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V12prowler
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#1
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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#2
Maybe you could use a reflective pickguard or put foil under a see-through one. (just a suggestion)
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V12prowler
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#3
^ 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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#4
take some aluminum foil, learn how to pronounce it, crumple it up, flatten it out and glue it on there as best you can

*thumbs up*

*edit* write a tutorial on how to rewire and repaint the entire thing after you do.
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FrenchyFungus
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#5
^damn you americans and your inability to say aluminIum
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#6
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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All Americans I know of say aluminum. Me included.
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#8
just say al foil. save the world from this pain!!!
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#9
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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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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#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?


1808 Sir Humphry Davy (Britain) established the existence of aluminium and named it.


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#13
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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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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#15
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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#16
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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Aluminum = American
Aluminium = British

Therefore, Aluminium is correct
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#19
^ 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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#20
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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#21
^i scalloped that **** too, you just did a better job.
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#22
UPDATE

the body is fully primed... these pics are gonna be huge



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#23
projects looking good and its fast moving. keep the great work up.

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#24
Lookin' very nice mate! And the sonic blue body with coloured pickup covers is a damn cool idea.
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#25
well im really pissed off right seeing as the paint cans nozzle just blew off covering my garage, hands, and guitar in a half inch thick coat of crap.....its just running non stop and of course, the cans were miss marked so instead of getting sonic blue i get metallic royal blue....

heres pics

this is all over my garage floor


heres the drips



heres the frickin can!!!!!


i will be calling that store very very soon
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i would be so pissed.... kick the manager of the stores ass. are you gonna sand it totally again and repaint it. obviously youll repaint it but when?
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#27
it dried really quick so i just sanded it off and put a new coat on, its ok now, just a shiny spot.
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well i pretty much fixed it, its gonna look a lot better after sanding and putting on more coats but for now im done.....the white on the guitar is just the flash reflecting

thats where i messed up



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#29
Man, I hope this situation turns out better for you. Cos this looks sure as hell promising! Plus Sonic Blue is my favourite colour :P
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#30
The Royal Metallic Blue looks pretty good ... so, no harm, no foul, after that quick sanding fix. Besides, mine is Daphne Blue already

Keep at it. Mine will be polished as soon as I find the 3M polishing glaze.
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#31
Lookin so far to be a great guitar, just wanderin, how do u get those big pics on there?
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Man when I saw reading that the can exploding I said to myself oh no! but when I saw that pic of the can covered in **** I couldnt help but laugh lol, but its not a good thing. I sure hope you went back and got the paint for free and more free paint??????
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ok so im changing the plans a little bit, the guitar is now going to be surf green, google it and you will see the strats that its gonna look like ( i hope)....i ordered the paint today so it should be here by friday
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I say just go back to the the bluse so you dont have to sand down to the primer again
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i dont have to sand down again, its kind of ncie actually beucase now i wont over sand because there is more paint on there.
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#36
Project's looking good so far. That Royal Blue looks Ok on the body in the pictures of the full body view. I'll google the surg green and check it out. Anyway good luck with the project.
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#37
Lookin like a really nice colour so far, would look a lot better when it's all even and clear coated, good luck!
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#38
UPDATE BITCHES



a mysterious package arrived at my door this morning



could it be...



YESSSSSS the paint and lacquer came (dont worry, i have more than whats pictured)

unfortunatly it rained this morning and i am a little worried about what the humidity will do to the paint so im gonna hold off till a little later tonight.
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#39
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Aluminum = American
Aluminium = British

Therefore, Aluminium is correct


"In 1808, Humphry Davy originally proposed the name alumium while trying to isolate the new metal electrolytically from the mineral alumina. In 1812, he changed the name to aluminum to match its Latin root. The same year, an anonymous contributor to the Quarterly Review, a British political-literary journal, objected to aluminum and proposed the name aluminium."

Haha. so basically, the brits HAD to have thing their way. Nevermind the logical route of naming it after its Latin root.. the brits just HAD to be complicated and add a letter.. like colour... haha
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#40
i began spraying today.....man what a color







its hard to capture the color so there it is compared to a leaf

i love the paint too, it sprays easy and doesnt run at all!
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