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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #105 on: April 07, 2009, 12:26:47 PM »
On a related note, my Fecker Testicaster decal arrived yesterday!!!  Will be applying that at the weekend!!!

Question for both Mark and Dave - are you going to try finishing over the decals, or just stick them on top of the finish?  I know the latter is the old skool way, but personally I'd prefer the thing to be properly sealed in place.

I've done it both ways.  Glen precoats his decals so they are a bit stronger than some of the other after market ones. 
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2009, 12:37:13 PM »
On a related note, my Fecker Testicaster decal arrived yesterday!!!  Will be applying that at the weekend!!!

Question for both Mark and Dave - are you going to try finishing over the decals, or just stick them on top of the finish?  I know the latter is the old skool way, but personally I'd prefer the thing to be properly sealed in place.

I've done it both ways.  Glen precoats his decals so they are a bit stronger than some of the other after market ones. 

I've read, but not sure if it's true, that it's possible to spray nitro over something like Tru-Oil?   :?

I wouldn't attempt to spray finish a whole neck (too messy, although I have done it before when I was young and patient), but I would be prepared to spray just the face of the headstock and oil-finish the rest.

But I guess the sensible option is just to put the decal on the surface and replace it if it wears off!
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2009, 12:42:25 PM »
Looks nice but I think the body needs some tint so it doesnt look so bright and unfinished. I really like the look of that Fender you posted :) bwb looks best on natural guitar bodies I think, white looks cheap and horrible.

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2009, 12:47:28 PM »
Looks nice but I think the body needs some tint so it doesnt look so bright and unfinished. I really like the look of that Fender you posted :) bwb looks best on natural guitar bodies I think, white looks cheap and horrible.

oil will tint slightly, but not much so this will be quite a blonde guitar to begin with... it should age and darken nicely though

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #109 on: April 07, 2009, 12:59:05 PM »
The gun stock oil I used on my strat body darkened the wood nicely. just quickly photoshopped the body a bit darker/redder so you can see how much nicer it will look, Dave :P



just realised I accidentally had the bridge selected as well though so its gone an odd colour :\

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #110 on: April 07, 2009, 01:08:36 PM »
oil will tint slightly, but not much so this will be quite a blonde guitar to begin with... it should age and darken nicely though

That's what I'm after Wez  ;)  A nice natural blonde finish from new, but something that will age well.  This is just a nice simple build after all  :)

I'm itching to hear it, hoping it will be a mix of Billy Gibbons and Malcolm Young.....

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #111 on: April 07, 2009, 02:28:42 PM »
On a related note, my Fecker Testicaster decal arrived yesterday!!!  Will be applying that at the weekend!!!

Question for both Mark and Dave - are you going to try finishing over the decals, or just stick them on top of the finish?  I know the latter is the old skool way, but personally I'd prefer the thing to be properly sealed in place.

I've done it both ways.  Glen precoats his decals so they are a bit stronger than some of the other after market ones. 

I've read, but not sure if it's true, that it's possible to spray nitro over something like Tru-Oil?   :?

I wouldn't attempt to spray finish a whole neck (too messy, although I have done it before when I was young and patient), but I would be prepared to spray just the face of the headstock and oil-finish the rest.

But I guess the sensible option is just to put the decal on the surface and replace it if it wears off!

It said in the blurb that it should be applied to a previously finished headstock - mines got a satin finish, so I was going to give it a light coat of spray, then the decal, then another light coat.  I think that will look OK...
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #112 on: April 08, 2009, 11:49:11 AM »
That tosser out of Franz Ferdinand was on Jools Holland playing a tele very simliar to the one you posted for your inspiration (can't see the pics of yours as I'm still stuck on the works server  :().  His wasn't a thinline and had the larger scratchplate that went towards the top horn (or lack of).
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #113 on: April 08, 2009, 11:56:54 AM »
Yep, that's a 70s Custom......

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #114 on: April 08, 2009, 12:08:20 PM »
Is that what you're building?  Nice axe, shame about the tw@t  :lol:
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #115 on: April 08, 2009, 01:01:28 PM »
i like the 70's customs and deluxes... its what prompted me to spring for the Wide Range humbucker HTH was selling recently.  i ordered a blackguard to go with it yesterday so i guess i am building a guitar around that one pickup

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #116 on: April 08, 2009, 01:15:18 PM »
Is that what you're building?  Nice axe, shame about the tw@t  :lol:

One swallow doesn't make a summer, and one tw@t doesn't make a '70s Tele Deluxe uncool! 

In fact, I'm not sure there are enough tw@ts in the world to make a '70s Tele Deluxe uncool....



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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #117 on: April 08, 2009, 01:43:37 PM »
I'm not building a Custom/Deluxe, I'm building a Thinline  ;)

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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #118 on: April 08, 2009, 01:46:54 PM »
Leaving yourselves open to Roo abuse here folks :lol:
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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Parts pic added)
« Reply #119 on: April 08, 2009, 01:47:42 PM »
Is that what you're building?  Nice axe, shame about the tw@t  :lol:

One swallow doesn't make a summer, and one tw@t doesn't make a '70s Tele Deluxe uncool! 

In fact, I'm not sure there are enough tw@ts in the world to make a '70s Tele Deluxe uncool....



(I don't think Franz Ferdinand are all THAT terrible anyway...)

You're getting this the wrong way round, fellas... It's the Tele that makes the player look like a tw@t! Simple fact, nothing you can do about it, other than ditch the tele...
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