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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:43 pm 
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Whew! Done,except for some minor tweaking. So here's the setup- mmk45 in the neck,push/pull for coil tap mmk53 in the bridge,push/pull for phase reverse, 3 way toggle moved by rest of controls, EMG 20db boost/overdrive on push/pull with active portion wired for 18vdc for headroom- holy #*@&!, this thing will melt your face off! I'm impressed with the EMG control-boost is adjustable at the knob,pushed down is bypass for normal operation. Wiring nightmare :-?
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one001.jpg
18vdc setup
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one002.jpg
made another pickguard without selector hole,25 coats of tru-oil
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one004.jpg
back of body
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one007.jpg
headstock pics,didn't drill for 2nd holes,just used original holes
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one005.jpg
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one006.jpg
full front
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad13 ... one003.jpg

Action is unbelievably low,blast to play
Joe :oops:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:48 pm 
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:love: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :love: 8) :up: Man that one turned out great. The finish is mezmerizingly great. That is one great piece of wood in this one for certain. Great job saving this one from the firewood pile indeed. Headstock and logo look great as do the pickguard and controls. You are indeed a miracle worker to bring this one back. Salute and congrats on this labor of love and your talent sir. :up: :up: :up:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:54 pm 
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very nice!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:05 pm 
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That looks radtastic! Beautiful work! :up:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Suhweet!! One of the best resurrections I've ever seen... I think most people thought this one was done for from the original photos, and yet it looks new now. Looks great monochrome, you should be proud Joe. Thanks for sharing.


Here's the original thread... man that thing WAS rough
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:47 am 
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Very nice - a real beauty; great work.

RCSBlues :oops: :up:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:50 am 
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Very nice work.

I only wish it still had MPC ports...

Everything else looks phenomenal.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments guys,much appreciated. Ultra,I tried to preserve the original integrity of the body by not adding any new holes,routs,etc. so if wanted it could easily be returned to stock-by the way,PM me your studio address,I get into the city occasionally,be great to meet ya.
Would be nice to find an Outlaw case,let me know if anybody has a line on one.
Well,I need to get back to building a mahogany cabinet for a Mesa amp I have,anybody know anything about dovetail joints? :D
Joe :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:44 pm 
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ozarkcannon wrote:
anybody know anything about dovetail joints? :D
Joe :oops:

They're hard to keep lit. :lol:


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