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by MatthewK
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: pictures of your guitars here
Replies: 2374
Views: 924154

Re: pictures of your guitars here

check these honeys
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by MatthewK
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: pictures of your guitars here
Replies: 2374
Views: 924154

Re: pictures of your guitars here

Damn, I was wincing at the pick marks until I saw that you thrashed the strings OFF one of them
by MatthewK
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Art Shack
Topic: My new band
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: My new band

fuckin A
by MatthewK
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Ibanez RG760 Restomod
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Ibanez RG760 Restomod

Bacchus wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:46 pmEither way, it looks great. I reckon keep buffing until it turns in to an E serial jag.
heh
I recommend a good auto light cutting compound and a random-orbit buffer with a wool pad. You could probably get away under $50 and then you've got a setup for all future jobs too ...
by MatthewK
Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

That's my thinking, but with a wider control plate running into the back edge (parallel to the pickup angle?), and a modified VI upper contour. I've got a sheet of "aged pearloid" ready to go, but no experience cutting or bevelling guards!
by MatthewK
Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Yeah of the three, I agree, but they were just test fits of the standard MB and Mustang pickguards to see what's what. I'm going to mix in a little VI upper contour, and there will be 2 pickups, but the Marauder plate is going to take a while and the design will have to wait a little longer.
by MatthewK
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Playing with pickguard cutouts I have realised that the Mustang guitar plate I have isn't right for the bass config, it needs to be a little wider. After some searching around I realised the Mustang Bass plate is a rare beast as an aftermarket part, so I've ordered a cheap Marauder control plate but...
by MatthewK
Tue Nov 01, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Neck settled down and I was able to get some relief by loosening the truss rod a turn and a half. That let me lower the bridge to a sane height, I'm still tossing up whether to sand the heel down a touch because it sits high in the body. Now working out pickups etc so I can design a pickguard, I dou...
by MatthewK
Tue Nov 01, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Then it was time to break out the d'Addario Bass VI strings I bought 12 years ago (yes March 2010). Some minor issues stringing up, and that neck has not had strings on in 12 years, so it's all settling in. BUT THE MUSTANG VI EXISTS NOW. I got a chill when I had it set up and tried playing it. It's ...
by MatthewK
Tue Nov 01, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

It's been a big day, I am SO EXCITED. Tuner screws: http://i.imgur.com/GEqPA2i.jpg Marking out the tailpiece: http://i.imgur.com/3neD0cH.jpg A few shallow holes for the hardtail screws and spring anchor points (no springs for now): http://i.imgur.com/kFY1bdY.jpg Tailpiece is ON and it's time for thi...
by MatthewK
Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Thanks guys, a few ugly seams here and there but I'm hoping it will give it the necessary strength. Really happy with the transition on the back though, I was channeling the spirit of Tadeo Gomez for a few minutes there.
by MatthewK
Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

progress (slow but steady) http://i.imgur.com/UT0C80R.jpg http://i.imgur.com/4UmWkDt.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HtYRtFO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kO5KfhR.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ewhQXBQ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/OIjmyQD.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hjVJc1R.jpg (tailpiece plate is just taped on in the right location,...
by MatthewK
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Back veneer glued, so it was time to trim it, drill the tuner holes thru, and set up the front veneer. Used a multitool which was mostly good but a little variable in its effect! and then I realised I needed to put a rebate in to the curved part of the headstock so the veneer glued up flat. Anyway n...
by MatthewK
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

I've shamed myself into progress. Realising I wouldn't be able to see the outlines if I glued front and back veneers at once, I chose one for the back, sanded things smoother, applied some Titebond Red and clamped, and clamped and clamped until I couldn't squeeze anything more out. http://i.imgur.co...
by MatthewK
Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end
Replies: 156
Views: 74040

Re: Mustang VI - digging for the bottom end

Ha ha, and now it's the end of October. Over the last couple of months I've ordered some maple veneers for the cut/shut headstock, dry fitted the neck to the body to see where I can put the bridge (rather than draw it out, try it in situ), reshaped the back of the headstock a bit, then realised I ne...
by MatthewK
Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink
Replies: 37
Views: 979

Re: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink

And it's begun its modelling career, now the face of the HTRK Psychic 9-5 Club t-shirt:
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by MatthewK
Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink
Replies: 37
Views: 979

Re: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink

Doog wrote: Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:18 pm I guess he means when releasing the pressure behind the nut (fnarr), the pitch has changed from what it was before, as the string has gotten caught up?
Ja, string is flat, press string behind nut, string is sharp. Deez sharp nuts, not something you want.
by MatthewK
Thu Oct 06, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink
Replies: 37
Views: 979

Re: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink

It’s definitely the nut, I can shift pitch by pressing near the string tree








and John Mayer.
by MatthewK
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink
Replies: 37
Views: 979

Re: Momentary lapse of reason: Squier Paranormal Offset Tele in Shell Pink

Curious here, what's janky about those tuners? They look like standard Klusons to me. I replaced the same tuners on my paranormal cyclone with real klusons. Main difference is the smoothness, the stock ones are functional but gritty compared to the real thing. Exactly that, there is a bit of play i...