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So then! I play in a VH tribute band and I wanted to build something along those lines. It's a bit of a combination of Eddie's Frankenstrat, Mikey's PJ BB's and P basses, and Wolfie's blue striped Jazz. 

More details as it progresses 😀

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Nice... Q? Pick Guard?

I'd of been inclined to of painted up with a pick guard in place... maybe even with the pickup covers fitted... so it all blended in with the stripes...

Black, Mirror...? Can't be Tort.... can it?

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16 minutes ago, PaulThePlug said:

Nice... Q? Pick Guard?

I'd of been inclined to of painted up with a pick guard in place... maybe even with the pickup covers fitted... so it all blended in with the stripes...

Black, Mirror...? Can't be Tort.... can it?

Can you still get black mirror scratchplates? That would be epic. 

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It can always be tort, anything else is inferior and cheap 

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A mirror scratchplate with a bullet hole type smash radiating out from the P pickup would suit. 

But I'm sure @Sammybasshas a plan.

The neck is gorgeous too. 

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On 10/01/2021 at 00:08, Geek99 said:

It can never be tort, it is inferior and cheap 

FTFY :hi:

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I did a Wolfie about ten years ago.  I loved the process and the ultimate reveal.

The body was a nasty plywood Jazz thing that someone was selling for about £20, it had these nasty big rough chiselled out routs.  I put an MM unit in the neck position and a J in the bridge.  I forget the neck, Allparts second/third hand.  I remember the E string ferrel for the machinehead had clearly been forced into the hole and was vaguely ovalish and didn't turn properly. 

It was all just wired together with one volume control on a chrome bell plate.  Worked to a fashion, sounded OK when pushed through a dirtbox.  Gigged once (see below) and then broken apart for parts.

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On 12/01/2021 at 09:03, NancyJohnson said:

I did a Wolfie about ten years ago.  I loved the process and the ultimate reveal.

The body was a nasty plywood Jazz thing that someone was selling for about £20, it had these nasty big rough chiselled out routs.  I put an MM unit in the neck position and a J in the bridge.  I forget the neck, Allparts second/third hand.  I remember the E string ferrel for the machinehead had clearly been forced into the hole and was vaguely ovalish and didn't turn properly. 

It was all just wired together with one volume control on a chrome bell plate.  Worked to a fashion, sounded OK when pushed through a dirtbox.  Gigged once (see below) and then broken apart for parts.

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That looks rad!

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"Holy 'Strap Locks' Batman!"...

Perhaps Sammy didn't get the Basschat Straplocks memo?...

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It's not falling off is it. 😁

I love it, how will you fix the strap, carabiner type hooks? 

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3 hours ago, Maude said:

It's not falling off is it. 😁

I love it, how will you fix the strap, carabiner type hooks? 

Exactly that. I can now abseil to gigs. 

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6 minutes ago, Sammybass said:

Exactly that. I can now abseil to gigs. 

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