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  • NGD: First Meteora Style Build Coming Together!

    A while back, Rosser Guitars made me a special pair of his bass-sized "Meteora" style bodies, but set up for regular 6-string guitar (I'm a tall guy and the standard-sized body didn't look right on me).

    Anyways, I just bolted the first one together with a new Fender Roadhouse Deluxe neck with a 12" radius, locking tuners, and some Billy Sheehan-inspired "inlay" decals. I rounded the square neck heel to take advantage of the newer Fender contoured neck plate. Pickups are a DiMarzio True Velvet T in the bridge and a True Velvet for Strat in the neck position. Bridge is a vintage Wilkinson USA Tele-style with steel locking saddles.

    What do you think? I still need to do a final setup, but it's already a player!




  • #2
    Thats pretty badass right there.
    1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
    Jackson Soloist 7 string
    ESP LTD M-400
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    • #3
      I dig the Meteora body style.
      aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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      • #4
        I like everything (especially the bodies) except the Sheehan stickers -i mean they are ok, but a little loud for my tastes.
        “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
          I like everything (especially the bodies) except the Sheehan stickers -i mean they are ok, but a little loud for my tastes.
          I have a pair of custom necks with block inlays coming in from BYO Guitar. Assuming they turn out well, they will need still need nuts and finishing once they arrive in a few weeks. I might swap the neck out for one of those eventually, but I wanted to get this build up and running and the plain black dots on the stock Fender neck were simply too boring for this beast

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Masta' C View Post

            I have a pair of custom necks with block inlays coming in from BYO Guitar. Assuming they turn out well, they will need still need nuts and finishing once they arrive in a few weeks. I might swap the neck out for one of those eventually, but I wanted to get this build up and running and the plain black dots on the stock Fender neck were simply too boring for this beast
            Cool, i like the big ole' 70s necks. Fender made me a custom one 4 years ago that I had to wait 6 months for, but it was worth it.

            Honestly I don't really use Fret inlays when playing (although blocking from the low string edge would be way more useful than center inlays or coming from the high string side)

            -especially live standing up -I never even see my fretboard -I've got big hands and use side makers primarily when indexing myself.



            “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Masta' C View Post

              YES!

              I am on-board with that guitar . . . it's super cool!
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              • #8
                Looks great!


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                • #9
                  Cool guitar. I'd rock something like that as a baritone / down-tuned guitar.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice, especially dig the Strat pu in the neck .
                    Originally posted by dominus
                    Your rant would sound better with an A8 magnet, it'll beef it up some without sacrificing some of the whine.

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                    • #11
                      It really is one of the more interesting Fender shapes in quite awhile.
                      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                      • #12
                        I just remembered this video with Jim Root blindfolded trying to guess what the meteora was https://youtu.be/p-DKABDvozY


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                        • #13
                          That's really cool. I like that.

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                          • #14
                            I think it would be really cool with a Quarter Pound in the bridge (I'm not familiar with the True Velvet).
                            Originally Posted by IanBallard
                            Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GuitarDoc View Post
                              I think it would be really cool with a Quarter Pound in the bridge (I'm not familiar with the True Velvet).
                              The True Velvet T is a step up from DiMarzio's Twang King in output, but reportedly just as dynamic. I thought long and hard about staying with Duncan, but I've heard SO many good things about the True Velvet T, I wanted to give it a shot. I went with a True Velvet "Strat" pickup in the neck to give it better balance and stay true to the "single coil" theme

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