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  1. I have been saying that for years and gotten some pretty outraged responces. I am glad I am not the only one anymore. Have you ever seen tapes of him playing live? Led Zep wasn't that great live because he was usually so bombed he could barely stand, much less play. That being said, I don't care if you're technical or sloppy, so long as you sound good and can play your instrument. I don't like a lot of effects, which is why I don't like listening to Satriani & Vai. I'd rather listen to Los Lonely Boys than them. Exactly Wes. As far as Zep not being that good live, from what I've seen it's more of the later stuff where he got bad into some really hard drugs (heroine?) that he started do pretty bad. The earlier concert stuff is pretty sweet.
  2. Hmmmm, apparently ScottR and I think alike. First tone that came to mind was also Robin Trower. I think it's a phaser or something similar he uses, but it's awesome. Also gotta throw David Gilmour's tone on a lot of songs, just love it.
  3. Yep, I've got it, it's pretty cool, I like it a lot
  4. I've seen a few on here before. My dad likes cigars a lot actually, I may have to see if I can get a cigar box from him and try to build one.
  5. So, not related to this exactly, but this thread helped out. I had a guy at work who had epoxy and all that, but didn't know what to color it with, so I pointed him to some of the powdered additives that you guys suggested.
  6. He might be saying you can. But I would have to disagree. There's no way you could get that sharp curve at the bottom with a spokeshave. I love'em mind you, but the right tool for the job is important.
  7. You could try filling them with CA and buffing out. I've heard that works well. CA is super glue in case you didn't know.
  8. I see what you guys are looking at. I think most people are ignoring it because I think it's just lighting differences. That looks awesome. I really like the color.
  9. Glad I'm not the only one too lol I gotta add brian setzer in too
  10. http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-G...cial-faded.aspx It talks about the finish there. Basically it's a stain with a hand applied finish and fewer coats. Doesn't specify what it is exactly, but it sounds like an oil finish or something very close, and looks like it too. Judging from your picture there of the two finishes together, the guy just didn't really care about the finished product, didn't even attempt to keep it similar to the original finish. Really smooth finishes can feel like they create a lot more friction, not sure why, but I've definitely experienced it. So, anything gonna happen with the whole insurance thing? I mean it's obvious that the guy did a less than acceptable job on the finish, but is there anything you can do?
  11. I was under the assumption that it would be a regular finish like the majority of instruments. Did it have an oil finish? That would be my guess if it felt like wood before and plastic now. That would mean that he didn't even bother to use the same finish that was on it before, that's just sad...
  12. Well, here's what (as far as I know) should have been done, at least as a general rule of thumb for this. The tuners and the strings should have been taken off (and new strings put on at the end, but in the big scheme of things that really isn't a big deal). The neck repaired. Then the finish around the area sanded off (maybe even the whole neck since it's a transparent finish that gets darker the more you put on). Then the best way to do the new finish would be to spray it, to try and keep an even finish on it. With the runs he should have at least sanded them down, and like the everyone said, the fretboard should have been taped off and there shouldn't be anything on it. As well as that fingerprint you just mentioned, that's just sad, I would hope anyone would clean glue and finish and whatnot off their hands before they touch an instrument. As far as the finish color, it might be difficult to get an exact match, since even the thickness of a transparent finish affects it's color. Just a thought.
  13. Well, it's pretty simple really. Rough cut with the jigsaw. If you have a drill press (REALLY handy tool to have) or are very careful with a drill you can drill holes around the body to make it easier to cut out. Since it's a jigsaw you might want to leave as much as 1/4 or more, since jigsaw blades tend to bend. After that if you have a rasp take it down to about an 1/8 inch or so around the outline, otherwise just be careful with the router and don't try and take it to the template in one pass. When you're ready to route take small passes, not the full depth of the bit (if it's a 1" bit), around a half inch at a time.
  14. Well, it looks to me like you got taken. I don't know about the price. But for a total of 750-1000 bucks, you might be able to see where the headstock broke (since it's a transparent finish) but there is no way in hell you should have those drips. I don't see how someone would let that out of their shop.
  15. Wow, that looks awesome. I really like how the color turned out. One thing though, can you focus the camera a little better in the second stain shot? It's kinda hard to make out the tip of your finger....hehe
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