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A portmanteau of "Duo-Sonic" and "rails"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: A portmanteau of "Duo-Sonic" and "rails" Reply with quote

PLAN:

BODY: Vintage Cooterfinger. Poplar?
PICKGUARD: Allparts. Soon to be modified to fit the
PICKUPS: Cheapest Ebay. ~15k bridge, ~10k neck. Both ceramic, hopefully nasty. Score low on the can-fit-through-pickguard-openings scale.
BRIDGE: Can't decide between vintage topload and Toronado.
NECK: Will buy a cheap Squier Jag one if I can't secure a better one by this weekend.
FINISH: No idea! I love comp things so maybe that? Half tempted to do ~natural~ with a black comp stripe. We'll see.

Nothing fancy. I'll probably tape over the Mustang controls and rout for a lower horn toggle switch. I might eventually do an Bronco pickguard.

PROGRESS THUS FAR:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost patience with Ebay, bought a Squier Jag neck.

Todo:
- expand pickquard pickup openings
- read up on painting
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the modern bridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
Do the modern bridge.


F'sho.

Colors. Ham handed mockups.
orange comp:

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lpb comp:

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gulf comp because I am original:

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Might just paint the stupid thing white (or primer grey)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol that was mine at one point.

Do the orange and blue. Although I think black with an orange stripe would look cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jaguar neck arrived. Have to rout the pocket and/or redrill the body and/or neck screw holes, since it isn't a 100% perfect match. Bleh.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I steal your Gulf comp color combo idea? I love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heck yeah, man. go for it! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farting around on the computer. Just need to drag my lazy ass down to the makerspace now and start actually, you know, making things.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



blehhh. this is taking a long time and never feels satisfactory. blehhhhhh.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just spent way too much time contemplating which Dupli-Color blue (of the dozen or so at the local Pep Boys) was the sort of subdued/dark LPB I wanted.

Gonna save gulfcomp (comp gulf?) for another guitar
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant wrote:
Gonna save gulfcomp (comp gulf?) for another guitar


This decision was motivated by first balking at reranch/stewmac sonic blue prices compared to regular spray lacquer and then being unable to find cheap sonic blue spray lacquer.

I was looking only in automotive stores.

I was looking only in automotive stores because I am dumb.

There are, in fact, such things as art supply stores, and SWEET JESUS do they ever have aerosol lacquer paints. Order(s) of magnitude better selection than a guitar finish vendor at, like, half the price.

Dunno if their formulations are as conducive to guitar painting as the dedicated guitar finishes, mind you, but I'm willing to find out.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the same exact build as this... Cooterfinger made the body and guard. I did the string thru and added ferrules. Used a squier jaguar neck and painted it matching. I have since simplified the wiring to where its just 2 full humbuckers with a 3 way slider i secured in with two small zip ties.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mattsican wrote:
I did the same exact build as this... Cooterfinger made the body and guard. I did the string thru and added ferrules. Used a squier jaguar neck and painted it matching. I have since simplified the wiring to where its just 2 full humbuckers with a 3 way slider i secured in with two small zip ties.


That's hot as hell! Unf.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing your orange comp mockup makes me want to do a black guard now.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mattsican wrote:
Seeing your orange comp mockup makes me want to do a black guard now.


It was inspired by a google image search preview of a picture that doesn't exist anymore, one from this site, from the search for "prisonstang":

I think it was serfx's?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news, I bought me some 3/4" mfd for use for string hole drilling / tonebar routing templates. Progress.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still excited about this project, but I've cooled to using this particular body. I have a somewhat-slaughtered basswood mustang body* which might be better suited to this.


* I've made some mistakes. I've made many mistakes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant wrote:
Mattsican wrote:
Seeing your orange comp mockup makes me want to do a black guard now.


It was inspired by a google image search preview of a picture that doesn't exist anymore, one from this site, from the search for "prisonstang":

I think it was serfx's?


not was, is.
robvonbon did the paint job on the body
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can take some new shots of it if you'd like.

I don't live at that apartment anymore, I really miss my spraypainted concrete wall..
but so it goes.


really digging yr plan. would love to see how it all has turned out/updated.
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