Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Re: LNG 550 revisted
Looks great in pink for sure.
I bought a regular ol' 550 that was another members project gone wrong, and then had Chris Woods cut me a body from alder.
I sold off everything but the neck and trem, and then sent the neck/body to Patrick Sims. Unfortunately Patrick took over a year to get this painted, and I still got it back with flaws in the paint.
Originally I think I tried a Tone Zone/Air Norton combo, but it just did not sound right. I had trouble getting it set up the way I wanted, and the whole thing just did have a good "feel".
The wiring gremlin popped up when I swapped in the new pups, and that is when I gave up on it. I did put it up for sale at that point, but thankfully no one bought it.
When I pulled it back out, I had forgotten what pups I had put in there, but then I remembered I wanted to try something different pickup wise, so I put a Super Distortion in the bridge, and an EVO in the neck.
This time I went back and redid the neck, wiring, and set up. I spent about an hour playing it last night, and I am pleased with it.
This weekend I will put the strap on, and it will be done. I have too many unfinished guitar projects, and I just bought another from Rich, so I have to get these knocked out.