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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-19-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By dkennedy88
Toggle switch cavity templates

Where can I find one of these? I'm looking to install a toggle switch in one of my guitars in the upper horn, LP-style, and all I'm armed with is a Dremel.

I just need a template for the cover rout,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-19-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By dkennedy88
Me thinks I actually might do the back of the...

Me thinks I actually might do the back of the headstock up like a stinger, like some Les Pauls I've seen. As long as I can do it right.

It'll take a couple weeks, but I will get a refinish thread up...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By dkennedy88
Refinishing PRS -- Where to get custom decals printed?

I'm currently working on a refinish of a 2011 PRS SE Singlecut. The neck snapped off the guitar, but cleanly, which allowed me to do a neck reset, which was a success. I've played and recorded with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By dkennedy88
Neck pickup buzzing

I slapped together a guitar from parts a few months ago. It's equipped with 2 humbuckers and a 2-volume/1-tone control layout. However, after installing the ground wire to the bridge, I've noticed...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Dude, I already did it. I used a couple of old...

Dude, I already did it. I used a couple of old bridge studs that fit in the bushings. I then did use pliers, but was pulling by the studs (which I wasn't using with the guitar anyway, so if they got...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Already done, like days ago. :p Anyway, the...

Already done, like days ago. :p

Anyway, the paint is done, all I need to do is tape off the fretboard and nut and shoot the clear on the guitar. It looks good, but there are some flaws. The grain...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Got the runs fixed, that resulted in a bit of...

Got the runs fixed, that resulted in a bit of sand-through :/ oh well. Went ahead and touched up the bare spots, so the color's somewhat uniform. I totally suck at painting. Plan on doing at least a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
I got them out with needle-nose pliers, no...

I got them out with needle-nose pliers, no problem, no dents. Did one coat of the cherry today, gotta sand tomorrow though because the paint decided to run :( then do two more coats of that. Then let...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-07-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,498
Posted By dkennedy88
I'd go with the 81/60 for you, because the 60 has...

I'd go with the 81/60 for you, because the 60 has so much more cut. Think of it this way>>James Hetfield's signature rhythm guitar tone is a EMG 60 in the neck position, and it cuts through a mix...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-07-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By dkennedy88
Go for a Mesa, if you can afford it. If not, try...

Go for a Mesa, if you can afford it. If not, try a Randall (you can find an RH150G3 for cheap used, in fact I bought a half stack for $550 used, 4 years ago), those things have a ton of gain, but...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-07-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By dkennedy88
Yeah, I'd say $100 w/ pots and output jack. I'm...

Yeah, I'd say $100 w/ pots and output jack. I'm about to put the EMGs in my PRS Tremonti SE up for sale so I can fund a more PAF-like pickup choice for that guitar, maybe a new bridge.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-06-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
That's why I was thinking of. I didn't want to...

That's why I was thinking of. I didn't want to harm the guitar, considering I just leveled it out, and I was gonna paint as soon as I strip the hardware and strings from the guitar and tape off the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-06-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Update: Guitar is ready for paint. Holes and...

Update: Guitar is ready for paint. Holes and dents all filled in and level. Bought the paint already...a can of Krylon Cherry Red, a can of Krylon Black (for the headstock), and two cans of Minwax...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-02-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Small update: guess I might not have to replace...

Small update: guess I might not have to replace the tuners after all. As a last-ditch effort this afternoon, I removed two of the tuners (the two most offending) and dropped machine oil down the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Thanks :) As for the neck setup, like I've...

Thanks :)

As for the neck setup, like I've shown, it can be done. But it takes a lot of time and effort to do it right. If you do this, you MUST put a lot of thought into doing this. Make sure you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Next step is painting. Bear with me though, since...

Next step is painting. Bear with me though, since time is kinda short for me. Getting ready for my kid to get here.

All in all the guitar sounds and plays well. The glue job didn't really affect the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
I was thinking maple, but I have read otherwise...

I was thinking maple, but I have read otherwise in some sources. Not too worried about it. Sounds and feels good, that's really all that matters.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Your Stagg V has a bolt-on neck, correct? Looked...

Your Stagg V has a bolt-on neck, correct? Looked like it to me.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
The strap buttons are about midway down the upper...

The strap buttons are about midway down the upper horn and on the bass side of the side of the body where the body meets the neck. It seems a hair neck-heavy, but balances OK, considering how low I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
The heel is fine the way it is, It was the neck...

The heel is fine the way it is, It was the neck plate that was bugging me. I like having a little bit of a heel, for strength, since the neck ends at the 21st fret (the fretboard hangs over a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
I sanded the neck pocket and the section of the...

I sanded the neck pocket and the section of the neck to be glued. Then I shimmed the bass side of the neck to get the correct string alignment between the nut, neck, and bridge. I then put a THICK...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
After plugging the guitar in, I was honestly...

After plugging the guitar in, I was honestly quite surprised to find that the stock pickups had a decent sound to them. I honestly was expecting a ridiculously overwound ceramic humbucker that was...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By dkennedy88
Ok, another update for you: I'm starting a new...

Ok, another update for you: I'm starting a new thread, to chronicle everything up to finish. Go here:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1530018
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
The first order of business, before I moved any...

The first order of business, before I moved any further, was inspecting the items and seeing if everything seemed to be in good working order. No problems here, so I decided to move forward and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,473
Posted By dkennedy88
Saga Flying V Kit - Assembly, Fit, and Finish Thread

Hey guys, this is the next chapter in my Saga Flying V kit build. Last one, I held a poll over what finish I should give this V, which now is moot (for several reasons that I will go into later)....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By dkennedy88
Put the truss rod cover on, to see if drill holes...

Put the truss rod cover on, to see if drill holes were ok. Turns out the tuner holes are all off, making the whole thing look slightly crooked. Haha. Oh well, the thing still works!! Probably setting...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-27-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By dkennedy88
Ok...picture time! Here it is, unfinished,...

Ok...picture time!

Here it is, unfinished, assembled for trial use/tweaking/etc.

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p526/dhenry1988/V-1.jpg

Fig. 1: Full on view of front of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By dkennedy88
I know. I don't even think he'll play the exact...

I know. I don't even think he'll play the exact same guitars from day to day. Most guys, you know what particular guitar he'll play for what song or tuning--but with him and Kirk Hammett, there's no...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By dkennedy88
That is SEXY!! Just jizzed in my pants...

That is SEXY!! Just jizzed in my pants :LOL:



I've been personally kinda leaning towards the silverburst myself. I'm glad Hetfield's been showing love to the Vs again :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-26-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By dkennedy88
Ok, so wasn't able to take pics last night (got...

Ok, so wasn't able to take pics last night (got in late and had to get up this morning), but was able to check intonation. Good news (and I'm kinda shocked by this), with the exception of the G...
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