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Corvette Number Two

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Getting some sanding done.

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  2. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Yes I've used on an SG and like em.
    Work as good as a bigsby and give that classic old SG look.
    Best option imo if a hardtail bigsby won't work on the Corvette.

    Or you could find an original Gibson Maestro tremolo - but they expensive

    Pups - can I suggest either
    - TVJ powertrons or
    - TVJ Classic & Classic Plus combo
     
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  3. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
  4. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Is it just optical or are those really big and tall frets?
    Looking good!
     
  5. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    So the new B50 arrived.

    I placed it on the body. Still don't like them lol. Noticed it rocked sideways.
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    Put it on a flat piece of metal to make sure it wasn't just the wood. Nope, there's a distinct hump in this thing

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    So over to the bandsaw

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    This is how much had to come off the bottom to make it flat.
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    What do you think? I'd like to cut down the left side more, just worried about stability

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  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Kept finding casting voids as I filed.

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  7. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

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    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yeah, the B50 i took off your Malcom project needed some sanding too. The B5 i bought needed nothing and works super smooth.