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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by milesdeem, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. milesdeem

    milesdeem Well-Known Member

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    The beginning's of the "next". Waiting on more parts to complete.
    The Build Sheet:
    Body: New mahogany LP Special-type w/trans cherry polyurethane finish (@$40 after Halloween discount)
    Neck: Used/abandoned Epi LP 100 neck heritage cherry finish I had sitting around. Damaged headstock face painted with an oiled bronze color. New 42mm nut.
    Pickups: GFS R30 & R-29 Mini-tron "vintage wound" HB's (8K ohm bridge R30; 7.2K ohm neck R29).
    Wiring Harness: New LP-style harness
    Tuning Machines: Wilkinson Deluxe Vintage Klusons (black), w/10mm conversion bushings
    Bridge: Repro-Lightning Bar wraparound (black), compensated for plain G
    Knobs: Gibson-style reflector top hat knobs (gold reflectors, black knobs)
    Strings: 11-48
    Pickguard: None
    Other Misc. Hardware: oversize cone-type black strap buttons; black neck plate .kevins camera 291.jpg .kevins camera 285.jpg .kevins camera 288.jpg .kevins camera 275.jpg .kevins camera 282.jpg .kevins camera 279.jpg .kevins camera 294.jpg
     
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    Oh yeah...Since the PU rings that come with the Mini-tron PU's are cream color, I took quick action to correct that, since the primary colors of this build will be red, black, and bronze. The only visible chrome items will be the pickup covers and polepiece screws. The gold reflectors in the control knobs will be the only other "brite-work". .kevins camera 292.jpg
     
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    cool,i dig build threads.
     
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    Nice! Looking forward to this!
     
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    Thank you both. I'm looking forward to it all! Very curious about how it's gonna sound when it's complete.
     
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    Oooh this looks tasty
     
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    milesdeem, I am interested to hear your opinion on how the GFS Liverpool sounds as I am considering buying a pair and building a Gretsch Duo Jet type clone.
     
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    I will be sure to let all here know how I like the Liverpool Minitrons....What little I've read indicates that people who have them like them a lot. I can tell you right now that I selected the vintage wound "Liverpool" versions because they are Alnico 5. And they're wound to near vintage PAF power, which is a bit more than typical Filtertron spec....
     
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    The former cream color pickup ring now matches the scheme.....Nothing against cream color. It just wasn't part of the plan. I could've gotten a set of black ring's for small change, but I wanted to see if the rattle-can stuff'd look good. And it look's good. .kevins camera 297.jpg
     
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    Nice!!!!!!!
     
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    Neck fit's to body nicely. Alignment with bridge stud holes and pickup routes is pretty straight. Not perfect, but straight enough to call it good. Nice tight neck pocket. And the body to neck fit in all areas with no gaps makes for a cleaner look. I approve.
    BTW the color of the body you see in all these photos is not the actual color seen in person. It's really blood red. My girl pointed out that some previous shot's taken show a pink-ish coloration...maybe even violet....but it's that bastard Vivitar. Blood red....not Hello Kitty....more like Goodbye Kitty:smile: .kevins camera 299.jpg .kevins camera 298.jpg .kevins camera 302.jpg
     
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    Here's the actual color (or darn close to it). Had my friend test out his new camera.....and yeah that's me about to ash on the carpet lol 12305437_991987730862101_1175210376_n.jpg 12277076_991987737528767_1943826308_n.jpg
     
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    Bloody indeed!
     
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    hell i thought it was purple
     
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    Close enough I say....purple's good:cool:. Quite a difference in appearance using 2 different cameras though. The higher priced camera doesn't lie about the color as much LOL.
    So that's the difference between a $25 camera and a $400 camera :hmm:.
     
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    Headstock logo (copyright 2006 Clay Smith Engineering, Inc.). .kevins camera 306.jpg
     
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    Wilkinson Deluxe Vintage Kluson-style tuners installed. Happy Thanksgiving Everybody! .kevins camera 307.jpg .kevins camera 309.jpg
     
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    Looking good! Hope you like the minitrons. I lurv my full sized retrotrons (memphis, vintage wind)
     
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    Yeah I read the Minitrons (and the entire Retrotron series) are highly recommended. I'm expecting good sounds with the vintage wound alnico 5 Liverpool minis....I'm glad you like the full-size Memphis Retrotrons so much. Review's like that mean good new's for me :smile:.
     
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    My SG with Retrotrons jangles as much as my tele now! Good luck on the new pickups.
     

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