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shad peters

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About shad peters

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  • Birthday 07/28/1989

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  1. the worst thing I found about working with the Oak was that the pores are stinking huge! hence I think it is best suited for satin type finishes (at least for me) but the figured stuff does look beautiful. To see it in person it really even cooler, the curl creates a very unique pattern in the quarter sawn rays, and the combination of the rays and curl together is really breathtaking.
  2. this was a tough month for me to decide but ultimately I had to go with the ash/wenge guitar. nylon one was a pretty close second for that guitar is beautiful
  3. 7-string Ranger After some of the guitars entered this month I debated heavily weather or not I even wanted to take the time to enter, but I haven't finished anything new for a bit, so I figured I might as well. This is my first seven string guitar, its made from all domestic wood consisting of a curly quartersawn white oak top and neck, chambered black walnut back, curly black walnut pickup covers bridge base and knobs, and hickory fretboard. Its got dimarzio pickups, hipshot tuners, and switchcraft/cts electronics. This guitar is kinda outside the norm for me as far as style goes, but i
  4. I believe there has been some sort of mistake, you clearly have me confused with someone who knows what they are doing lol.
  5. I am loving this build! can't wait to see it complete
  6. I just finished this one up a couple of weeks ago so I figured I go ahead and enter this month. This is my Avenger body style, sort of my take on the modern double cut. It has a carved curly maple top, curly maple neck, eastern black walnut back, EIR fret board, and black wood for the binding, bridge base, tailpiece, truss rod cover, pickup rings, and knob tops. The pickups are p-rails, and its got a mini switch to control each on in addition to a master volume, master tone, and three way pickup selector. more photos on my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/petersinstruments/wit
  7. Scott thanks for the kind words, I don't think I belong in the same category as david myka, but I'll take the compliment though . I have plans for some future build threads I would like to include here on project guitar. Right now I don't have much of anything that isn't already half completed and I really like to start build threads from the beggining rather than pick up half way through. I'm fairly active on several forums, and I try not to post up duplicate build threads either on different cites which makes it kinda tricky at times. I'm honored that you would like to see some of my process
  8. Tough month for me to pick, I like both Scottr's build and demonyx very much. I'm not a huge fan of the color on either of them but that is just a matter of personal taste, they were both executed very well. I'm not a huge fan of the through f-hole but I do like the body shape and the carve on Scott's a little better. For me the clincher was the back, the backside of Scott's is beautiful. For this reason it got my vote
  9. if you can find some pretty easy then I'd do that, but no harder than wooden rings are to make I would think it be quicker (at least for me) to just make a pair than to scrounge the internet trying to find the right part. Thats not so much a function of me being very quick at making pickups rings as it is being pretty slow finding stuff on the internet.
  10. I really don't have a clue, but if I were guessing I would say some type of nitro if it is supposed to be a reissue. I could be 100% wrong though.
  11. welcome from a young'n! Looking forward to learning from your years of experience.
  12. Buckeye Carved top Vixen Top: 1 piece buckeye burl Back: two peice black walnut, chambered Neck: Curly claro walnut Binding: curly maple Fretboard: EIR Knobs & pup rings: EIR Logo: copper Inlays: abalone Nut: bone Bridge and tailpiece: antiqued bronze finish Tuners: Grover antiqued bronze finish Pickups: Wolfetone DR. Vintage Electronics: Master volume: Series-Parrallel Push-Pull Master tone: Bridge phase reverse Push-Pull Mini Toggles: Series/single/parallel for each pickup Pickup selector: 3-way toggle I had someone contact me a little over a year ago wh
  13. this has just been my experience but from the wood that I have handled sugar maple has a slightly more amber hue to i than silver maple (those are the hard and soft varieties we have around here, not sure about other places), but thats not allways the case and not really much to go on. the main thing is density as Chris pointed out. You might also look at growth rings and rays, growth ring will likely be tighter for a hard maple since they usually grow a lot slower (at least sugar maple does) and I have never seen soft maple with very prominent rays on the quartered side. If you see really str
  14. Ok so I have been trying to figure the way that works for me to make wooden knobs for a while. I love the look of wood knobs but I have never liked making them and always struggled trying to get them to look the way I want. I have seen people cut them with plug cutters, as well as turn them on a lathe and really neither method worked well for me. My main issue with both of these methods has not been turning a dowl, or cutting a plug but rather getting everything centered properly to drill for the pot shaft, and then countersinking it for the threads, nut, and washer of the pot. Chris v has a
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