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Strat Wars - Seduced By The Dark Side

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by adirondak5, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    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 :twisted: (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

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    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:rolleyes:
    Any comments suggestions on the colors , fingerboards , anything , I'm off to Staples :D
     
  2. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    Whatever you do I am sure it will be done masterfully and with great style as usual Herb!
     
  3. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    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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  5. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    Canada
    Alright, another Herbmaster build!
    I'm subbed.
     
  6. Casual_Reader

    Casual_Reader Tele-Holic

    835
    Jan 10, 2009
    Ohio
    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/_Strat Body Blueprint Fixed.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. :lol:

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

    best of luck - and have fun.
     
  7. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Thanks Glen , gonna be 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 :lol: Thanks for the drawing , when you stand at Staples waiting with a machinist ruler in your hand they seem to do better copies :D
     
  8. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    57
    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    Sigh.................and you think ya know a guy :rolleyes:


    :lol::lol::lol:


    Carry on Herb, between you and Mark, you guys will build 'em right I know ;)
     
  9. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY


    I know Dave , I know , sometimes I don't think I know myself anymore :p:lol:
     
  10. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    You can't understimate the power of the dark side, Herb, Mark's gone pointy now. It will only be a matter of time... :eek:
     
  11. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    If your thoughts have strayed even once to matters of Floyd the Rose then I fear we are already too late to save you.
     
  12. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Ha , no thoughts of Floyd the Rose , I think there is still some good in me :D
     
  13. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    :eek:
    Don't even speak the name, lest the evil manifest! :eek:
     
  14. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Meister

    297
    Jun 17, 2008
    omaha
    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.
     
  15. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Yea , kinda like saying Betelgeuse 3 times , don't do it :eek:

    Oh man , now you've actually got me thinking of doing two , man I'm sinking fast :lol:
    Really though , maybe one with A2's a touch hot and one with A5's :twisted:
     
  16. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    hey, i like floyding the rose!
     
  17. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh , my ears /eyes
    :)
     
  18. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    57
    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    Mmmmmm...........uhhhhh, it's a Strat, you could build one and have two loaded pickguards :rolleyes:


    :lol:, sorry.......couldn't resist ;)
     
  19. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    This is gonna be a very hot thread,subscribed !
     
  20. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    That's ok Dave , and of course you are right , just thinking out loud in text :eek: , it'll just be one build , and probably just one loaded pg :)
     
  21. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Thanks nick , should be fun :)
     
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