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Post by corsair on Sun May 18, 2014 8:41 pm

Now, those of you with more guitars than I - which is most of you!! - may empathise with these pictures...

.... because I'm not playing much anymore, in fact, really only playing enough to test guitars that I'm working on, my kit; PAs., amps, guitars and cases for ancillary gear sit under cloths and tarps in the shed. I really should sell most of it on, but I cannot bring myself to sell musical gear...







... the little PA is out as a local club is borrowing it but it is normally under the tarp as well.....

*sigh*

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Post by Barry on Sun May 18, 2014 9:15 pm

Crying or Very sad

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Post by The Don on Mon May 19, 2014 3:06 am

The Don has Man Cave envy Sad

That's not to say that I don't have quite a nice workshop but the climate here is incompatible with storing anything that doesn't respond well to damp and I also have a perfectly serviceable music room but nothing compared to teh acreage if corsair's Man Barn.

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Post by corsair on Mon May 19, 2014 3:51 am

Yeah; I'm blessed in that respect - I have quite a nice wee set up with the most-used stuff permanently set up like the airbrush lines, Dremel and the small guitar tools all readily to hand.
George is making his first model airplane at the end my long bench and Lucy has an indoor target for her archery set up at 7m. She's only missed the backstops and hit the sides of the shed 3 times.... makes a hell of a bang, I can tell you!
I have my strat back on the bench, and am also pratting about with the SP1012 which needs re-stringing and is showing signs of corrosion on some of the screwheads etc.

I well remember working on guitars in Jersey; I had to work on the kitchen bench 'cause the shed was a.) far too small, and b.) far too bloody cold!!

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Post by eyebulger on Mon May 19, 2014 5:12 am

The simple cure for all that ails you is to send it to me  Laughing

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Post by corsair on Mon May 19, 2014 5:29 am

Now, see, why didn't I think of that?!

Be careful what you wish for, buddy....

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Post by eyebulger on Mon May 19, 2014 5:36 am

I should be sending stuff to you not the other way round. Razz

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Post by The Chad on Mon May 19, 2014 11:48 am

You are blessed John.  What a great work area.  Cool

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Mon May 19, 2014 1:38 pm

Nice to have room to grow...... keeps the egas burning.  I need more space but will settle for what I have to try and curb the egas a bit but that's not going to work me thinks....lol I just scored the elusive Electra Westone X160 model in Graphite with the active boost and it is my current project along with the Westone Monark.
  Lets see if we can get his egas a going and fill up this shop... Very nice work area.

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Post by corsair on Wed May 21, 2014 4:40 am

You lot aren't helping....  Laughing 

I've gone and bought another one...Vantage this time....

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Post by Westbone on Wed May 21, 2014 5:58 am

That's the way to do it..... lol!

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Post by The Chad on Wed May 21, 2014 8:28 am

I still say you should gather the lads and form a cover band or something for fun.  Play out every once in a while.  You have the ideal rehearsal space for it, right?

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Post by Westbone on Thu May 22, 2014 10:32 am

corsair wrote:You lot aren't helping....  Laughing 

I've gone and bought another one...Vantage this time....

Lets see it then!

Looking cool by the pool.... Cool 

Which model?

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Post by corsair on Fri May 23, 2014 3:02 am

85 or 85 X-99, with yet another orphan trem bridge....

There might be some body issues as well, should have it early next week.

Best I can do right now is this...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vantage-X-99-Matte-Black-UniBody-Electric-Guitar-W-Vantage-Hard-Case-/221441369607?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=8FMkS8r5rbRkiOtE%252FQC7H1mH3IY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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Post by Westbone on Fri May 23, 2014 3:15 am

Nice set  neck model... Very Happy 

Bet those pups pack a punch!!

Yet again another type bridge. Never seen that one before.

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Post by corsair on Fri May 23, 2014 4:19 am

Neck thru, according to the one catalogue scan I've seen....

Yeah... me and orphan bridges.... Rolling Eyes 

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Post by Westbone on Fri May 23, 2014 5:53 am

Neck thru, very nice indeedy.. Very Happy 

What's the scale?


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Post by The Chad on Fri May 23, 2014 9:58 am

Oh John that's a nice one.  Neckthrough?!  That's a cool one, love the flat black.

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Post by corsair on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:45 am

Got it, cleaned it, strung it, refitted bits.... played it; didn't like it..... moved it on!










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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:10 am

It happens, know the feeling.

Shifted many on.

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Post by corsair on Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:27 am

Yeah... tried real hard to like it - it's beautifully put together and sits nicely - but it just wasn't happening...

I haven't had that happen since about 1978 with a Les Paul, which was supposed to be the ducks nuts, but left me completely unmoved!!

Nowt as queer as folk!

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Post by The Chad on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:23 am

Gorgeous guitar, strange bridge.   Hope it sells for what you need!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:33 pm

That's a shame John, looks a belting little guitar too.
Know the feeling all too recently, that Squier Esprit....just doesnt do it despite the exceptional build quality and detail  Crying or Very sad

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Post by corsair on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:37 am

The Chad wrote: Hope it sells for what you need!

Mate, I just sent it off to Don; he likes these things more than I do!!

Here's what's been occupying my time lately...









So... nearly done; just the logo on the lid and some decorative tape to hide the join in the lid lip.

Now onto the Avenger to be re-finished and fettled...

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Post by Barry on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:57 am

Yep, beautifully done. The Lady looks like Royalty in there.

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