New guitar incoming!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    637
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Firebird?
     
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ahh, but which one??
     
  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ding, ding. You got it! So who is the Significant artist?
     
  4. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    637
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Johnny Winter? No one else of any merit ever played one (except me??):rolleyes:
     
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Jo Bonemassa?
     
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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Good call but wrong.
     
  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    SLASH!?

     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Yatzee!!!

    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.
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Well, obligatory pre-mod pics.

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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  11. DHart

    DHart Synchromatic

    560
    Jun 26, 2019
    Arizona
    Mod away, Rich... made that git yours! :cool:
     
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  12. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    I knew it.
     
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  13. tolm

    tolm Electromatic

    59
    Jan 25, 2016
    UK
    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?!
     
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Chunky baseball bat. Epi specs calls it's a "rounded profile". :rolleyes: 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).
     
  15. mikechandler

    mikechandler Gretschie

    139
    Jul 7, 2015
    Chandler, AZ
    Nice - congrats!
     
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  16. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    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.o_O

    ohh, and in another instalment of Guerrilla Guitar Garage... :D

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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Yep, I like that better. Half of it will probably rub off once I give it a sealing of linseed oil.

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    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.

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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    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.
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Like opening a jewelry box...

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    Brass with Boxwood buttons...
     
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  20. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    637
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
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