MOTORIK II - Final pics on page 21 - new owner!

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by slavemaster » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:00 am

Great news :) I prefer the first option (and I also prefer the "original" Motorik headstock).
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Orang Goreng » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:39 am

Have you considered using Gretsch-type PUs? I can imagine this would be pretty awesome with some HiLoTrons, Filtertrons or something like that.... If it's essentially just a jag with a slightly different body shape, it's not as special as it could be.
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by the older brother » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:51 am

Great to see you up and running here again, Ben!

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I also like the Mustang style better - the Jag plate doesn't follow the design language/lines of the rest of the guitar IMO.

I would try ty have the thumbweels where the mustang switches normally are and the rythm circuit switch somewhere by the rotary.
Is there a way to have the rythm switch "included" in the rotary - like:
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2) Neck + Bridge parallell
3) N+B series
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5) Neck (or whatever pup combo) rythm circuit
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by theworkoffire » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:53 pm

I thought about moving the rollers up, but there's really not enough room above the pickups for the pots - I wondered about putting the rhythm switch on the rotary, too, but I'm kind of just wanting to use as much of my parts box up as possible with this one, and I like the idea of a separate switch and the ability to leave the selector in a particular position. I've just thought, too, that it might be possible to have the rhythm switch as a mustang slider with the other psition being a 'treble' switch like on my Klira - bridge only, bypassing the tone pot.

I have no real experience of gretsch style pickups...but agan this goes back to wanting to use up what I already have knocking around, and not being able to decide between this and a straight jag (or mustang...)

This is it with an original MOTORIK guard:

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by d-rock » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:45 pm

Totally agree with Jerker here...the first "mustang" guard option follows the lines and overall design better.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by crazyzeke » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:50 pm

theworkoffire wrote:Well, seeing as how no-one liked the first one :blush:
I figured at least two people did, since I thought it was cool and someone else bought it, right?
theworkoffire wrote:Any thoughts?
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My vote is, stick with the Jag plate.
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by m3dicated » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:24 am

I like the last one the best.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by fuzzking » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:12 am

hey hey Ben!

i'd say the mustang-style pg looks best. :)
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by spacewhale » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:49 am

Mustang style pickguard for sure.

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by jaguarOW » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:04 pm

personally i like the jag plated one the best


And I loved the first one, just didn't have the monies to buy it

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Jazzprod » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:23 am

Great to see a build from you again Ben! 8)

I like the jaguar plate version best. you gotta love the chrome....! ;D
Very nice colour BTW!!!
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by AWSchmit » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:58 pm

I would also prefer a rhythm circuit type placement of the switches as apposed to the mustang type. Basically, just to get the switches out of the way. But I like the look too. However I'm torn between the chrome and no chrome. I think both look great.
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stereordinary » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:09 pm

Hey Ben, I know this might be a bit um... I don't know... cocky? But I was gonna ask if you might be into the idea of sending me a copy of your file for this so I can play with pickguard concepts. I think I have an idea that you will like.

Totally understand if the answer is no though. :)

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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by theworkoffire » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:39 pm

stereordinary wrote:Hey Ben, I know this might be a bit um... I don't know... cocky? But I was gonna ask if you might be into the idea of sending me a copy of your file for this so I can play with pickguard concepts. I think I have an idea that you will like.

Totally understand if the answer is no though. :)
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Re: MOTORIK II

Post by Stereordinary » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:01 pm

Okay, here's my idea. The overall pickguard shape is changed because I feel like with a shortscale guitar, you have to have a short pickguard. But I didn't want to tweak it too much, the basic idea is still there. I also changed the lower plate to a Jaguar plate, because I think it just flows with the shape better than the Mustang plate.

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But if you wanted to do it as a one big pickguard with no plates, it would look like this. Your knob positions would stay where they were originally.

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