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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Enter the Strykus (or meet the Focker). This ridiculously drawn out project begins with my 2nd ever guitar which was a Striker 600ST. Eventually the CAR body got a new neck and subsequently that neck got a new body. scratch_head On the old KF I learned of the prevalence of plywood in Korean models so I just sanded through the red and silver and low and behold, a 2-piece solid body.
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So I figured let's show off this grain and decided on a burst. The finish is an amber water-based furniture dye, a root beer metallic lacquer from a rattle can followed by spraymax 2K clear. Because I sold the original neck quite a while ago, I found a focus neck and a plate which required me to dowel and redrill the 4 holes in the body.
Although not soldered just yet, the singles are imported '60s like alnico in the 7k range. The humbucker is a Dimarzio air zone. The wiring is a bit complex and I may follow this post up with a diagram and explanation. Thanks for viewing!
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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 pm 
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The burst looks good! :hit

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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
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Dang Steve , that turned out nice and liking the burst. Nice discovery on the body composition as well. :mrgreen Its a brutal process, but, no pain no gain! And, another player added to the herd is always welcomed. :headbang

I for one love the mutts...

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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
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Really good looking burst for a first :headbang .

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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
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Nice save!

Not many guys can say they still have their first guitar... :viking

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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
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Good job. Looks awesome. :band


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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Just finished the wiring on this one. The diagram was something I hand copied from an older copy of guitar player magazine. I added the ability to reduce the value of the pot from 500K to roughly 250K by means of a push-pull pot. Tons of options.
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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
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 Post subject: NMD......mutt disclosure
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:24 pm 
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That came out nice looking, like the burst and the colors you used on it!

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