Jerry-Caster Progress

Postby milobender » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:20 pm

The neck is all maple, that is with a, what looks like mahogany, skunk stripe. But I didn't make the neck... it's off a Hondo "Fame 760" :D :D :D

I bought the Hondo originally, on ebay, because it had Alembic pups and active electronics in it, for $125... but it turned out the neck is great, and fits my hand perfectly. I never really liked the Alembic setup, so it turned into parts :-)

I also did a good fret leveling/dressing, and a new bone nut. The frets needed a good bit of work, I guess that's part of what makes a neck cheap. But just a little work, and it's a great neck.
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Postby Chuckles » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:47 pm

Congrats... she's a real beaut!

Gonna name her?
Seems like I've been here before...

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Postby milobender » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:04 am

Gonna name her?


8) I don't know... might be a bit risky having a wife already 8)

She already questions my irrational fascination/compulsion with all things guitar/GAS/Dead :smile: :smile:
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Postby weirimpressed » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:04 pm

How hard was the wiring for this guitar? I was thinking about doing the triple hex pickups as well, insead of the double-single-double one. I will probably end up ordering a pre-made WGD body from warmouth.
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Postby milobender » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:58 pm

The wiring wasn't hard, it was a bit tight in a few spots, but OK. Basically it's the same as the Jerry Schematics that are available, with the addition of a true bypass/led switch for the Tube Screamer, and I also used a true bypass for the whole active section, so if there is ever a problem, I can just go with the unaltered pups and tone controls. I guess I changed that a bit; I combined the Neck and Middle tone control, and left the Bridge tone exclusive.

I might be able to help you with a body...
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Postby weirimpressed » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:11 am

really? let me know, im planning to start this project sooner rather than later haha

but I love the color tone on your guitar, and sounds like it plays as good as it looks
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Postby milobender » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:27 pm

As per Caspersvapors' request, here's a video... and I used the Rivera Amp instead of the Champ... you'll have to pardon the webcam mike :x but I think you can hear the difference even with the distortion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8WuXcDU_1k
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Postby waldo041 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:05 am

milobender wrote:As per Caspersvapors' request, here's a video... and I used the Rivera Amp instead of the Champ... you'll have to pardon the webcam mike :x but I think you can hear the difference even with the distortion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8WuXcDU_1k



NICE! :smile:

what is that pattern you are playin?

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Postby milobender » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:21 am

Thanks Waldo,

Oh, the name of the mode has jumped clean away... it's the one with a flat 7... mainly I'm just diddling with that and the Scarlet Begonias thing in the back of my mind :smile: :smile: and wherever the mistakes take me :D

It's too bad that webcam mike was so nasty... I'll make a regular audio clip with the real mics and the Rivera setup when I get to it...

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Postby Candyman1984 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:40 am

What a fantastic sounding and beautiful looking guitar-
you did a really great job man
Would you please remove your rubber duckie from my guacamole...Thanks!
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