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#1
So I'm taking a guitar building class over the summer.

Wood is undecided.
I have decided I want an FR
I don't know what pickups I want.
Shape is undecided, I was thinking sharper firebird or Explorer, or a soloist like one.


Any Ideas?

I was supposed to be taking this class now. But nobody showed.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#2
how do you want to sound? heavy? bright? what do you want to play on it? what woods look good to you?
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#3
locking trem systems are a pain to get working well, sure you dont just want a regular bridge?
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#4
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
locking trem systems are a pain to get working well, sure you dont just want a regular bridge?

wrong, while i'll admit routing out a trem cavity for a FR is gonna be harder than screwing on a hard tail, once its in they're easy to look after.

as for pickups, i looked at your bands in your profile and can highly recommend a duncan '59 for the neck, I play similar **** and it sounds incredible man.
#6
Yeah I'd say go with a Soloist. Those are always cool, ummm... I don't know much about wood, but I'd say go with the FR, they've got a difficult routing but once you get one in there... oh baby With what MintSauce said, you should make something along the lines of a Charvel, but I'd say take a look at the San Dimas, those are some amazing guitars. I almost picked up one at a pawn shop about six months ago for $300 and it was a beauty and I regret not getting it every day since.
#7
I want a well balanced but warm tone, so maybe alder, mahogany or Limba. Maybe a maple top if I use Limba or Mahogany.

Duncan '59 neck.
OK, bridge pickup. Duncan distortion? JB? Custom?

Control layouts are needed too. I'm thinking of having a control bypass switch but pot/switch stuff, I dunno.

I'll probably do a soloist, but I'm undecided between that and the Explorer.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#8
Quote by oneblackened
I'll probably do a star, but I'm undecided between that and the Explorer.


Excellent idea! You should definitely make an alder star : D

An SH-5 and '59 should work pretty well, right? I haven't tried an SH-6, but I'm lead to believe that whilst that pickup's hotter, it's harder to controll, and almost TOO dirty. The SH-5 seems to give a good compromise between the clarity of the SH-5, and the output of the SH-6.
#9
I'd suggest walnut with a rosewood fretboard. Ten put the SH-5 and '59 as pickups, or get some handwounds from Cord or Phil, and either all-black or all gold hardware.

Yes I just described my dream Flying V, but it would be sweet as a Soloist too
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#10
Quote by bv310
I'd suggest walnut with a rosewood fretboard. Ten put the SH-5 and '59 as pickups, or get some handwounds from Cord or Phil, and either all-black or all gold hardware.

Yes I just described my dream Flying V, but it would be sweet as a Soloist too

Not too much liking gold, maybe I'll do Walnut. Provided I can find some.

Maybe I'll use blackouts. I dunno.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#11
blackouts would be sweet. I think I remember LP having some curly walnut blanks a while back. I'd PM him and see, they were pretty cheap if I remember right
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
#12
I have a few months until I do this, so I can wait on wood until then. I'll probably buy something from Kyle (LP addict), maybe that sexy sapele he has.

I was considering blackouts for my LP too.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 23, 2009,
#13
I have some of that same Sapele from Kyle, it's a beauty, but it's as thick as something (i'll think of a joke for here later)

EDIT: It's as thick as Mint's love rod
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
Last edited by bv310 at Mar 23, 2009,
#15
Most important thing.
What's your budget?
it's all just coming back
it's all coming back

it's all coming back to me
#16
By summer, up to about 500-600 USD for everything.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#17
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#18
ESP style explorer. Spalted top.
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#19
Quote by metalwarrior40
ESP style explorer. Spalted top.

Damn, I'd do that except for the spalt. Not my thing. Flame instead.
Blueburst sound OK?

Neck will most likely be maple or maple/rosewood, with an ebony FB I hope.


Mahogany/Flame Maple ESP EX model, with Black GOTOH FR and Grover mini tuners.
Pickups still to be decided, as is the control config.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 23, 2009,
#20
Flame, with a blue burst? Sounds sweet.
Good choice on a gotoh floyd, and ebony board.
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#21
By blueburst I mean like this

Back will be black though.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#22
That's exactly what i was hoping you meant
I think it looks sick like that.
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#23
will do a mockup drawing. 25.5" scale or 24.75"? I can't decide, probably 24.75 because I'm used to it.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#24
most deff 24 3/4
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Quote by mikeyElite
you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

Quote by Invader Jim
if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#25
Ok, mockup in a few.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 23, 2009,
#26
EDIT: Since I fail at shooping, imagine this in blue burst:
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LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#27
^I on the other hand, fail much less at shooping

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#29
I think that the Soloist would look better.

but, that may just be me.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
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#30
Quote by Diamond Dave
i think the tobbaco burst would be cool, but it needs to be lighter on the edges and more gradual like the tobbaco bursts on gibson LPs

Not tobacco burst. Blue burst.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 24, 2009,
#31
That blue is awesome looking. Especially with the black hardware.
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
#33
You bet

LP, I'll probably get everything but pickups from you. Alright?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 24, 2009,
#34
OK, another option, of course in blue burst. Again, I am a HYPERfail at MS paint.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#36
gah, don't got AIM. UG chat?


How much of a discount on pickups?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 25, 2009,
#37
Another Idea:

I'm liking the EX and the RR more than the MH as of now.

Again I ask you LP, how much of a discount?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Mar 28, 2009,
#38
Oh god dammit, I don't want to triple post but I'm agonizing over this or the explorer!

Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#39
Quote by oneblackened
EDIT: Since I fail at shooping, imagine this in blue burst:
It's missing a string!?! And both the body and headstock shapes are wrong!

No Maple top, just plain Mahogany ... Natural or Transparent Black.

#40
Oh ippon you silly silly person stuff's more expensive for seven strings, hence me not doing that. Besides, that's an ESP EX, not a gibson explorer.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
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