So a while back i posted about the tele kit i scored.
well she is all done, (thanks to the mouse man for the switch! )and what a ride. I have found that i LOVE doing this sort of thing! The moment of zen you get from sanding with good tunes playing, a well rolled joint and a beer or two is quite close on par with a good day of fishing. only bad thing (aside from the nut that im not exactly fond of and will be changed out shortly) is now i have that odd project postpartum depression thing going on.. the giant " well what now?"The Meat and taters of it all:
did a truoil finish on it. the neck is just awesome and i now understand what is ment by " its a fast neck"
the only downfall is its still off gassing its fishey-funk. though it is much less than it was when it first dried fully.
went with a .022 uf ruskie PIO tone cap. and the creamery's baby 71's http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/blog/h ... humbucker/
The pickups SING. they are like a single coil all jacked up. Beefy but chimey and clear the neck is HOT and blusey as all hell. Seriously they are the cats ass.
only things i will change up on her will be the nut obviously (ive got that burr string pop when tuning thing going on) im thinking a graphtex to keep it in tune with the trem bar use. and the "my first strat" white pick guard will need to be made a better shape and more pearloid to match the knobs.
anyway here is the obligatory "on a fence" shot. more to come and hopefully some clips.
Also, Pat, i havent forgotten about you, hang tight, something awesome is headed your way soon.
Your longstanding and unnatural interest in my wood is disquieting.