Parts Ordered for a Cheap Strat-Dano Hybrid Build

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  1. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    Today I ordered a closeout Strat body from GFS and a Danelectro style KMise neck to start off a new build. Total cost after applying discounts, about $55.

    Now the question is what bridge and pickups to use on it.

    I've got a bunch of odds and ends for pickups but nothing that really matches up well. I will use a two pickup configuration because I mostly play fingerstyle and don't like middle pickups. I may go dual P90's or Gibson-ish mini-HBs. What do you think?

    On the bridge, I'll probably go with a standard Strat trem but I might consider alternatives. Suggestions?

    Here's what I've got on order. Should I leave it 'relic-ed' or repaint it?

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    Honestly I would refinish it as that "relic" job looks fake. But I like the color, I would keep that.
     
  3. Deeve

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    looks like a cool start

    Unless the finish is really disturbing, I'd let it be and focus on next-steps in pickups & other hardware.

    The avatar guitar (mine) originally had lipstick pups, but I never heard that version. By the time I got it, the Broadcaster lead &Van Zandts were already there.
    Has anyone mixed p90 and lipstick?
    Consider it for the sake of Dano.

    Also - I just started looking @ bass necks and wondered about the kmise - what kinda pbass neck would I get for abt $40?

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I don’t know if they stick to it but danelectro uses a 25” scale length and a 14” radius. You might have to move the bridge position or work on the pocket somehow.

    My vote is a roller bridge and a bigsby, just cause it would look cool with that headstock and be sorta weird on a strat.
     
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    If it's like the other GFS closeout body I bought, the relic job comes from real abuse at the factory and warehouse, but, it does show how a poly finish doesn't relic too well.

    There are some KMise bass necks for around the same price. This is the first KMise neck I've bought. It will be interesting to see how much work it requires to get it playable.

    They say the neck is 25.5 scale with 15" radius but I'll have to confirm that when I get the neck.
     
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    You can get one one TomTom for $49 but read carefully
    I got a very good quality Epiphone replacement neck for my L6 from GFS advertised at 24.75.It WAS standard Gibson 24.625 like the original. Measuring is a wise move
     
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    TomTom - that's new to me.
    A standalone vendor, or find on eBay?
     
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    Like Aliexpress, everything from pencil sharpeners to anvils lol
     
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    curious - entered into search window, consistently leads to a gps unit:oops: :mad:

    any other search parameters recommended?o_O
     
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    :confused: Sorry, my bad

    https://m.tomtop.com/p-i3426.html
     
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    That's a crappy relic job. I'd do something about that.
     
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    big thanks - and a reminder to me that one or two little letters can change a whole lot...
    :lol:

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I like my Kmise Mini-humbuckers i use in my TE. Mine are unbranded/generic but have only seen these branded as Kmise.

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    I suspect that's a factory/warehouse abuse relic job, not an intentional one. But, it does show how poly finishes don't relic well regardless. When I get it I'll have to see how easy it will strip and go from there.

    I've noticed those and wondered if they're any good. I considered them for this project but I've pretty much decided to use a GFS "Vintage 59" and an Epiphone Casino neck P90 (re-cased in a soapbar) that I have in my parts collection. Not the most balanced set but I'll see it it works.
     
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