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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of the Mercurys look really nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




How did these guy s fuck up the Noho thing so badly? They look awesome, they definitely could have turned that into something marketable
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Stang wrote:
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How did these guy s fuck up the Noho thing so badly?


IIRC it was Aug more than DDD, and the answer is alcohol and misogyny.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...and the answer is alcohol and misogyny.


Yeah, but that's your answer to everything Nick.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...and the answer is alcohol and misogyny.


Yeah, but that's your answer to everything Nick.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said this in another thread a while ago, I don't remember which, but the Noho neck is bowed and can't be fixed by the truss rod as that's as tight as it will go. I thought about fixing it, and Hurb offered to take a lok at it, but I never really loved the neck profile anyway, it's much too flat on the back - like a really skinny D. Obvious issues here, the neck pocket shape and that fact that it's virtually impossible to get a 24" left handed neck. Anyway fast forward a few months and I saw that those cheap Chinese necks on eBay now are available in 24" lefty! So I took a punt...for £51 shipped, it was worth a try. It arrived today and it's pretty good! The work seems decent, the headstock is small strat shape type - not completely accurate but who cares. The rosewood looks nice, with some interesting figuring. Frets are mostly good, they are nicely seated, but there are a couple of sharp ends that need sorting out. It's nicely sanded and on the face of it doesn't seem to have anything particularly wrong with it. Oh, apart from the fact the side dots are on the bottom Laughing I guess they just have a bunch of pre-prepared right handed fretboards. No biggie.



So the plan is to route out the neck pocket, get some tuners, a neck plate, sort out the fret ends, roll the fretboard and finish the neck. Will probably start a project thread when I get started...it may take some time Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah nice one! The original headstock was butters anyway!
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Totally Laughing
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I've had only bad luck with cheap Chinese necks that I ordered from Aliexpress. Two came with not working trussrods, I sold one as it is and the other I threw into a dumpster being in a bad mood. One more came slightly twisted but upon sitting on my desk for two weeks became completely twisted out of its normal shape. I guess they are using wood which isn't properly dried. I got a partial refund because I thought I could live with a slight twist and now I have no fucking idea what to do with it. I ordered the fourth neck and it also came a tad twisted. At this point I have no wish to deal with any of it. I'll probably fucking burn them or use as a club to murder stray cats, pigeons, old people and baby otters.

The project looks super fun. I hope your neck is of better quality than mine are and will look forward to see it completed
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's gonna look great with that neck!

I was thinking "matching orange headstock" too, but then saw "matching WHITE headstock" in my mind's eye, and, well, it looks great.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That neck grain actually looks really nice! Agreed with Doog matching white headstock would look pretty great!
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Good luck with the angled neck pocket tho :/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave the neck pocket, but grind the fuck out of the butt of the neck.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

again w/ your butt grinding, paul... Laughing

srsly, i do get curious as to how those guitars have faired 15'ish years on. hopefully, your neck issues aren't systemic...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a mitre saw to the neck like. It’s what they’re for
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
The project looks super fun. I hope your neck is of better quality than mine are and will look forward to see it completed

Thanks man - me too!

Doog wrote:
I was thinking "matching orange headstock" too, but then saw "matching WHITE headstock" in my mind's eye, and, well, it looks great.

Nick wrote:
That neck grain actually looks really nice! Agreed with Doog matching white headstock would look pretty great!

Oh damn! Yeah... FFS... lol

dots wrote:
srsly, i do get curious as to how those guitars have faired 15'ish years on. hopefully, your neck issues aren't systemic...

Lol I bet they are though!

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Leave the neck pocket, but grind the fuck out of the butt of the neck.

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Take a mitre saw to the neck like. It’s what they’re for

God dammit...you're right, but this is a whole different project!

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God dammit again! You might be right...!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's whether you'd end up fouling the truss rod.
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