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Post by _xxx_ » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:21 am

I get it. Well, once you undress them, they're all the same ;)

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Post by Dirty D » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:31 am

It's a unique look, and I dig it!
SO many projects, so little time!

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a few other sweet ones!!
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Post by louieatienza » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 pm

That came out hot! Great work...

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Post by kremark » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks for the kind words, fellas. She is now wired for sound.
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The lace alumitones require 250K pots. The 2-way allows both pups split or both normal. The 3-way, which is to the player's right of the tone knob is wired in the predictable (les paul) manner.

Waiting for warmer, dry weather to finish the neck with a urethane. It's getting close :viking
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Post by kremark » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Another rescued mutt has a permanent home.

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Post by sixstring » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:10 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by Dirty D » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:17 pm

That came out great! I would be very interested to hear your impressions of the alumitone pickups either now or after you live with them for a bit.
SO many projects, so little time!

Classic II red Tele
a few other sweet ones!!
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

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Post by kremark » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:42 pm

I am no salesman, Doc. My opinion is they are good pickups. I will probably use them in a future application. The neck can get Gilmour Stratorrific when clean and the bridge position sounds fine when the signal is clipped with warm, rather than overly harsh overdrive. I love the guitar too ( :mrgreen yes I am biased).

This project has been a long time coming and I guess this is a little different from other recent builds for at least one reason. The others were a little anticlimactic once completed, but this one has me feeling just as excited about playing it as I had been about getting it done.

Something that kinda changed my original plan with the nut was the slightly thicker finger board combined with big and tall frets. The R2 nut would have needed a super thick shim, so I went with the slightly wider spaced and taller R3. Works great.
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 am

Great save :headbang .

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Practice cures most tone issues.

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Post by 9am53 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:30 am

Well done! I hope my new fretboard comes out as good! Did you superglue the frets in? Did you find the fret clipper tool worth the money? It looks just like a cutter at home hardware for 1/4 the price...
It may not be long, but it sure is skinny!

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