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 #139828  by TI4-1009
 Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:38 pm
Jon S. wrote:Believe me, Leo, I'm praying now for continued sun and low humidity in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region. :D
+1. Phil Gawan lives in Brownsville and part of the loooong delay with my Tiger was temperature/humidity finish problems. Can't you use an air conditioned room to control the climate- or does that put too much dust in the air?
 #139830  by softmachine72
 Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:24 pm
I do spray in climate control but, it vents to the outside and that humidity can interfere with the finish. Issues with moisture in a finish like blushing, come from the compressor because, it is pulling moist air in and compressing it and adding heat. Hot air holds more moisture so as it moves along the lines to your spray gun it cools and condenses at the dew point. The Dew point is the point at which water vapor condenses in compressed air. I do have pretty nice inline driers and moisture indicators to tell me if there is any moisture in the lines to avoid that kind of problem.There is no threat of finish issues now when the guitars are basically dry to the touch but, the sun does allow the guitar to dry faster. When it is raining like to day I can't put the guitars out in the sun. sorry for long winded technical answer.
 #140301  by rugger
 Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:49 am
Jon S. wrote:For now, a quick cell phone pic (when I get around to it maybe more).

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Bridge pup angle? Is this a deliberate choice? Curious what the thinking was.

john in san diego
 #140302  by Jon S.
 Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:43 am
Your're the 3rd person to ask me about this today. Here's a mash of how I replied previously, keeping in mind that Leo Elliot ("Mr. Scarlet Fire") asks you, before the build, which angling you prefer and, as he does with everything, you get to have it your way. :smile:

As you may have gathered from my posts here generally, despite the intense effort I do put into acquiring and using excellent gear, I'm not a purist. For me, the past gets a vote but not a veto.

For example, on my Wolf, I requested locking tuners. Do I care that Jerry never used them on Wolf? Not one bit. I don't have a roady to replace my broken strings during a gig. I like locking tuners.

I've never dug how Strat bridge PUPs sound. Leo Fender was going for a thin and very bright tone there. That's a tone I myself have zero use for. I think it's excellent to reverse the bridge PUP angle, it gives great definition and bite to the bassier strings and takes the icepick off of the treblier strings while evening out their relative volumes.

Other than on a Tele, I've never liked the classic Fender bridge PUP angle. So, when Leo Elliot offered me the choice, I went with his preferred approach. But don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely NOT trying to convince you to "be like Jon." If you're happy with a stock Strat's bridge PUP and actually use it when you play as Leo Fender oriented it, all the power to you. :cool:
 #140305  by tatittle
 Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:55 am
I know exactly what you mean re: bridge pups Jon. I have never tried a reverse slant...how much difference does it make in real life I wonder?

I am so jealous...if I had been a good boy I could be preparing to enjoy one of these beauties. Mama tried :)
 #140306  by tatittle
 Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:55 am
I know exactly what you mean re: bridge pups Jon. I have never tried a reverse slant...how much difference does it make in real life I wonder?

I am so jealous...if I had been a good boy I could be preparing to enjoy one of these beauties. Mama tried :)
 #140309  by rugger
 Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:41 pm
Jon S. wrote:Your're the 3rd person to ask me about this today. Here's a mash of how I replied previously, keeping in mind that Leo Elliot ("Mr. Scarlet Fire") asks you, before the build, which angling you prefer and, as he does with everything, you get to have it your way. :smile:

As you may have gathered from my posts here generally, despite the intense effort I do put into acquiring and using excellent gear, I'm not a purist. For me, the past gets a vote but not a veto.

For example, on my Wolf, I requested locking tuners. Do I care that Jerry never used them on Wolf? Not one bit. I don't have a roady to replace my broken strings during a gig. I like locking tuners.

I've never dug how Strat bridge PUPs sound. Leo Fender was going for a thin and very bright tone there. That's a tone I myself have zero use for. I think it's excellent to reverse the bridge PUP angle, it gives great definition and bite to the bassier strings and takes the icepick off of the treblier strings while evening out their relative volumes.

Other than on a Tele, I've never liked the classic Fender bridge PUP angle. So, when Leo Elliot offered me the choice, I went with his preferred approach. But don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely NOT trying to convince you to "be like Jon." If you're happy with a stock Strat's bridge PUP and actually use it when you play as Leo Fender oriented it, all the power to you. :cool:
I figured there was some reason. :-) No judgments here, just curious. So, honest question, have you tried a guitar with the reversed bridge and does it give you what you want? I've never played one let alone seen one (and to give you a sense of just how in the know I am, I had never seen a b bender until a few years ago).

Part of me really aches for a Wolf, I'm jealous of you guys.

Btw, I think I can make a strat bridge sing. ;-)

John in San Diego
 #140311  by Jon S.
 Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:51 pm
rugger wrote:So, honest question, have you tried a guitar with the reversed bridge and does it give you what you want?
You do realize I own the Wolf pictured in my post above, correct?