NGD - Fan fret Baritone 6 string! (Charcoal burst)

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  1. lewis

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    some better pics.

    Nearly dried now (you can still see some wet areas) and after this 1st layer of the Onyx coloured oil tint, Im going to do 1 more and call it a day.

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    messed up oh well
     
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    haha shame. Happens to the best of us dude.
    Stay strong, you must rebuild.....
     
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    got the fretboard all done and luminlay inlays in on the front.
    Nice and black and the dots glow brilliantly.
    Need a tiny sand in place to be completely flush but they dont stick out enough to catch on anything and everything still plays smoothly!. They look so so good in the dark. I cant really capture it properly for some reason. Pics look trash showing them. I need to try and get better shots at some point.

    Plays brilliantly now.
    Next up, white Pear shaped pearloid tuner buttons!.

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    Looks unbelievably better and plays amazing now!. Fitted with the Ernie Ball Baritone set 72. on bottom. Adjusted the Truss rod!. Plays great with no buzzes.
     
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  7. lewis

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    thinking of upgrading the mono rail saddles to ABM ones?
    anyone think its worth the upgrade?. (and if they would fit/lineup?)

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    I think there might be a height difference as this seems to be a higher in measurements

    I'd go for hipshot ones. they are really create.[​IMG]
    or if you want to replace just the saddles, go with
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/graph_tech_stringsaver_gt8fo.htm?ref=search_rslt_string+saver_175417_7

    they should be really good or order separate hipshot saddles(2 shorter ones for the low strings and 4 standards for higher)
     
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    Had those on my Skervesen and they were amazing. Rather expensive to buy though, like €35 each?
     
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    got some outdoor pictures today with some new white pearloid tuner buttons on.
    Im going to order Grover kidney bean style white ones instead because these dont quite fit properly (they dont tigthen enough basically - a few are loose'ish) But I will wait until the next restring to make 100% sure. Still got to wood fill around and sand the inlay dots for a more smooth finish around them.

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    done a mockup of what I want to achieve from this -

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    So when i am done, what we will have is:-

    Locking tuners
    White pearloid tuner buttons
    Graphite nut (stock)
    Graphtech string saver saddles (still to buy)
    White Toggle switch tip
    White Rubber strap washers
    EMG HX and HAX in white (single coils in humbucker housing - still to buy)
    EMG TKO Solderless killswitch (Just released still to buy)

    then Im going to spray paint the truss rod cover white too.
     
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    Found these,
    GRAPH TECH TUSQ SADDLES, up the game of white.
    Also why no white button.

    I love the concept of white pick-ups with active look, but I really myself don't like the tone of EMG, I would spill out little bit more with the similar looking white Bareknuckle Blackhawks, impulse set.
    and just install a standard white momentary button as a kill-switch(if you want to go fancy get a LED one)
     
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    ooh nice!. Will defo grab some of those. Thanks

    Also, EMG are making solderless killswitch buttons now but as far as I know only do them black.
    I could always try and paint it or cover with a sticker or something to get that white button look.
    Have you tried the EMG S and SA pickups? (The single coil ones) because they are actually really really nice sounding single coils. In this instance I have no problem getting them in this (but in humbucker casing). Bareknuckle are obviously incredible, but just out of my price range for what I want to achieve with this.
     
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    I've tried some EMG's, but not these ones, but never was happy with them, I always liked the SD blackouts more - but at the moment I am a fully passive guy. I have put myself Lace Deathbuckers in this guitar and they work, but hope that I can upgrade them with Blackhawks down the line, to have bit more body to them - they are quite identical in a way to EMG's that is why I recommended them.
     
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    ooh nice. Got any pics of the Laces in this guitar?
    I tried the Deathbar in an old 8 string and I didnt like it personally. The Xbar would have been better for me in Bridge.


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    I will soon do a full post of my guitar, I need to put the neck one back as currently have a replacement there, that will go to my tele.

    The button I meant more like :[​IMG]
     
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    New phone means better night time pictures.

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    Lookin good man! I agree with indreku that a white volume knob would look great. IMO the white saddles look out of place. And you should do the truss rod cover out of Perloid culluloid like you originally planned - would look much better than spraying the existing cover IMO.
    Great bloody job with the luminlay dots - fantastic!
     
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    yeah I will do the Pearloid truss rod cover. I found a company that sell much smaller sheets perfect for a few truss rod covers etc. Rather than the larger ones ideal for whole pickguards and being left with loads of leftovers.
    I will buy some White knobs and see :)

    about the tusq saddles, I know..Im so undecided about it. ive hovered over the buy button a few times.
    Not sure whether to play safe and buy the black versions instead.
    hmmm decisions haha.

    thanks for the comments about the dots. Im trying to do a few things to neaten up parts of the job I was abit sloppy with. Today I sanded some of them smooth that were slightly raised. And Im going to buy a black wax filler stick to rub in around the dots where I made some small gauges by mistake getting the stock dots out.
    one thing that did annoy me is one of the stock dots, on the 24th fret, was drilled down deeper than the others. So installing the replacement meant it "sunk" into the fretboard too much. Does not affect playability but is slightly annoying. The fretboard is higher than that particular dot.

    Im waiting on some razor blades to arrive to scrape off some excess glue from the factory fret install.

    I then need to do a top up coat of the Polyx oil tint on parts of the board that some sanding happened on to top up the black and the protection and then the board is done. Ive had NO stain go onto my fingers since I applied some coats of the Oil tint. It completely protects the board and seals it. Winner.

    Ive enjoyed every minute of this particular mod and will certainly be doing my other guitars when I get around to it.
    I wish there was a great luthier around my area. I would get some Stainless Steel frets installed.
     
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    maybe thou white bone/tusq nut as well
     
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