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  • That neck goes well with the gold body. Looks great. I have had to open out the tuner holes on a few necks (fitting good tuners to a Squier neck), and it is real pain. Found the best way was to glue in a hardwood dowel, centre dab it, then use a woo…
  • Thank you Lester - I would say the colour is somewhat darker than bubinga, and also not with the same red-brown kind of hue that bubinga (at least the bubinga I've seen) has. Also the grain is not quite as tight. It's heavier than maple, but has a s…
  • Yes Megi, I swapped guitars after the song and carried on, even half the band didn't notice. Worse than that, it occured before the lead break so I had to re-finger around the lack of a top string. They say if you can cover up mistakes, thats a good…
  • Another of my occasional music shop trip reports - had to take a relative to Lincoln today, and then had a few hours to kill there. Spent maybe 15 minutes at what seems to be the only music shop in Lincoln these days - it's one of the "Music Room" c…
  • Looking good. Those Mighty Mite necks are quality I've found - truss rods works really well, nice wood, well put together.
  • Lovely cats! Bit of a faff doing the copper shielding I know, but I always enjoy that bit. I've always found it's false economy to go cheap on the neck, just speaking for myself. Do look forward to seeing the completed guitar anyhow, and the body lo…
  • I know how you felt ES - I never break strings either, and I use 11s which are fairly robust. Must have been the first time in five years at least, but one went at a gig a month or two ago. to my amazement. It was on one of my strats, doing a pop gi…
  • I am the same. It would not have been my choice of colour but it looks fandabbydosey. Lovely work. Thank you both! Having had the guitar around for a while now, I am very pleased with it - the combination of maple neck and alder body works very wel…
  • Lovely, absolutely lovely guitar! At the start I thought there was no way I would have chosen that green but now my thoughts are that if I saw someone playing that guitar I would think that they knew exactly what they wanted from their guitar as it …
  • The Axesrus locking tuners I used are really really nice, can recommend these highly. Lester, apologies as at the moment the trem is just set up hard against the body with 5 springs - will post a bit more with details/pics when I set it floating…
  • So, have got this one finished - this is thus my number 6 build, not to mention my 4th strat. I have to say it has it's own character, as they seem to. The maple neck seems to work very well with the alder wood body - the guitar has both crispness a…
  • Looked at the thread title bleary eyed this morning and thought at first it was something about the bloke from Haircut 100 working with Miles Davis... It's a fabulous bit of songwriting though and a great performance. He doesn't seem at all tired o…
  • Just no Megi! It's not a Shine, put it down and walk away! Pretty looking guitar though Pete But those Shines, great guitars. My red one may need a re-fret before long, it's been played so much.
  • It's all too true - the gear is a distraction most of the time. A good guitarist will get a good sound from most things, and all the boutique gear in the world won't rescue a bad one.
  • Some nice jazzy clean tone on this demo: I know in a way it's just another solid body guitar, and I have enough already, but something about this model just calls to me. GAS is not a logical thing.
  • I do know what you mean re being tired the next day after a gig ES! Good to hear the gigs are still coming in though - sometimes it seems the ones pulled together at short notice turn out the best. Pleased to hear you're finding the HX FX useful too…
  • Thank you Jocko and ES. Sorry to hear re Mrs Jocko, I really do wish her all the best, as I'm sure we all do. Hope you can get the build going again though - I always feel the thing is to keep doing a bit, even if not very much - just keep going, o…
  • I lock down the trem on my Strats too. Months since I have played a guitar, though there is one in the cupboard behind me. Good to hear from you Jocko! Get that guitar out the cupboard! I confess that I have tended to regard tremolo systems in ge…
  • Lester - I never managed to thank you when I received the Joe Pass DVD that you posted from Croatia - I am most sorry. Have felt bad about it ever since to be honest, it was very kind, and most appreciated I assure you, and sorry again. I'm no grea…
  • Great to have you back Lester - the forum is not the same without you.
  • I learnt to play the original version once - it's not actually very hard.
  • I guess things like this do happen in industry, sad though it may be. Seems to me the main mistake was allowing someone to film the destruction and put it on Youtube. There's a recent factory tour video for Gibson on Youtube, which I find interesti…
    in Sickening Comment by Megi September 2019
  • More pics: The time-honoured Megi getting things lined up procedure. In the end I had to slightly enlage the pickup cavity on one side to get things to work nicely. There was also a bit of careful sanding of the neck pocket sides needed. All …
  • Both front and back looking extremely good, and the Tru Oil does not seem to have influenced the shade too much. Great stuff, appreciate the pics Jocko.
  • So why do we hanker after the top-end stuff, and pay so much more money?A good question after our Shine purchases! The bargain to end all bargains! Only the other day someone came up to have a look at my guitar after a gig - "Oh, it's a Shine!" he…
  • I will be very interested in the "more to follow". One encouraging thing I can say is that I have been extremely impressed with the compressor models on the Helix (and also the Boss MS3 I had before), and in fact prefer them to anything I ever tried…
  • Yea thats a proper jazz guitar right there! ;-) It's often surprising that all these odd shaped guitars are capable of sounding similar to any other guitar you might play. Enjoy. I'm thinking I may use it for a bit of fun on the odd non-jazz gig. H…
  • Thoughts still with you Lester, all the best mate
  • Looking forward to the next lot of pics, curious if the Tru Oil will influence the shade of blue.