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  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    They are really nice. He makes them out of the smaller Bourns pots and they are really nicely made. As far as the pop there is a very small audible pop when you push it with the strings completely muted but that is the case with any kill switch, it's impossible to be 100% silent when touching the hot to ground. When using it while playing though it is quiet under the sound of the chord or even single notes and I am using these on my EMG loaded guitars that are much more sensitive to popping than any passive pickup. Like I said earlier I have had one on my Charvel for a couple years now and liked it enough to get one for the Strat. Eventually I will have one on my Jackson and maybe even a couple of my passive axes since he can make them with 25K, 250K, 500K, long and short shaft pots. I would definitely recommend them if you like the kill switch effect.
    After Mrs. Believer wakes up I will try to get a sound bite for you.
     
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  2. moparguy

    moparguy Strat-Talk Member

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    19541ECE-498A-4896-B09C-156AC67B5B18.jpeg 3BA5611F-90E4-41D2-8C02-299B98AB8762.jpeg A7F9EA17-0E2D-4E5B-AF25-B0886471E7C7.jpeg Slate blue pearl clear coat. Dimarzio PAF 36th anniversary humbuckers, CTS pots, flame maple neck, Fender locking tuners, shes a beast.
     
  3. pwhite

    pwhite Strat-O-Master

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    Just finished putting this together just some Classic Series parts.

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    Waiting on this one to cure so I can sand it.

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    Awesome, bro! Play us some blues!
     
  5. Nerd

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    Got a project in making... well more in preparation stage than anything. I'm waiting for roasted MIM neck now, should be here on Monday. Aiming for Cabronita alike strat this time. Single HB on the bridge, strat body with tele radius contours, roasted neck, mahagony oiled body, single volume and FR with DTuna. Simple yet powerful rock machine. Picture for reference only - once I seen one I knew I need to have something along the lines
     

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  6. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Here is a quick sound bite recorded with my phone.


    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
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  7. AcrylicSuperman

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    Awesome! Thank you! Those are definitely less noisy than the shadow version I had tried years ago. You have me sold, sir!
     
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    Ruscio Strat-O-Master

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    I recently completed this build. Warmoth blue ice metallic body in satin finish, Warmoth scalloped ebony on maple neck with SS6100 frets, Gotoh 510 trem, DiMarzio injector pups. Did a level-crown-polish on the frets, and final touch (for now) is Fender mint green PG. Couldn't be happier with how this one turned out, plays like a dream!

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    Thank you for the information and your advice!
    It helps! Greets!
     
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    Strat_complete.jpeg Here's one of mine that just got completed! Might throw up some pics of my Gilmour black strat when the decal arrives.
     
  11. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, you got me :thumb:

    I just ordered a 1 ply black SSS 57 style 8 screw guard, black covers, black switch tip and a set of 3 black knurled Telecaster knobs. It’s not really a parts caster but it is a mod platform. It’s for my 94 MIM Squier Series.

    I’m going to mod the pickup covers to fit my single rail pickups (prototype neodynium rails from Deneb-Tone) and it’s going to be all black except for the neck and bridge.
     
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  12. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Might as well order a set of these and make the bridge part black.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/283500307051
    It will look like this.
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    And be the most comfortable playing bridge you have like the rest of that guitar.

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  13. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Senior Stratmaster

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    Same here. I haven't done a build or refurb in a number of months. When I do it's normally a sneaky way of growing the herd: "oh, look, I got this neck really cheap! All I need is a body, pickups, hardware... " and so it goes.

    I'm getting the building itch again. I'm trying to suppress it, and you guys really aren't helping.

    I have this vision of a natural walnut body with a Floyd, or maybe a 2-point with LSR. Maybe a one-piece walnut or birdseye maple neck... all gold hardware... and by the time I'm finished I'll spend three times as much as if I just bought a decent strat off the shelf, and then I'll spend the next six years modding it over again and again...

    It's a slow-burning addiction, that's what it is. I need to go cold-turkey and not look at your tasty pictures of roasted maple necks and suchlike... Arrrrghhh! :mad:;)
     
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  14. Andrew Wasson

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    Oh, those are nice! Thanks for that. Where do you figure I can get a blacked out bridgeplate to complete the theme?
     
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    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Is this the same one in black?
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=113270305502

    EDIT: I don’t think it is. The saddles don’t look right.

    EDIT (AGAIN): I think this might be the same saddles on a black tremolo kit:
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=201626511148
     
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  16. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Either one will work for you. The second one is really cool in that after you set up the guitar it has a set screw that pushes all of the saddles together to create one large mass.
    You can see it here.
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  17. integra evan

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    I am about to start another partscaster with some parts I have. Still deciding the pickup and tremolo though.

    Does anyone have experience with putting in a Gotoh 510 series tremolo into an American Deluxe body?
     
  18. Geddon

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    Since I put together 2 squire body, fender neck strats recently, I now have a different outlook on guitars and I find myself thinking about combining **** all the time. Stratosphere parts, warmoth, and reverb are places I need to avoid. I currently have an unfinished strat body and have a finished tele body on the way, but I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with those, I just liked the strat body because it was lightweight and back routed for the controls and pickups. I liked the tele body because it was some homemade thing with contours and it looked good for a project tele. I also have a goofy idea to wire pickups and controls to jacks mounted on the front of a guitar so it can be wired however on the fly. So I’ll have projects for a while.
     
  19. freddairy

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    I ordered a few parts to start a second Paisley Telecaster build.
    But just sold it all on Reverb.
     
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    My mim is a bit of a partscaster. Body, neck, tuners, and pickguard is original. The pickups and electronics are from and EJ strat, bridge is callaham, strap buttons are dunlop. I have the original bridge and pickups though.


    This one though is a ground up build.
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    Fender lacquer 50’s neck, usa body from a guy in Missouri, fender avri 52 pickups, the pots from my mim 60’s strat, glendale control knobs and plate, callaham saddles, rutters bridge, and a bunch of fender parts for bits and bobs. Electro-socket output jack plate, switchcraft output. Gotoh tuners.
     
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