pine esquire with applewood neck (lots of pictures!)

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  1. zepdrummer17

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    thanks glen!
     
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    haha thanks!
     
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    thanks! and i would love to do that, it seems like it would be so much fun!
    and i kinda plugged it in, i just put on a low e to see if everything worked. although im not too happy with the neck pup, its way too quiet
     
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    I'd like to see a video of it played, especially on that stealth pickup.
     
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    Yeah, I think if you mount a neck pickup like that you need one that's fairly hot and mount it as close to the top of the body as possible. However, with a thick piece of plastic between the pickup and strings and the extra distance from the strings created by the pickguard, I doubt you'll get much out of it.

    That's just my opinion and I've never tried it. Others may have had a different experience.

    Please post whether you can make it work. I'm interested to hear about it.


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    no worries, i should have a video up by thursday or friday,although i dont think the stealth pickup is gonna stay, i tried it out and it just doesnt have enough output to give a loud signal
     
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    hey greg, yeah, you were right, i tried it out today and the stealth pickup cant be heard unless you crank the amp, and at that point it starts buzzing and it just sounds really bad. i think im gonna lose the neck pup for right now until i can figure out how to get it to work like the actual fenders do
     
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    Really sweet build and great quality work. The applewood neck is beautiful. If the stealth pickup doesn't work out it'll still be a brilliant esquire - I wouldn't sweat it. Cheers
     
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    the neck has a nice darker shade compared to the lighter body.
    I would try maybe a hotter pickup, or just have an onboard boost just for the neck pickup?
    I also really like the idea of a stealth esquire, but never seen it built, so if you made it work somehow, that would be really cool to see.
     
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    I love the finish on the body. The colour and the subtle, unfilled grain both look great. The neck looks very nice too.
     
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    Wow! very very nice indeed. Love esquires.
     
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    thanks! yeah, im really happy with the way the neck came out, i cant wait to get it set up so i can see what it sounds like!
     
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    yeah, i might try a really hot pup, but its still so far away from the string that im not sure if it will work. but a boost for the neck pup could work
     
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    thank you, i kinda like the whole "closet classic" look so thats why i did that. checking would be better but the unfilled grain gives a similar look
     
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    thanks!
     
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    That is a beautiful guitar. Very cool watching it all come together like that.
     
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    Maybe???


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAR_yW2XCqw


    I didn't watch/listen to this. I don't have speakers hooked up and am on a data account with verison which is incredibly expensive if you exceed the whopping 5GB monthy limit.
     
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    thank you! im glad you liked it!
     
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    yeah, thats actually the video that inspired me to put the pickup under the guard
    and i actually just had a friend over and he plugged into my brothers marshall and the thing actually works pretty well, so i think im gonna keep it in
     
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    Thats a really sweet guitar mate, you did a grand job on it. I love esquires and LPJR's , there's just something special about 'em.
     
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