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De-stressing today, my guitar . 3125

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De-stressing today, my guitar .
« on: May 18, 2010, 12:05:34 PM »
I built this guitar 5 years ago from products from WD , its been a great guitar but as i sprayed it black first and then white its got knocked a bit over the years so i decided to give it a relic type look,i also re-shaped the headstock as was a genus one before as i didnt wont a usual strat type headstock, ive got back into playing a bit lately due to stresses in life, and i chill out while playing,well as i got a meeting with my ex wed night i did this to take my mind off it, here is fletch  :D i called him that after the chevy chase movies back in the 80's caddy shake was to long  :rofl: i like reminders of the 80's good times, nd great tunes  ;) i might see if i can pick up a aged scratch plate and buttons or possibly just the buttons and pickup covers  :think:


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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 07:21:12 PM »
if you sand the existing covers and dump them in coffee it should age them a bit i think :P

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 07:28:59 PM »
if you sand the existing covers and dump them in coffee it should age them a bit i think :P

cheers ryan i wondered if there was some secret way to do it  ;)  :cheers:
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 07:34:33 PM »
not sure how well it works id do a sample test first, tea might work too

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 07:46:02 PM »
not sure how well it works id do a sample test first, tea might work too

 :tu: im just going to try the tremolo arm tip and the selector button  :D
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 07:53:47 PM »
i just read that tea or coffee should do it ryan, its in the the cup as we speak  :D plus 2 tea bags for good measure  :tu:

might try this as well

you can dechrome. A galvanic element proceedure.

- 10-liter plastic buckets filled with warm water

- Stir in salt, the quantity of cooking salt determines the current flow

- start with a little salt and watch, it should go slow with the
dechroming, then add salt during the process thoroughly.

- A battery charger, with 6 / 12 volt switchable.
6 volts takes a little longer, ideal is 12 volts

- To dechrome part of the Plus terminal, with a strong wire or cable,
because the clips with resolutions.

- The plate minus any part (black plate, no refined tin)
On the sheet metal store are part of the chromium from afterwards.

- Both parts (Part Chromed and sheet metal part) in the salt solution

- Turn on the charger and voila the dechroming starts

- The chrome now migrates from the nobler part of the base plate part.

- The water you can simply dispose later, it's only water / salt solution
 
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 08:51:52 PM »
reverse electro plating  :D

were need pics  :pok:

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 09:00:37 PM »
reverse electro plating  :D

were need pics  :pok:

dont think that will be for a while mate, but would look better looking tarnished  :tu: ok im going to look in my cup of coffee /tea   :D
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 09:03:20 PM »
did you scuff the finish of it first?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 09:03:51 PM »
Just play it wearing a studded belt and throw it in a cheap flight case after every gig. It worked for me and my old strat copy :D

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 09:05:19 PM »
 :rofl:

in the summer i want to strip the paint of mine and give it a natural look  :tu: anyone know how to destory poly-whatnot coat

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2010, 09:07:56 PM »
Nitromors will shift it, but a bit like your Sideclip experiment, it's all a bit one directional once you start  :P

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 09:09:00 PM »
one directional... ?

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 09:12:14 PM »
Just play it wearing a studded belt and throw it in a cheap flight case after every gig. It worked for me and my old strat copy :D

my only gig is in the bedroom dave  :rofl:  ryan yes i rubbed it down with sandpaper , ill leave it in there till the morning as not much different at the moment ,

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 09:13:49 PM »
one directional... ?

There ain't no turning back once you've started!

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2010, 09:16:54 PM »
didnt matter in the sideclip its lovely :) i even took it with me to college lol

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2010, 03:14:03 AM »
How do your neighbors feel about your stress management ? Cats also tend to hate it !

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2010, 09:17:28 AM »
How do your neighbors feel about your stress management ? Cats also tend to hate it !

Chris

headphones  :D although my amp is crap and sounds better through my headphones, think i might have to sell some stuff and get a new amp  :-\ the one i have now is a no name thing a mate gave me about 10 years ago, the only thing i like on it is the overdrive button. its better than the distortion pedal i had,

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2010, 10:47:52 AM »
I suggest you look into a guitar pod... at least then you can play with headphones, and get some pretty good sound!

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2010, 10:52:09 AM »
I suggest you look into a guitar pod... at least then you can play with headphones, and get some pretty good sound!

cheers mate ill look into that  :cheers:

here is one i would love to make a replica of,
eddie van halens frankenstrat
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2010, 11:54:32 AM »
Made a few more changes this am , sounds more heavy rock now  :D

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2010, 02:53:11 PM »
Argh my iPods not showing me the pics lol, I want to try building an OD pedal one day

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2010, 04:15:54 PM »
Argh my iPods not showing me the pics lol, I want to try building an OD pedal one day

give it a go mate, ive always fancied building one into my guitar, well as i keep looking at EVH frankenstrat im thinking of doing a similar paint job but more subtle  ::)   :D

yeah think ill have a go at something like this but as it was before he cut the scratch guard up and it was a white guard before so ahlg way there , just need a good before pic as there all like this,   :-\

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2010, 06:30:45 PM »
im pretty sure i have an old humbucker you can have if you want it paul?

also did the coffee work?
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2010, 07:31:49 PM »
im pretty sure i have an old humbucker you can have if you want it paul?

also did the coffee work?

 :tu:  that would be great ryan im sure i could have a look around for something to trade,  ;) yeah it kind of worked, but not yellow enough, ill give it another go  :D
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2010, 07:36:03 PM »
there s a website somewhere with loads of relic-ing tips but i just cant think of it at the moment :(

ill try sending it off at the weekend if i can find it and all that jazz

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2010, 07:43:48 PM »
there s a website somewhere with loads of relic-ing tips but i just cant think of it at the moment :(

ill try sending it off at the weekend if i can find it and all that jazz

cheers mate, i do go on a forum and ive read a few things, most pretty much what you said ryan, i think ill just let it evolve now by itself  :D  :tu:
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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2010, 07:54:30 PM »
ultimate guitars a good one to go on  :tu:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2010, 08:03:54 PM »
It's funny reading this discussion, as the very thought of scratching my Les Paul causes me to panic, let alone wilfully "distressing" it  :ahhh

I used to have a Les Paul copy though which had a multi-coloured, dribbled paint effect - that was quite cool - not sure where that went actually, I seem to remember giving it to someone  :think:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: De-stressing today, my guitar .
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2010, 08:06:34 PM »
It's funny reading this discussion, as the very thought of scratching my Les Paul causes me to panic, let alone wilfully "distressing" it  :ahhh

I used to have a Les Paul copy though which had a multi-coloured, dribbled paint effect - that was quite cool - not sure where that went actually, I seem to remember giving it to someone  :think:

if i had a les paul dave i would wrap it up in cotton wool, but mines a Frankenstein of a guitar and i like a more abused look, but give me a year and it will be probably restored back to new looking , im just in this kind of mood at the moment, but les pauls look nicer all shinny  :tu:

 

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