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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Herc swirl build

Around two years ago I bought parts to build a DY tribute, after running into some obstacles I decided to have someone else paint the guitar. I ran into HERC's ebay deal earlier this year and when I received the body from HERC the project was yet again placed on the back burner. I didn't ask for anything this Christmas so my father secretly took the parts and brought them into the shop that he sends his motorcycle parts into to get painted. The shop cleared the swirl and headstock, then sent it to a local guitar store to have the guitar put together.

There are a few flaws which are minor, the trem block isn't flush with the cavity so I will need to cut out a piece on the trem cover if I want to use it.

Since the project was suppose to be a DY tribute the pickguard they put on was black. (Ordered a clear guard from Nate) I also have a green locking strap on the way.

Below are a couple of teaser pictures, I will post higher quality images once the pickguard and strap come.

I am glad the project is complete and how it turned out. Let me know what you guys think.







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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Re: Herc swirl build

Looks great!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Re: Herc swirl build

Sweet! Is it the same body as your DY-build?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Herc swirl build

Yes it is Pirataz. I decided to go with a swirl.

EDIT: I'll be doing a Ten words cover for the sound test coming shortly.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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Yes it is Pirataz. I decided to go with a swirl.

EDIT: I'll be doing a Ten words cover for the sound test coming shortly.
Are you gonna do anything special with the neck then, or leave it as is? (looks great now actually)

Just gotta say, your thread about the DY really inspired me to do my own build, if you're interested it't here: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/my...og-132886.html
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Cool swirl! I like it! ^ ^
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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That looks great! You should get some neon yellow knobs from Rich. They would go perfect with the headstock and would contrast nicely with the pink pickups and green switch tip.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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I love it man. That looks gorgeous!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the positive feedback! I'm keeping the headstock yellow, and I currently have NOS green nobs which I took off just to switch the pickguard. Great idea about the yellow knobs, I will send him a pm shortly about that.

I'm thinking of making a PMC tribute but this time swirling myself.

Brett
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Re: Herc swirl build

Nice swirl!
Put a clear pickguard on it!
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2014, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Seb, I have one coming as we speak!
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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I'm very curious as to how the neck plays, is the review coming soon?
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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Re: Herc swirl build

I think it looks great and that was nice of your dad to do for you. Herc would like it too I suspect.

I think clear guard all the way or no guard as long as the clear is nice an thick you won't have an issue, you should not hide such a nice swirl IMO.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Very soon Pirataz!

@PickupMagnet, my clear guard will be here anytime this week, thank you very much for the kind words and I cannot thank my father enough for the gift.
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That is KILLER!!! If you ever feel the need to sell, please hit me up.
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