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

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Re: MOTORIK II - tuner cock-up and mock-up

Post by theworkoffire » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:23 am

So, four sets of useless conversion bushings later, I decided to stop messing around and just drill out a set of 6mm ones to fit these tuners using a 1/4" HSS bit:

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They got really hot and expanded while I was doing it, so I had to let them cool and run the drill through again to get the right diameter. Used a sharp countersink bit to take off the fash round the edge:

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Then inserted them the same way I took the old ones out, running a line of superglue round the inside of the hole beforehand.

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Looks fine - I'd have preferred much slimmer ones, but the moral of the story is to choose yr tuners before you drill yr neck. Once again, learning the hard way. On the plus side, I now have a lifetime's supply of tuner bushings weighing down the shelf in my shed...

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The old F-tuner holes are just about hidden.

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So now the only thing stopping me completing this is lunch! Sun is shining - outdoor photoshoot coming up :)

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Re: MOTORIK II - tuner cock-up and mock-up

Post by chnlone » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:36 am

Those white tuners look so sweet with the black swash and everything all together.. Can't wait to see more pics!

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Re: MOTORIK II - tuner cock-up and mock-up

Post by thepastrecedes » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:48 am

theworkoffire wrote:So now the only thing stopping me completing this is lunch! Sun is shining - outdoor photoshoot coming up :)
Do you want any help in eating that lunch? I want to see theese pictures!
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Re: MOTORIK II - tuner cock-up and mock-up

Post by ludobag1 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:17 am

;) nice
pickup whiz pups?

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Re: MOTORIK II - tuner cock-up and mock-up

Post by sookwinder » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:23 am

Ben, since I built/restored my partscaster vintage jag and fitted a set of 64 mustang klusons, I am really liking the white/off white buttons. funny how what was perceived as the "cheap" version nbow looks quite classy.

I like them so much I think I'll use white button gotoh "klusons" on the strat I am currently building/putting together.

looking forward to the completion photos
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...

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MOTORIK II - Completed

Post by theworkoffire » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:11 am

MOTORIK II

Body: Alder
Finish: Nitrocellulose, custom colour
Scale: 24"
Fretboard radius: 9.5"
Truss rod: Double action spoke adjust
Tuners: Kluson
Trem: Vintage Matsumoko
Guard: Anodised aluminium
Neck Pickup: Peter Leonard (Pickup Whiz) Alnico V
Bridge Pickup: Peter Leonard (Pickup Whiz) Alnico III
Lead circuit switching: Bridge, parallel, neck, series. Phase in/out on bridge pickup
Controls: Lead circuit vol/tone, bass cut. Rhythm circuit vol/tone. Values as Jag

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With its older brother, back for some changes before it flies out to the states:

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Re: MOTORIK II - tuner cock-up and mock-up

Post by chnlone » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:16 am

That's just amazing! I love the black anodized pickguard and the white roller knobs. Everything is just super great! Nice job and very inspiring! :?

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by ugly casanova » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:34 am

awesome craftmanship and great design. how does it sound?

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by Britfingers » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:54 am

Billiant design and build...well done! Love it.

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by Paolo_ray » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:21 am

Amazing! Well done, Ben.

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:56 am

Amazing Ben. Great, great work as usual.
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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by antisymmetric » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:47 am

:-* :-* That is pure class, all those details complement the design so well.
The levitation feature is interesting- do all guitars with Jag pickups do that? ;)
Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by ludobag1 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:58 am

really classy :-*

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by the older brother » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:44 am

Amazing, Ben. Purely amazing. The colour is absolutely stunning.

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Re: MOTORIK II - Completed! Final pics on page 21

Post by idiotbear » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:15 pm

Amazing work, Ben. If it plays and sounds half as good as the original MOTORIK, it'll still be incredible. One day, when I have actual money, I'm going to commission you to build me one. Assuming you can wait a couple of decades. ;)

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