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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:44 pm    Post subject: HNB's Vandalism Project Finished Pg. 2! Reply with quote

I am sure I will take some flaming for it, but I had this body left over because I just wanted the maple neck for my Univox project.

20140926_162737 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The body was actually pretty nice so I wanted to do something with it. I was thinking about what I could do and kept going to this.





Yeah I know "LOL teh kurdtz" etc. I think it is a cool looking strat and I had all the parts aside from sticker, pickguard and neck. I ordered a SSH guard, repro sticker, and neck.

The neck came today. Nothing fancy, but it seems to be in good shape and wasn't expensive.

20141003_155806 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

(Already had taken the hardware off.)

These are great project necks because the decal is barely on there. Took maybe two minutes with the palm sander to get it cleared off.

20141003_161219 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

My plan for the decal is kind of tribute-ish. I think it should be kind of fun.

KurtLogo by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

I have a Gibson ceramic humbucker for the black bridge pickup. I will keep the stock neck and middle pickup it had already. I had a volume and tone strat knob in my parts bin. I also had a Fender bridge from Andrewdoeshair that I popped on it in place of the Squire bridge it had. I also had some nicer tremolo springs from Andrew I popped in there. I have strap locks for it already also since I like those. It should look pretty cool when done.

For the sticker on the body, I am going to use tape to place it and lay the guard over it so I can trace where the guard overlaps the sticker. Then I can cut that shape out carefully and stick that part to the pickguard and the other part to the body.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea of a tribute of sorts. decal is tasteful

but I would leave the sticker and relic job out of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I am not going to relic it. Just the Vandalism sticker. If I end up not digging it, I can just take it off no biggie. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am changing the pots (since the stock ones were wussy mini ones) and upping them to 500k. Also putting in a more sturdy selector switch vs the stock squire computer chip style one.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful as The Rock on a cop's Facebook
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or "Error 404 Not Found"
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that decal is mad cute
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I do like this, but it would be much better if it said "Fedner"

(no particular reason to use that emoticon other than I've always wanted to, and I like it)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some things so I did some work today. Pickguard came and matched up just fine. I got the larger 500k pots on and sadly found out that the body routs did not have enough room for them. I decided to use my dremel to grind a bit in the spots that needed widening and it worked out just fine. I also had to drill two spots in a bit where the humbucker is because of the mounting screws hitting the inside of the body. I hit it with some black paint to make it look a bit cleaner and I am happy with it. I also did a bit of the wiring and also put the strap locks on. Once the selector switch comes in, I can finish the guts up. Anyone know a way that doesn't involve having strings on to make sure my humbucker isn't out of phase to the rest of the pickups? It probably won't matter because I won't likely use the neck and middle, but it would be nice for my ocd for them to work right together.

20141004_173524 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141004_173532 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141004_173542 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141004_173618 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decals printed misted and applied. Once they are dry, I will begin light clear coats over them.

20141005_132950 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141005_133822 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job sir. Funnily enough, despite his association with Jags/stangs... he probably played Strats just as much.

Would be cool to go all out with the same shape headstock / no truss rod hole... but guess that is super nerdy. Nice nod to a iconic guitar, and you've put your own touch on it. Decal is cool.

I've always been tempted by this one...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Fun watch. Smile

So I tell my students in art that details are the little things you add to your work that make it more special and cool. I put this little decal together for the back and I am very happy with it. Subtle, but pretty awesome.

2014-10-05_02-14-59 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah nice touch there HNB, are you going for the Vandalism sticker ?

You can buy re-pros online I think, or at least a scan is available.

Judging buy your decals I guess you can produce your own.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up a repro on ebay cheap. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switch came and I finished up the wiring.

20141006_183455 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141006_184254 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141006_184302 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Just need the sticker and the neck to be done and it is good to go!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clear is done and drying. Had to see how it will look. Smile Psyched!

20141007_194748 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decal came in! I put it in place under the guard and traced the guard line in pencil on the decal. Then I cut that piece off. I placed the big piece on the body and then I put the little one on the guard. Looks good. Only sucky thing is I got a lot of air bubbles. I popped them but now there are little dots all over the place. Hard to see unless you are right over it. LOL This type of decal wouldn't pull up well or I would have peeled it up a bit and put it down again. Smile

20141010_192255 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it. Spare parts projects usually yield surprisingly cool results.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Partscasters are pretty cool. (Plus it puts the random stuff I have laying around in my office to good use instead of sitting in boxes.)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I so want dibs on that when you wanna sell it .. Very Happy
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