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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Been wanting to tackle one of these for a while and a few weeks back i decided to go for it. There are a *few* things I do not like about it, with the neck being one of them, but all in all I do not think it turned out too badly.

The body was cut and sanded by hand. No CNC machine. The neck was a paddle neck that I cut to look more like an Ibanez since I couldn't make it look like a Performance headstock. I gutted my Kramer Baretta for the Floyd, pot, knob and locking nut. Wilkinson black locking turners and a Duncan Detonator for a pickup. The pickup WILL be changed just as soon as I get off my butt and go get a new one. The painting was done by hand as well (finished the paint last night).
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Thats flamin great fella!Good job
How does it play?
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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The action is a little high for my liking, but I haven't sat down to do a proper setup yet.
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Awsome! How does it sond with so little wood?
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looks nice. good work.

that nut location will give you some serious headaches. can you fit an actual RG neck on the body down the road?

is that a real Floyd?
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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The Floyd is the one I took from my Kramer Baretta, so, it's a Kramer "Licensed by ..." Floyd. On this neck, that was the only place I could put a nut, which is one of the reasons I am not too thrilled with the neck. I do plan on putting an RG neck on it here soon.
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cool. thanks.

i just saw the placement of the nut and know from my Charvel Model 4 (from '88 ) i have has a similar problem where the lock nut sits behind the nut and keeps it from returning to pitch 100%. i'd like to have a luthier cut the nut for a new lock nut someday so the strings go directly into the lock.
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That came out damn nice! Great job.
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Just curious, where do the strap buttons go?
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One on the back of the body on the top horn, one on the bottom of the body.
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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Wow..awesome work. Looks the business.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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Nice job, man. I actually, personally, would've gona with a Performance Guitars-style headstock, but, hey, that's what makes the world go 'round, right? Good work!
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Man that looks so LIGHT. What is the weight on that, 6-7lbs
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Nice work! That looks awesome.
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Man that's awesome
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