"BEATER" guitars...lets see em



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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby Chuckchuck » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:03 pm

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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby Jero » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:37 pm

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Jero wrote:Everything on it seems good. Just a bit of gook on the frets and various other places, rusted screws, etc. The nut of course seems really cheap. Need to get different knobs (can't stand those typical metal type), and a vibrato arm once I figure out which one is correct ( :poke: ) .
Also, I'm going to refinish it...or sticker it. Haven't decided yet.
I have $48 in it as of now.

You could cover the body with reflective things, like Syd Barrett's Telecaster. :idea:

I started working on this finally. Decided to strip it down, uhhg. Haven't begun making that mess yet. Finished getting the neck and frets nice and filed/cleaned up yesterday though. SO much better. After I get a look at the grain I'll decide what finish. A dark stain, likely.
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby fever606 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:43 pm

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I think the gold-over-silver one qualifies... it's my dedicated "alternate tuning" / basharound / tinker-with guitar, and I lurve it!
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby Chuckchuck » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:05 pm

I believe I need a Duo Sonic.
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Postby gunslinger_burrito » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:10 pm

You guys have made some cool shit. Good job. This thread makes me want to build another guitar, even though all the ones I've built and acquired are threatening to run me out of my studio apartment....
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby finboy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:14 am

Chuckchuck wrote:I believe I need a Duo Sonic.


Do it

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Plenty of noise, little discernible skill or talent
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby ognoy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:40 am

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Heres my beater.
Used to be a Squier Jagmaster. 2 humbuckers and strat trem.
Now it is some kind of Telemaster. Fender MIA Tele-pickup in the bridge, GFS Surf 90 in the neck.
Painted by a bunch of 4 year olds(I'm a kindergarden teacher). :)
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Postby Obulus » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:30 pm

That paint job is actually really really cool! Need to find me some 4 year olds for some projects that still need finishing
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Postby ognoy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:38 pm

Thanks Obulus!
I agree on the paint job. The back is painted by me, and I tried to do it in the same style as the front, but it is not nearly as cool. :D
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Postby The_Unknown_Man » Wed May 11, 2016 6:14 pm

My Beater currently. Working on some stuff to load onto it :p
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby Phosphene Audio » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:51 pm

I don't have it anymore, but I kind of flogged the Tesla I used to play to death.

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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby bloatedsack » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:02 pm

JohnnyC wrote:defnition of Beater guitar = something you dont give a shit about and can use and abuse. cheapies with mods? partscasters slapped together? abominations of nature...


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Changed it up a bit more, made a control plate out of an old license plate; which is, frankly, far more underwhelming than I expected.

A medium scale SX Jazz junker, I paid $40 for it from Craigslist.

It was then used as a valuable tool in learning how to chisel wood, mismatch pickups, re-wiring and soldering, routing without a template, even more re-wiring, and mostly osmething to do on days I was bored over the winter.

Replaced the neck J pup with the Fender Fidelitron pup.
Hand-cut and rusted a steel pickguard.
Chiseled in the cavity for the Artec EB-0 mudbucker clone, a toggle between the neck (now middle) Fidelitron and the mudbucker so I could have one or the other plus the bridge J. Recut the metal pickguard.
Split it to dual outputs. The mudbucker to one, the Fidelitron/J to another.
Randomly routed out a hole for the dual outputs, used the piece of pickguard I cut out of the guard to make its cover.
Bought another Fender Fidelitron, then just sort of moved a router around 'til I could get it in the bridge position. Then mounted it off center because bourbon.

I still need to finish shielding and re-wiring it, I've got all the parts but no interest. I should also remount the pickups, but I don't know how much I really care.

Best $40 I ever spent.

Wish I did it to a full size bass with a more playable neck, I strongly dislike the weird SX neck shape.
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby friendship » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:55 pm

that thing looks fucking righteous
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Postby gnomethrone » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:58 pm

That is one rad bass, sackdude.
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Re: "BEATER" guitars...lets see em

Postby Phosphene Audio » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:03 am

found this in a shift store with no bridge and dead pickups

the bridge is from something else, screwed onto a thin piece of rosewood

the saddles moved around a lot, so I epoxied them into place

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