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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What the Dickens...?


odd, but hopefully functional, it was on ebay a few months back, a rickenbacker ripoff if you will.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
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What the Dickens...?


odd, but hopefully functional, it was on ebay a few months back, a rickenbacker ripoff if you will.


kinda looks like...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right, so that acoustic went for $430, so it looks like i might try the ugly fake rick style headstock, should be interesting on a narrow 6 string neck
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

update on the malikaster v2.0, i talked to sub and he is dealing with the pick guard issue, please excuse the pics, a photographer i am not...





















the contours i wanted aren't there, but i can have my luthier throw those on quick before it goes in for paint, the wait was long but hopefully the build goes a bit more smoothly. i'll leave you guys to your own opinions of the construction, keep in mind i asked for a raw body.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I still think those Malikcaster bodies would look more... natural with uncomfortable, squared off sides as per a real Tele... The body just becomes too rounded and curvy with the radiusing, especially with the rounded, curvy Tele Bigsby plate/Jag trem (which are otherwise totally cool in any case Cool

But I guess you wanted contouring (and didn't get them, for some reason) anyway, I do think the contours will help the body look less fat...

Then again, who am I to judge... I made a completely stupid and pointless Jazzmasting Telecaster too. lulz. A bare wood body is always a relief after you've spent hours shaving off old finish, as well. So the guard is too short for the plate too, or is this spoken of issue something else? Wow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



This from the people who said with Robert's work you were "losing out" somehow. That's an incredibly shoddy join.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope that's just a leftover pencil-mark or a trick of the camera... I figured he'd have mentioned if it was anything other, then again he posted a few pictures of that, didn't he.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hope that's just a leftover pencil-mark or a trick of the camera... I figured he'd have mentioned if it was anything other, then again he posted a few pictures of that, didn't he.


He said "make your own judgements" which suggests to me he's clearly unhappy, and rightly so. That looks fucking ridiculous.

You can tell it's not pencil, I can see glue in it. It's just a really poorly clamped join. Well done, NoHo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ask for inlays? I think I'd be sending the body back if you did, or I'd offer to get your luthier to do it and send them the bill if they'd prefer that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bevel on the pickguard does not look constant. There seems to be a jagged edge to the bottom part. Why are they still burning the bodies when they route?

That glue line looks like the two bodies aren't even close to each other with a nice thick layer between the pieces. Possibly even a ridge that will require filling before finishing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is a joint line that will need filling

they only did the body, the neck is warmoth and i ordered it w/o the inlays as warmoth does not have fender sized inlays.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
it is a joint line that will need filling

they only did the body, the neck is warmoth and i ordered it w/o the inlays as warmoth does not have fender sized inlays.


How much did this cost you? There's no way I'd settle for this. It's not fit for purpose.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have no shame.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cost was $225 usd, payed in full july second via paypal

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh you are fucking kidding me
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats up with the pg not matching the control plate? Are making a custom one?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking it wasn't so bad for a DIY job, then I saw the NoHo in the neck pocket. When you pay $225 you're paying professional prices. Is the pickguard/control plate error also NoHo?

If nobody has any objections I reserve the right to punch Aug in the face when I visit California.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Whats up with the pg not matching the control plate? Are making a custom one?


I think they did it for a Jag control plate rather than Mustang
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the cost was $225 usd, payed in full july second via paypal


WHAT?

I'd be wanting the money back. Fucking, you gave them your money, and it took them SIX MONTHS, to put together a shoddy body? That is downright disgraceful.

Obviously, I hope the project goes well, and that it doesn't have any adverse effect on the final instrument, but that's ridiculous. I think you ought to get your money back, that's not on.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was supposed to be the same style guard as the malikaster, like a jazzmaster with no plate, but sub is taking care of it
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