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  1. I think the point Drak is trying to make(which seems to fly right over your heads so far ) is that spending $700 on a guitar body and putting a $30 neck on it is just "unbelievable".And he has a point. Thanks for pointing out the obvious, but it's really not necessary. You know, because it's obvious.
  2. The neck pocket looks shallower than 5/8" to me. It could be an optical illusion, but ... click It's possible that it's a combination of a slightly shallower pocket and a thicker than normal neck heel. Slight adjustments can be made to both to make it better. As far as the price/country of origin of the neck, IMO it shouldn't matter too much. As long as it's straight and the truss rod works, any neck can be made playable. At least until it warps. Assembling a guitar from parts is not hard to do. The body maker should have requested that the neck come to him for test fitting bef
  3. I'm a big fan of your builds (you had me at "Scattesquire"). Congrats on the win.
  4. I haven't been around in a while, but one thing's for sure: the more things change the more they stay the same.
  5. My MZ3 MIM Standard Strat doesn't have any provision for a Micro-Tilt.
  6. That turned out nice, but isn't 800 grit a bit aggressive to start with? Apparently not.
  7. For giggles I did one completely by hand with no compounds. I started wetsanding with 800 grit paper (& soapy water) and worked up to 2000, then switched to Micromesh pads going up to 12000. It only took about an hour and a half sitting in front of the TV. It turned out pretty well I think. click You can see the reflection of the bridge in the top.
  8. That color looks pretty close to Lake Placid Blue. You can get LPB in nitro rattlecans (plus everything else you need) from www.reranch.com. Keep in mind that the owner gigs a lot and only takes in as many orders at one time as he can fill in a day or two. If you get a prompt for a user name and password, the store is closed. Another option: Duplicolor Ultramarine Blue in acrylic lacquer rattlecans. Don't bother with Dupli clear. You can use Deft, Watco, Rustoleum lacquer for a clear coat. Here's a Tele I finished with Duplicolor and Rustoleum clear. click
  9. Hamer has used that setup since the beginning. Here's a typical diagram: http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wirin...tic=2h_2v_1t_3w
  10. That's a good idea. Please post it as soon as you find it.
  11. If you're talking about the ebay Eden, that stuff comes from Hong Kong. The strat (small 's') bodies and necks they sell have a squared tele (small 't') style heel and don't match standard Fender stuff. I've heard that some of the other details are off as well, not to mention steep shipping charges and instances of freight damage. It's ok it you don't mind that sort of thing, but I'd think most people do.
  12. USACG, as far as I know, will make your neck or body any way you want it. The headstock nubbin is there because USACG is not a Fender-licensed manufacturer. If you want to know specifics, call them. The HMFWRIC's name is Tommy.
  13. Traditional to unusual to just plain weird. One of the best GOTMs I've seen. I had to vote for Jehle's CBG, but Mick's canoe paddle and that Shovelcaster were right up there.
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