NOGD: The Mistress

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  1. NYC LP player

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    Been a long time and my recording technique has gone a bit better and my playing....well...is what it is. Finally just went with regular 50s wiring and removed the tbx. Pyramid Hendrix gauge 10s.

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    Changed everything over to white and attempted some aging but it failed.

    Coffee did nothing, shoe polish started turning it pinkish so I had to sand off any coloring. Probably shoulda just went parchment but will leave if be for now.
     
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    Coffee will work on the plastics but in my experience you have to soak them for about a week.

    Looks great btw
     
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    Ive seen some people say some plastics dont work...I did 2 days so maybe I shoulda waited to see any change.

    Guess Ill age it the ol fashion way.
     
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    yet another change.....

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    had to rough her up to make it work but that is the idea behind a beater strat


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    trying out two sets of Tele PUs



    Pickup Wizard Broadcasters out of Canada
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    Budz Danocaster
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    Both sound fantastic and have their own thing going for them. PUs demos to come.

    Here was the inspiration:

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    Right On, congrats. :dude::dude:
     
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    Gotta love a good frankenstrat!
     
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    glamour shot...back to p90s as I now own a MJT Blackguard

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    those screws are not meant to be tight. There for, usually you can grab the head with a pair of vice grip pliers, better if you have the needle nose type, and just carefully turn it out.
     
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    I got curious this weekend and wanted to practice refinishing so I went bareback with the Mistress ;)

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    After some nitro lacquor sanding sealer (like a lot of necks)

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    I can't say that is help with tone or made it resonate anymore but considering the body looks to be made of at least 11 layers and 2 halves what can you expect.
     
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    that's alot of layers :shock: is that a split down the middle, or a scratch?
     
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    11+ layers and 2 pieces I think....not a scratch....22 piece body tonez!!!
     
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    That's actually an inherent problem with some strats..and may not be attributed to the cap.
     
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    Haha its amazing reading that as when I first started playing guitar I thought the cap was the source of twang based on a guitar I heard. Now I know that pots and caps are merely part of the filtering process of the guitar/pickups inherent tone.
     
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