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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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7 string with Fiber Optic Sidemarkers completed

Finally just about finished it...





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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 05:28 PM
 
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Re: 7 string with Fiber Optic Sidemarkers completed

DUDE!!! thats sick!! u do that yourself?!?
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Yep, all by myself

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Why dont you do a full how to and how much did it set you back?
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post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 7 string with Fiber Optic Sidemarkers completed

I'm planning to do a tutorial soon. I've been planning it for awhile but it hasn't worked out yet. I've done some other fiber optic stuff before this one and each comes out a bit better than the last. Hopefully I'll have a tutorial ready in a month or so. There's lots of little things that make a huge difference with each neck.

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SICK! I really like that. Yeah, tell us how you do it. Where in Alaska do you live?

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Very nice. Blue is cool too. Great job!
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post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 7 string with Fiber Optic Sidemarkers completed

Basically you remove the fretboard, drill into the center of the stock sidemarkers, create individual routes/channels per side marker so that they all meet up on the treble side of the fretboard and exit through the end of the neck. Then you have to reglue the fretboard and use the LED in the cavity to provide the light.

There's also a good amount of refinishing work needed on most of the necks once they are glued back on.

I live in Juneau

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Right on,,, I figured it would be that simple,,,it's just having the balls to actually do it! You got the balls bro... I twitched at the thought of removing my inlays,,let alone pulling the fret board off...lol.

Juneau! awesome I visited Juneau years ago, along with Skagway, fairbanks, Anchorage,,, got lost up in the Seward peninsula,,,lol,, the further north Iwent the harder the cities were to pronounce,,,turned around while I could still pronounce Wale and Teller. Beautiful country.

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Basically you remove the fretboard, drill into the center of the stock sidemarkers, create individual routes/channels per side marker so that they all meet up on the treble side of the fretboard and exit through the end of the neck. Then you have to reglue the fretboard and use the LED in the cavity to provide the light.
Oh, is that all?

For some of us, you might as well be saying, "well, you just open up the chest cavity" when you talk about removing the fretboard. Nice job. It looks great.

You should take cool slow shutter speed pics of you playing the guitar in the dark.
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Oh, what sort of guitar is it, anyway? Can you post pics of the entire body?
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post #12 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-31-2005, 03:25 AM
 
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No doubt that is wicked. I've wanted side LED's/lights for the longest time. I may actually try it once you post the tutorial. Nice work!
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Good job dude, congratz .

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That looks really cool!!!

I hope the rest of the guitar looks ok with such a mod. Post some pics!

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simply awesome!
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