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So I've decided to take up guitar again

Discussion in 'Music, Movies, TV, & The Arts' started by Private_Ale, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Not sure why, but suddenly I have the urge to diddle the fiddle again.

    I decided it's a good idea with the new year coming around soon, it can be my new years resolution.

    I'm thinking about building a new guitar, another strat clone, but this time in an HSH configuration and using better parts, like swamp ash instead of basswood.

    Should be fun at least. :)
     
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  2. Afronaught

    Afronaught ♫ Official Princess ♫

    This is wierd... because I've started Drumming again also, Baught a set of Vic Firth Sticks and a Practice Pad and started going through my rudements again.

    I might buy a drum set again.
     
  3. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Something is in the air. :D
     
  4. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So I managed to snag an original unfinished 00's Tacoma Guitars Floyd Rose body with a slight imperfection of a "tad oversized neck pocket".

    Really nice looking body, hand made in the USA of swamp ash.

    I'm really looking forward to attempt to stain it a dark, deep wine red color, then use all black hardware. Same idea with an HSH configuration.

    Instead of the traditional double locking bridge common to floyds, I am fairly certain I will use a single locking bridge. I will also use a tremolo lock to turn it into a pseudo hardtail. :)

    Very excited. This project will probably take a few months.
     
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  5. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    Sorry but I have to.....


    You can diddle MY fiddle. :iderpit:
     
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  6. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    :irapeit:
     
  7. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    In love with this sexy thing.

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    So nice, solid mahogany body. Only had basswood until now. Plus that red and black, geeze. Even has binding around the neck. :neat::joy:
     
  8. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    With some pedals in the chain. Chromatic Tuner, Acoustic Simulator, Vintage Distortion.

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  9. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    The tuner pedal is the coolest thing ever.

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  10. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Locked the bridge with a Tremol-no.

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  11. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    The bridge is now only partially locked. You can dive with it now. Added a third spring so the string tension doesn't bring it out of tune.

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    Also removed the old strings, cleaned it up, and restrung it.

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