Is your partscaster ever "done"

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Chont, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Of course. I never start a partscaster project without a plan of what it will be when finished.
     
  2. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

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    A Partscaster is only "done" when I sell it. Not one single Fender guitar I own is as it was when it left Fender.
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  3. Groovey

    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    I have a general plan. That changes (usually grows) as it progresses. 3 complete, 3 in progress. 1 on the drawing board. Here are two. Sheraton ll and the Black Strat

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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I've never had any inclination to assemble a partscaster. I would love to build a guitar from scratch, but just never got around to it.
     
  5. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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    Only the body, pickups, pickguard and a few bits of hardware remain on this one as I originally built it in 2017 and it's still not 'finished' - I need to change the saddles at some point and I'm considering rewiring it for the nth time as well. I wouldn't mind changing the neck again for something a bit nicer either.

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  6. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    I have two, the blue hardtail has been done and just used for the past five years, the 3tb one has been done for like 3+ years with no plans to change anything.
     
  7. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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  8. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V

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    Once i put something together, i rarely change things... that's the whole point of specifying exactly what i want in the first place.
    But that's just me.
    YMMV.
     
  9. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    C9C23F20-6B58-47F2-AEF8-02601C468EEC.jpeg I went all out on my partscaster -

    painted it sonic blue
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    bourns pots
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    Not much else I could do with it
     
  10. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Just finished this one by replacing the push pull tone pot with a push push. Much easier to use now when I want the series wiring. I also rolled the fretboard edges slightly and redressed the fret ends to match to make. It's more comfy to chord on the 14 inch radius now.
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    The controls are a three way switch for the bridge and neck p'ups. Volume, master tone, blender for the middle p'up. The toggle switch kills the signal from the 3 way to the output and connects the ground on the blender pot turning it into a dedicated volume pot for the middle. I also modded that pot to completely kill on the zero position.
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  11. longboard blues

    longboard blues Senior Stratmaster

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    this was completed 1 year ago today - has had no mods since. I *might* swap the pickups, but as i have a couple of sets knocking around ready to swap in and out on pickguards, that's not modding it IMHO, just swapping components i have around - like changing shoes. 61b.jpg
     
  12. systolsys

    systolsys Strat-O-Master

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    A partscaster is done once you start the next one. And when that one's done, you can go back to one of the earlier ones and undo it again.
     
  13. systolsys

    systolsys Strat-O-Master

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    ... and then there's another body added to the collection to pair with the extra neck.
     
  14. 66musicmaster

    66musicmaster Senior Stratmaster

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    All I have left to do is file the back of the pickguard. I got bridge a touch too close and it binds. May also smooth off the bottom of the bridge plate - had some roughness to it, but I was in a hurry to see what it would be like when complete, finguring it would have to come back apart. It did not immediately, but needs a couple more hours refining the trem fit and finish and pickguard fit. But hten it will be done. Till I upgrade the electronics or something. Then it will be finished...:rolleyes:

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