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by NickD
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Project: Player Jaguar in mahogany
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Project: Player Jaguar in mahogany

I love the Firebird style burst, looks great. As I said in the other thread it might be worth looking at okume for the body wood, it looks pretty much like mahogany, but is lighter at a more reasonable cost - light mahogany is out there but expensive.
by NickD
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD: Blue Fender Toronado GT
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: NGD: Blue Fender Toronado GT

My Eastman is 6lb or so, but that's okume, so mahogany adjacent rather than mahogany itself. It's a lot cheaper than mahogany though so might be a good option for Pens if lightness is a requirement,
by NickD
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD: Blue Fender Toronado GT
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: NGD: Blue Fender Toronado GT

[quote It's definitely a heavier Fender guitar with that Mahogany body. Interesting, so it's the same thickness as a standard Fender, like a Strat? I have a project planned with a mahogany body as well, but I planned to make it thinner than usual to offset the weight difference. How much heavier, w...
by NickD
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Art Shack
Topic: My new band
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: My new band

That sounds brilliant Hurb!!
by NickD
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Ibanez RG760 Restomod
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Ibanez RG760 Restomod

It looks great already!
by NickD
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: pictures of your guitars here
Replies: 2374
Views: 924187

Re: pictures of your guitars here

Luke Skywalker set his amp like that, it's the reason why Vader could feel his presence.
by NickD
Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Ibanez RG760 Restomod
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Ibanez RG760 Restomod

Doog wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 3:56 pm Fuck yeah, Fisher Price: As Beautiful As A Rock In Telephone's Face

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I used to have that phone when I was toddler NickD. I think its still in my parent's loft.
by NickD
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

sunshiner wrote: Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:59 am Whenever someone says I won't be able to do the swells I want to smash the guitar over their heads - I don't do stupid swells, I never cared for them, shove your swells up your grandma's butt.
Hahaha 🤣
by NickD
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

I’ve always found the volume knob positioning one of the most difficult things about playing a Strat, but I’m getting used to it and not hitting it by accident quite as much. I’ve got into bad habits regarding where my hands sit from decades of playing Les Pauls and Jazzmasters where the knobs are c...
by NickD
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

New nut and pickup cover are fitted, just enjoying playing it now.
by NickD
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

If it plays well, the pickup covers and knobs not matching doesn't matter and Ilikeit as is. What is the history behind the decal on the hedastock? It’s my surname. I never think a guitar looks right without a decal so I’ve used these for any parts casters I’ve built. That's a neat idea. How does o...
by NickD
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: are our 1990's AVRI's really $3K now?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: are our 1990's AVRI's really $3K now?

Prices for used guitars from the big names have been high for the past couple of years or so, vintage prices even more so. Don’t you need insurance for your guitars anyway?
by NickD
Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

Gavin wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:57 pm Is it just me or is the string spacing at the nut a bit weird? Like, there looks to be loads of space above the low e.
No, you’re right, the nut is too narrow, but it’s what I had available. I’ve got a replacement on the way.
by NickD
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

I actually like the mismatched covers for some reason. Reckon a mint guard would look great on it, too. I've darkened it a bit in that pic, but I'm not super happy with the result and it's a bit tight too. It's better than the bright white it is naturally. I may get a replacement that fits a bit be...
by NickD
Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

sunshiner wrote: Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:30 pm If it plays well, the pickup covers and knobs not matching doesn't matter and Ilikeit as is. What is the history behind the decal on the hedastock?
It’s my surname. I never think a guitar looks right without a decal so I’ve used these for any parts casters I’ve built.
by NickD
Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

Thanks for the input guys. I went for the Toltec ones, and fitted them last night, pretty impressed so far. Here’s a pic, but all it really shows is that I don’t own a matching set of covers that would fit :oops: A new nut and I’ll call this done I think. I was thinking about replacing the trem for ...
by NickD
Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NEW $150 Jazzmasters in all the colors.
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: NEW $150 Jazzmasters in all the colors.

Yeah, I figured they can't do it all the time or no-one would buy from them twice, but having damaged two orders by not taking 5 minutes to use packaging materials I'm done with them.
by NickD
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NEW $150 Jazzmasters in all the colors.
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: NEW $150 Jazzmasters in all the colors.

I’ve ordered from those cunts twice, and twice they’ve just chucked the shit in a box, no packaging at all. Even the replacement item on my second order was packed that way after the original had arrived daStilmaged. Fuck’em, they aren’t getting my money again. Thats shit. What did you order? I've ...
by NickD
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

I've just had an offer sent to me on ebay for a set of the Toltec ones. Handwound in the uk, 50's spec for £75 shipped. I'm not sure I'm going to beat £25 a pickup? Artec are a good shout otherwise, although they are a bit hit or miss. Secondhand stuff like CV pickups tends to get listed for excessi...
by NickD
Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Pickup options for a Strat project
Replies: 30
Views: 532

Re: Pickup options for a Strat project

Bulldog are a definite option, as are a couple of local companies,Toltec and Bloodstone. I’d prefer to keep under £100 for the set though, which probably puts Bulldog out for this particular project.

I might try the potato and fridge magnet idea though…