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 #104310  by Counterstriker
 Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:48 pm
It's pretty much all done, just adding the buffer then I'm done, I realized how much easier it is on guitars that aren't strats haha since everything is on the back, don't have to keep flipping the guitar and worrying about the length of the wire once the pickguard is on!


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Should be here tomorrow or saturday! Can't wait to test it out!

That's a Carvin stock c-22 in the neck, super 2 in the middle and a seymour duncan 59 in the bridge!

I went with the unity gain version of waldo's buffer aswell, no reason behind doing that at all just thought I'd try something different :smile:
 #104407  by joethepainter
 Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:05 pm
Hey Greg, that's sweet! I like that that an SDS-1 in the neck? I'm guessing that the paddle switch between the tone knobs is the obel? And the two mini toggles are the coil splits? is your bridge hum not split? yah, really the way to go is what you did, with the dual jacks on the side/ switches are pretty much in the same spot as yours...I find them very easy to find, especially after a little you find your tone beefier, yet still capable of that 'glassy' strat tone as well? Anyways, looks great, duder! :-)
 #104527  by Gr8fulGreg
 Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:12 pm
Joe you hit it right on the head with everything..The guitar as a whole sounds amazing im having some phase problems but i just need to cut coils... mainly im lazy.. Mainly i play it in the middle pos. anyway... Great sounding guitar
 #104844  by hawk900
 Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:28 pm

Still a work in progress and don't mind the crap routing job. I have a sweet sheilded plate That fits just perfect. Stacked with dp104's magnetically in phase and wired. Push pull 500k w/.022 uf caps. Pull to coil spit. Soon to be changed to individual dpdt's. In this shot I have the cae sound jangletone unity buffer for now which can be bypassed(until I receive my TPC1 from the king waldo which will alway remain on),external stratoblaster at start of fx loop run same as internal,fx loop can be bypassed,roland midi sensor to 1/4 jack on ground processor. Piezo pup blended with split gibson bucker to add Cripe acoustic tone. Single JBL e120-8ohm in russian birch cab angled at rib cage level. Fender Deluxe with dual 6l6gc- 5881 and dual 12ax7a tubes and treble,mid,bass tone pots modded to jer spec's.
Will post updates when I preamp out to my MC2100 and the guitar is finalized. Parts slowly comin in one by one.
 #104855  by hawk900
 Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:59 am
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 #105178  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:22 am
tcsned wrote:Very cool - hippieguy1954 how does she sound?
Thanks, tcsned! I did it myself with the help of the knowledge I found here. She sounds fantastic! :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #111429  by WildEye
 Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:33 pm
I just wanted to add mine to the list...and say thank you to everyone on this board - needless to say couldn't have done it without you.

Standard stuff but 3 way S/P/C for the pu's, I added waldo's buffer but also kept my blaster - A huge thanks to Brian at 9mileskid who came up with a great solution plate (please disregard the steal your face (I added that)). I added a push pull on the bottom tone knob to turn the neck pu on and off for leo's missing two. And added a brass nut and saddles.

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