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Old 04-16-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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V12's strat project

well here we go..........

ive got a squier laying around that i never touch and my friend and i and gonna revamp this thing........im gonna strip the paint that it has now, its a bright red but i want to do some stripes. I also am gonna put a new bridge in and new pickups for sure. Probably humbuckers or lace sensors, not sure yet. Not sure when im going to start, probably next weekend but ill keep you posted.

I don't mind the neck so i think i will keep that.

heres what im gonna do

-new pups
-new paint
-new bridge
-going to try to take a tuner and take all the extra **** off of it and somehow mount it on the guitar somewhere
-make some sort of design out of reflectors (like on road signs) somewhere on the guitar

some of those ideas are weird but i think it may look awsome

ill have pics of the guitar and designs up soon
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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Maybe you could use a reflective pickguard or put foil under a see-through one. (just a suggestion)
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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^ yea that could be cool.......


crap well my camera has dead batteries, both batteries are dead so i cant get any pictures right now.......o well, ill get them when i start
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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take some aluminum foil, learn how to pronounce it, crumple it up, flatten it out and glue it on there as best you can

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*edit* write a tutorial on how to rewire and repaint the entire thing after you do.
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:24 PM   #5
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^damn you americans and your inability to say aluminIum
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:56 AM   #6
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actually its either or. i saw someone get told off for saying aluminium because apparently americans did invent the word. the rest of the world thinks aluminum is more sensible, and i agree.
back on topic, what colour you planning on?
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Old 04-17-2006, 05:01 AM   #7
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All Americans I know of say aluminum. Me included.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:48 AM   #8
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just say al foil. save the world from this pain!!!
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #9
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I asume cos steph has a muse avatar she is british.
Aluminum just sounds stupid.

Where would you be putting the tuner V12?

You can get tuners that clamp on to the headstock and 'feel' the vibrations rather than 'hear' the sound.
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:17 AM   #11
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Try telling that to an american.
Right. End of discussion.


I think putting a tuner in a guitar is a great idea.
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:46 AM   #12
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actually its either or. i saw someone get told off for saying aluminium because apparently americans did invent the word. the rest of the world thinks aluminum is more sensible, and i agree.
back on topic, what colour you planning on?


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Old 05-09-2006, 03:39 PM   #13
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ive decided what i want to paint it......im gonna do orange and black striped for the body and the pickguard and pickup covers will be painted orange and black..........

pictures of pickguard.....no black yet, just pickup covers



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Old 05-09-2006, 06:02 PM   #14
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Try telling that to an american.
Right. End of discussion.


I think putting a tuner in a guitar is a great idea.


Having a strobe tuner in a guitar would be awesome. My dad's elec-acoustic has a tuner in the control box thingy.
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:51 PM   #15
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more pics!!!!

body is almost ready for paint






the weird grain is really visible in this one, the wood is all different?
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:22 PM   #16
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I kinda like the look of the red pup covers in the white. Different and kinda cool. The dark wood look is kinda neat too.

But as for the aluminum vs. aluminium thing, aluminum is the way I say it, but aluminium is the actual term for the makeup of the metal. I know dorky, please dont pwn me too bad. But I used to be a welder so I know about metal structure.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:26 PM   #17
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Aluminum = American
Aluminium = British

Therefore, Aluminium is correct
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:32 PM   #18
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if you were to just put a clear on it right now and leave the natural wood color it would look really awesome with the white pickguard and orange pickup covers

aluminum's where its at
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:38 PM   #19
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^ yea teleprompters i was going to do that but i cant get the inside of the horns sanded completely down so theres still some crappy scratch marks and a little paint so i think im gonna paint it sonic blue with a white pickguard and repaint those covers the same blue. Its gonna be sweet, ill hopefully have the first coats of paint done this weekend.





Thats the color im going for. Like a classic fender.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:46 PM   #20
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i am the friend helping (laughs in joy) anyways the fret board is scalloped thanks to myself and i kno its not right to pat yourself on the back so does someone wanna come over here and do it for me JUST KIDDING keep up the great work eek (v12's nickname)
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