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Post by corsair on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:17 pm

OK, team... a box has arrived from NSW and here we go; this thing has seen some action, by crikey; the case has a band logo oversprayed on the outside and a tour lot number on the inside. case is a little tatty - as to be expected but is in better nick than the guitar.. to whit...





... doesn't look too bad from out here, eh!!



headstock and tuners are in dire need of repair/replacement. Damian, is the nut in yours a standard Fender-y type one, as per the Spectrums??







... all the points badly munted...



Bendmaster Precision bridge



*shudder*





...drilling out the frozen bridge screw



... into its constituent pieces



.. this is interesting; the bridge post insert hole on the bar side of the bridge has very little wood left in the cavity, eh!! The thin piece of wood between the neck pup hole and the neck butt is gone also..



... and just for the record, the factory marks in the neck p'up cavity.

I've enough to be going on with....

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Post by Westbone on Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:01 am

Oh hell indeed!!

Got a crack along the fingerboard?

Keep you occupied for awhile.


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Post by corsair on Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:55 am

Hee hee... yes, it will! Still, it's not rocket science, just loads of sanding, filling and smoothing, eh!!

Thanks for the nut info...

No... no fretboard cracks?!

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Post by The Chad on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:18 am

I see a big pile of fun laying there John!   cheers   Seriously!  You'll have a ball with that.  Not too bad.  One you won't be afraid to play. 

The wood in the neck pocket, they corrected that on the Dynasty (they routed out that piece altogether).  They 1984's were that way, too.  Didn't make sense, as the crack would usually happen on the low E side of the pocket.  

Let us know what you'll need.

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Post by The Chad on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:19 am

And it took all that abuse and still stayed together.  Great quality workmanship was Matsumoku.

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Post by Barry on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:12 am

This too shall rise!!
Piece o' cake after that Urchin resto of yours eh?

Go get 'em John. Should keep you off the streets and away from the general public until next  St. Swithin's Day.  clown

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Post by corsair on Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:35 pm

I don't really see too much trouble ahead but after chatting to my paint guru, I think the sparkle finish may be a non-runner; the metal flake is quite big and to wind up with a glassy smooth finish, he reckoned that at least 15 coats of clear would be required; he showed me a piece with the flake on it and what he said was 10 coats of clear.... you could feel the flake as clear as mud, and while I'm a patient cove, I'm not that patient! I could get Hans to do it, but he says that the cost of that would be pretty high as it's very labour intensive and, lets face it, with the best will in the world, this is a 200 dollar guitar so spending sh1tloads on the finish would very likely see me emasculated!!

He has shown me one or two other things that could be possibilities, but ... given this is to be a custom finish - as Damian intimated early on!! - what do you blokes reckon??

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Maybe a finer grade of flake? my Raider has a small patch of clearcoat missing revealing the flake underneath, and it is quite fine, though it IS the usual thick mats finish.   Thinking

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Post by corsair on Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:55 pm

Yeah... maybe! We'll see...

Anyway, for those who take an interest...



... underway



... while the points are all missing paint, they are not missing any wood, which is something of an bonus! In fact, there's only about 2 very small dings in the body to be filled...



... that logo is well under the clear!



How the hell do you chip paint in that recess?!?!



.. the grotty hardware under the painters eye



... and all done! I've used my remaining black "Westbone" trem arm in there even thought the collar is present.

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Post by Barry on Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:36 pm

Johnny, could you live without the *sparkles* and just do the transitional burst maybe? Not as dramatic, but...

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Post by Westbone on Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:19 am

No slackin' 'ere! could've flatted the neck plate a bit....

Don't start stoppin'.... Laughing

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Post by corsair on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:11 am

The neckplate was indeed flatted a bit; anymore and I'd've lost definition on the stamping.

Hey, Damian, are the pots on your guitar push/pull pots? And that's a standard 3 way, yes?

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Post by Westbone on Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:18 am

Yep, pull/push coil tap on tone.
Normal 3 way switch, do you need one? with Mats tip.

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Post by corsair on Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:49 am

Yeah, mate; that'd be good! The box type switch, yes??

Whaddya reckon to these, Damian? Cheap enough; you know anything about them? I think they're Jin Ho.....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-In-Line-Schecter-Locking-TunersTuning-Machine-Head-Pegs-Cosmo-Black-W06-/400667693144?pt=AU_Instrument_Accessories&hash=item5d49a7d058&_uhb=1

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:55 pm

Here is that patch of missing clearcoat where the fine glitter is visible John.

not the best pic, indoor energy saver lightbulb and phone camera...but you get the idea.

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Post by Barry on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:03 pm

Barry wrote:Johnny, could you live without the *sparkles* and just do the transitional burst maybe? Not as dramatic, but...
Nothing?  Crying or Very sad 

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Post by corsair on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:20 pm

Still thinking, Barry!! Thanks, Sgt!

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Post by Westbone on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:59 pm

Those tuners are fine.
Nice black chrome.

You'll have to PM your address AGAIN!! bloody globetrotters you.. Smile 
if you need a 3 way switch.

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Post by Westbone on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:01 pm

Looks like your black 'n silver has a black tint in the lacquer Pete.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:22 pm

yep, all the colour is in the lacquer

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Post by corsair on Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:35 am

Still don't know what to do with mine.... I do think the flake finish is in the too damn expensive basket; I'll go and have another yarn to Hans tomorrow as he showed me a bike tank he had that he used as an ashtray when he was a smoker that I quite liked the look of... it was sort-of a chameleon effect.... black through purple through blue with heaps of multi coloured pearl in it...

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Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:40 am

Hows about a swirl paint job? Cheap as chips.

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Post by corsair on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:54 am

Thats just scary!!

Hey, is this the nut?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Graph-Tech-PT-5042-00-Black-TUSQ-Electric-Guitar-Nut-Strat-42mm-/360852197122

The measurements aren't exactly right, but theyre pretty close?!

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Post by Barry on Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:16 am

Confused 2 That's so-o-o 60's tie-dye Damian  Hairy & Wooly

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Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:24 pm

The 60's eh! Don't remember them much. Apart from England winning the World Cup.... Very Happy and I can honestly say I have never worn a tie-dye anything. Apart from my jeans that got splashed with bleach from washing the yard..me bestists jeans too... Sad 

A swirl paint job is cheap and easy to do.

Just thinking of Corsair as he's a tight wad... Laughing

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Post by IanO on Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:29 pm

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My strat is green with a yelloweeee goldeeeee type pearlescenceeeeee type thang going on. What about that TVR "pyramid paint" (i think that's what they called it)?

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