Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]



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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Blackened Soul » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:42 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:Depends what machines and bits you have to hand of course but milling it from the top or sides is the most obvious thing that comes to my mind.

Nothing quite so impressive as this but today I rewired my Les Paul. Stripped out the PCB and wired it with two volumes, master tone (lpf) and master "bass contour" (hpf). This wiring is a lot more fun to me plus it was a fun little afternoon project reverse engineering the wiring from the original PCB setup and starting from scratch.

It's quite funny googling about people rewiring PCB gibsons because there's so much woowoo about it sounding different. But this one actually does sound better because I changed it quite a lot :lol:

Behold the rats nest:

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Yeah... on one of my lps I removed all that for a single volume and filled the other hoes with SKB rack screws...
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:46 am

:lol:

That's pretty fun! I did consider leaving it briefly twice, after wiring the bridge pickup direct to the jack to check I had my wire codes right, and after I got the volumes and the switch sorted out lol. I don't use tone controls much on guitar but I do like having them around.
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Postby repoman » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:02 pm

Nice job on that wiring. Les Pauls are very cramped in there and the wiring is always really chunky.


Got some more done on this bass. I ordered a mudbucker for it off Amazon prime thinking it would be fast shipping but it's coming from China so that will take forever to get, kind of thinking about trying to find another type of pickup so I can finish this before it gets too cold to paint outside but don't know what.

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Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:08 am

oooo I love the idea of the mudbucker though. Body shape is super cool, this is coming along great. :thumb:
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Zork » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:22 am

Love the Wandre style! :joy:

Here's my current Frankenstein:

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It's a bass vi constructed from a Musima Elektra DeLuxe body and a 30" scale neck from pit bull guitars plus some bits and pieces I had in the parts drawer. Last missing part is a Göldo DG Horseshoe trem.
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Dandolin » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:25 am

nice! interesting pickups :snax:

I really want to try one of those Goldos - seems like a smart upgrade of the OG Bigsby :)*
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby repoman » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:39 pm

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This is going to be a 12 string Wandre Tigre with Firebird PUs (Kinda, I made the shape more swoopy). I think this is the last sheet of this insane pink acryllic from the manufacturer, their site doesn't list it anymore :cry: It smelled as sickly sweet as it looks when cutting it...like radioactive jolly ranchers or something.

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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Blackened Soul » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Dude. Just dude!
That pick guard is fucking badass as fuck!

Here is what I am mucking with

I got a conklin groove tools NOS [has never been installed] neck last year so I got some hipshot ultralight tuners and have a brass bridge on order and I have reworked a t-bird body I made a few years ago with some mockingbird flavor.. it's from the same elm slab as the 12 sting bass I made.. Thinking about getting a Bartolini 8 string pickup so I can really slant it extremely
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Postby repoman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:23 pm

Nice, very cool figure
How do you radius a board like that?
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Postby Blackened Soul » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:27 pm

Thankfully I didn't have to as the neck was pre-made.. And the fingerboard being purple heart I wouldn't want to.. I HATE working with purple heart!
How I have seen it done is...



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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:38 am

Wow stuff is looking great here :excellent:
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Postby skullservant » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:46 am

Need me a Wandre build
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Postby dubkitty » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:12 pm

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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby repoman » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:21 pm

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Here is the finished weirdo Wandre bass
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby BitchPudding » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:29 pm

repoman wrote:Image

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Here is the finished weirdo Wandre bass

Man, thats a piece of art man. Nicely done.

How much does it weigh? The shape looks comfy regardless.
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