New 24 Magnum Build in Memory of My Son

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  1. valvetoneman

    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    That really is a great company to do that, they'll get paid back 10 fold because of this

    I hope you're holding up ok Chris, I'm not that motivated myself at the moment, hopefully I'll get inspired to work more by your build
     
  2. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Thanks Darren. Some days I'm a rock, some days not so much.
    You know. I miss him pretty bad.
     
  3. valvetoneman

    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    Same here Chris, I'm really bad at the moment, missing him terribly

    I just can't get much done despite commisioned builds, they get done when I'm ready as far as I'm concerned

    Pm me if you ever want to rant, if i was nearby I'd bring a punch bag over so we can do rounds on it

    Keep up the great work
     
  4. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    I hear you. I have a build waiting to be finished for someone and I havent touched it in 2 months. I've been paralyzed. I've done nothing else either.

    I'm trying to un-stick myself by planning this build, but I still have to finish this other guitar for my friend before I start mine.

    This club we are in is ****e.
     
  5. KP11520

    KP11520 Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I hope you know, so much healing still has yet to happen. Whatever you want to talk about will only help you unload so much of the heaviness you are dragging everywhere you go.

    Kinda like group therapy around beautiful guitar building work.

    We're here and I bet we all can help and be helped, unloading so much weight.

    But no weight relief on that body! LOL

    Carry on! Watching in awe and admiration! :wave:

    Peace!
     
  6. valvetoneman

    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    That club doesn't do it for me

    I'm in this club, new members welcome

    life is such a f#####g c##t club
     
  7. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    I cant dispute that.

    I have another son, though, so I'm not gonna fold my hand. He's not little, but he just lost his big brother and I think he still needs his dad
     
  8. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Wish I could start in earnest right away, but it'll be a month before I can actually start cutting wood. Just getting materials and parts together ATM
     
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    telle Senior Member

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    So sad to read this Chris. Sometimes I wonder why bad things seems to happen to good people..
    :(
    Looks like a superb build as always when you are behind rhe wheel! Will be a great tribute. No rush, this will be a part of you healing after this devistation I guess.
    My heart is with you and your family.

    /ted
     
  10. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    some parts coming in.

    Original Floyd Rose trem, and a tungsten sustain block.

    Love the tungsten blocks. Not very big but super hard and heavy.
    They really do a lot to add back in the sustain that a floating bridge takes away.

    Far superior to the brass blocks, but worth the extra money

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    Tungsten block huh? I remember the high end darts were 97% tungsten. Their density made for a smaller diameter dart. I guess it's not surprising that it transmits very well. It's supposed to be a bear to machine.
     
  12. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    I like just holding it out to someone. They look all puzzled until I drop it in their hand, then they look amazed. The weight is a lot more than anyone expects

    Comparing equal volumes, its 1.74 times heavier than lead and 4 times harder than titanium
     
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    Even more to wrap my brain around! Now I'm gonna want a sustain demo when done.

    I'm waiting! :rolleyes:

    Very cool when you make it even MORE interesting than the very interesting it already is! :thumb:

    Still waiting! LOL
     
  14. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Yikes!

    Just saw that thing selling for $500+ here! I wouldn't surprise them with the weight or technical properties, but the "lightening of the wallet!!!" :shock:

    (I know they are now quite that precious in the US, Chris ... but still!)

    Seriously, this tribute demands the best-of-the-best ... go for it.

    Cheers!
     
  15. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Its gonna be a little longer yet :)
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Not quite as precious is an understatement. I pay $150.00 for the block

    at $180.00 for the Floyd Rose that brings the total cost of the bridge to $330.00, but as you say this build is nothing but the best I can put into it.
     
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    KP11520 Senior Member

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    You know I'm just funnin with ya, right?

    You have my utmost respect and compassion! :thumbs:

    I know I'm going to enjoy this build for all the right reasons! :cool: This goes way beyond caring!

    Take your time! :D
     
  18. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Evolution in action.

    Just for fun I put the original prototype "24 Magnum" design alongside the now mature 1.1 version and man, the latest really makes the first one look like the product of generations of inbreeding.

    Why didn't you guys tell me I was building such a fugly guitar back then? ;)

    Actually I dont regret them. I still play the blue one pretty often and I learned a ****-ton of stuff building them.

    This tribute build is actually the 4th iteration of the magnum design. First was the red one, then the blue one, then the 22 magnum I completed over the winter. Each one was modified more as they crept toward the current version, and finally this one which even has a couple more minute tweaks over the 22. Upper horn is slightly longer, lower cutaway slightly deeper.

    Obviously the top one is the original, the bottom is current





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  19. pshupe

    pshupe Senior Member

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    I agree that the second is more appealing, to me anyway. It is leaning more to an LP. You may want to slightly adjust your headstock, now that your body has changed. The current headstock design is more suitable to the old body style, which BTW I don't hate at all. It is just different.

    Cheers Peter.
     
  20. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    If different = fugly then I agree. Its different ;)

    Actually the headstock has been modified :)

    Its both longer and wider on the current design.

    Yeah, its got some LP, some PRS, and some Strat in it. All my fav's :)
     

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