Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?



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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Jero » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:08 pm

Do you guys have recommendations of what type paint to use for this? I'm thinking the slime green, or pastel of some sort, suggestion is the direction I'm gonna go.
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Adamadamadam » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:36 pm

Changing tack back to electronics, for the Jag I'm building I plan to turn the rhythm circuit into a simple control for a contact mic attached to the trem plate. That output will be connected to the ring of a stereo jack, and I'll knock together a simple breakout-box so it can have its own effects loop down the line. I'm no EE so do your own research, but it looks like Alembic's Stratoblaster circuit has enough input impedance to make a contact mic not sound wretched. Just another idea.
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby WORMDIRT » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:40 am

An old bandmate of mine put a guitar body on a lazy Susan and spun it and dripped paint on it while stoned as fuck. Looked pretty rad. A more serious suggestion would be to do a carvin style crazy pickup switching system where you can coil tap and split and reverse phases and whatever. Put a super hard on boost on a switch in it.
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Jero » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Damn, I still haven't done anything more with this project haha. Thanks for the reminder!

Need to clean up the reshaping, and do a little wood filler work before anything else.
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby WORMDIRT » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:17 am

Jero wrote:Damn, I still haven't done anything more with this project haha. Thanks for the reminder!

Need to clean up the reshaping, and do a little wood filler work before anything else.

Yeah I didn't notice the post dates. Good luck dude :thumb:
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby dubkitty » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:03 am

just take it out behind the barn and shoot it like Old Yeller and put it out of its misery.
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Jero » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:10 pm

dubkitty wrote:just take it out behind the barn and shoot it like Old Yeller and put it out of its misery.

Oh come on, it isn't that bad
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:22 pm

Jero wrote:
dubkitty wrote:just take it out behind the barn and shoot it like Old Yeller and put it out of its misery.

Oh come on, it isn't that bad


i think he's sayin' he wants you to paint it yellow. :idk:
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Jero » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:19 pm

Chankgeez wrote:
Jero wrote:
dubkitty wrote:just take it out behind the barn and shoot it like Old Yeller and put it out of its misery.

Oh come on, it isn't that bad


i think he's sayin' he wants you to paint it yellow. :idk:

:lol: I'm not opposed to that. I'm still thinking either toxic neons or pastels, with the pickguard swapped or painted flat black, and some inky drips from the pickup holes. Plus some fun electronic nonsense. I really need to fix that fucked up back side by the neck pocket and clean up the upper horn before anything else.

...I've also considered doing another one of the asteroids space paint jobs like I did on one of those Out There Echos a while back. That way, when it inevitably end ups just sitting around unused, it will at least look interesting :hobbes:
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Mudfuzz » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:01 pm

Jero wrote:I really need to fix that fucked up back side by the neck pocket and clean up the upper horn before anything else.

Another way to go.. do you have a powered hand planer or a belt sander.. :idea:
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Jero » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:37 pm

Mudfuzz wrote:
Jero wrote:I really need to fix that fucked up back side by the neck pocket and clean up the upper horn before anything else.

Another way to go.. do you have a powered hand planer or a belt sander.. :idea:

Yes to the belt sander. What do you have in mind? Take it all the way down? :snax:
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Mudfuzz » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:11 am

Jero wrote:
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Jero wrote:I really need to fix that fucked up back side by the neck pocket and clean up the upper horn before anything else.

Another way to go.. do you have a powered hand planer or a belt sander.. :idea:

Yes to the belt sander. What do you have in mind? Take it all the way down? :snax:

:lol:
Not exactly.. you could taper the body from the end to where your gouges are giving you a thinner heel and that "I meant to do that" charm :thumb:
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby dubkitty » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:56 am

seriously, though, i'd take down the other horn to match the one you re-did, for a sort of Mustang/Duo Sonic effect. i love the left-hand access on my Duo.
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Re: Strat Abuse - What should I do with this guitar?

Postby Jero » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Mudfuzz wrote:
Jero wrote:Yes to the belt sander. What do you have in mind? Take it all the way down? :snax:

:lol:
Not exactly.. you could taper the body from the end to where your gouges are giving you a thinner heel and that "I meant to do that" charm :thumb:

Oooo I like the way you think :cool: good call.

dubkitty wrote:seriously, though, i'd take down the other horn to match the one you re-did, for a sort of Mustang/Duo Sonic effect. i love the left-hand access on my Duo.

:thumb: That was kind of the goal when I started! Something between a mustang and a g'n'l fallout...but for some reason I stopped somewhere in the "what the hell?" department :lol: ...and I have since acquired a fallout.
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