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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Nov 4, 2019.
Ahh, but which one??
Ding, ding. You got it! So who is the Significant artist?
Johnny Winter? No one else of any merit ever played one (except me??)
Good call but wrong.
I think the Epi Bonamassa bird I got last year set the tone. As ridiculous as the notion of a Slash sig Firebird appears to be, it does have a few design features which piqued my interest. Mainly a long tenon set neck instead of a neck through plus an Offset neck profile.
The Seymour Duncans Alnico II Slash set is a great pickup which I use in one of my LPs, and I adore the banjo tuners.
But again, it’s gonna be a modding platform.
Well, obligatory pre-mod pics.
Mod away, Rich... made that git yours!
I knew it.
Nice!! What neck profile and tuners come on the Slash ‘bird?
I have the Joe B one and the neck profile is just perfect but the tuners are a little, er, challenging?!
Chunky baseball bat. Epi specs calls it's a "rounded profile". It also has the Kluson banjo tuners. They're holding up fine, but don't instill a lot of confidence, tho that might be me. Since it's even more neck heavy than the JB I have ordered some Rickard 10:1 banjo tuners(Hold on to your wallet).
Nice - congrats!
What have I done. I just spend $423 on 6(SIX!) tuners...
$307 for tuners, $28 for shipping. $88 for Import tax/vat to the Netherlands! I could have bought that PS4 for the kids.
ohh, and in another instalment of Guerrilla Guitar Garage...
Yep, I like that better. Half of it will probably rub off once I give it a sealing of linseed oil.
Also I like it better without trussrod cover. Clean and mean.
ugh, what a mess. They sure like their polishing paste don’t they. Korean Jin Sung pots btw.
After the marker dried sufficiently I applied a light coat of linseed oil. Let it sink for an hour and rubbed the fretboard clean with a coarse cloth.
As expected most of the black rubbed off but the fretboard is a good hue or two darker than the original and more similar to the JB1. Mission accomplished.
Close up it is a bit spotty, where the marker was not applied consistent enough, or perhaps the grain was more open soaking more ink in. Overal it’s OK and I’m pleased.
Like opening a jewelry box...
Brass with Boxwood buttons...
I need to know more!