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Let's do a Sharp dressed Strat.....

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Ronkirn, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. braderrick

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    Great, now I have like 23 cases to open, 23 switch tips to remove/sand/polish/reinstall and put all those cases and guitars up again... It's amazing how you work every little detail, it really shows Ron. And I haven't even seen any of your work in real life (yet):) .
     
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    Ron,
    This is really a "Master Built " Guitar !!!
     
  3. boris bubbanov

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    I like the way you have not buried the string in the nut slot. I think buried nut slots look "remedial" to me, and it is #1 or #2 on the list of things about G + L guitars which irk me.

    I prefer to play the guitar, as opposed to trying to kill the guitar.
     
  4. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    That's just the way I was taught... nuthin' to it....

    rk
     
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    I believe you mean nutin' to it ;)
     
  6. Stuco

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    Absolutely fantastic Stratocaster! Thanks so much for showing us how the pro's do it. Beautiful
     
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    great thread, ron. thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome Tmuka, and thanks..

    Ron Kirn
     
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    where'd you get those knobs? im assuming you made them?
     
  10. Ronkirn

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    This is a great thread! Can't believe I missed it the first time around! Glad it got bumped! :cool:
     
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    I must say, that's the handsomest switch tip I've seen in a long while :cool:
     
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    Thank you for the amazing attention to detail and great photos. Great record.
     
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    Great work Ron wood working is fun I have a shop in my basement router table it was my dads. I have the Same clamps the orange ones lol.cant Waite to see more
     
  15. Ronkirn

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    Gotta "like" on this thread.. Man.. it's been a while. . thanks, :)

    r
     
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    Man, this was a great thread/build. It’s on my watch list cos I always refer back to it for when I’m spraying poly on any of my projects. You’d think I had it down now, but I guess I just like re reading through this. :p
     
  17. Ronkirn

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    Why do you shim all your necks ? Is it for an optimal neck angle ?? I always naively thought that the tighter the neck is in the pocket the more vibration it transmit is it wrong concept ?
     
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    Wonderful job, 11 pages of pure guitar porn and great craftmanship Hats Off !!!!
     
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    I shim as required... some guys want a unique bridge, or one that is intended for another type guitar that requires a shim .. The thought that a tighter neck pocket ensures better vibration transmission is just part of the overall sonic calculus... Consider.. More vibration transmission MAY be just what your guitar needs to push it over the edge into the realm of the Wolf Note..

    a shimmed neck seats into the neck pocket just as tightly as one non shimmed.. IN fact since the points of contact are "focused" into two primary points as opposed to being distributed all over the area of the neck pocket, you MIGHT have better transmission.

    One cannot just keep on keeping on piling on more and more "resonance"... that factor has to be "sculpted" into the guitar to achieve a quality sound... it's like air in your tires.. If 42 psi is good, why not 142... at some point, you've screwed the pooch..

    Also as far as the tightness or degree of pressure transmitting more vibrations.

    I would encourage anyone that has ever wondered.. buy a little cheep tuning fork.. whack it to get it humming, then just walk around touching the handle to different things.. You will get an immediate, valid idea of what resonates better or worse, or if more pressure does anything meaningful.

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