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  • I love that song, if it's the song I'm thinking of, and I think it is - something American I reckon...
  • Nick has actually made his own pickups for some of his guitars - that makes him more of an expert than me. Maybe, if I knew the difference between impedance and resistance It was late. Yea, those killer ome things is what I meant. Thought…
  • Nail, head, hit! If it ain't broke... to put it another way I suppose. I will admit to having changed things myself, perhaps searching for an indefinable something I'm not even sure of, and then realized I miss what I had before. True value for mone…
  • Everyone needs a gold guitar in their stable. I need to fix that....! Lovely job Megi. The schematic you have looks really interesting. I’ve never seen one like that, so to have something a bit different would be inspiring I’m sure. Lots of funk…
  • They're ace! Love it.
    in My friend's kids Comment by Megi June 18
  • Personally, the gold on Megi's doesn't do anything for me (that's my problem, not Megi's) but the rest looks brilliant. You can see why when compoared to my 1986 Japanese HSS Strat. I got my Strat when it was 2 years old; wow, we have been togethe…
  • Where are the caps ? No caps, apart from the usual tone control one. It's not like the Gibson varitone switch they have on some models, if that's what you're thinking of?
  • That is LUSH ! Probably the most stunning Strat that I've ever seen. Thank you! for a 64 year old guitar design, that is quite something. What vision. I've never seen one that colour or lustre before. Thank you again Kevin - I don't know about th…
  • So, all the bits have now arrived, and I can do a mock-up of where we're going - I love the look now, hope you agree The pickups seem not too bad - they were a bit of a tight fit under the covers, so I very cautiously and carefully removed th…
  • They look like a great idea. I’d love to know how they feel to use, like, how easy it is to pick the position you want? Exciting stuff I’m watching this space Well, afraid on the back burner for the moment Nick - the unexpected strat build ha…
  • I continue to be really impressed with the quality of your work and that of the suppliers you choose, Megi. Thank you Lester! All I've done so far is a bit of sanding in the neck pocket, and laying the parts together and taking photos - so little ch…
  • Ivory pearl pickguard and backplate arrived - is it too much? I'm asking myself, but I hope the addition of clean chrome hardware and black pickups/knobs will cool it down, and give me something like the Suhr I took inspiration from.
  • Ooo very nice! This is going to be great. Having another tool in your kit would no doubt be handy, and you’ll learn more stuff along the way. I find different wirings inspiring so maybe you could try something other than the normal five way thing. …
  • Just some pictures of the limited progress so far - I had to sand the sides of the neck pocket to allow the neck to fit - it's now a snug but not too tight fit, which is about where things should be. There's a bit of nice birdseye figuring on the ne…
  • The body has arrived - it is very glossy, and very gold More of a yellowish gold than a coppery gold if that makes sense. Perhaps I was expected something a little subtler in looks I suppose, although I really don't mind - it's pretty much what I o…
  • Thanks chaps - I really think to be honest it's just having some sort of project on the go that is the thing I most enjoy. And also, if I see something, such as the image above, that gives me a funny turn, then I find that hard to resist. So this o…
  • Since I've only bleedin' gone and done it, I thought I'd better change the thread title - project thread now active! Next task is to source a really nice rosewood board neck that I can afford...
  • A combination of internet temptation, and my hopeless lack of willpower - result, I have just purchased this: http://www.northwestguitars.co.uk/vintage-gold-stratocaster-electric-guitar-body-2-piece-american-alder/
  • Excellent Derek!
  • I think they'd be fine to solder - but you're right, £40 is OTT. Axesrus has them listed at a more sensible price, but no actual stock - isn't it always the way? Anyhow, project on hold for now...
  • Clever stuff! There seem to be a fair few guitarists about now who don't play the guitar in the normal/intended way - using the body as a percussion instrument, using the tuners as above - not my kind of thing as a player myself, but I have to admit…
    in A little Legg up. Comment by Megi May 30
  • A goth would have been fun. I admit to enjoying the wedding footage on tv, but in the days since, it somehow all feels detached from reality, and at best irrelevant. I guess they're nice people, doing their best, and I can accept the Royal family br…
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  • Still always nice to hear what's been going on ES, and glad you've still got a few things on the burner. I don't think I've been gigging as long as you, but I have found that there are some bands that don't really rehearse enough (or ever in the cas…
  • Glad you are enjoying the sounds Graham, now go and play music without worrying about the gear. will do!
  • Yes megi one of my favourite overdriven sounds and one that turns heads of fellow musicians is a strat OOP bridge/middle with the guitar tone knocked back, an cheap Arion SOD-1 overdrive in the 'soft' option into a little marshall AVT20 combo which …
  • That is an impressive report, Megi. Thanks. Years ago, when I bought a BOSS stereo chorus pedal, I started playing with the idea of trying to use stereo when playing live but I learned that audiences do not line themselves up centrally to get the f…
  • Most impressive!
    in Impossible. Comment by Megi April 16
  • Just for what it's worth, in case of any interest, an update on the Megi gear situation... First off - those Marco Fanton Helix patches I mention above turned out to be great after all , especially the Litiga one, which basically has become my over…
  • I'm really unqualified to answer this - but I had a TC Electronic Hypergravity digital compressor pedal for a while, which I found quite good, except perhaps a tad noisy on high compression levels (although it could go to higher compression than ma…