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NGDx2
« on: May 18, 2013, 09:02:51 PM »
I traded my American Standard for a Highway 1 with the intention of replacing the neck with a Warmoth neck.... But then I was given a Warmoth body.  I sold the HWY 1 and took back my Bluescaster. 

My local luthier took a Warmoth Pro neck I bought and finished it in a tinted nitro lacquer and applied the appropriate water slides for a '62 Strat.  I've always wanted an SRV Strat, so I modeled this neck after his signature model.  21 jumbo steel frets, Pau Ferro fretboard, fatback neck profile in a compound 10-16" radius. I love vintage style tuners, the easiest to install as well as the vintage six point tremolo.

I started with Dimazrio Area pickups and switched to Seymour Duncan APS Pro 2's.






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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 09:09:24 PM »
My second new guitar day is an exceptional find at a local independent shop.  AXL Badwater 1216 Jr.  Les Paul Junior based guitar with a single P-90, rustic white washed paint, and vintage style tuners.  It sounds really good, but better than any other import of this price range.  One of few guitars I won't have to modify.  Nice neck, perfect for students or slide guitar. 



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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 03:40:29 PM »
MMMMMM, on a roll aren't we. Two scores! Electric-wise.

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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 10:54:46 PM »
How do you like that fixed compensated wraparound bridge?

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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 09:40:33 PM »
As long as its close, you really don't know any better.  I rather like it as it is. 

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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 01:53:13 PM »
Nice buys.  8)

The Seymour Duncan APS Pro 2's sound like a good move. Alnico 2s in my "Strat" make a big change for the better.

robert

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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 02:41:28 PM »
Congrats! You go through gear fast!

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 12:45:11 PM »
I do have a bit of a revolving door... however a few manage to stick around for the long haul... Like my (I think) rare, Epiphone Dot Deluxe Special Edition...


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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 12:46:51 PM »
Nice buys.  8)

The Seymour Duncan APS Pro 2's sound like a good move. Alnico 2s in my "Strat" make a big change for the better.

I do rather wish I had the flat poles, not the staggered...

robert

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 11:48:51 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 12:09:34 PM »
Oops!  Organized my photo bucket account..







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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 12:26:42 PM »
Nice buys.  8)

The Seymour Duncan APS Pro 2's sound like a good move. Alnico 2s in my "Strat" make a big change for the better.

I do rather wish I had the flat poles, not the staggered...
Aaah. Didn't know those Duncans were staggered. I originally had staggered in my "Strat" (though Alnico 5s) but got fed up with the in-balance of sound on the G string - tried a wound 3rd string, but a heavier gauge and tuned down - improved the volume issue but the bends were more awkward. So to go back to 9s I got flat pole pickups - they were made by a one man operation, Chris Hernandez vis e-bay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/chrisher!/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 Thats an e-bay UK link but I assume he's the same name in other countries.
Only took the risk as I'd known someone who had pickups from him. Great value and quality for the money.  8)

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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 02:37:44 PM »
Yum! Alnico III's! I'll have to give those some serious consideration!

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Re: NGDx2
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 04:10:47 PM »
Yeah you don't see those Alnico IIIs (or IVs) a whole lot, but they can be had. Anyways I have preference for non-staggered(s) myself.
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