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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Finally finished painting my Jem Frankie

Yes im sure most of you guys wont like it
but after starting this thing just about a year ago..
and constantly pushing it aside and forgetting about it...

Its finally done.

My EVH/Vai tribute model jem :P

Copied the Frankenstein paintjob (not the 5150 like some other unnamed person did)







(yes i forgot to put the truss rod cover on)
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Great paint job. If you could change the pyramids to red and white that would wrap it up nicely but that would be another pain in the ass. Great job.
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looks fantastic. watch out the EVH lawyers though, they might demand you to strip it down
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If they do just show a before picture and say that you repainted it back to it's original color.
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post #5 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just for reference..
There is nothing wrong with owning a frankenstien tradmarked paintjob.

Its only when you try to profit from it that it causes problems.
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Thats awesome dude.
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Re: Finally finished painting my Jem Frankie

I love it! Gereat job, that looks awesome!
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Just for reference..
There is nothing wrong with owning a frankenstien tradmarked paintjob.

Its only when you try to profit from it that it causes problems.
Sorry to go off a bit but I guess this would be a good place to put the question... Is it just guitars this applies to? Because recently I have seen clothes and skateboards with the frankenstein paintjob and wondered how they are getting away with it...
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gorgeous paint job..so the player would be STEDDIE VAI HALEN
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Its only when you try to profit from it that it causes problems.
Yep.

I like it (Ditto the inlay sentiment).
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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Finally finished painting my Jem Frankie

I think I just finished it up just now.
I just put the truss rod cover on..string tree..
finished setting it up to he best of my abilities..
put the strap buttons on..and all covers on.

I didnt notice till I just looked at these pics that I have
a bit of gunk (dried wetsanded clear) inside the input jack hole
I'll have to clean that out.

As far as the inlays..
I did look into it a long time ago and it was way more hassle
that it would have been worth.
So i opted out of it.

Heres a few more pics





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very kewl!
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Re: Finally finished painting my Jem Frankie

I love it...

What was it originally? a DY?

You even put a Floyd in it... why not a chrome edge?
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Yep a desert yellow it was!
I took it apart somewhere in the mid 90's because it was no
longer in fashion to have a bright yellow guitar, florecent pink pickups..
green knobs..etc. on stage.

Once it was apart i never got around to getting it back together

Now of course 19 years after I bought it..i wish
I never touched it but at least its working again

All the original hardware is all buggered up...
rusted out, pitted, ..etc
So deciding on a new trem..i've heard good things
about that "ping" floyd with the brass block, and that fact I was going
for the hardware look of Ed's frankie..
So i went for it.



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I love it...

What was it originally? a DY?

You even put a Floyd in it... why not a chrome edge?
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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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Re: Finally finished painting my Jem Frankie

Looking awesome, pity about what happened to it in the first place, but great that you've resurrected it in a completely new, and very cool form.
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