The Official Decibel Guitars Thread - builds in progress

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by darren, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd has left the building

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    Take me with you!
     
  2. sted

    sted Active Member

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    Hey Darren, any pics of a Superbird build? I did trawl this thread and hit google up to no avail, I have a stirring in my loins when I look at the CAD model of it!
     
  3. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    I haven't started a build yet. I'll likely be prototyping it in the next couple of months.

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  4. sted

    sted Active Member

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    Awesome!

    Well if you decide to part with the proto I'll be waiting with my chequebook! I actually have a Jaden Rose proto as well, maybe I could mate them? :agreed:

    in the meantime I shall add my name to your waiting list as I'm pretty sure I'll be needing one of these in my life.
     
  5. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    fuuuuuuuuuck :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  6. Cloudy

    Cloudy Pacific Wood Lab

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    Interesting design, can't wait to see it in action.
     
  7. narad

    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    The new site looks great, and renders like these are half the reason I want to see what a solid color Decibel would look like (like my order specs!).
     
  8. SkullCrusher

    SkullCrusher SS.org Regular

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    Absolutely in love with these designs. So phresh and original.

    Roll on build 193 (i think) :)
     
  9. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    I've been busting my ass on getting the model for the Javelin R refined to my satisfaction. It's bloddy difficult modelling something with almost NO straight edges or surfaces on it whatsoever.

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    Here's a render for the Javelin R headless body shape. The body is scaled down by 10% so it looks a little more in proportion when you lop the headstock off, and there are slight modifications made to back edge contour to allow for ease of tuning.

    Shown here as a 27" scale 8-string, which is being built for Fred.

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  10. Fred the Shred

    Fred the Shred Shrederick

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  11. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    dB13 just about wrapped up to head to its new owner:

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  12. JoeGuitar717

    JoeGuitar717 Balaguer Guitars/Dark Matter Instruments

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    The db13 turned out great!
     
  13. sted

    sted Active Member

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    Love that duvet like case! Very nice!
     
  14. SkullCrusher

    SkullCrusher SS.org Regular

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    Is the hipshot bridge recessed?
     
  15. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Yes, the bridges are recessed, since the tops are curved.
     
  16. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Stuff currently on my bench:

    Josh's insane cocobolo top glued up. This will be a Javelin R.
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    Alexander's lefty AMX. Alex opted for a pickguard, so he can swap out the neck humbucker for a single coil. This is why the neck pickup cavity is a unique shape.
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    Under 3.5 lbs. for a solid ash body is pretty decent!
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    Saverino's Javelin SL, which is the first "superleggera" to be built. Koa top on An incredibly lightweight Toona mahogany back.
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    Under 2.5 lbs. for the SL body! And there's no chambering.
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  17. JoshuaVonFlash

    JoshuaVonFlash SSBRO.org regular

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    The top on that first plank :holy:
     
  18. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    ^This. Also that's a really cool idea with the pickguard and neck pickup route!
     
  19. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    It's nothing new, really. Many Strat-type guitars have a "swimming pool" route under the pickguard, so you can pretty much install whatever pickups you like just by swapping out the pickguard.
     
  20. ElysianGuitars

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    I, for one, appreciate the whole "taking out as little wood as possible approach." :yesway:
     

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