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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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New mad idea for project

Now, this is one of those project ideas that you have when you have too much time in your hands...

How about getting a black OLP MM1 and doing this:

http://airguitarhero.onfinite.com/album/156502/

That'd be a sort of poor man's EBMM Steve Morse with a maple fretboard (which I'd love). The headstock would be 4+2, of course, but the closest Kisekae I could find was the Wolfgang (DON't laugh at the pickguard, I was doing my best!).

I know I'd be better off getting the EBMM Steve Morse, but where's the fun in that??!!

It should be pretty easy really:

- Block the trem
- Drill a couple of holes for the switches (the Strat switch slot would be tricky though), or just route the whole cavity out
- Get a pickguard cut (or cut it out from an old bucket!)
- Spend 3 days trying to work out the wiring (diagram available at the EBMM website)
- Install the p/ups of your choice (white, of course; I'm a sucker for white p/ups on black)
- Sit back and admire your work (don't play it, for heaven's sake: GAS prevents from playing )

Estimated cost:
OLP: $200
Pickguard: about $40
p/ups: $150 if new
Electronics: $50
Coffee: $20

So, you have a completely unplayable freak in your hands for just $450, while you could have a fine instrument for $1200, but with none of the fun.

Of course, I have no intention of doing it in the near future (that would mean work), but there's the thought. What do you think? Am I a visionary genius or just a raving lunatic??!!!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nah!

The point is to have a close copy of the Steve Morse model with a maple fretboard...

... and F**K Ed Roman anyway! Little obnoxious mafioso wannabe
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 08:30 PM
 
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Sorry i personally don't like him but i was just gonna show one of his ideas. He is from that, "my sh*t don't stank" academy
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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No need to apologise, Kontalonis.

Actually, his idea is not bad at all, but I couldn't let the chance of flaming him pass by

MM1's are great little guitars for modding!
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Why don't you go with a MM4 since it is closer to the steve morse body style?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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That's a great idea! The mods would certainly be easier. Mmmh, the mind runs riot...
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