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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby TDR1138 » Mon May 23, 2016 7:18 am

Not that I would ever want to discourage putting MFDs in something, but that looks SWEEEEEEET without anything on the body.....
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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby Kevin Baker » Mon May 23, 2016 9:50 am

It really does. Only problem is that the piezo sound isn't as clean as magnetics could give you, even with the bass EQ dropped as low as it would go.

Maybe next time I try this I do the pickup routing myself and use a very fine bit, and try pulling the cap off the rest of the body, and use that as a pickup cover or something. That would be an interesting way to do it.

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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby Ken Baker » Mon May 23, 2016 10:43 am

TDR1138 wrote:Not that I would ever want to discourage putting MFDs in something, but that looks SWEEEEEEET without anything on the body.....


Hmmm.....

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.


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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby deltafred » Mon May 23, 2016 12:55 pm

God darnit, Mr. Baker, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore. :lol:

What a great project Kevin, it's looking good. :D
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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby Ken Baker » Mon May 23, 2016 1:48 pm

deltafred wrote:God darnit, Mr. Baker, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore. :lol:


Shit kicker....

That is, by far, the funniest line ever uttered in a movie.

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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby jshilgebass » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:52 pm

I am now watching this thread, not just for the build progress but also the quotes from one of my favorite movies from Mel Brooks. :D

That workbench looks awful familiar...is this the one in the garage of Chez Baker, where a certain forum admin installed the split-coil MFD pickup in my Squier P many, many moons ago?


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Postby Mr. Mom » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:34 pm

Fifteen is my limit on schnitzengruben.
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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby Kevin Baker » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:40 pm

New update (finally)!

Got the body back from the luthier today, and the pickup cavities are done. Now I get to figure out where I want the controls to go. It's a sizable cavity, but there are still 5 (maybe 4) knobs and 3 mini-toggles to place.

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Re: Got an interesting one for ya.

Postby Kevin Baker » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:57 pm

Now, I know you guys have been waiting with bated breath about this build, but it's at the stage where everything takes foreeeeeeeverrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Went down to the shop where I'm having it finished to take a look, they've got the undercoat on it and it really makes the grain pop. As for the final finish, I'll let that stay a secret for now.

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