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Gator on a budget

Postby RiverRat » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:06 am

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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:18 am

Very Cool !
Whats the red thing?
Part of the StratoBlaster ?
Lets hear it !
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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:25 am

Also - why the brass roller ?
Was that on the Alligator ?
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Postby Emoto » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:58 am

Cool guitar!

How do you like it, now that it is together?
Such a long, long time to be gone, and a short time to be there...
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Postby pappypgh » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:11 pm

DUDE! That's AWESOME!

You should have one of those shows like on HGTV where they come in and re-do your whole house for under $2k - except building cheap guitars!! :lol:
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Postby strumminsix » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:25 pm

Dude, that is sweet! Love her name too!!
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Postby RiverRat » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:32 pm

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Postby mikepand » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:49 pm

The Rat-o-caster or Rat-igator is a really sweet ax. I got to play this guit one night at a gig on the beach and it plays really well. Sounds sweet too.

He also put an Alembic Stratoblaster in my brand new 2008 strat. It's everything that I hoped it would be and more.

Now to have ya put one of those you made for $18 on Muffy the Frankencaster................so she can scream too.
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Postby jonarobb » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:00 pm

Nice job man...

Most Gator fanatics, such as myself, overlook the retainer over all the strings. Jerry knew what he liked. That steeper angle over the nut on the E and A strings is key. I speculate that the last 2 versions of Gator had the master tone mod as opposed to independent tone controls. For most of 72' Jerry only had 2 pots in the guitar.
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Postby RiverRat » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:19 pm

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Postby mikepand » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:03 pm

ahhhhh.

Mr. Oney saves the day again.
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Postby Emoto » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:15 pm

jonarobb wrote:Nice job man...

Most Gator fanatics, such as myself, overlook the retainer over all the strings. Jerry knew what he liked. That steeper angle over the nut on the E and A strings is key. I speculate that the last 2 versions of Gator had the master tone mod as opposed to independent tone controls. For most of 72' Jerry only had 2 pots in the guitar.


So, what does a string retainer like that do to the sound?
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Postby RiverRat » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:35 pm

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Postby b weird » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:42 pm

Hey if you want to get an all Maple neck for that sweet guitar you can get one at Warmoth.com.

Sweet guitar.

I wish I could do somthing like that.
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Postby waldo041 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:08 pm

OR,

a Mighty Mite with jumbo frets, maple neck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MIGHTY-MITE-MAP ... dZViewItem

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