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  • Thanks! Yea I could go with post rock. I like that. Thanks for the compliments:) if anything I do is evocative then it’s succeeded in something. You're welcome - definitely a success.
  • Very pretty and distinctive. Thank you!
  • Good think it wasn't underpants day ! Haha nicely (or somewhat worryingly) spotted! Nice looking axe. I’ve never had any Dimarzios, but I’ve heard about the tone zone. How does it sound? So what drew you to this? Filling a hole in you collectio…
  • Good think it wasn't underpants day ! True - oh the horror!
  • Nice to know you're about Graham. Stay safe and take care. Cheers ES, you too mate!
  • Bravo! very authentic sounding Gypsy jazz guitar tone also. Highly enjoyable.
    in Minor Swing Comment by Megi June 30
  • Superb - a bit "post rock" maybe? Very atmospheric and evocative.
  • Another job I've done while in lock down is to fit some new pickups to this strat (which is the second guitar I built, finished back in 2012). Previously it had a Lace Sensor set in, which was very versatile, but ultimately a bit lacking in characte…
  • Superb I must say
    in dark eyes Comment by Megi June 30
  • Bridge pickup is a Mojo Broadcaster, which I got second hand for £25 - it's fierce to say the least, and the neck pickup is a GFS Surf 90, which I once had in one of my Shine guitars, some of you might just remember. The body was made to order …
  • I probably started a build thread for this guitar way back last year, but haven't the energy to update it all the way to the end, so I'll just put some pictures of the completed guitar up here - it's the seventh (and I vow the last) parts guitar I'v…
  • I thought "Martin Dreadnought" as soon as I heard that - assuming I'm right?
    in WANT ! Comment by Megi June 30
  • I'm a bit of a headphone audio enthusiast myself - a hobby that I've got into in the last couple of years. Have never tried them, but have only ever heard good things said about those ATs, do enjoy them!
  • Sorry folks - but reporting in, have been off the forum for a month or two again - difficult times for all of us, and some additional stresses at the moment. But if I'd found this place gone it would have been upsetting to have lost contact with you…
  • My apologies, it has been some time since I last posted on the forum - mostly because I felt I had nothing particularly useful or interesting to say really. Anyhow, currently I'm doing my best to get through this situation, along with 2 elderly pare…
  • 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.