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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:07 am    Post subject: Black Affinity HH Jazzmaster Reply with quote

I liked the white guitar so much, I picked up a black one to mod. This one is just going to have a bridge pickup, volume, tone, and jack. No neck pickup or toggle. Getting a red tort guard made for it and some black tele style knobs.

Here are some pictures. Comparisons to the white one. This one is a month older according to the neck stamp. The ferrules in the back actually fell out when I took the strings off. I will likely need to add a little superglue or something in the holes and pop them back in. Kind of funny and not a big deal. Everything else other than the stamps are pretty much the same. The neck on this one has a nicer rosewood and even a slight flame on the back. I took the neck off to do the stain and tung oil treatment just like the other.

20170307_172826 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_172832 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_172842 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_172937 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_174819 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_174830 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_175109 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

A lot of the stock pickups are open.

20170307_175126 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stain work on the neck. Looking good!

20170307_181647 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170307_181657 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking Good!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stain and gloss is looking good. Smile Making the flame stand out more.

2017-03-09_04-43-19 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What're you staining it with? Did you sand the neck back to do it?

Edit: Just saw your other thread. That Minwax goes right on top?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Minwax on all the maple parts and then the tung oil over that. No sanding. I just wiped the stain on and the wipe on the tung oil. Super simple.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New guard came in and I got to work.

20170406_092919 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Turned out nice!

20170406_103233 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170406_103241_HDR by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20170406_103257 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

So the only thing that bugs me is the ribbon part on one side is pulled down a little. Anything to worry about?

20170406_103315 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It happens to me almost every time I put a trembucker spaced Duncan in a guitar. Not a big deal as long as the wire isn't knicked in the process.

The Jazzy looks nice! Kinda reminds me of the Matt Skiba sig guitar from GPC.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks bueno!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My OCD got the better of me and I tried to tug the ribbon up a bit and ripped it..... So I took everything apart and pulled the pickup, ripped all the ribbon off and wrapped electrical tape around the pickup in its place. Not probably the perfect fix, but it kind of looks better. Even with the thinner electrical tape I am having problems with the pickup wanting to pull the electrical tape down. I guess Trembuckers are just a little too big for these openings?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yikes, what a pain in the ass. doesn't look bad tho
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trembuckers almost always fit without any filing, but it can be tight. When the corners are more rounded rather than sharp it sometimes limits the range of up/down adjustment.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that tort is fuqqed
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
that tort is fuqqed


plus one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your shoehorning mess with the trembucker... Looks just fine from on top and the black/tort/black contrast looks great with knobs and bucker in tandem.


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I'm cool with it. All it needs is a few fresh chunks of quality mozzarella di bufala and a few basil sprigs.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the tort is ok. It looks a lot like my older Japanese Fender guitars. Not fancy expensive tort, but nice random patterns and stuff. I have seen worse tort for sure.

I got a new pickup for it that doesn't wedge in the pickup opening. A nice Fender Atomic Humbucker which is kind of their version of a JB but a little different. Sounds great still and I can adjust the pickup without it falling apart... Smile

20170410_170228 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsive_buying_disorder
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey now, aren't we supposed to be enabling each other?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibitzer
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