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Twinfan

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2009, 08:48:24 AM »
As Wez says, the decal will be a Fecker La Cabronita but I need to speak to him about getting his "W" logo on the body somewhere.

Afghan Dave - the wait is a bit torturous!  Gonna be a month or so to do the body finish work alone!

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2009, 09:24:36 AM »
my vanity is not so great that it needs to have my initials on it.... i dont do the john birch thing,  he occasionaly modified gibsons and put his own logo on them.  ok, some were heavy mods like new necks but there was also some less major mods that ended up with his logo. 

anyway, definately not on the front of the body as i think it will distract from the blue.  potentially on the scratchplate in a firebird style,  possibly on the back behind the neck plate or ferrules.  maybe just a pencil scribble in the cavitiy

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2009, 09:37:24 AM »
Whatever you think Wez - it needs to be on there somewhere though  :)

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2009, 09:46:48 AM »
been having a play since i am bored at work


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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2009, 10:04:39 AM »
i wish this laptop had something better than paint on it!!



i was considering that it might be fun to do a plate with a logo by starting with a clear bit of scratchplate material, applying a logo on the reverse.  spray the back of the plate white and then peel of the logo so its spangly blue showing through

a clear guard painted on the reverse is very gretsch

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2009, 10:09:11 AM »
Nice thinking on the scratchplate Wez!  That would look great, good choice with the logo style too!

That looks awesome  :o  :o  8)  :D

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2009, 10:11:41 AM »
mmmmm tv jones
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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2009, 10:12:55 AM »
Even the red logo would look good, Wez?  But maybe the see-through sparkle idea would be a bit more subtle and classy  8)
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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2009, 10:13:47 AM »
oh yeah guitar and logo look good as well
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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2009, 10:21:51 AM »
If definitely needs the scratchplate, and I like the Gretsch-style painted clear plate idea!  :)
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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2009, 10:28:02 AM »
Yep, I agree with you Philly.  It looks a bit too plain without the scratchplate, if Blue Sparkle can be called plain!!!  :lol:

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2009, 10:32:25 AM »
Yeah, Fenders need scratchplates.  They just look right.

I'm very tempted to try a TV Jones pickup on one of my Warmoth projects, but I feel like I'd be "copying"...  :lol:
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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2009, 10:36:44 AM »
What about using a cut-down Tele bridge rather than a Strat one, like the GE Smith?
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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2009, 10:42:59 AM »
i think out of the mock-ups it definately suits the scratchplate better- but sometimes these things need to be seen in real life to be sure.

i used the red logo for the mockup because its a file i have on my memory stick - paint was being arsey when i tried to change it to blue.  i could move to a better equipped computer but that would mean moving from my little hidey hole.

TF - i would have Pm'd you but i can only use the quick reply box when at work :(

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Re: Twinfan's going custom built again....
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2009, 10:43:54 AM »
The only good thing about that guitar is that Wez is making it!

Scratch that, there is one more thing that is good about it: it's not mine! :)

Hope the wait isn't too agonising... how will you cope with only a few PRSs for company?! :D

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