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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #180 on: April 12, 2009, 01:15:40 PM »
Yeah, it's a cracking piece of wood - really distinctive.  It looks even better in the flesh.

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #181 on: April 12, 2009, 02:34:15 PM »
Yeah the wood looks superb. The bulbous bit particularly looks great.
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« Reply #182 on: April 12, 2009, 03:11:33 PM »
Yeah the wood looks superb. The bulbous bit particularly looks great.

 :lol:

I think I've said this before, but I do like the way it's centre-joined with that almost bookmatched effect.  Warmoth take great pains over that (although I have a solid-colour one which is still two-piece, but with the join well off centre - fair enough, sensible use of timber).

I've seem some new natural-finish Fender American Standards where the ash bodies are two- or three-piece but they've made absolutely no effort to match the grain patterns.
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #183 on: April 12, 2009, 03:21:19 PM »
Looks great Dave.

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #184 on: April 12, 2009, 05:44:16 PM »
Looking really cool! :D

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #185 on: April 12, 2009, 06:30:44 PM »
Yeah the wood looks superb. The bulbous bit particularly looks great.

Chuckle!

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #186 on: April 12, 2009, 07:04:07 PM »
Great job Dave, real nice chunk a wood. Looking forward to tomorrows pics! :)
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #187 on: April 12, 2009, 07:33:24 PM »
It doesn't feel dry at oil
Oh dear :roll:
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #188 on: April 12, 2009, 07:49:13 PM »
Dodgy typos again!

Doesn't feel dry at all, it's slightly gummy as it's drying.

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #189 on: April 13, 2009, 01:03:43 AM »
That wood finish looks really cool Twin you will soon be dumping all those PRS factory models for your own fine work  :).

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #190 on: April 13, 2009, 09:33:12 AM »
That wood finish looks really cool Twin you will soon be dumping all those PRS factory models for your own fine work  :).

This could be true Dave. You should get a "Twincaster" headstock decal made up for it.
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #191 on: April 13, 2009, 11:48:36 AM »
^ I like it!

Quick update - it lives!!!  :D  :D  :D  :D

All wired up, scratchplate and output jack fitted, tuners in place, bridge on etc etc.  Just fitted the bass E to check the electrics work and they do!  Woohoo!  All looking good  :)

Just going to fit the decals now, then string her up and fit the string tree.  Then it's time for a full setup.  Pics and a tone report later today........

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #192 on: April 13, 2009, 01:39:23 PM »
And? and? ... you've had nearly two hours now :lol:

Looking forward to it...
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #193 on: April 13, 2009, 01:51:21 PM »
Quick update - it lives!!!  :D  :D  :D  :D

All wired up, scratchplate and output jack fitted, tuners in place, bridge on etc etc.  Just fitted the bass E to check the electrics work and they do!  Woohoo!  All looking good  :)

Just going to fit the decals now, then string her up and fit the string tree.  Then it's time for a full setup.  Pics and a tone report later today........

All that whilst I've been filing down two pickup rings (to match the string angle) and filing the edges of the scratchplate to fit my Mira.

Ah well, if a job's worth doing, it's worth... overdoing.  :|
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Final oil coat pic added)
« Reply #194 on: April 13, 2009, 02:29:21 PM »
Ha ha!  Been busy then Phil!

All up and running now, just going to have some lunch and then do a full setup.  I've tested every is all OK by playing along to Tres Hombres  ;)

Full report to follow later, but here's a teaser for you all......