I’ve been building, assembling and working on guitars for the last 6-7 years. I’ve finally decided to start doing it for others. If you’d like a nice Strat, Tele or P or J bass drop me a line.
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I finally finished my Tele I started late last summer. I didn’t go with a traditional blonde, more of a nocaster blonde. It’s got 52 reissue pickups and wired like a 53 Tele. There’s only one thing I don’t like about it and that is the SW loVoc lacquer on the neck is somewhat sticky.
I’m about to refret my Strat. I’m planning to use Jescar fret wire. Their FW43080 wire to be exact. Now my conundrum is I have looked high and low for a fret crowning file for this size wire. I’ve found .060 and .095 files. I don’t think either would work with the wire I plan to use. Can anyone...
I’m thinking about upgrading amps to the Blues Deluxe. I have a Pro Jr now. I can’t find a Blues Deluxe locally to try out. So I’ve got a few questions. How well do they take pedals? How are they at lower volumes?
I picked up two alder bodies and have quickly started the turn around. In less then a week of receiving them they are ready for color coats.
Bodies as I received them
Bodies after one coat of Sherwin Williams Lovoc lacquer sealer
I’m planning another build. I’m thinking of going with these bodies and I’m looking for some input. Has anyone used them before? What are the contours like and are they drilled for the tremolo mounting screws?
I received my body today. It's a two piece swamp ash body. I also have all of my body hardware but the neck plate. I'm waiting for a buddy to wind the pickups. I'm going for a replica of David Gilmour's '55 esquire.
Now on to my main questions.
How well does Sherwin Williams LoVOC lacquer...
I changed my strings today on my strat. It was setup four months ago and this is the second time I've changed the strings since then. I'm using the same strings I have always used (Gilmour boomers). Now they feel really tight when I try to bend its extremely difficult to bend the strings.
I'm sure you guys all remember my for sale post last week. I also had it all on Reverb, it all sold a day apart. I dropped it all off Wednesday at my local post office with labels already on the boxes. I sent the buyers the tracking number per SOP. I later checked the tracking no update. I...
I recently bought a new flanger off Reverb. It's hand made and sounds fantastic. The guy who makes them is a fellow Gilmour nut and was disappointed when Hartman closed up shop. The pedal itself is silent and gets those Animals tones down pat. I'm planning to record a demo this weekend if I get...
I installed my Callaham tremolo in my CAR strat yesterday and noticed that the bridge pickup is weak in my DG20 set. It was like that with the stock bridge also. The middle and neck pickups are fine. I even changed the battery. The middle and neck pickups are working fine.
I picked up a MIM lacquer 50s strat. It should be here Wednesday. I've also got a set of EMG DG20 pickups and a short trem arm.
Anyway here's a picture of my new strat. I'll post more once I have it in my hands.
I picked up a Catalinbread Echorec today. I haven't had a chance to noodle around with it. I've got my pedalboard stripped down to an early Gilmour style board just because. Here are the obligatory pics.