My Slab Strat.

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by hmemerson, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. hmemerson

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    I don't recall the moment, but I must have seen a custom shop picture of a bound Strat body, but I wasn't going to be too particular. However, try finding a double bound Strat body with NO contour. I got very, very lucky.

    The problem was that I prefer hardtails, but the only body I could find was cut for a trem, so that's why you're going to see odd little details in the pictures.

    I got blank pickguards to cut as needed, and that was a learning experience, to say the least:)

    The current pickups are just 'ok', and they sound fine, but I did find a nice pair of DeArmond Dyanasonics that will go in, eventually. I had a custom laser engraved mounting plate done from a picture of my wife, and in the other shot the guitar is leaning up against my 1961 Tremolux 6G9-A head combo. IMG_4724.JPG

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  2. zeedoctour

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    I like the look of that. Quite a bit. As you can tell ....

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    Beautiful. Congrats
     
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    I like the binding, always sets things off. I’ve got to get the bit set to start doing bindings.
     
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    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    Tele necks look fine on Strat bodys , but not the opposite.
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Beg to differ.

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    Any closeup pictures of the tort headstock?
    .. and the pickups plus how the controls are wired.

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  8. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    You need the proper orientation IMG_20190818_104640_210.jpg

    I m still in the NO camp
     
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    Love that neck plate.
    Reminds me a bit of a piece called Creole Moon.
     
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    Nice, me like...
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Ultra cool!
     
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    I love those Dearmond toaster pickups. I bet that thing sounds heavenly.

    Is it me, or is that neck really wide?

    Well done!
     
  13. hmemerson

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    The neck pickup is a Hofner, that is probably a counterfeit, but done very well. The bridge pickup is meh. I have a real pair of D'Armond Dynasonics that I'll put in eventually.

    You have good eyes, and probably wondered why the headstock looks so tiny. It's a 1 & 7/8" nut neck that I found on eBay. It's a Cozart, and the quality was iffy from the start. With the trussrod totally loose, and strung with .013-.054 it still had a tiny amount of negative relief, so I bought a Warmoth Superwide, but it's got so much meat on the shoulders that I have to spend some time rasping it down so that it's not so ungodly huge.

    In any case.....here's what this thing sounds like through my Tremolux Combo amp:



    Enjoy!
    Howard
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Yes, I like it too. Very nice.
     
  15. hmemerson

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    The headstock shot should look like this......

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    I bought a sheet of self-stick 'tortoise shell' and it worked out pretty well.

    And as far as the wiring of the concentric knobs, you're SOL........until I take the old pickups out and have a chance to take some pictures. I did not do the wiring, as I know better than to even try!

    Thanks,
    Howard
     
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    Beautiful! Thank you!
     
  17. dreamingtele

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    I want to try this!! Maybe this well get me bonding with strats.. and then put 3 bridge pickups instead, ala triple tele...
     
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