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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Strat Wars - Seduced By The Dark Side

Yea , a strat build , Dave was right , thanks to Mark (Guitarnut) and his 4 beautiful hardtail strats I've gone over to the dark side (a little theme music please)



Got some wood , 2 pieces of pretty plain jane swamp ash , light and good for a color finish , thinking mary kay or sonic blue , a nice piece of flame maple for the neck , either ebony or cocobolo for the fingerboard , maybe a cream black cream pickguard , hardtail all the way , I'll wind some A2 pups with 42 awg ,probably I'll get the pup kits from Stewmac , really liked the sound of Mark's A2 pups , and nickel hardware which I have not yet aquired



Gotta go get my pdf's printed out so I can make neck and body templates , I'll try to get this one finished in less than my usual year long builds
Any comments suggestions on the colors , fingerboards , anything , I'm off to Staples

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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whatever you do I am sure it will be done masterfully and with great style as usual Herb!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Whatever you do I am sure it will be done masterfully and with great style as usual Herb!
Hey thanks Dave , if I can get half as good an end result as Guitarnut I'll be a happy man

Got my pdf's printed at Staples , measurements are spot on

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Alright, another Herbmaster build!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Got my pdf's printed at Staples , measurements are spot on
your staples is better than my staples, that's for sure.

about the drawing (as it looks somewhat familiar to me)...

here's preeb's call out drawing:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8286013/_Str...nt%20Fixed.pdf

I apparently misread 2 numbers on the fender blueprint scan when I drew it out.

1. distance from neck route to neck p'up route - I misread as 0.464 - preeb has it at 0.484

2. width of trem opening on front - I drew it as 0.657 - preeb marked it as 0.687

though it doesn't really matter if you're going hardtail, eh?

you could use a permanently blocked trem.

I'm pretty sure those are the only 2 discrepancies.

best of luck - and have fun.
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your staples is better than my staples, that's for sure.

about the drawing (as it looks somewhat familiar to me)...

here's preeb's call out drawing:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8286013/_Str...nt%20Fixed.pdf

I apparently misread 2 numbers on the fender blueprint scan when I drew it out.

1. distance from neck route to neck p'up route - I misread as 0.464 - preeb has it at 0.484

2. width of trem opening on front - I drew it as 0.657 - preeb marked it as 0.687

though it doesn't really matter if you're going hardtail, eh?

you could use a permanently blocked trem.

I'm pretty sure those are the only 2 discrepancies.

best of luck - and have fun.
Thanks Casual_Reader , I'll check the meas. on the drawing for the neck pup distance from the neck pocket and adjust it when I make the master template, yea , I am going hardtail , don't want to totally ruin my style , its bad enough going to the dark side with a hardtail , a trem would totally kill me Thanks for the drawing , when you stand at Staples waiting with a machinist ruler in your hand they seem to do better copies
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Carry on Herb, between you and Mark, you guys will build 'em right I know
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You can't understimate the power of the dark side, Herb, Mark's gone pointy now. It will only be a matter of time...
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A Telecaster without a Stratocaster is kind of like...well a telecaster is just fine w/o a stratocaster but I bet this is going to be a cool build. It would be the cat's wiskers if you did two, and use both fingerboards!! Do p90s or something overwound with the ebony.
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A Telecaster without a Stratocaster is kind of like...well a telecaster is just fine w/o a stratocaster but I bet this is going to be a cool build. It would be the cat's wiskers if you did two, and use both fingerboards!! Do p90s or something overwound with the ebony.
Oh man , now you've actually got me thinking of doing two , man I'm sinking fast
Really though , maybe one with A2's a touch hot and one with A5's
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hey, i like floyding the rose!
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Oh man , now you've actually got me thinking of doing two , man I'm sinking fast
Really though , maybe one with A2's a touch hot and one with A5's
Mmmmmm...........uhhhhh, it's a Strat, you could build one and have two loaded pickguards


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That's ok Dave , and of course you are right , just thinking out loud in text :o , it'll just be one build , and probably just one loaded pg :-)
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