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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How did that go with the 2k over nitro?


I've never had a problem. Test on scrap.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How did that go with the 2k over nitro?


I've never had a problem. Test on scrap.


Thanks. That is good to know.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cobbled together a reasonable facsimile of the 78 chain strap. Strangely comfortable.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so cool!

For you?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, it's mine.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome...Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mucho Gusto approval on the EVH. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makeover time.

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After:



The body is a generic ebay basswood thing I bought many years ago and used as a backup to my old faithful sunburst Strat. A couple of years ago I painted it coral, then a few months ago did the single humbucker thing. The neck is a $39 Chinese grab, and the pickup is a $10 bargain. I got the Floyd for $16 on Amazon, and the paint is Valspar something or other.

I was shooting for something akin to the 83-84 era with the Kramer beak neck, but I hadn't told anyone my plans. Ironically, for my birthday a few days ago, the kids gave me a framed vinyl copy of 1984. Funny how things work. Laughing


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome Mark.Happy birthday again buddy.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joeglow wrote:
That's awesome Mark.Happy birthday again buddy.

Thanks Joe. Very Happy

A few more details ...

The body had a humbucker rout at the neck, so I filled it SG Lou-style with a piece of basswood I had laying around and re-did the rout for a Strat pickup. The funky bridge and middle routs were done freehand.

I had a non-working Strat pickup, so I masked the coil, base, and poles and painted it with Fusion maroon (whatever they call that color--I already had the paint and it's come in handy a couple of times).

The wires aren't soldered to the switch, just stuffed in there. The switch was an extra one in the box, and I sprayed it heavily with RR Butterscotch to make it look old and corroded.

I have several Strat pickguards, so I picked the most used one and cut it with metal shears. The tone knob got a shot of Butterscotch to yellow it up, then I sanded that back a bit.

As for the coin, I hate to mess up a quarter because, hey. It's a quarter. I found a 10 Lira coin in the lining of my work coat. No idea where that came from, but it's basically worthless. So now it's on the guitar. Laughing

This neck sucks, so it will be replaced. But for now, it works for show.

I rolled up a strip of duct tape and put it on like Ed used to do, and stuck some picks on there. Ingenious.

Looking for the reflectors for the back. I might go with reflector tape, but if I find a deal, who knows?

Anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job!!! That ranks with the best Franky paint jobs I have seen.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dvlsadvc8t wrote:
Great job!!! That ranks with the best Franky paint jobs I have seen.

Thanks man. It's nowhere near "accurate" but I like it.

Here are my two versions of the Franky, side by side.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what was wrong with the neck on the RWB, but it wouldn't intonate. The $30 price tag was likely the problem. Laughing

I picked up another cheapo neck that fits better and actually intonates. I got the headstock much closer to the Kramer beak this time, too.



Unboxing to cutting the nut shelf, to fret work, to headstock mod, to light coat of BLO, to mounting and string-up: about 3 hours. Cool
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