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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-02-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,786
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
The neck is all maple and quite light (without...

The neck is all maple and quite light (without the tuners obviously). Ill have to do a total weight before and after hardware once its assembled, but its not too heavy as is. Its lighter than my...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,786
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I'm just gonna go ahead and call this my entry...

I'm just gonna go ahead and call this my entry into the 2014 challenge :p:

Life happens, but now building happens. I spent saturday doing the top coat of the body and touch up/prep on the neck. I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-17-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Santana's PRS model uses souped up 53/10's i...

Santana's PRS model uses souped up 53/10's i believe. If you couldnt swing the cash for the actual PRS model pups, i believe they are basically ceramic pups that are wound really hot and full.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I don't want to sound like an ass, but a basic...

I don't want to sound like an ass, but a basic google search came up with several people who have already done this mod and step by step instructions. ( Bernhoft EKO...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-24-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,405
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
For a hot second there i was thinking those lines...

For a hot second there i was thinking those lines were sanding abrasions and i almost spit up everywhere. Its coming along good though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-24-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 25,545
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I got about 2/3rds of the way through, its very...

I got about 2/3rds of the way through, its very interesting to see how things used to be done. Who would have thought they mixed paint by weight? Makes you appreciate technology like a pocket...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-23-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 25,545
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I read the first little bit and printed out the...

I read the first little bit and printed out the rest to read on the train home, good stuff.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-23-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,813
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Breathtakingly stunning, love the finishes on...

Breathtakingly stunning, love the finishes on both. What did you do to finish the neck naturally on the blue/green guitar? The headstock design looks great with the dark hardware.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Is that a 5 position toggle switch? This site is...

Is that a 5 position toggle switch? This site is a great resource for wiring diagrams, find the right 2 humbucker 1 volume 1 tone diagram you need and retrace your steps.

Guitar Electronics...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-17-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Love that green color, very nice lines all the...

Love that green color, very nice lines all the way around for the transition.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I got one of these to start learning to build...

I got one of these to start learning to build with (the basics at least). Mine had a thin laminate but was sandable as long as you don't get too crazy. I didn't bother trying to hand stain it but...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-10-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 25,545
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Thats why i find it so odd when a thread is...

Thats why i find it so odd when a thread is bumped by someone other than the original author 2 years later. I guess people are doing content searches but that still seems crazy, half the time the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-10-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 25,545
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
+1 to that, I thought it was pretty spot on as...

+1 to that, I thought it was pretty spot on as well.

On a separate thought related to yesterdays discussion, what the hell is up with all the necro bumps today?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-25-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Are you talking about 'drop d' which is just...

Are you talking about 'drop d' which is just dropping the e string, or drop tuning to 'D' which is retuning all the strings to DGCFAD? Drop D shouldnt require anything different, people drop d all...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-25-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
+1

+1
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-07-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Slipknot built one from a sewing machine for $40...

Slipknot built one from a sewing machine for $40 and said he would be open to questions about it. There also seem to be a lot of stuff on google about how to build one. Seems like the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-07-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I have Barts in my Ibby that i bought in the last...

I have Barts in my Ibby that i bought in the last year, they have a real great range, plenty of highs too, i usually dial the treble to 5 (right at the indent between boost and cut) so that they dont...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-07-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,907
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Good on you for knowing when to take a break, i...

Good on you for knowing when to take a break, i have the same problem sometimes when i just ram my head into a wall repeatedly instead of stepping back and realizing the obvious problem sometimes.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,009
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
necro bump? I believe Mehtabb has been banned....

necro bump? I believe Mehtabb has been banned. Admin could clarify possibly.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-13-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
The DBS looks wicked, love the final product. ...

The DBS looks wicked, love the final product. Ive been thinking about adding one for awhile to my rig, the over-sized knob makes total sense.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-13-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Ignore the fact that this is for a humbucker...

Ignore the fact that this is for a humbucker pickup (you just have a hot and ground wire) but this would be your switch and pots wiring. It should be something to this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-13-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I recently came into possession of a stewmac...

I recently came into possession of a stewmac acoustic kit for the Heringbone guitar. It sat in an old guys shop and was basically never touched. It is complete with the exception of two pieces of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,907
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
+1. Amen to that brother

+1. Amen to that brother
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-01-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Looks good, how much did you buy into for the...

Looks good, how much did you buy into for the whole setup when it was finished (as far as parts are concerned). Let us know how it plays when its all strung up and finished.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-29-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Heres some links for basic A/B Y...

Heres some links for basic A/B Y schematics.

Beavis is a great site to start any wiring project at
http://www.beavisaudio.com/Projects/Looper-Switcher/index.htm

This is a slightly more complicated...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,813
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Theres that magic chisel again... Love the way...

Theres that magic chisel again... Love the way the top almost seems to float right off the back with your sculpting, this will just need a clear coat and be good to go finish wise!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-22-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,599
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
Looks great, the combination of the fanned board...

Looks great, the combination of the fanned board and beveled edges should look really sharp when its all tightened up.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-22-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 25,545
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
The dummy in EG should be the one banned

The dummy in EG should be the one banned
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-22-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
I was able to get a pair for half the price on...

I was able to get a pair for half the price on ebay that did the trick for my bass neck quite well. You also want to induce a very slight back bow into the neck with some clamps to prevent tear out.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By BirdRiverCustom
You really should be posting all of this in one...

You really should be posting all of this in one build thread instead of a new thread for every question/step. Any pictures of this build?
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