And So Begins a Transformation...

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Xk6m6m5X, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    I nearly dropped the hammer on a Dean From Hell a while back, but I’m thinking of doing something along the same line as you have, you know ML shape’ish but do my own thing. It’s never gotten any further than the idea stage.
     
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    Ive had this idea kicking around now for about 8ish years....never had the money to do anything about it though until recently so as soon as the opportunity arose...i f$^king sent it lol. I had an ml years ago that i sold, in hind sight i should have upgraded it but to late now
     
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  3. Xk6m6m5X

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    Input jack route, as to keep the cable from wrapping all around the leg fulcrum :agreed:
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    All thats left now is neck screws and bridge post 20191124_172158~2.jpg B)
     
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    So kinda want an invader with blades instead of hex screws......is there such and animal?
     
  6. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    Not sure how good it is.
     

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    I actually was thinking about an invader/el diablo cross a few days ago.....i hate those pole pieces with a passion though...
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    It’s one ugly pickup for sure
     
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    You could just swap the poles for socked head screws like the Black Winter but bigger diameter... It would look sick and the would should not be very different, probably a bit sharper/tighter...

    It is pretty easy to swap pole pieces when are actual screws like those and even changing the length or the alloy can change the sound and character of a pickup so it is a very easy and cheap way to fine tune an almost perfect pickup.
     
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  10. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

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    Hey Kornfann1024, where’s the build up to please?
     
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    Just neck screws, holiday hold up lol so soon
     
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    Strictly a teaser..0:) 20191206_091003~2(1).jpg
     
  13. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    Dang. It’s already looking damn good. What do you think you’ll do with paint/finish?
     
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    Im gonna stick with the matte gray of the 5ex1, im not i to flashy finishes
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    Yeah nice mate. That neck looks fast as all get out. I have an RG neck from back in the day and am thinking of doing something similar. It’s an awesome neck I had it refretted a few years back but haven’t done anything with it. But your idea is giving me ideas.
     
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    I have an ibanez that belong to my late uncle that is the best neck ive ever put my hands on, but it have some flat spots in the frets and im affraid to do anything to it
     
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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    This neck was the same divots in the rosewood and the frets were way beyond repair. I almost threw it out but it just feels really nice in the hand. A luthier local to me came recommended from another guitar player and he did a brilliant job. Stoked.
     
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    This, its currently apart and im gathering parts, the bridge was AWFUL, i wanted to keep it as orginal to what my uncle had as possible but still tweek it to my liking so i "filled" the middle pickup with a hard foam cover it in silicone and am awaiting a friend of mine to wrap it in vinyl.

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    Sweet baby jesus.....I'm in love


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    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    It’s sick. I’m really digging that shape
     
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