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Got Rat Rod? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by SixShooter, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Friend of Leo's

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  2. Thinlineggman

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    Depends on how long you stay in one spot, how close you hold the nozzle, and what pressure you're using. I did a couple quick passes from a few inches to just rough it up and get that finish in the pictures. It's really easy to burn through, though. (At least on the squier CV bridge plate that I used it was, other bridges may have thicker chrome)

    A super easy way to get the even bead blast look on a bridge plate or set of knobs would be to make an aluminum or stainless steel one and leave it unfinished. Then there's no finish to burn through.

    EDIT: you can actually see a spot where I burnt through the chrome on the bridge plate in the picture that I posted. It's on the inside edge next to the high E string. In that crease along the lip.
     
  3. SixShooter

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    Forgot to comment on this....body looks buttery soft.

    I like the Rutters bridge. How did you dull it?
     
  4. SixShooter

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    Nice hot rod pin striping.
     
  5. Strange Ol' Man

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    Thanks......Acid fumes.....hit it hard and soaked in old engine oil.


    More Barn worn than Rat Rod..............
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  7. silenus

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    Really like the wood color on this one....
    Very nice :)
     
  8. Strange Ol' Man

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    My favorite finish.......Didn't have to do much. Wet and sand grain back a bit.....lil' bit of Boiled Linseed oil. Thanks.
     
  9. silenus

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    If I may ask...Have you've bought that body somewhere or made/sanded it yourself ?

    I'm willing to go about the same direction with my reliced & esquired CV50,
    but think the wood (pine) will be to unprotected without the poly ???

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  10. Daddy Hojo

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    Rat rod custom. I call it the Masonite Delight.
     

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    Very nice, I'm intrigued by the body, what is it? I've got an unused short scale neck and that body looks like it would be a good match.
     
  12. Tidepoolbay

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    I am always impressed with the different ways we guitar players modify/make/build our instruments.

    Very cool!!

    My Rat Rod was a single coil Kay that I gave to a friend who had is Stratocaster stolen.
     
  13. Bugeyed Earl

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    Very cool, I love it! Is that an oven knob on the volume pot?
     
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    I built this in 1970. My young son helped paint it,

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  15. Daddy Hojo

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    The body is handmade from Masonite and pine, but was roughly based on the outline of a guitar called the Futura (not the Gibson by the same name).
     
  16. Daddy Hojo

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    Sure is. Set to Broil and you're ready to go. It also uses a can for printer toner (that has warnings about poison on it) as a pickguard. The pickup rings are from the rusty top of the can.

    So far I haven't needed stitches while playing it, but the potential is there.
     
  17. NewPort

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    Thanks, for the reply. The body has the look of a fender musicmaster or a mustang body. I've been looking at them on ebay and they're a little pricey. I put a lot of parts together but haven't made my own body yet, that would take my diy to another level. Laminating might make it simpler to build a body.
     
  18. Bugeyed Earl

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    I like your style :cool:

    I remember those spirit duplicating machines, I probably shaved off a few dozen IQ points by sniffing the freshly copied handouts in junior high...
     
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    Boss! Love the know and the pickguard.
     
  20. Daddy Hojo

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    Thanks. I threw this guitar together in a week while my wife was out of town. I got bored and itchin' to make something and had a few parts lying around. The neck is from one of those super cheap Arbor guitars, but it plays great. Pickups are from a peavey T-15.

    I took the tone control out of the peavey circuit. Would that change the super-ferrite's ability to be a single-coil/humbucker hybrid?
     
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