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Alrighty folks, so way back when my brother had a poke at learning guitar he started to build one. He bought an Epoch neck off ebay (cheap bolt on les paul type neck) and started to make a body from the best tone wood ever.... TWO MDF SHELVES GLUED TOGETHER!!! Hell yeah, this baby will sustain for days, months, years! To say the least, Nigel Tunfel will be impressed. Trouble is he tried to do a neck pocket with an angle grinder.... no dice on that, so I'll fill it. So the plan on the finish is to do a material finish with an old plaid shirt as it should cover some of the imperfections in the surfaces

Anyhow, here's where we're at tonight. Tomorrow I should get the cavities cut. Maybe even glue the one piece toneplaid top on.


Oh yeah, and why four pickups? Because I had 'em! the break down is, two bc rich warlock pickups, one yamaha eg-112 bridge, and one washburn bridge (will need to flip magnets and polarity). Oh did I mention it will have a strat style trem for crazy dive bombs? Awww yeah.
#2
in honesty, i'm not sure the trem will work properly if you have a gibson style angled head stock. Carvin uses angled headstocks, but they aren't angled as much. i remember reading something about this, so you might wanna google it.
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#3
What you really need to do is disassemble those pickups and make some kind of Octobucker!
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^ Oh My God Yes!!!
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Well it will essentially be an octobucker, they'll all be wired together and right next to eachother. All the pickups will get wired in series. I was thinking of having independent toggles for each pickup to add to the ridiculousness.

You should make all the switches and pot hats look like shirt buttons.

EDIT: stickied. Like a baws.
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I can't wait to see all the phase switch, series and parallel combos you can get out of that. You'll need a 40 position rotary switch or something. This could become a complete animal!

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#11
I saw an epiphone black beauty with 3 dimarzio multibuckers once, so 12 different coils... Killer. It had more switches then a firebird x, but it sonded great. One problem is that, you have to use the pickups far away from strings, or guitar won't have any sustain. And you should certainly use fixed bridge.
#12
If possible, it would be cool to use the Seymour Duncan Triple Shot mounting ring, then Individual on switches for each pickup. And the post above me is right with the pickups being far away, I have a pair of Duncan SH-6's and a hot rails in one of my guitars and it doesn't sustain well.
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in honesty, i'm not sure the trem will work properly if you have a gibson style angled head stock. Carvin uses angled headstocks, but they aren't angled as much. i remember reading something about this, so you might wanna google it.


Headstock angle has absolutely nothing to do with the kind of bridge...
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All the pickups will get wired in series.

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#15
this looks awesome!

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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
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Thought you guys might like this one . And yes Jason, tis the name of the game, we'll just say that this one should go to 11 at least.

Lets just say at this point we've gone to plaid


And here's before the plaid with the pickups routed in. They're fairly close, I'm a bit worried about the sustain laments as well, but we'll see. They're solid mounted, btw.


I think for wiring I've decided on eight mini toggles to select each coil. They will be in series (all of them). I was also thinking of having two outputs, but how could I switch that? Maybe a switch to make half of them go to one amp and half to the other (so bridge+less bridge to one amp and neck+less neck to one amp?).

Also in case you guys haven't caught on to the few Spinal Tap references, here's a guitar built by Ernie Ball for 'Nigel Tunfel' that inspired this beast.


Which also in todays eight coil guitar history lesson we have this bad baby:

The Ural V8, mmmmm pure Soviet Russian POWA
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#18
You could do a ric-o-sound type output. Or use one main output and and use a normalizing jack for the second one. So you could get everything through jack one or use both and have them split. i.e. first two pickups/back two pickups.
#20
Awesome, but the sustains gonna be shit with the 4 pickups. But who cares, its just for fun anyways. I'll definitely be watching this.
#21
"If less is more, then just think of how much more more will be!." - Dr. Frasier Crane

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Headstock angle has absolutely nothing to do with the kind of bridge...


I'll take your word for it. You would know better than I would since you build a lot of guitars from scratch. I just remember reading something on a forum somewhere once that someone's strat style trem didn't work too well with a gibson style headstock angle. I'm never actually had any experience with that, so it could just be bull shit. just figured better safe than sorry.

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#26
It's not headstock angle, it's neck angle. If you have a flat top guitar with a strat trem, and you put an angled neck on it (ala gibson) obviously, you're geometry will be all wrong. Since this thing is a flat top it'll be simple. Flat neck pocket, flat top, flat bridge. Done. Hopefully I'll get back to work on it tomorrow, btw.
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Quote by LeviMan_2001
It's not headstock angle, it's neck angle. If you have a flat top guitar with a strat trem, and you put an angled neck on it (ala gibson) obviously, you're geometry will be all wrong. Since this thing is a flat top it'll be simple. Flat neck pocket, flat top, flat bridge. Done. Hopefully I'll get back to work on it tomorrow, btw.


Cool. I learned something. Thanks for the information. :-)
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#29
O wow, did you lacquer the plaid down? What does it sound like?
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#30
Yes very much so I did. It took a lot, and looking back, I probably should have gone with poly because I think I could build it up a lot faster and have a nicer looking end result. Also I would have gone with a lighter color of plaid, because it looks like it's permanently wet now and dark green wet plaid is meh. And it sounds about how I imagined, very dark with TONS OF OUTPUT hahaha
#31
Your cleans must be overdistored, XD

Now, do the same but instead of buckers, put 8 SC sized rail buckers.
#32
lol... i want a Video!
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Yes very much so I did. It took a lot, and looking back, I probably should have gone with poly because I think I could build it up a lot faster and have a nicer looking end result. Also I would have gone with a lighter color of plaid, because it looks like it's permanently wet now and dark green wet plaid is meh. And it sounds about how I imagined, very dark with TONS OF OUTPUT hahaha

Well, you'll know better for next time.
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#36
With 4 humbuckers, I'm suprised other less powerful guitars aren't orbiting yours.

Looks good though, in a kind of really trashy/ghetto way!
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#37
That looks totally mental
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lol... i want a Video!

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Where are the stupid amounts of switches?



Terribly sorry, but I just didn't feel like buying 8 switches, routing a cavity and wiring them all in. Besides, I like it fine without. Maybe later?

As for those of you who said video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrlTMkSuzXA

video. Also it should be noted that my amp is not a high gain amp by any stretch of the imagination. It's just an old Gibson tube amp that I've modified.
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