The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Buckocaster51, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

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    Hi Bucko! Your Emeraldcaster has inspired me to try this finish on my drumkit... yes, I'm a drummer... sorry for crashing your forum. I think your guitars are simply stunning! I've read about half of the pages on this post, but I haven't yet run across any info pertaining to where you purchased that bulk of green glitter. Where did you get it? What size is it? I have all the necessary tools, a GIANT can of Deft, the all important respirator, but no glitter source! Thanks very much... and I may have a couple of questions along the way if you're up for them.
     
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    Is there a reason you don't want to use a sparkle or glass glitter wrap like they did in the 1940s-1980s?

    Just curious. A wrap is very much 'in the tradition' of drum sparkle finishes and looks great.
     
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    @Buddrums - I commend your eagerness. I myself would not want to tackle anything with more surface area than a guitar.
     
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    Thanks for the info Bucko! CptRyg and Tangelo, I've re-wrapped kits before with great success, but I think this would be a fun project! I love drums like you guys love guitars... I guess that makes us all a little sick, huh?!?! I'm gonna give it a shot. If it goes well, I'll post a pic or two. Thanks again!
     
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    With nothing but Bucko-inspiration and giggling daughters, I made the wife a pair of glitter sparkle boots for mother's day. To go with her new tambourine. Oh, crap, now I've got to glitter the tambourine, don't I?
     
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    It can be done!!;)
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  9. MUSEfenderTAMA

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    If I'm not mistaken, buckocaster, I thought I saw you using allparts necks somewhere along the way.

    I myself have decided to take the plunge into the world that is partcasters and am building a traditional fiesta red tele with a USACG body & and allparts neck.

    So, my question to you (if my premise is correct), is what tuners would you recommend for an allparts neck? (the TRNF one, specifically: http://guitarpartsresource.com/necks_telenitro.htm)
     
  10. Buckocaster51

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    I use the Gotoh/Allparts/Kluson-style vintage tuners.

    Make sure that you order 6 inline for right-handed necks.

    Have a great weekend!
     
  11. jonal335

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    Thanks for the hours of enjoyable reading Bucko. I've been reading a few pages here and there at random for the last couple of years - probably read the whole thing by now. I spent my high school years in a town along the Mississippi north of Minneapolis and remember the spring floods - hope you have come through this years all right. Keep the band going...
     
  12. Buckocaster51

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    Thank you for the kind words and good thoughts.

    Water is way down.

    Band is booked for next April.

    What more could a Buckocaster want?
     
  13. Ironwolf

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    Bucko, I'm looking into setting up an HVLP spray rig, and I could use some advice. First, besides the guns and a compressor, what do you need for a system? Secondly, how large a compressor do you need? I'm looking at a 3 gallon 100psi pancake compressor since it doesn't take up much space, but I don't know if that is sufficient. Help!
     
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    This is my '64 - not quite one of the J.Mascis ones, but I think J. would approve:
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    It gets almost as much playing time as my Dark Green holoflake Dikkers Machine...
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    bump
     
  16. Buckocaster51

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    My compressor looks a lot like this.

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    I use those inexpensive spray guns you can buy at Harbor Freight that look a lot like this.

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    I also have moisture trap on the line.

    That is about it.

    Really low tech.
     
  17. Buckocaster51

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    Chris!

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    You have sparkle fever worse than me!

    :)
     
  18. Ironwolf

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    That's what I was looking for. Do you think the pancake compressor I was looking at would be sufficent?
     
  19. jb12string

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    I don't know for sure, but I am inclined to think that a pancake compressor may not have enough scfm to run an HVLP spray gun. From what I've read, the HVLP guns don't run at a real high pressure, but they do take a higher quantity of air flow. I just bought a HF 66222 to spray lacquer, it was on sale for $30 bucks last week. I spent about 50 bucks the gun, an air/water separator, a stand and a box of filters.
     
  20. Buckocaster51

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    It probably depends upon how patient you are.

    CF are more important than PSI for spraying.

    If you use up your CF you have to wait for the air pump to catch up.

    If you are cool with that happening now and then a small unit will work.

    There are people who understand this stuff much better than I.

    Maybe somebody will give us some other thoughts.
     
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