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  • Thanks Bry! The Crimson guitars chap never disappoints, I like their style, and good to know I have options, and can always just go the burnt look if nothing else is working. Although with this build, I really would like to evoke the feeling of soar…
  • Thanks Nick - this is the sort of thing where a bit of forum support from those who have trod the same path can help, appreciated. Actually, the Rust Oleum stuff does not appear to be far from my deep sky blue ideal anyhow: The cap on the can is …
  • Oh, I don't know, I probably just need to plough on with the current plan, and just focus on the bit that's next rather than worrying about the final result too much. If I can get the body into a filled, smoothed and primed state that looks like it …
  • Thanks Nick, nice to know someone out there understands! I've been doing a bit of paint stripping yesterday and today - and removed I guess about a third of the finish off the back of the guitar, using a small paint/wallpaper scraper and heat gun. …
  • Those are nice blues Nick! but I think I'm more trying to get that vivid deep sky blue of a sunny day, just the merest hint of haze in there, but a little darker than those - can you tell I've been thinking about this quite a bit? Re the colours, I…
  • Effusive over the top praising of new artists (and some older ones) seems common these days (hello the BBC) - I suppose enthusiasm is a good thing, and I don't really want to knock the artists concerned. It's all down to taste of course, but I tend …
  • Inspiration! - always an important thing for me with a build, and although I do always have ideas about the kind of sound I'm going for, I admit to being a bit shallow in that I become more obsessed about how the guitar is going to look. And so for…
  • I noticed the Tonerider pups as well - I did once have an alnico 4 humbucker that I found underwhelming, but I suspect that was just badly suited to the guitar and what I was after. And I tried a tele hot classics set that didn't seem right, but I n…
  • Too good mate!
  • You absolutely succeeded - a custom build look is what you've got, as opposed to a partscaster where someone's made a few obvious alterations for no reason. The result of a well thought out overall look, and great guitar building skills!
  • Phew that's a relief (no pun intended). It does look pretty though. That flame is great! I just love flamed necks. You definitely sound like an upstanding chap who knows the difference between expecting good service and whining because it's not pe…
  • Indeed, beautifully flamed maple. I wonder how thorough MS is in his inspections. It will look good with a nice deep sky blue spray job on the body, and the white pearl scratchplate I'm planning. The flame is a definite bonus. "MS" does seem to have…
  • Good news, a change of heart - looked at the maple tele neck one last time this morning, and found, although the access hole is badly cut, that I can safely adjust the truss rod. It's less than perfect, but cosmetically, the neck is good, and I neve…
  • You've definitely given the guitar a bit of a different look Nick, and taken things away from the Strat vibe, and in a good way, I'd have to say. Although I do love the strat look also.
  • Lost on naive old me I'm afraid KP - I have to admit to ignorance of George Ezra, and a lot of the current pop crop for that matter. And he does have, dare I say it, a decent, distinctive singing voice. Did think the song was a bit boring though, an…
  • The scallops are so you can adapt it to bass or lead guitar. Why didn't I think of that? Genius!
    in Fancy nuts... Comment by Megi June 21
  • Cheers Nick - not even a fingerboard to remove on this one, as it's a one-piece maple neck. But I'm not even going close to doing any such major work on the neck, it's defective and going back for a full refund. I'm doing my best not to dis the reta…
  • Cheers Nick, I was quite prepared to accept the odd minor flaw and less than perfection, knowing how these things tend to be. As long as I have a decent, workable neck really. Anyhow, I did look carefully at the neck to see if there was any way I …
  • Incredibly annoying, but there is a fatal fault with the new neck I've just received, in that the hole to access the truss rod is so badly cut, I can't properly get a hex tool in the bolt to adjust it. Really sad, as it's otherwise a gorgeous neck, …
  • And... about to unbox neck purchase attempt number 2 - I suppose one plus is that at least I've had 2 retail therapy moments for the price of one.
  • I suppose I was thinking an Artec alnico magnet bridge like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Artec-Hot-Rails-Single-Coil-Humbucker-Pickup-for-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitars-/371624504430?var=&hash=item56868bec6e:m:mdCtLotR-GJOf90BEHU8LKg I would…
  • Bum! that's a shame, left it too late I suppose! Still black is nice also...
  • Just had the thought that because I use 11s, the extra tension might also help with the string pull situation. If I have one criticism of the xs62n's, then I wish the bridge pickup was wound a bit hotter. From memory it's about 9 or 9.5K, I think fr…
  • Zebra with chrome fittings still seems to come up as an option (I don't think that means zebra coils under a chrome cover), and also Gold, which of course with a gold plate cover. Can't remember if the covers they had on the foreign made pickups wer…
  • Good pop music pickups I'd say, and good for clean sounds through effects. Powerful, clean, defined... The string pull actually doesn't seem too bad, although I tend to have my pickups adjusted a bit lower than some would.
  • whoa. Yea, that aint cheap! I'm sure you'll be very very happy with it though. Oh definitely. And worth a weekend trip across the country just to try them Not cheap certainly! The sort of thing where one wants to be sure all the specs and detail…
  • I'm sure it's true that the Pawn Stars stuff is staged, and especially with the big value unusual items such as the Hendrix strat - I do like to think at least some of that program's content has an element of truth to it at least though, leave me th…
    in Signed Guitars Comment by Megi June 21
  • RIP indeed - part of my childhood, and a fondly remembered one at that, a true gentleman. Re the comedy gold, I have never forgotten the moment Simon Groom said "what a beautiful pair of knockers" on Blue Peter.
    in Brian Cant Comment by Megi June 21
  • I think I will end up getting one of those classic 50s in - I'll try the GFS surf 90 first for this tele project, but it would always be nice to have the option of putting in a PAF humbucker type in the neck slot. Might stretch to some new steel sad…
  • Yes, I wondered about things like you mention Nick, but at the end of the day, frankly I doubt it makes any discernible difference. But it does look classy, which is reason enough in my book
    in Fancy nuts... Comment by Megi June 19