New Build - Heretic Paradigm 6

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  1. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD SS.org Regular

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    So I took this afternoon of from work (because I felt like it) and I used some of that time working on this guy.

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    I sanded the dye back so that, when I re-apply it, the grain lines will be darker. I did the same thing with this blue guy: blueguy.jpg

    And I think it worked pretty well.

    Also the neck is sanded and ready for seal/dye/spraying (or will be, as soon as I go get some acetone and scrub off the super glue).

    (Also, I got a new phone, so the photos are a bit better. Yay.)
     
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    HaMMerHeD SS.org Regular

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    So right now the body weighs 1395 grams, and the neck weighs 1175 grams.

    For mah fellow amuricans, that's 3 pounds, 1 ounce for the body 2lbs, 9 ounces for the neck.

    So, without hardware, we're looking at 5lbs, 10 ounces, or about 2.5 kg.

    The blue one, fully assembled as it sits right now, weighs 4.071kg, which is about 9lbs. So there's that. (It's made from regular hard, heavy northern White ash, so I expect the 6 string will be...maybe a little lighter? About the same? I don't know. We'll see I guess.)
     
  3. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    That purple looks even better now! I love it sanded back like this. Cant wait to see this finished.
     
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    HaMMerHeD SS.org Regular

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    So here's Dye Job II: The Deepening

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    And there it will stay.
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    This looks a lot like a hybrid of two of my designs. That's not an accusation, that's me saying I like your taste! :)
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Same! I wasn't keen on the dark purple but I love the light, sanded purple with grain lines!
     
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    Sorry to disappoint! It was always going to be that deep Royal Purple.
     
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    Time for a seal coat...

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    I'll apply it with a foam brush, then level sand and apply again.

    The neck will get the same thing, and the sealer is how I'll keep the purple dye from staining the back of the headstock.

    Hopefully.
     
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    HaMMerHeD SS.org Regular

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    So...the sealer fucked up my color. Dissolved the dye and made it run.

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    Or rather, I fucked up the color with the sealer.

    Dumb thing to do. I should have anticipated it. So...imma strip it down to bare wood, redo the dye, and spray the clearcoat directly on, no sealer. (The neck will still need a sealer...more on that later.)

    Super fun times.
     
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    Defyantly Aspiring Builder

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    Dude that's a bummer. Hope it comes out ok on the next go around!
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Man I wish I had said something. I've never had a good time rubbing shellac directly onto dye. Spraying it works okay if you do light coats iirc.

    You'll get it cleaned up though. Godspeed.
     
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    Yeah its really not a huge deal. Just a brief setback. I should have realized that shellac dissolved in alcohol was going to mess with my color. C'est la vie.
     
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    Water will move it around too. Basically brushing is bad.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    alcohol+ alcohol based dyes =bad day. I did the same thing on my strandberg refinish and had to sand off the shellac.
     
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    Here we go...again...
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    I really hate sanding.
     
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    I am way beyond ready to be done with this fucking bass. So today I finished sanding all the shit off.

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    Or at least as much as I care to.
     
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    Looks great and i love the purple!
     
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    So I just went in to start spraying more clear coats, and noticed this.

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    So....I think I'm done with this stupid fucking project. I would rather burn the whole thing than sand that shit back off A-FUCKING-GAIN.
     

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