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    Overlord of Music FrankenWashie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Mountain View Post
    Starting to feel a bit like Christmas... another order from a while ago arrived today.

    I saw these on Teamjeffos build and thought they looked awesome - so based purely on that I bought some.



    Another slightly weird headstock treatment - It will work with the body shape, but looks a bit odd at the moment.

    As much as I like the grovers, the don't really suit this head stock - I'm thinking of trying to change the actual peg 'heads' to somthing a bit more angular. I'm also toying with having them mounted on an angle - more to come.



    I need to start seriously looking at some timber - my ideas with this keep evolving, but right now I think I want to get some maple to match the neck and do a kind of semi whitewashed finish something like this.

    Yers, I went looking for heavy pickups and ended up with LACE Dissonant Aggressors for the silent build, still a ways off getting them firing though.

    I must say that LP whitewash pic is rather noice....it would be a cool contrast with the ebony fret board.
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    Bit more mucking around. I decided to try and mod the tuners using the PBG tuners (which I'm starting to get a bit of a collection of) I pulled them apart and, what do you know, but the threads etc are the same, and the dimensions close enough that some parts are interchangeable. I quite like this.

    Some doodling of mods on the headstock - I'm going to make a long odd shaped truss rod cover - a little like the Rickenbacker headstock I suppose.



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    looks good Sonic. Are they 3 +3 tuners ? Headstock shape looking good and will look cool with Ricky style TRC
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    The grovers are 3+3, the ones I borrowed bits from are all just in a container together - mostly the inline 6. I kept the most important bits of the grovers for the 3+3 arrangement.

    So otherwise I've been looking around for wood sources. Most of the solid body pieces I have found aren't quite big enough for the V. Any recommendations?

    There is a pretty good site for a guy in Maleny - which is fairly close to me. It may be I have to modify my design a bit to suit the wood sizes. I don't want to go too crazy with the price either....
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