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Posted: 11/30/2011 10:12:03 AM EST
Meet Franken Fender

Dane neck

Schaller locking tuners

Lace Sensor Hot Gold electronics, Hot Gold humbucker

The neck is thinner than standard and it feels much better than what I've got now.

The body is hardwood. It was originally a blonde finish, but was painted black. Paint job was professional, no runs or screw-ups.

I need a nice Frankenstein decal for the body.







Link Posted: 12/1/2011 9:17:02 AM EST
Nice...I like...
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 4:53:28 AM EST
Nice.

I assume the body is Alder?

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Link Posted: 12/2/2011 1:32:11 PM EST
Beautiful! I'd love to try some of the Hot Golds.
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 1:41:20 PM EST
Nice!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 3:32:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
Nice.

I assume the body is Alder?

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I can't tell. I opened the back to see what the body was. It's solid wood, so it's not a Sqiuer body. The machining is a bit sloppy in the pocket for the output jack, so probably not Japanese and probably not an older US body. I think the early 1980s CBS builds were known for sloppiness, so that could be it. Also the builder went high end on everything else, so I think he wouldn't use a Mexican body.

The finish is worn slightly were the back rubbed on the edge of the bridge pocket. It's blonde wood, finished matte, but only a small area was visible.
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 3:33:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By helix:
Beautiful! I'd love to try some of the Hot Golds.


They're worth what they charge for them.
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 3:33:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By JosieWales:
Nice!!


Thank you.
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 3:34:03 PM EST
how does she sound?
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 3:34:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
how does she sound?


Crystal clear and no funny noises.
Link Posted: 12/2/2011 3:35:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By OrARGB:
Nice...I like...


Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/3/2011 5:26:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
Nice.

I assume the body is Alder?

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I can't tell. I opened the back to see what the body was. It's solid wood, so it's not a Sqiuer body. The machining is a bit sloppy in the pocket for the output jack, so probably not Japanese and probably not an older US body. I think the early 1980s CBS builds were known for sloppiness, so that could be it. Also the builder went high end on everything else, so I think he wouldn't use a Mexican body.

The finish is worn slightly were the back rubbed on the edge of the bridge pocket. It's blonde wood, finished matte, but only a small area was visible.


I usually go to Warmoth.com & look at the pics of different woods they have to make a best guess. If it has an overall balanced tone with airy highs, it's probably Alder. But if it's naturally twangy or sounds kinda like a piano, then it might be Ash.

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Link Posted: 12/3/2011 9:12:29 AM EST
It has a very rich tone, though I don't know how much of that is due to the pickups. There's only a small piece of the wood surface exposed, maybe 1/4" by 1". I can't tell by the grain inside the body.

But it has a great sustain. I mean, you could just hold it. You could go and have a bite and you'd still be hearin' that one.
Link Posted: 12/3/2011 3:32:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
It has a very rich tone, though I don't know how much of that is due to the pickups. There's only a small piece of the wood surface exposed, maybe 1/4" by 1". I can't tell by the grain inside the body.

But it has a great sustain. I mean, you could just hold it. You could go and have a bite and you'd still be hearin' that one.


Nice.

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Link Posted: 12/8/2011 8:58:18 PM EST
Sweet looking Strat
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 3:28:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Sweet looking Strat


Thank you.

Welcome to Arfcom.
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 6:19:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Sweet looking Strat


Thank you.

Welcome to Arfcom.


I have an American Deluxe HSS in pearl white but I seem to be playing
my Ibanez AS73 more and more while the strat lingers in the case.
Link Posted: 12/12/2011 6:47:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Sweet looking Strat


Thank you.

Welcome to Arfcom.


I have an American Deluxe HSS in pearl white but I seem to be playing
my Ibanez AS73 more and more while the strat lingers in the case.


What do you prefer about the Ibanez?
Link Posted: 12/12/2011 1:01:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Sweet looking Strat


Thank you.

Welcome to Arfcom.


I have an American Deluxe HSS in pearl white but I seem to be playing
my Ibanez AS73 more and more while the strat lingers in the case.


What do you prefer about the Ibanez?
.
More low end punch and I have it set up with 12's
At this time.

Link Posted: 12/12/2011 1:06:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
It has a very rich tone, though I don't know how much of that is due to the pickups. There's only a small piece of the wood surface exposed, maybe 1/4" by 1". I can't tell by the grain inside the body.

But it has a great sustain. I mean, you could just hold it. You could go and have a bite and you'd still be hearin' that one.


So How "Hot" are the Pick-ups??

Me Luvva the Hot Pick-ups––They Love you Long Time...

Link Posted: 12/13/2011 3:28:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By JosieWales:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
It has a very rich tone, though I don't know how much of that is due to the pickups. There's only a small piece of the wood surface exposed, maybe 1/4" by 1". I can't tell by the grain inside the body.

But it has a great sustain. I mean, you could just hold it. You could go and have a bite and you'd still be hearin' that one.


So How "Hot" are the Pick-ups??

Me Luvva the Hot Pick-ups––They Love you Long Time...



not sure what you mean by 'hot'

Link Posted: 12/13/2011 5:47:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By JosieWales:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
It has a very rich tone, though I don't know how much of that is due to the pickups. There's only a small piece of the wood surface exposed, maybe 1/4" by 1". I can't tell by the grain inside the body.

But it has a great sustain. I mean, you could just hold it. You could go and have a bite and you'd still be hearin' that one.


So How "Hot" are the Pick-ups??

Me Luvva the Hot Pick-ups––They Love you Long Time...



not sure what you mean by 'hot'

I think HOT is being used as a term for high output or gain
compared to stock pickups.



Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:25:59 AM EST
I forgot about this.

I don't think the pickups have more gain than factory, although I haven't got enough experience to answer that question knowledgeably. The sensitivity is excellent, though, and the tone is not as bright as the Fender single coils. Maybe some day I'll get an equalizer to boost the high end a little bit.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:57:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
how does she sound?


Crystal clear and no funny noises.


Odd. Every guitar I play makes funny noises
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 2:52:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By jimmybcool:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
how does she sound?


Crystal clear and no funny noises.


Odd. Every guitar I play makes funny noises


The funny noises are my fault.
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 4:08:51 AM EST
Me too I think
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