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I built a guitar.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Peavey, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    Ah yeah, the Axis! Peavey makes the Wolfgang, d'oh!
     
  2. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    At that point I might even just take the frets off when it gets that high, and just have the markers. Man I kinda want one now.
     
  3. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Then there's the EVH Wolfgang.
     
  4. TurdDrive

    TurdDrive sam k

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    Nope,

    but i tell the laidies that i did. :lol:


    Yep, can get a lefthanded explorer easily, haha,
    thanks

    that there be the est birch plywood you can get your hands on :lol:






    Primer can be white or Gray, but i just picked the can at random :)

    First coat,
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dont be a nubcake

    Dont be a nubcake New Member

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    All those guitars are really cool. I want to try this one day myself, but as Peavey said...so many options..lol.

    I was wondering if any of you guys might be able to answer a question for me. I've noticed that some guitar necks (picture a maple neck) have a shine to them. Like maybe they have some sort of laquer on them, or other type of clearcoat. Some of the more high end strats like the Yngwie Signature model have this look. Does anyone know how that is done, and what is used? I thought maybe it could be ridiculous amounts of super fine sanding, but it just looks like there is something else on there to make it shine.

    This video of Yngwie shows what I mean pretty well. You can see the neck reflecting light and stuff if you look at the top of the neck (6th string area).
    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLa6iW7dRf4[/M]

    I've been scalloping strat necks lately, and I want to get this look!
     
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  6. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    I'd put money on him having Nitrocellulose Gloss Clear Coat over that whole neck. Grab a rattle-can from ReRanch.com, they make a great product and have tutorials on refinishing. much better than anything I've bought from Home Depot.

    Remember the lacquer will build up in the pockets of the scallops, so sand accordingly... I'd wrap the sandpaper 'round a pencil or marker and go up and down. Yeah.

    www.ReRanch.com, they also have forums!!!
     
  7. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    All you need for a stunning and very playable guitar neck...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dont be a nubcake

    Dont be a nubcake New Member

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    Sweet!! THANKS GUYS!!!! MUAHAHAHA!

    EDIT: That website rules, but I will consider both products. It may be a month or two before I actually try this, but I'm certainly going to try it. I'll like try it on this experimental Squier strat I bought. It's a "nicer" Squier. Still kinda crappy, but it has a maple body and a maple neck, and it was the first one I scalloped. I'll report in when I do it with pixors.
     
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  9. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    Have read a lot of threads favoring Tung Oil...


    in any case,

    GL, AMTFB w/U
     
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    Any way of reducing the action, even when my guitars bridge is set at its lowest?
     
  11. anaemic

    anaemic she touch your penis?

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    higher frets? :p



    rout the bridge cavity a little lower....
     
  12. M.A.D.X.W

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    You could cut the grooves deeper on the nut. Or file them, rather. ?
     
  13. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    Yep, follow M.A.D.X.W's advice and file your nuts.
     
  14. Dont be a nubcake

    Dont be a nubcake New Member

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    Floyd Rose or what? Thicker string gauge can help, but I'm not into anything past 10 gauge myself.

    (I prefer a "high" action....better tone, more control, and I actually find it easier to play really fast (160 bpm+) runs with a higher action. I honestly think most guitars off of the rack have action that is FAR too low, but that is just my opinion....fret buzzy. Let me say as well that I have two terms for that: fret buzz, and fret THUD. The former being VERY common.)

    P.S. Love Shadows Fall. (your pic) Been a big fan since there first album, and caught them on tour in the early days on the Art of Balance tour. Amazing group.
     
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    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    Hokai, here y'all go--it's nothin' too special, play some rockin' riffs and then some jazzy stuff in the second half.... hope y'all enjoy, or at least get a better impression of what I'm doin' in the guitar world.


    [m]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_TPQFpM53Q[/m]
     
  16. Festering Anus

    Festering Anus Cheeto Hans

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    Peavey, nice jammin bro.
     
  17. Entr0p1cLqd

    Entr0p1cLqd New Member

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    @Peavy - not too shabby at all.

    I've attached a couple pics of my bass (custom built Shuker). It's awesome to play; but I don't have any vids. What you can't tell is that the finger board dots have blue LED's behind them so I can light them up :)
     

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  18. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    :eek2: God DANG that is one sweet lookin' bass, bet it plays great. That is definitely one CADILLAC of a bass.... Are those active pickups? My friend's got a 5-string Warwick bass, definitely got loads of different tones in that thing.

    Anus, thanks for the feedback :tup:
     
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    Entr0p1cLqd New Member

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    It's awesome. I love it.

    Passive EMGs. They put out a heck of a signal and sound great. I play through a GT-6B so I use that to do all my signal shaping. It's more reliable at gigs although I mostly just leave the output from the bass as-is.

    Warwick's are nice basses to play, and as you say very good at giving out lots of different tones.
     
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