All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

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BY MattH
#855188
Molly wrote:If I back-off the preamp on my RK50 from one o'clock to twelve I get a completely different dynamic thing going on that makes me favour one guitar over another. Strat on the lower, Tele on the higher. If I hit the boost it makes me want to play on humbuckers. So, yeah. Amps will play a part.

What tone do you have in your head?


Nothing heavy. Relatively clean, Fender-amp breakup. I play low wattage amps. A 5w VibroChamp is my go to and getting it to break up is not too tricky, so I don’t want anything too hot.

I like that position 2 and 4 stuff on a Strat. The sound you can’t get from a Tele. That’s probably what I’m aiming for. I don’t know what you’d call it. Is that what these dudes refer to as “glassy”?
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BY jeremyb
#855193
Even if you can solder, you should still get an obsidian wire kit from Mat at tone lounge, you just need to strip the wires and plug them into the fancy connectors he uses on the PCB :)
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BY MattH
#855283
mugamee wrote:lollars for me


I love Lollars. I have a vintage set in my Tele. Proper bo.
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BY MattH
#855320
Well, I found a neck. A second hand MJT/USACG one.

There's no turning back now! Danny - I blame you.
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BY AiRdAd
#855321
I've probably got some parts etc here. what do you need to complete it?
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BY MattH
#855325
AiRdAd wrote:I've probably got some parts etc here. what do you need to complete it?


Thanks Danny.

I think I'm going to go with the loaded pickguard route, and I've already a nice bridge assembly. The neck came with tuners, so from my calcs, I just need a jack-plate, neck-plate and neck-plate screws and I'm done. Got any of those bits?
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BY AiRdAd
#855327
MattH wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:I've probably got some parts etc here. what do you need to complete it?


Thanks Danny.

I think I'm going to go with the loaded pickguard route, and I've already a nice bridge assembly. The neck came with tuners, so from my calcs, I just need a jack-plate, neck-plate and neck-plate screws and I'm done. Got any of those bits?


Bugger - I don't think I do sorry
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BY MattH
#855329
No worries. They're not pricey bits. Can get those through guitarparts.co.nz anyway, I think.

I think I might hit Tony B up for a couple of the assembly jobs. No holes drilled on the neck, and I want to make sure I do a good job of that. I can probably manage the rest.
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BY AiRdAd
#855332
MattH wrote:No worries. They're not pricey bits. Can get those through guitarparts.co.nz anyway, I think.

I think I might hit Tony B up for a couple of the assembly jobs. No holes drilled on the neck, and I want to make sure I do a good job of that. I can probably manage the rest.


Yeap - good idea - I get him to do the same :-)
BY Voxshall
#855795
Having great sounding wood can make most pickups sound great, but you can often find a perfect match for a particular guitar if you have a few sets with different resonant peak you can fine tune things to get that perfect match, and fine tune again with different value volume pots and capacitors, you will know when you find the sweet spot it’s like focusing a camera. Some body recommending there fav pickups might not be the best for your particular guitar?