NGD!!! [S-7 Customs Content] the official thread

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  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    For those that watched this one come together you know for sure what you will be seeing here. For those that haven't, today is my official NGD for the guitar that I have been building. I have finally finished it and it is an absolute beast.
    It looks great! Feels great! plays great! and sounds amazing!!!
    So the breakdown of it is as follows:

    1996 Squier Bullet Series (full thickness) body that is heavily modified with Fullerton style contours on the belly and forearm cuts and tapered neck pocket for more comfort. I also opened up the bottom cutout a LOT in order to make the upper frets more accessible as well as rounded the back of that area to be more comfortable when the hand is that far up. Though I don't ever find my hand hitting the body there yet. I also modded the body from a standard 6 point trem to the Floyd Rose that you see here.

    The neck was a cheap $30 eBay neck that I got tp practice some things on but ended up being nice enough that I wanted to use it on something. Stainless Steel frets, heavily scalloped and a Floyd Rose locking nut shelf added to it.

    The pickups are a squeaky Mean set from Bootstrap that I got from another member here. I wired them to a 5 way switch. Positions are 1. Bridge, 2. Bridge/Neck (series), 3. Bridge/Neck (parallel), 4. Bridge/Neck (Series out of phase), 5. Neck. The two tone knobs are more of a tone contouring system...the top knob is the normal treble cut and the bottom is a bass cut (like you see on G&L guitars)

    The plastics on the pickups are really limited when it comes to P90s so I painted them to fit the theme of the guitar. I thought about using a black pickguard on this one but decided to stay with the white because I really wanted to be able to relate the guitar to both the old and the new.

    This guitar was themed after the Bullit Mustang.
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    I had never really thought much of the color until I saw it on one of the 2019 models and just fell in love with it and thought it would look great on a strat with all the curves on the body. So I had a guy that I work with who does minor body repair work on the side for used car dealerships mix me some paint from the Bullit Code. It is actually called Dark Highland Green for those that want to know.

    The scalloping took a bit to get used to. In fact, I am still getting used to it but it is really not as weird as I thought it would be this soon into it. I quite like it, actually. My touch has lightened up a ton already and bending the strings is insanely easier...both due to the scalloped board and the stainless frets. It is definitely not afraid of any amplifier out there. It will grab it by the shoulders and just knee it in the junk as hard as you want it to. It goes from nice and pretty to full on mean and Grizzly.

    Alright!!! Enough of the banter and now for the real reason for an NGD! The porn!!!

    Bullit Strat 1.jpg Bullit Strat 2.jpg Bullit Strat 3.jpg Bullit Strat 4.jpg Bullit Start 5.jpg

    I will try to get some good sound bites with it later today or tomorrow.
     
  2. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice!
     
  3. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Dude, your tag line is the reason I do these. I don't keep a budget to buy the really nice and expensive guitars so I build them. LOL

    Thank you for the compliment too.
     
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    Beautiful work... a very nice guitar...

    Now you need to find one of those Mustang bullit and take picture next to it :)
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Working on that now. last year I did a Jackson dinky Themed after a Dodge Charger and the Police Athletic League using all Dodge colors for an auction. I was able to get a pic of it in front of a blue Charger (PPV) easy enough since I work for them. This one is a little tougher unless I can get one of the dealerships that we buy from to let me come in and pose it.
     
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    Great job! Sweet lookin' guitar!
     
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    Congrats, great looking build.
     
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    !! GORGEOUS !!
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I finally got a chance to get a recording done with it. This was done on three tracks and I am not a sound engineer and there are some mistakes but you can hear what it can do. It really pushes the amp hard. I also am still nursing a really tender index finger on my fretting hand so I was playing really gingerly.

    I think it really shows how dynamic this guitar can be because it was all recorded on the clean channel with a little OD from a KWM Klone into a Carbon Copy into a Biyang Tri-Reverb into the Amp. Recorded with a Sure SM57 into a Fostex MR-8HD/CD. I really didn't have to get after it much at all for it to start pushing speaker into breakup. I only had the master volume on the amp set at about 2 1/2 so really it's just a bit over normal bedroom levels.

    Sorry about the long tail with silence I didn't realize it was there until I uploaded it.
     
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    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Excellent job all the way through! You had a great vision, all starting with a car color and it turned out fantastic!
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    Nice work. Congrats on your skills!
     
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    That guitar looks really slick! Well done!
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Nice work!!! Love that color, sounds like a cool pickup set and wiring.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Really nice.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thanks guys!!!

    I forgot to say that the pickup settings I used were: normal N/B in parallel for the chord track...Neck only for the hook riff...and for the melody it was neck/bridge in series. I didn't get to the bridge only or the out of phase just because I didn't feel it fit the song. Plus the finger was starting to get a little tender after several takes on the tracks already.