear coats over. The sticker is perfectly inside the clear coats but it was no easy... Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Very interesting idea Prostheta, I had thought for cavity control covers but don't know how to get this system and how to deal with it... Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Ebony is very resistant, mine are 2 mm and there is no problem. However you can do a multilaminated. I usually do this specially with control cavity covers. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    I'm using now for TRC ebony and stainless steel, but love working with ebony because appart from its beauty is very easy to work with, bevels are done quick and easy with the proper tools. Glad you like it Norris!!! Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Thank you so much ScottR. I'm glad you like it!!! Thank you so much AndyJr1515!!! Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Thank you so much for your advise Prostheta. Today I'm goin to do rehearshals in order to see what happens. I'll follow what you have told me. Scorpionscar
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Today I've been making the bevels os the truss rod covers made out of ebony. I did it with the help of the dremel and much patience, but the result well worth the effort. After that I polished and buffed. Over them will go my signature. Some pics: Scorpionscar
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