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    Props to Carl’s Custom Amps!

    One thing to keep in mind is that Eminence speakers tend to take a long time to break in...
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    The Warmoth body and pickguard arrived on schedule and in perfect condition. Here are a couple of mockups before I start drilling and screwing things down. All the parts, including two black pickup rings. The black is kind of stark, so thinking maybe cream or white - which I have ordered a set...
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    That's a great question! Unless it's a veneer on the fretboard, I don't see any evidence of the usual slab of maple fretboard. Will look more closely at it to see if I can find any evidence... <update> Upon close examination, it is a one piece neck. There’s no slab fretboard, nor a veneer. The...
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    Well, this arrived today! It is a neck I bought on a whim. It's Chinese, but a surprisingly lovely piece of wood. The frets look good, well seated, no finish riding up the frets. However, there are a number of sharp fret ends - not the tang, but the edges of the frets. Nothing some tape, a file...
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    2020 R4 VOS, too green...

    It kind of looks like the color of the old Classic green inlays. My R4 is my avatar, and it’s a nice gold color that shows off the sexy dish carve.
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    These just arrived today (.015uf and .022uf to try out): And these arrived for the controls: The 550k could be bright in this setup, but that's what tone controls are for, right?
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    Callaham goodie box arrived today: Electrosocket jack, S/S hardware, Switch, Ferrules, switch button, S/S neck plate, S/S Tele control plate. Mmmmm!
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    Need help understanding the allure of PRS guitars

    For me, the 25” scale length was a deal killer. I had a McCarty 25th Anniversary Singlecut that was beautiful, with the wraptail. I learned that I loved wraptails but hated the scale length, For some reason, I never felt quite comfortable, stiff, if you know what I mean...
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    Callaham hardware ordered and coming in two days. Now, all I need is the body and pickguard!
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    R8 Weight & Tone

    My R9 is 8 pounds 1 ounce and is everything I expect of a Les Paul. The R5 and R4 are 8 pounds 8 ounces, middle of the road weight. The R0 Special is a heavy one, considering no maple cap, at 7 pounds 15 ounces. The R7 Junior is over 8 pounds, which is heavy for a Junior, but it sounds killer...
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    I specifically bought knobs that were described as fitting CTS potentiometers, having run into the problem before. No metric parts allowed on this build! ;)
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    Close up of the back of a t-top: Think I'm going speed knobs, with numbers. Although, I might go with black (easier to see): Callaham order goes in next week!
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    Significant Tonal Improvement Changing Klusons for Grovers

    Everyone seems to say how much more xxxx the guitar has with different tuners, but has anyone recorded before and after with a blind test?
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    NWGD coming! New Warmoth Guitar Day: Hybrid Stratocaster

    The Warmoth neck arrived! One piece quarter sawn maple with a boatneck contour (soft shoulders, 1.00"-1.00" taper), 6150 wide/tall frets, 10"-16" compound radius, with a black corian nut. The big neck feels great in the hand, thanks to the softer shoulders.
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    FS/FT Gibson Hot Mod 55 R5

    I have one of these guitars, highly recommend it! What is the S/N on this one?


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