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    JagMustAster - 1 (or2?)

    If you'll excuse the silly thread title, I've had this since Feb and thought it might be time to start a diary for it.

    Had a problem straight out of the gate, the bridge post holes wouldn't let the bridge sit square to the centre line of the body. Let Adam know and he offered to replace the body immediately, excellent service as always. Channeled my inner Baldrick and came up with another option (cunning plan possibly). If I used a Mustang trem it would not only replace the stock bridge but also cover up the filling of the stock trem cavity (on the front at least). At the same time decided to use a Jag bridge so the saddles could be set to the same radius as the fretboard, the Mustang ones are set for 7.5" radius from memory.
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    Then had to fill the rear cavity, much in the same way as nitro described in his tutorial, I had a few gaps around the edges.
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    The underside of the 'stang trem, and in pieces
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    Used a forstener bit in the drill press to make the spring cavities and straightened up the sides with a chisel, not the neatest work but wont be seen.
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    And after months of trying to work out which pups to use, went down a different (pricey) path and bought a set of Klein '58 DuoSonic replicas -that's the (or 2?) part of the thread title. Also picked up a set of switch plates for the full Jag switching options.
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    So you can see where the plates are in relation to the routs. No holes drilled yet, they may be moved depending on what shape I come up with for the scratch plate.
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    Chromed pup covers seem to look better to me.
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    Just an idea of where this might be heading.
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    Grant

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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    This is rad, great custom work.

    What kind of finish are you thinking?
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    Thanks Sonic.

    Plan A is to go for a dark green stain to go with the cream pearloid. How that turns out is entirely dependant on how the repair to the back covers up. If that fails, Plan B is paint.

    Grant

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    The FrankenLab Salutes you Sir! Great custom options, I look forward to seeing how this pans out.
    FrankenLab Guitar Experiments.
    Where Common Sense hides under the bench and averts its eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverwas View Post
    Thanks Sonic.

    Plan A is to go for a dark green stain to go with the cream pearloid. How that turns out is entirely dependant on how the repair to the back covers up. If that fails, Plan B is paint.

    Grant
    Green is nice! Sounds great.
    Build 1 - Shoegazer MK1 JMA-1
    Build 2 - The Relliecaster TL-1
    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG AG-1
    Build 4 - The Sonicaster TL-1ish
    Build 5 - The Steampunker Bass YB-4
    Build 6 - The Howling Gowing ST-1

    "What I lack in talent I make up for with enthusiasm"

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    Thou shall Kustomize!
    Love where this is going.
    Build 17 WL-1 Kustom
    Build 16 TL-1TB Kustom
    Build 15 PBG-2- Finished
    Build 14 FTD-1Finished
    Build 13 RD-1 Kustom
    Build 12 DM-1S Finished
    Build 11 MKA-2 - finished
    Build 10 Basic strat finished
    Build 9 JM Kustom finished
    Build 8 FV-1G finished
    Build 7 ES-2V finished
    Build 6- Community prototype 4 finished ( 3 times!)
    Build 5 LP-1LQ finished
    Build 4 ES-5V finished
    Build 3 JR-1 finished
    Build 2 GD-1 finished
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    Thanks Frankie and Dedman.

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