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 #57907  by stratstang
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:30 am
98 strat hardtail, not a 57, but getting close. I'm going to get the brass control plate from jackofroses next:

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 #57908  by Rusty the Scoob
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:15 am
Looks great! I'm surprised more people don't build Alligators... I sure would if I weren't a bass player. It was such a cool period in the Dead's history, and a fairly easy guitar to replicate in a practical way.
 #57915  by tigerstrat
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:42 am
Rusty the Scoob wrote:Looks great! I'm surprised more people don't build Alligators... I sure would if I weren't a bass player. It was such a cool period in the Dead's history, and a fairly easy guitar to replicate in a practical way.
I'm with you, but even a bit more surprised that the people that build Wolf replicas almost inerringly build them w/ the SHH pickup config as per '78-on. I've don't know if I've ever seen them done up as the earlier SSS version, either w/ the fx loop ('77-'78) or w/o ('73-'75). Not to jack the thread...

Very nice Gator!
 #57919  by strumminsix
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:07 am
How does yours sound in the even positions? I'm not a strat guy but I can never get tone I like in 2 or 4. But other people do!
 #57921  by Rusty the Scoob
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:48 am
strumminsix wrote:How does yours sound in the even positions? I'm not a strat guy but I can never get tone I like in 2 or 4. But other people do!
Is your middle pickup wired out of phase with the other two? I believe that's the key to the "Quack" positions.
 #57922  by Rusty the Scoob
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:52 am
Shuxter wrote:Pretty unit. I'd like to get a gator decal like that.
They're easy to get - http://www.jackofroses.com/Stickers_1.html

I've even thought about putting a Gator on my J-bass... just kind of as a nod even though it's got nothing in common with Alligator besides being a Maple-necked Fenderish instrument.
 #57930  by Emoto
 Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:46 pm
stratstang wrote:98 strat hardtail, not a 57, but getting close. I'm going to get the brass control plate from jackofroses next:

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Pretty!

What kind of bridge its that and how do you like it?
 #57957  by stratstang
 Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:16 am
To answer your questions - stock fender hardtail bridge - I saw a brass bridge on ebay but not sure of the quality...

The lace pickups are fantastic - noiseless, so you don't have that strat hum in 1-3-5, and the blue one in the bridge position is really hot.

As far as the sound in the even positions, that's where i play it most - 2 for rhythm, 4 for leads and it sounds great to me, but I've been playing less than a year, actually have my first lesson today, and I pretty much suck, so if it doesn't sound like a dying cat, I consider it an accomplishment :lol: