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I got these parts from Murph. He was kind enough to give me the bridge too so I have less stuff to fine. This is what is coming my way basically. 

 

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Jagmaster3 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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Jagmaster2 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

My thoughts (since I have lots of pickup options on different guitars) were to put four single pickups in it and use Jaguar switches to turn them on and off. Pretty simple. Then I thought it would be cool to do a series mod on the neck and bridge pairs to make dual or single humbucker mode options. Should be easy enough. I also wanted to have a strangle switch like a jaguar. Makes fuzzs sound cool sometimes. Basically this is the goal at the moment.

 

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Jagmaster by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

I will update as I can.  Still working on gathering parts. :)

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Would be cool, but I always am drawn to mint or white on white. Seems elegant and bright. Clean and simple. No idea why.

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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!

 

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IMG_3076 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3077 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

NICE FLAME

 

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IMG_3078 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3079 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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Custom pickups are on the way. :)

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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:

 

 

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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.

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Having a forum member custom wind me a set of high output pickups. He calibrated them to work as I described. :)

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Before:

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IMG_3082 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

After:

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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.

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IMG_3084 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

Polishing compound.

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IMG_3085 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

Dried.

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IMG_3086 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

Wiped off.

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IMG_3087 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3090 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3091 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

Neck and bridge back on.

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IMG_3094 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3096 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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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.

 

 

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IMG_3105 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
 
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IMG_3106 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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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. :))

 

 

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I got switches mounted and pots and knobs on. I still need the pickup mounting screws and springs as well as the input jack before I can go a lot further. I will do wiring later this week. So far it looks great! Cooterfinger got the switches in the perfect spot. Fits GREAT. (Went with black switches because white ones were way expensive...)

 

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IMG_3190 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3191 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3193 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

Under the hood. (Tone knob actually is the three way switch. Looks cool and will really do some tonal changes. :)

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IMG_3195 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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Got the switches all wired up. Everything tests as a-ok. Once the pickup screws and springs arrive, I will add pickups and wire those in. That should be the last stuff I need to finish it up. :)

 

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IMG_3241 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3242 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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Done! (Well kind of. Middle position humbuckers are out of phase, so when I change strings next, I will swap wires.)

 

(For Fun)

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IMG_3323 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

SQUIER AND PROUD

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IMG_3324 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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Figured out that I cannot correct the phase issue because of the individual on off switches. (Can't reverse the hot and lead without making the poles hot in the process.) Not too big of a deal. Just another sound option anyways.

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