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Old 01-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #21
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well im planning ahead (wahoo!) and im looking at some pickups. Since im doing 3 Humbuckers and a five way switch, do the pickups have to have more than 2 wires coming from it?


5 way with two conductor pickups...

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #22
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so yes?
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #23
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You just need two-wire humbuckers, then wire them as you would a normal single-coil strat. You'll probably wanna go from 250k to 500k pots though.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #24
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ok thanks. Just purchased a Hardtail Bridge today so

ill hopfully be glueing the boards tomorrow, if my Dad lets me go to the shop.

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #25
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You don't really need 4 conductor cables unless you are planning to or have an idea to do some crazy wiring, then any pickup with 2 wire will be just ok for this project

Oh and i saw the design and for some reason this guitar came to my mind right away hahahaha. (the first one specially).

http://www.espguitars.co.jp/artist/mana/index.html

And if you are doing humbuckers as already stated try better off with 500k or 1m pots, 250k is going to work but it's not going to have that full humbucker sound you are looking for :P

And if you are going so crazy on the shape, don't go hardtail hehehe, put on a trem or a floyd or something fancy in there. :P
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #26
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well too late for that

but ill probably make more models of this l8tr
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #27
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UPDATES!!!

Glued 2 Boards 2gethr for the body:





its maple

and made sort of a template for the chambered areas:



you might be able to see on the body template where i marked the chambered part.

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Old 01-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #28
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That's some nice looking wood. I'll reiterate now what we've been telling you in your other build thread: spend some time getting the templates right. Trust me, you're saving yourself a whole lot of work in the long run.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #29
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That's some nice looking wood. I'll reiterate now what we've been telling you in your other build thread: spend some time getting the templates right. Trust me, you're saving yourself a whole lot of work in the long run.


Plus one.

Do not wanna ruin very nice wood.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #30
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i know what u mean. i've only got a tiny bit more of this. . . probably not enough too do another guitar. I did start a rough cut but boy is this wood hard! *exagerating* i got an inch done in an hour!

im thinking of what stain to do. im doing the black thingy and wanted to do brown or red on top but my bro thinks i should do green. i guess that would be cool but what do you think. btw ill post sort of status on the second post.

EDIT: Well i havn't been able to do the router yet because the shank is too small.
so my Dad has to bring a different router home so ill get started on that possibly tonight. also i finished the rough cut for one peice of wood.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #31
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Well sort of an Update. I have some good news and bad news. good news first. almost got the first blank done and the top horn spike thingy fell off. im gonna leave that till im done with the second blank so ill glue it back on. ill post pics soon.



btw: remember, i need advise on the color scheme. thnx
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Green/white sunburst. Like this, only better.



Although you could go for it in a big way and actually paint tentacles on it.
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im doing a solid color dye. that looks cool btw.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #34
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HERES THE PICS!



the spot i cut off



and here's a part where the bearing kinda fell off so it went in a little


its ok cuz ill sand it so its flush.

im not 100% done with this one yet. a little this and that in the corners and obviously where i cut the horn off. XP

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May the sanding games begin...

*insert jigsaw's face here* (too lazy to google one now >,<)

Well so far it's looking good JC, looking forward to more updates from this build
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #36
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no kidding. well i still need to do another blank. man do i have to vacuum the house every time i use a router!!??
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no kidding. well i still need to do another blank. man do i have to vacuum the house every time i use a router!!??



You can brush the floor, clean it with a broom when you use a router. When you use a desk band sander, there youll have to vacuum.

This is where I got empirical proof regarding Entropy theory. Man the dust gets to places you dont even imagine possible.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #39
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Looking at the template it still looks like you didnt spend a lot of time sanding it?
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