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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2003, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Holy Pink Batman! Got a VSK

Wow. Here's a pink guitar now:

[img]ftp://sharkdog:[email protected]/Yikes3.JPG[/img]

In fairly decent shape. Someone "VanHalenized" it with thin strips of tape and then took them off revealing the fade (can't see it in the pic).

Also, looks like someone wanted a JEM Wizard neck profile on this one.
They routed out the middle of the back of the neck, replaced the rout with a new piece of maple and sanded it down to a Wizard profile. Seems quite stable.

Need to replace the pups with pink ones and a new pickguard.

The board is sweet! Very clean and dark, frets are still very good.

Just wanted to share
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2003, 10:57 AM
 
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Although it looks quite different with the black pickups in it, I think it looks quite nice that way - breaks up the 'pinkness' of it a little.
I now forget the results of that other thread; did these models originally have yellow or pink knobs?

You actually can see just a hint of the tape-masked pinstripe pattern in the fading from this pic, but it's not something that jumps out when looking at it. I doubt I would have noticed, had you not mentioned it.

Nice instrument.
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Well, the neck pup is a Schaller POS, and there's a TZ in the neck (?). I like the original look of the pink pups tho.

As for the knobs, the specs say yellow w/ pink tip.

Gonna try and get pink ones. The yellow ones on there I conned my other guitar player out of for now to see how it looks.

Although a bit faded, man this thing is pink! Grows on me every day.
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wanna trade for your inlay LOL!!!!!

I need a VSK for my pink collection! :P
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2003, 04:24 PM
 
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That's a great looking '80s ride. Nice.

I'd get green pickups. I've always thought the SKs needed more green to balance them out with the other neons...

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Congrats!

It's disturbingly pink.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 12:28 AM
 
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Nice find. Yea, I think that green pickup's would really brighten it up. Congrats!!!
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I want one so bad. But I'd go for pink pickups and controls.

Can you buy pink screws anywhere?
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 08:25 AM
 
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FYI, the VSK had a Wizard profile (and smaller frets) stock. Gotta love that pink..
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Wow!

I had to show this to my wife (a.k.a. Pinky) she - of course - loved it. She wants to see it with pink knobs and pink pickups. She asked "do they make pink amplifiers?"
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 11:41 AM
 
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jesus! that thing is pink! love the neck man! Have you had it in the black light yet?

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2003, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pink pups are on the way. They may have came with a Wizard profile, but this was a definite modification to the neck.
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Now this is much better



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She wants to see it with pink knobs and pink pickups.
How's that?

Kuma's right! I completely forgot about Wizard profile on the first vines - the VDY was a Wizard profile aslo, yes? I was focused too much on the mod on the back of the neck that I forgot about the Wizard/vine thing.

And if it's not pink enough, off to Jeremy this week for a re-pinking of the body & headstock. I just can't take the taped off fading marks
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