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Post by david C » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:48 pm

here's a strat body I've just had professionally painted in Gibson heritage cherry nitrocellulose, still need polishing but I think it's looking good


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quite a little production line I've got here
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Post by Dave the bass » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:56 pm

A Strat.

In a Gibson colour scheme.

To the river!.....bring the ducking apparatus!

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Post by Ali Tait » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:50 pm

We haven't had a burning for a while... :D

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Post by david C » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:08 am

oh dear

I knew I should have said sunburst
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Post by Dave the bass » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:44 am

...too late!

To the river ...! :)

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Post by david C » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:44 pm

actually it looks quite nice

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Post by Dave the bass » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:04 pm

Phwwwwwwwoooooooooooarrr!

But... to the river! :)

The high 'E' looks very close to the edge of the neck MrC, does it play Ok though? Looks nice.

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Post by david C » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:18 pm

what sharp eyes you have,
yes it is a bit close, the bridge is a wide string spacing one, I've got a narrow spacing bridge that I might fit, seems to play all right though

all the vintage tremolos suffer this problem, it's almost like necks were wider in the 50s
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Post by The Stratmangler » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:02 pm

The cure used to be a bit brutal.
Take the neck in your left hand, the top horn of the body in your right.
Push down on the top horn and yank the neck upwards - you'll hear a crack as the neck moves slightly :shock:
The top E should now be in the correct position.

It works, but it's one for the brave.
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Post by Mike H » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:25 am

I can see how that would work ~ basically moves all the strings up a smidgeon
 
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Post by Dave the bass » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Mike H wrote:I can see how that would work ~ basically moves all the strings up a smidgeon
Sort of. The angle of the neck relative to the body shifts so the strings run more centrally up the neck. I was repairing a bass for a mate once, his complaint was that the 'G' (thinnest string on a 4 string bass) was "falling off the edge of the neck...". Sure enough it was. What he didn't confess at the time was he'd dropped it! I loosened off the neck screws and shifted the neck slightly, re-tightened, and hey tesco.

The neck pocket in that bass was quite loose so I had a fair bitof room to set the neck at the right angle. Not all basses or guitars are quite as accommodating.

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Post by david C » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:41 pm

sadly the pocket is quite tight and the neck is in line with the bridge so not a lot of room to manoeuvre, this particular tremolo does have particularly wide string spacing, it plays ok so I'll leave it for now,
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Post by Mike H » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:10 pm

Dave explained it betterer, but is what I meant. :thumbleft:
 
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Post by The Stratmangler » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:20 pm

Dave the bass wrote:The neck pocket in that bass was quite loose so I had a fair bitof room to set the neck at the right angle. Not all basses or guitars are quite as accommodating.

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Ive seen some neck pockets that were so large you could lose a small child in there :shock:
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Post by david C » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:43 pm

I've sold the guitar to a mate of mine who fell in love with it

so I've ordered a Warmoth body and neck and will get Angela at
http://guitarangel.co.uk/services.php to replicate the heritage cherry although I might go for a burst with lighter cherry in the centre either way it'll look good
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