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SIMpleONe89
20-01-2016, 04:16 PM
Yes I'm a huge EVH fan. I recently made a Kramer 5150 after I did the Frankenstrat.

I ordered a kit from Aliexpress which had a banana/hockey stick headstock and a strat body with a single bridge humbucker route. I had to make extensive modifications to the body to get it to the asymmetrical Kramer Pacer/Baretta shape.

If you're interested, do check out my youtube build here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_FZ0LI_O5A

SIMpleONe89
20-01-2016, 04:17 PM
And here is the link to part 2 of the build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGPUHdSn_U

wokkaboy
20-01-2016, 04:29 PM
started watching Simon, love how you put the build diary together in a video and the backing music. I'll watch both of them in the next day or so

How did you get the guitar only track to Panama ? (early in video #1) Don't tell me that's you playing ?

SIMpleONe89
20-01-2016, 04:40 PM
Haha yes that was just doodling around and playing random stuff.

wokkaboy
20-01-2016, 04:44 PM
WOW you really are a natural EVH player Simon, I am majorly jealous of your playing skills

so was that the guitar you recorded the backing tracks on ?

did you ever see EVH play live ?

SIMpleONe89
20-01-2016, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the kind words haha. I do need to learn more stuff.
I recorded the first video with the frankenstrat because I was still building the 5150 at that time. The second video's music was recorded with the 5150.
And no unfortunately haven't seen him live before. Hopefully one day!

wokkaboy
20-01-2016, 04:55 PM
the sound of the Frankenstrat is pretty much bang on. I'm about halfway though the second vid, is that you playing "you really got me" and you added bass and drum track ?
I can't tell the difference from EVH playing !

SIMpleONe89
20-01-2016, 04:58 PM
Yes that's me playing and I hope YouTube doesn't register it as a copyright infringement haha. Nah I don't think anyone can truly sound like evh himself! But I try my best! Thanks for the kind words! :)
And oh the tracks are all from guitarbackingtrack.com.

wokkaboy
20-01-2016, 05:01 PM
ok cheers Simon I'll check out the website,that's a cool way to play with the backing tracks

If you were in Perth I'd swap some guitar lessons for me cutting you a body blank !

SIMpleONe89
20-01-2016, 05:14 PM
Haha that would definitely be a good deal!