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Old 17-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #6946
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I'm replacing the bridge on the stealth DC as the current one is missing a spring and the saddles are pretty worn down...since the saddles can't be adjusted individually (without raising the entire bridge on one side or the other) I'm guessing they need to be filed? What's the best way to do this?

Not sure if Dominicfullstop will like the new bridge as it's a different colour
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Old 18-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #6947
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You can file them with nut files. Find the radius of your finger board, and file the saddles to match that, then you can set your action to wherever, and they'll all follow. I recommend setting your treble side .010 lower than the bass side, it tapers and follows the fingerboard better
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Old 19-06-2012, 03:21 PM   #6948
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thanks, any suggestions since (I think) it's compound radius? That confused me enough with the fender bridges... I usually just set each string to a certain height (EAD 5/64" and GBE 4/64") which might not be the best way to do it.

Also, is there a reason to leave this ground here? I don't understand why it's needed...



I'm replacing the entire pickguard assembly, and I was only going to wire it up the standard way
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Old 19-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #6949
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thats making the conductive paint part of the circuit making shielding better
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Old 19-06-2012, 09:34 PM   #6950
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Yes, it's to complete the grounding shield around the electronics. I'm assuming your pickguard is shielded too? If not, needs to be! Otherwise there's a wide open door in the shielding circuit. Essentially rendering it nearly useless. As far as
The compound radius goes, find the radius at the first, at the 12th, then extrapolate it down to the bridge. Example, if the first is 7.25" and the 12th is 12" you'll want to shoot for 17.25" or 18" to make it easier. Following that "cone" radius.
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Old 22-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #6951
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Start of something I've wanted for years since I saw Klawn's E-shape custom . A relative who's starting a small luthiery business is doing the build, here's a rough outline on specs. It'll be 6 string not like the 7 string headstock pictured.


Body - E-shape mansonesque

Walnut top
-African mahogany body
-dimarzio evolution2 in bridge + mo joe in neck
-hipshot bridge
-oil finished
-one volume and one tone
-black hardware
-No pick up rings

Neck
-Bolt-on neck
-Wenge+padouk for the neck(5 ply wenge-padouk-wenge-padouk-wenge)
-Macassar ebony for the fingerboard and headstock.
-Flamed mapple binding
-Carbon rods + 2 ways trussrods
-6105 frets
-graphtech nut
-Radius 12
-Scale 25.5

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Old 22-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #6952
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That is a fine looking fretboard there, gd pickup choice aswell eagerly awaiting more pics.
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Old 22-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #6953
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very interesting, can't wait to see some more pictures...especially of the neck


also...well, you can tell them zooropa. i'm still recovering from that heart attack you nearly gave me!
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Old 22-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #6954
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It's done?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 22-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #6955
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It's done?!?!?!?!?!?!
the strat? that's going to be done sometime soon, but I was referring to something else which I'm sure he'll post about within the next few days

Also, the neck on that is going to be slightly different. it's going to have an angled headstock, and instead of CBS strat, it'll be one of those hockey stick things
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Old 22-06-2012, 08:44 PM   #6956
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Old 22-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #6957
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Ewww why?
Ditto this.

I'm guessing because it's more Marty McFly Eddie Van Halen
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Old 22-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #6958
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No, because I thought an angled CBS strat headstock would look...wrong

although this guitar is DEFINITELY influenced by EVH
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Old 22-06-2012, 11:54 PM   #6959
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The Maton is in for some fine tuning

I decided to give James a scare by saying it arrived with a broken neck, couldn't keep a straight face though. Checking it through the Plek tonight as well. New nut, setup, truss rod look over, possible fret level if needed.


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