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Ikeacaster: newbie tele copy on the cheap

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by tuuur, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

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    I personally pronounce it as treeg-vuh-caster... :D

    Just to let you hear what it sounds like again, here is a song I wrote and recorded in Garageband this weekend. Rhythm guitar is the Esquaria; lead is the Tryggvecaster direct into Garageband, preset Eighties Alternative without the flanger:

    Drunk Again by Tuuur (3.6 MB MP3).
     
  2. GEISHA

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    Hi Arthur, that is an awful nice logo you made there.
    Congrats, it looks the part.

    About the spray can in the hot water.
    I have done that thousands of times when building miniature racing cars.
    The fact is that a spray can tends to freeze up whilst spraying which causes loss of pressure and slowing down the paint flow with dire consequences
    for the result. (Orange peel or blotting)
    Therefore placing the can in hot water is the solution.
     
  3. Lucretia

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    Not quite :D, what point size do you use for the "TRYGGVECASTER" and what kind of point size is the Tuuur?

    Thanks,
    Luke.
     
  4. porknblue

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    Looks dang good to me. I've remember some of my earlier work with no template. Looked like I did it with a shotgun!

    Keep it up. Looking good... Hoo-Ah!
     
  5. GaryJ

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    Just read the whole thread from start to finish...WOW! I'm impressed! That git gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "spanking the plank"!
     
  6. Myeek

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    Tuuur,
    What a beautiful guitar. I love that it's finished naturally.

    Nice work,
    Mike
     
  7. bjh65

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    This was an incredible read, Tuuur. Wow. Just wow.
     
  8. tuuur

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    Just now seen your post...

    - The word 'TRYGGVECASTER' is in 14.45 point Trebuchet MS.
    - Tuuur is drawn, not typed, in Inkscape, so no font or points at all.
    - Just to see how that drawing relates to sizes in fonts, I added Tuuur in Brush Script MT. The corresponding sizes are 100 point for the T and 80 point for the uuur.
     
  9. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks all for the nice comments!

    Though I really like this guitar I hardly play it because it doesn't sound tight; something's rattling and flabby in the sound.
    So today I decided to get rid of the 6 saddle bridge and replace it with a 3 barrel Wilkinson.

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    Looks better, sounds a heck of a lot tighter. Though the low e still is not good; it's got that 'too high if you hit it, then goes back to right pitch' syndrome.
     
  10. KevinV

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    Very interesting thread, and cool build. You've inspired me to tackle one myself.
     
  11. tuuur

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    Holy crap, I'm sold on this idea.

    You can find used strat copies for parts on Craigslist all day for about $50 each.
     
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    great job!! thanks for sharing with us
     
  14. xjazzy

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    Nice song!
     
  15. Zatar

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    Hey tuuur! Real cool songs! Got some gigs in belgium anytime soon? (maybe lokerse feesten/fonnefeesten? really love those :D)
     
  16. tuuur

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    Hey Zatar, thanks! We disbanded that band, and I'm setting up a new one... we didn't do this one yet, but now I'm guitarist/singer again in stead of bass player, maybe we can do these songs again.
    Gigs in Belgium would be nice! But we have nothing planned yet.
     
  17. beff_jack

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    tuuur: great thread!

    thanks for inspiration

    andrea
     
  18. tuuur

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    The Tryggvecaster is about to be torn apart, for the Squier '51 to re-emerge again... in the last years I almost never played her, and when I did I was disappointed by the playability. Also, I never got it in tune right. So; major rethinking coming on.
     
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    Absolutely amazing!! :eek: I hope it plays as good as it looks.

    Although for the next project I would give this one a try, just with a fine layer to protect it.

     
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    Very nice. I am glad you didnt do the f-hole. Nice hard work and you were rewarded for your effort. This will always be your guitar and you can take pride in that. Sweet. Congrats.
     
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