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  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
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PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:21 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Thanks for the nice comments.

The equipment recipe for my tone in this video is :
Ultrasonic pickups
"secret weapon" ancient Yamaha PG1 guitar preamp
Marshall 9005 tube power amp
a pa ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:40 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
I have posted a YT vid playing this guitar.

There is plenty of string bending and finger vibrato going on, especially in the solo section in the middle, which may be of interest to anybody concerne ...
  Topic: Evertune bridge
bobnagy

Replies: 4
Views: 315

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:50 pm   Subject: Evertune bridge
>>>
You can set it up to allow for vibrato and bending, but there is a limit for which it needs to be setup, and then there is what can only be described as a "vibrato-gate" in whi ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:58 am   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Over the months of time that this post has been up on this board, this place where short scale fans congregate, I have received zero replies from anybody interested in doing what I have done. That's ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
>>> I'm intrigued by the ultrasonic pickups

I first heard about them when I was at GIT in the late 80s. Some of the instructors there were using them. I also think Tom Anderson used them ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:54 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Yes, the Evertune bridge requires substantial wood removal. However, in my opinion, it's well worth doing. I cannot speak highly enough about the Evertune. It's life changing.

This short scale p ...
  Topic: Cheapo LP Junior kit finished!
bobnagy

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Views: 1721

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:34 pm   Subject: Cheapo LP Junior kit finished!
The connections to the output jack are reversed/backwards.
Red wire should go to the tip, black wire to the sleeve.
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:59 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Pictures of the body in progress.
Warmoth walnut body, bathtub pickup rout, Evertune bridge rout, tru-oil finish being applied.

http://bestnetworx.com/uploader/files/796/Shorty3/image0.jpeg

htt ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:23 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
I just got the new neck from the luthier yesterday.
It is completely beautiful. They did a superb job.
On Friday, I'm off to see my other luthier with all of the parts for Evertune bridge routing, ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:10 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
>>>
I would say that most people here aren’t that interested in strats, so the idea of a short scale strat isn’t that appealing. Newer shortscales, though not as short as yours, like the ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:07 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
>>> wasn't the 90s Mexican duosonic neck a shortscale conversion that could be bolted onto a 25.5 body?

All of my measurements quoted here come from the marvelous measurement data compiled ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:28 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call attention to detail !
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:03 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Here is Shorty version 2.

http://bestnetworx.com/uploader/files/796/Shorty2/IMG_9638.JPG

WTF Bob, this doesn't look short at all, you say ? Correct, but read on if you wish.

To attempt to re ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:22 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
To illustrate how I got to the point of creating a custom neck, here are some pictures of my previous (non-custom) attempts.

Shorty 1.0, made from an Indo Squire Strat body, and an Indo Squire Mini ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:55 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
>>> Please keep updating us as it progresses.

Sure, I'm happy to do so !

>>> I admire your tenacity and determination to get it just the way you want it, Bob.

Thanks.
This ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:40 am   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Some pictures of the new custom short neck :

http://bestnetworx.com/uploader/files/796/Shorty3/IMG_6015.JPG
http://bestnetworx.com/uploader/files/796/Shorty3/IMG_6014.JPG
http://bestnetworx.com/u ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:21 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
>>> it would be so much easier to go the other way around and build a body

Thanks for your reply.
I think that's very on topic actually, and a good idea well worth discussing.
After all, ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:42 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
First of all, I want to give large thanks to all of the people who contributed to and compiled the section containing measurements etc. of various Fender necks of all scale lengths. That is hugely us ...
  Topic: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
bobnagy

Replies: 32
Views: 1918

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:31 pm   Subject: Custom short scale conversion necks for Strat
Hello fellow short scale lovers !

I have been on a quest for a professional quality short scale instrument, specifically a Strat, for quite a number of years now. I am writing here in the hope tha ...
 
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