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  1. This just came in today. I traded an nice overdrive pedal for it. It is really nice. The finish is nice and thin. Main issues is the selector switch is crapping out, but that should be an easy fix. The frets are a bit sharp. I don't know how to fix that. I did adjust the truss rod to get the action a bit lower. The old school style Fender guard is popping up a bit by the bridge pickup. I am guessing that is why Fender ended up adding another pickguard screw there. LOL Pictures! IMG_3155 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3157 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3158 by Hentai No
  2. Pickguard came! A little bit of minor tweaking and it is all set to go. Just waiting on the switches and such to arrive. IMG_3152 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3153 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3154 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  3. Neck pickup arrived and I got right to work. IMG_3127 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr Old stuff out. IMG_3128 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr New stuff in. IMG_3129 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr Strung back up. IMG_3137 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3138 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3140 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3146 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3148 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3151 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr More to come! (Almost done.)
  4. I say "new" because it is used... and I used to have one of these and I traded it a year or so ago and missed it. (Not talking about the one I painted green. My original one got the bigsby treatment.) I dig it. The stock pickups aren't terrible, but I already had a DiMarzio D-Activator bridge pickup and there is a D-Activator neck pickup incoming so it will get a change out. I think the black pickups will look cool on the black guard and body. This is it stock as it came in the mail to me. IMG_3115 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3118 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  5. I worked on my wiring diagram. I added in a three way rotary switch (which will replace the tone pot) so I can have extra sound options. Without it, I wouldn't be able to turn off the pairs since turning them off puts them in series. Now I have Each pickup as a single option. All on parallel. All on series. Upper two alone. Lower two alone. I also have the high pass filter for any of those settings and a master volume. Since these are strat pickups and humbucker options, I decided on a 500k volume pot. Here it is. (Sloppy looking work, but it will help me connect the wires hopefully. )
  6. Should be done this coming week. I can't wait. I am having Marty at Lamar speaker cabs build me a 1x15 cab for it with a Jensen MOD 15-120 speaker. Black tolex, gold cloth, closed back, birch ply... Should be really nice. He even asked me to send pictures of the head so he could try to match cloth color as best as he could and tolex. Nice guy to talk to. Like the pic below, but gold cloth, not silver. The cab is smaller than a normal Showman cab, but the head will still sit on it nicely and that should make it a little lighter to carry around.
  7. Done! Looks good. Should be heading my way Monday. HBNPG001_zps248c375b by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  8. Cooter is almost done with the pickguard. Looks great! HBNPG004_zpsd0192885 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  9. Pickups came in from Bullock Guitar Pickups! toez10 custom made the set to work with the idea of them being combined in series and also made them higher output. He wound them around 8k but calibrated them for placement in the mock up I showed him. He made it really easy on me by putting tape on each one numbering them 1-4 so I know which goes where. Here are pictures with them sitting in the body. IMG_3105 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3106 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  10. It is in Jeff's hands now at Velvatone. I am totally impressed with his knowledge. He knew exactly what my concerns would be and gave me a lot of options to choose from to help my budget and to fit what I was looking for. He also guarentees his work so I can bring it in if there is a problem. He also said if I needed tubes and got them from him, he would install them and bias them for just the cost of the tubes. He is replacing the caps on the underside by the transformer. They were bubbles a bit and a little scorched looking. Putting in some Atoms there. He is also replacing the caps on the t
  11. IMG_3097 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3098 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3103 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  12. Before: IMG_3082 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr After: IMG_3083 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr How it went down. Steel wool until it was pretty matte. Then I put polishing compound on and let it sit and dry. Once it was dry, I rubbed it off. Went pretty well. I like the satin look and it feels really smooth now. Steel wool. IMG_3084 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr Polishing compound. IMG_3085 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr Dried. IMG_3086 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr Wiped off. IMG_3087 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3090 by Hentai No Baka, on F
  13. Having a forum member custom wind me a set of high output pickups. He calibrated them to work as I described.
  14. Upon some urging, I have to agree that this has a nice burst. I decided to change plans and keep it sort of more stock looking body and neck wise. New plan is this: Jagmaster by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr I will do steel wool on the body to satin it up nicely though. Seemed like it would be a shame to paint over the flame on the headstock.
  15. Here are the parts that are in so far. (Body, neck, tuners, and bridge.) Custom pickguard from Cooterfinger will be in progress. I sent him a tracing today in the mail. Pictures! IMG_3076 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3077 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr NICE FLAME IMG_3078 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3079 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3079 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3081 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr Custom pickups are on the way.
  16. Mutt is almost done!!! IMG_9763 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  17. Neck and body on the Jaguar almost done!! IMG_9758 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_9763 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
  18. It is 85 watts. It is a 4ohm transformer in mine and I am running it through an 8ohm speaker so it makes it run with less power.
  19. My space right now is pretty cramped also, but it should open up once my roommate moves out.
  20. Crappy camera video demo through my homemade cabinet. I mostly wanted to make sure it worked. Sounds pretty good actually. I can't wait to try it through my better cabinet.
  21. MY FIRST BLACKFACE AMP! I am very excited about this one. I need a new tube for it because one broke during shipping. Probably just as well. I should let it adjust to the temperature and humidity here anyways. I plan to bring it to Solderhaus in Seattle to have the caps checked to make sure they are still a-ok. I will likely have a grounded power cable added for safety. I can't wait to hear how it sounds. It was described to me as a Twin without reverb. I love my Twin, so I have good feelings about this one. IMG_3062 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr IMG_3063 by Hentai No Baka, on Fl
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