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  • Warmoth Project #2

    You can read about the first Warmoth project here and here.

    The parts for this one are slowly coming in. The hard part is resisting the temptation to just grab what is available, and rushing through this. I am slowly gathering the parts taking time to get exactly what I want.

    So far, I got:
    • Hipshot open gear locking tuners (black).
    • Wilkinson VS100 bridge in black.
    • An LSR roller nut
    • Schaller S-Lock strap locks
    • black dome metal knobs
    • a TrueTone jack
    • Fancy switch (you can read about it here)
    • copper tape, which is conductive on both sides
    The pickups will be based on the Seth Lovers, unpotted, with the neck being rw/rp. They will look like this when done:
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    The body shape will be a Velocity, which is unusual for me. It is like an elongated Tele, or like an EVH-type. It will be clear black korina on the back, and stained red quilted maple on the top (satin finish). This should show up in a few weeks. I will post pics when it gets here.

    The neck is a 24.75 conversion neck, with the Warhead headstock. It is roasted flame maple, with an ebony fretboard & scalloped frets. The frets are a medium jumbo with a more pronounced point on them. Here are some pics right out of the box. It has been raining for a few days, so I couldn't get it in sunlight. The flame is pretty pronounced.

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    This neck will be burnished, which is sanding the back with 600-2000 grit sandpaper. When it is finished, it should shine like there is a finish (roasted maple doesn't require any finish). Sanding will take time, so I am doing it in 45 minute sessions as I get to finer grades of paper.

    I will be adding more to this thread as parts come in, and I work on assembling this.
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    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

  • #2
    Mmm this is the fun part
    anticipating

    I would ask for sound clips
    But we know .... We know
    EHD
    Just here surfing Guitar Pron
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    • #3
      I love that neck, aside from the scallops. Can’t wait to see it come together. Roasted maple is so awesome to play on.

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      • #4
        Aren't you posting about this on the Warmoth forum, too?
        aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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        • #5
          looks sweet! love the neck

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
            Aren't you posting about this on the Warmoth forum, too?
            I asked some questions there before ordering. I am only posting about the process here (and my website).
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #7
              Outstanding! It’ll be a great build.

              Oh no.....


              Oh Yeah!

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              • #8
                Gorgeous looking neck Mincer

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                • #9
                  Yap, better round the fret ends and make it delux.
                  The things that you wanted
                  I bought them for you

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                  • #10
                    What are you using for a neck finish? Roasted maple is fine without anything, but Frank Falbo used an extremely thin coat of Tru oil rubbed into mine. It feels raw, and I hit it with some Burt’s Feed & Wax beeswax occasionally to keep it pretty and ultra slick.
                    "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
                      What are you using for a neck finish? Roasted maple is fine without anything, but Frank Falbo used an extremely thin coat of Tru oil rubbed into mine. It feels raw, and I hit it with some Burt’s Feed & Wax beeswax occasionally to keep it pretty and ultra slick.
                      I am using the Birchwood Casey gun stock wax, like on my Music Man. Just a very tiny amount.
                      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                      • #12
                        Awesome. Looking forward to this!
                        -=The Dali
                        --== Unabashed Alex Lifeson Fan

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                          I am using the Birchwood Casey gun stock wax, like on my Music Man. Just a very tiny amount.
                          Good call.
                          "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                          • #14
                            I am still in the sanding phase. Did 600, 100, & 1200 for about 45-60 minutes each. It doesn't take hardly any wood off- just polishes what is there. Tonight I will do an hour with 2000, switching out the paper every 10 minutes. The powder loads up the paper quickly. Had I gotten polishing cloth, I could just rinse it, but I went with disposable paper, cut into 6" squares. Once this is done, the sanding for the whole project is over, and I can start putting together the tuners and LSR nut.
                            Thing is about roasted maple, while very stable, is that you have to be careful. Every screw needs the correct size pilot hole, or else it can crack. Good news is that on the neck, the holes are already drilled for the body and the nut. The tuners have a mounting plate that doesn't require any holes to drill.
                            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                            • #15
                              How did you choose the True Tone jack?
                              Oh no.....


                              Oh Yeah!

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