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  1. Okie dokie, that's a wrap! This is really my first proper commissioned build, and I'll be delivering it to its new owner later this evening. Really hope he digs it! I sold some guitars I built a while back, somewhere around 12-14 years ago, but I've never taken someone else's "dream design" all the way from sketches to finished guitar before. Honestly it was a pretty nerve-wracking experience. This is probably the best sounding guitar I've ever built though, and has a looot of natural/acoustic sustain for some reason. I'll post some video/audio in a bit.
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  2. Suddenly, trapezes make so much more sense to me.
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  3. Me too. It's also kinda similar to the Ibanez Artist. I thought both were better looking than the Gibson LP double cut which has a weird asymmetric horn thing going on. But Pat Travers had a custom Gibson double cut made where they are symmetrical LP horns.
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  4. Hey thanks so much!! Thank you very much!!! I made the nut and installed the trem. Everything seems lined - up! This thing is loud man! I wonder how it sounds plugged -in!
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  5. That's the way to do it! If you do a burst on the body and headstock, you just have to blend it into the neck. If you don't, you're a lazy ass bastard.
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  6. So I still had some Nutmeg/Blood Red/Black mix in the burst gun, hadn't cleaned it out yet. I decided to do the back of the neck too, which was just a light brown color. I had bursted the front/back of the headstock, but not the whole neck, so I decided to do that. I ran the gun down both side edges, then ran it from bottom to middle, and the top I stopped around the headstock area. So, its a burst of a sort. The finishing portion is done now, got 5 clearcoats on both body and neck. It now totally matches the body in shade and color.
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  7. Now that was a story that brought a warm smile on my face! Sauna and three beers had no effect...
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  8. I was rummaging around in my EMG box to see if I had all the required pieces (the AfterBurner, EXG, & SPC pots) The last three builds I've done were all hybrid passive-active, oddly enough, the two Garcias and the Super-Satchurator. I robbed the EMG harnesses off of older Tele builds that I had cut up and tossed away...those EMG pots aren't exactly cheap. Amazingly enough I had exactly one left of everything I needed, new in boxes in the EMG drawer. 'Oh, look at that, an Afterburner, the last one'. 'Oh look at that, an SPC, the last one'. I didn't have any EXG's, but I did have two RPC's, which is kind of close to an EXG. An EXG is like a happy face EQ curve, it boosts highs and lows and cuts mids at the same time. The RPC boosts highs, but not lows, and doesn't cut mids so, close enough. It's basically a treble booster. Especially in a 2-HB guitar where boosting lows isn't really necessary, that will work fine. This will probably be the last hybrid EMG active build then, I don't have any more bodies drilled for it and don't really feel like buying any more of them. But it was nice and surprising to find exactly one left of everything I needed to fill this out.
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  9. The pickup move was very nicely done, and the new burst certainly adds some pop. It's like a lady goes into her closet and comes out dressed for a nice afternoon garden party in the the before shots, and then returns to the closet and comes out in a LBD and stiletto gladiator wrapped heels for a night in dark clubs in the after shots. I can't wait to see her with all her bling. SR
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  10. Well I have to modify the Trapese Tailpiece if I want to use it, so at the moment I just put the post in and a lighter set of strings
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  11. I've been told that it really helps. You just confirmed it. Great job!
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  12. And you've delivered again. Maybe I should be considering getting you do my dream burst. I've never had finishing chops. Well done, that man. Again.
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  13. So I actually added some retarder and crossed my fingers. Worked. We go from this 2-3 days ago: To this today, slightly darker edged version, w/ Floyd:
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  14. Yep. The circuit relies on the inherent resistance (and inductance) of the pickup itself to complete the low- or high-pass filtering effect
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  15. It's easiest if you imagine the two sections of the switch moving clockwise in sympathy from position 1 to 4 and then follow the trail it makes from pickup to volume pot, like following a train on railway tracks as the points move across (ignore the 'R-M' thing for the moment); The top section shorts out the 2nF cap and bypasses it completely, but the 22nF cap gets connected between the pickup and ground, effectively making it equivalent to a typical tone control set to zero (aka the 'T- Low pass' setting). Lots of highs are lost and the sound is warm/muddy/dull/bassy etc The 22nF cap is again connected to ground, but the 2nF cap bypass gets removed and is allowed to remain in circuit. The 22nF again acts as a low pass filter, but the 2nF acts as a high pass filter at the same time, resulting in a narrow band of frequencies to pass (you lose some lows through the high pass and lose some highs through the low pass, what's left is the 'untouched' stuff in the midrange, aka the 'T+ B- Band pass' setting). The 22nF cap gets disconnected and the 2nF cap gets bypassed again. The pickup is effectively connected directly to the volume pot with no filters applied (aka the 'T+ B+ Filters Bypassed' setting). Not dissimilar to a tone control on max. The 22nF cap remains disconnected but the 2nF cap gets inserted back into the pickup signal. It acts as a high-pass only, which cuts the bass out of the pickup signal (aka the 'B- High pass' setting). The sound becomes thin/weedy/shrill/bright etc It's not clear what the 'R-M' switch is for, but if you close the switch the extra circuitry gets bypassed and has no effect on the pickup signal. If the switch is open the extra 470k/1nF circuit is added in series with the pickup signal, which acts as a kind of additional high-shelf filter; high frequencies can pass freely through the cap, but lows are forced to travel through the resistor, which slugs some of their energy on the way to the output. You'd probably end up with a moderate bass cut/treble boost when you activate the circuit. I wonder if 'R' and 'M' stand for something like the German terms for 'bright' and 'normal' or 'rhythm' and 'lead'?
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  16. ooooh that's fookin' sexy, I'm glad I'm not entering anything in GGBO next month
    1 point
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