My very own gibson shocker

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Re: My very own gibson shocker

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Slowy wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:10 pm Nope. Not yet but you're on the right track. Do it again in white or whatever is there already and cut the neckward side to match the curve of the pickguard.
Funny you should say that, because that’s exactly what I threw half a dozen test iterations at and they alllllll looked poos

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Starfire wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:38 pm Looks fine. Only a bass, innit.

Could always refin the whole thing in a more exciting colour. Sunburst is for boomers. :sarc:
Sadly I do feel myself devolving further into boomerdom some days, old man shouting at clouds etc... I was a big sunburst fan until I got a nitro olly white strat and now thats my jam!
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Aquila Rossa wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:35 pm I little bit of work by a suitably qualified pro and that thing would be playing a treat. It's gorgeous.

P.S. Them breaking just comes with the territory. Mahogany territory.

I've been lucky with Gibson since the '80s, but the one Les Paul I gave to my nephew broke the day he graduated school and picked it up. Glynn fixed it. The lad did not tell me for years. Must have thought he'd end up with an angry or sad uncle. Not even. Breaking Gibson guitars is a family tradition for him. His dad did it too (an early 70s SG kept breaking on him during the late '80s). :D

I think the best choice for folks who put their Gibson guitar in danger is the Modern series. Lots of them have maple necks. Don't break and tend to stay in tune better (if the wind changes so the ambient temps go up or down by a fair bit, my Gibson guitars go a few cents out of tune -- Oh well. I still love 'em, because of how they sound and make me play).
Oh it is playing a treat. Frets polished board oil, truss tweaked, 800yr old strings boiled to zingy, bridge lowered a hair. Oh and now you. An plug it in
I had a lovely we fang thru the little bastard and ampeg cab. Compared to my hofner it’s a stool bulking bass

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Starfire wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:38 pm Looks fine. Only a bass, innit.

Could always refin the whole thing in a more exciting colour. Sunburst is for boomers. :sarc:
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:29 pm
Slowy wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:10 pm Nope. Not yet but you're on the right track. Do it again in white or whatever is there already and cut the neckward side to match the curve of the pickguard.
Funny you should say that, because that’s exactly what I threw half a dozen test iterations at and they alllllll looked poos
Then I bow to your experience. :thumbup:
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Slowy wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:37 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:29 pm
Slowy wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:10 pm Nope. Not yet but you're on the right track. Do it again in white or whatever is there already and cut the neckward side to match the curve of the pickguard.
Funny you should say that, because that’s exactly what I threw half a dozen test iterations at and they alllllll looked poos
Then I bow to your experience. :thumbup:
I can’t think of the guitar it reminded me of. Maybe rickenbacker or something else that has a double white pick guard that follows the contour. Schecter ?
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Meh. I would have left the hole…..

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I think you've done a really good job. Apart from throwing a whole lot of cash at it, and repairing the wood, this looks like the next best solution :-)
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murky wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:04 am Meh. I would have left the hole…..
Oh it’s still there ….

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murky wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:04 am Meh. I would have left the hole…..
Aren't you worried about splinters in your manhood?
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That really is a weak point - stand on a lead while plugged in and bang

I have a hairline crack that makes me want to take extra care. Wireless from now on for this one may be prudent.
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crowbgood1 wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:48 am That really is a weak point - stand on a lead while plugged in and bang

I have a hairline crack that makes me want to take extra care. Wireless from now on for this one may be prudent.

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That’s exactly how it unfolded.
One of the reasons I always wrap my lead through my strap

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:34 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:48 am That really is a weak point - stand on a lead while plugged in and bang

I have a hairline crack that makes me want to take extra care. Wireless from now on for this one may be prudent.

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That’s exactly how it unfolded.
One of the reasons I always wrap my lead through my strap
As insurance I have several leads with a right angle plug on one end. Super useful.
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jeremyb wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:24 am
murky wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:04 am Meh. I would have left the hole…..
Aren't you worried about splinters in your manhood?
Hasn’t been a problem so far 😂

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