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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:23 pm

Wow, this thread is glorious!

My Viper pickguard had failed, so I made one in steel.

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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:56 am

this answers my question in the other thread. love how that guitar looks, and the sticker gives it another level up

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:43 pm

That's really neat

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Sun May 20, 2018 1:05 pm

V bass MKII update

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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Sat May 26, 2018 7:20 pm

And V is done
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Thu May 31, 2018 10:04 pm

Looks great man!! That's freakin sweet!

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 am

Mudfuzz wrote:And V is done

want :joy:

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:01 pm

Do you always do a volute at the head ? It seems to be the way if you're doing an angled head with the scarf joint.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:39 pm

Thanks guys, :hug:

The answer is no?

The neck on this bass is from Carvin [like the other], if I had made the neck this project would have taken even longer as work and life and band gets in the way of getting these things done :lol:

For the necks that I have built.. have done one voluted.. and I NEVER scarf in heads.. I perfer the RIC way of a lower break angle or a straight fender type..

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm

Ah I see. I have a 3 piece neck I made from maple and walnut that I have been working up the nerve to carve one of these days and I was just kind of curious. I like the way they feel

It's easy enough to make another if I drag out the table saw and the planer.. I should probably just give it a go.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:56 pm

I think you should make it how you feel you would like it best and just take your time so it comes out right :thumb:
I have nothing against volutes, also I don't see that many necks snap in the place they usually are :idk: but if you are laminating you should have a pretty strong neck anyway.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Yeah that's a good point too. I should post some pics of my stuff that's in process

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:41 pm

You should :thumb:

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:46 pm

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This is an Edwards that I bought. I really hate polyurethane so I decided to strip it and repaint it in lacquer...which has turned out to be a massive job. I've painted Fender type bodies a bunch, never a set neck. Taking the polyurethane off was simple with a heat gun, but under that there was a super thick coating of epoxy which took an insane amount of sanding to get off. A heat gun wouldn't do anything to it and neither would really nasty chemical stripper, which ruined the binding. So I then had to learn how to redo binding on a guitar, fucked it up, had to learn how to rout a new channel for binding, lost my shit numerous times gluing that shit around all the curves. Painting it was easy, then binding scraping, polishing... Finally in the homestretch now though and working on binding nibs on the board. Set necks are a bitch compared to Fender bodies. It feels super nice now though, not like a chunk of plastic, and the back previously was kind of a piss yellowish tan.

Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:19 pm

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pretty much finished
I want to try doing that lacquer checking method of heatgun+can of air duster but I have to wait a couple months because the nitro is still soft (It has so many dings on the back of it now just moving it around my workbench).
I melted the wax out of the pickups (Seymour Duncan Jazz and JB) and they sound a million times better now. I was going to swap them for something else from how they sounded before, now they sound almost like single coils, but still humbucker.
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