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

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  1. lewis

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    i was going to try that. I would need to buy a blank and some files and make my own though

    maybe the last mod later down the line
     
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    Sorry that my UK geography isn't up to par (just remember norfolk being pretty far south) but is London not relatively close? I would have thought there were a few there.......also Crimson Guitars is in Dorset - which might still be far away, I just know it's also far south :scratch:
     
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    White emg H arrived and sounds great!
    Will get some proper pics next restring.
     
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    Good looking guitar! And an awesome work on it!!! Congrats man!
     
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    which size of luminlay did you take ?
     
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    6mm diameter dude.
     
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    I fit some new string saver saddles today. Love how they feel and sound but I did split one somehow on install. Think a screw cross threaded slightly and cracked the saddle.
    At the moment it seems to still be working fine but I might order a couple more sets to get a few spare saddles and do my 8 string and replace this split one too at the same time.
     
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    thanks bro ;)
     
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    so over the last 2 days I have finished installing the String saver saddles, and making up the white pearloid truss rod covers. Truss rod cover is 2 layers of thin stuff that I stencilled from the stock one. Cut out, and glued everything together so its the stock cover, with 2 ply additional layers of white pearloid.

    This is where Im at now -

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    Still left to order is a white neck pickup.
    (Thinking either the HA so it pairs great with the H bridge pickup thats in there now or something like the 60. Anyone have any experience with single coil bridge, humbucker neck config ala Tele's? Any good?)
    and the new TKO EMG Killswitch + Solderless toggle switch with white Tip.

    Tone wise, thanks to the Single coil pickup in bridge, Im getting Tesseract - Polaris sounding rhythm tones. Very very cool.
     
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    would have been even cooler with one pup ;)
     
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    Looks good mate! How did you manage to squeeze the battery into the cavity?
     
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    I do normally like that myself haha. But I genuinely need more tonal options out of this guitar now my band are wanting to add huge ambience and solos in.
    Plus how un earth would I fill that neck route? and blend in the top haha.

    Ah well. In a way Im excited about getting a nice neck pickup in this.
     
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    Well atm there is loads of room given the toggle switch and other knob is missing.
    Im hoping that by sacrificing a knob, I will have enough room to make it all fit.

    The plan is Toggle switch, Killswitch, 1 knob.

    If the Killswitch takes up too much room, then I will just scrap that and go with 1 knob and just plug the empty hole with a blanking plug.
    Im hoping I can squeeze everything in though.
     
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    The killswitch should be one of the smallest components. I've done a few jobs with pushbutton kill switches, and the one on my mockingbird is only about the size of the rubber at the end of a pencil. Many are larger, but you can get them even smaller than mine.
     
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    good to know!!. Cheers dude.
    Hopefully then, it works out fine. As a cliche metal guitarist, "I never use tone knobs" so it makes sense to try something else.
     
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    well one option is, what I use a lot, to put a push-pull pot, as a pickup selector: button down, bridge, pull it up, bridge, save some space and easy to use option, thou you do have only 2 options and you cannot use easy connectors
     
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    Killswitch ordered.
    EMG now offer their own solderless killswitch so figured I would try that to make installation a piece of cake.

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    Last thing to be ordered at some point will likely be either an HA or 60 neck pickup (maybe leaning towards he latter), and a solderless toggle switch to link it all together and its done.
     
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    do you keep everything solderless ? because solering the old way could get you some space in the cavity...
     
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    atm yeah. I dont own a soldering iron and until my "studio/office under the stairs cupboard space" gets finished. (Electrician has done half the wiring in there and installed power etc) I was going to sort out getting that etc once its all done as I then will have a proper, safe space to do this kind of thing. (I have a near 2 year old daughter running around so cant exactly solder in the middle of my living room and my house does not have a dining room either).

    Plus, I dont mind having a drawer filled with spare EMG stuff if I end up not using this killswitch because of say, lack of room in this cavity etc haha.
    I will take some shots when I get it, of inside the cavity etc
     
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