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19 April 2017 - 04:02 PMI have been gasing for a 70's style Stratocaster for a while but I simply never saw all the specs I want together on a single guitar so I decided to put one together.
I am slowly buying the parts and while I wanted to do it on the cheap as a fun project I also did not want to end up with a $400 Squier so I decided to use good quality components, not necessarily high end stuff but not compromise either.
Instead of a cheaper Mighty Mite neck I opted for a Warmoth neck, and I am glad I did. It has the exact specs I wanted, 1 11/16" nut width, slim profile, 10-16 compound radius, 22 frets and 6150 fret wire (almost went with 6100 but they look huge, I chickened out, I was afraid of a too much metal feel and I am heavy-handed)
Anyway, I am very pleased with the quality, this thing is cut with precision and perfectly sanded, $157 plus $20 shipping is hard to beat, great quality wood and fret work (I will round them a bit more with my trusty fret-end file but they are good as they came).
Anyway I picked this up from their showcase, it was already made so, I simply picked the frets, no finish and no nut.
23 February 2017 - 02:27 PMIf I am looking at a 15' coiled instrument cable, what does that actually mean? what is approximate non-stretched length?
11 February 2017 - 10:49 AMThat's right, a small home project that goes better than expected.
A few months ago I added a TV to the spare room, I sleep there sometimes because we have a baby.
Anyway, there was no electric outlet on the only wall the TV could be placed and I had to use an unsightly extension cord. I decided to install an outlet on that wall, I already had experience doing this but had always been easier, installing an outlet very close to a switch light taht I could easily tap.
So, I start looking around trying to decide what was the best line to tap in order to get electricity to the outlet, I looked around, measured, I went in the attic and looked at all lines, measured, looked around some more.
I could not find or decide where to tap a line but I decided to go for the second part of the project, dropping cable inside the wall from the attic, cutting the wall and installing a box and outlets.
So I measure once again, located the wall and drilled to drop the wiring and then went downstairs and measured again and decide where to cut the drywall for the outlet box.
After locating the studs and deciding which side the outlet location would go I made a small cut with the drywall knife and hit something, damn! I thought already getting complicated? I make a triangular hole ad look inside with a flashlight.
To my surprise it is an outlet box!!! with live wires and all! it had been there all along and the builders installed sheet rock on top.
My cut in the drywall was spot on, right on the center of the box, I simply cut along the edges and installed the outlet, I did not even turn off the electricity, I was so happy that a home project actually went my way.
What are the chances of that?
06 February 2017 - 08:52 PMI have been looking for a leather strap for my Les Paul for a couple of weeks, I was using the same strap for my Explorer but they are not a good fit because of the locking strap buttons.
I saw this leather company out of south England oin Etsy.com and once I saw the designs I just did not find anything I liked better. Their stuff is pricey but I got one of the cheaper models that does not have backing and uses nubuck leather.
This stuff is crafted well, soft and tough at the same time. Lightweight and strong.
This model (Huron) tapers from 3" at the shoulder to 1 1/4" on both ends, I got mine on Chai color which is grey-ish.
I love this thing! really well made and they made it fast and shipped it fast too. Shipping to the US is pricey but well worth it, i Think it is free within the UK.
They included some goodies, like guitar picks, a leather coaster and strap washers (I could have asked for strap lock holes but decided I could do that myself, I do have leather punches).
I am really happy with this thing, I didn't realize I could be excited about a strap, it makes my LP seem lighter, first time I have a 3" wide strap.
08 January 2017 - 05:26 PMI bought my ticket to see Uli Jon Roth in Nashville, as a Scorpions fan it'll be great to see him while he revisits that era.
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