NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by CaptainCrunch » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:47 pm

One of the nicest-playing guitars I've EVER had was a '90-ish Charvel Fusion in traffic-cone orange with maple fretboard, and of course, a Floyd. I'd pay double what I got for it in a heartbeat.

(actual listing of it from a couple years ago, I'm not responsible for the peace sign truss cover)
https://www.gbase.com/gear/charvel-fusi ... ent-orange

They really are a pain in the ass to set up, but once you do it's actually really fun to do those completely-slack-to-bending-WAY-up tricks.

That being said, I'd love to do a Charvel Star or Hydra with a single 'bucker at the bridge someday and a ridiculous paint job. With a hardtail.

This looks like a fun project.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by nanamour » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 pm

I’d throw a Fralin Big Single in there with a metal surround, pop on some sort of gargantuan white knob, and call it a day.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:28 pm

nanamour wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 pm
I’d throw a Fralin Big Single in there with a metal surround, pop on some sort of gargantuan white knob, and call it a day.
Another quality pickup choice.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by shadowplay » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:11 am

I've often thought about putting one of theose spring loaded Framus volume swell organ effect knobs on a single pickup guitar. Framus have some nice white knobs too.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:11 am

Maggieo wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:01 pm
OH! This is cool! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
Thanks Maggie! ;)
mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Yeah. I love it too. Pink and glittery means awesome.

White speed knob, maybe? Definitely needs a white knob on there.
I knew you would, Megan! I'm mulling over different choices right now but I think I like the old Harmony knob I just put on it. A speed knob would be interesting for sure... Hmm.
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Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Damn, I love that thing!
Me too, especially now that I have fixed it up!
nanamour wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:03 pm
I’d throw a Fralin Big Single in there with a metal surround, pop on some sort of gargantuan white knob, and call it a day.
Very cool idea. I like the no hole pickup cover. Very Supro-like. I have some no hole metal covers coming in the mail, which will make this current pickup look pretty damn nice as well.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:16 am

I was busy for most of last night, but I was still able to spend a little time with it. I put the metal pickup surround on it, quickly filed down the bottom of the Tusq nut, installed the Tusq string trees, and this morning I put on an extra set of Gotoh vintage tuners that I had laying around.

I have to say... This thing RIPS. Like, wow. It sounds amazing and has literal "sustain for days". Sounds like a fat Tele right now and I love it. I have about $200 CDN into it after all of the mods, but it plays and sounds just as good as any of my other guitars. If I were better at slide, this thing would kill, especially with its 10" radius, huge sustain, and the hot bridge pickup.

Amazing.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:28 am

I was just thinking that a white chickenhead knob would be great.

Or, maybe a white radio knob, like the Frantone Creampuff:

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:10 am

All you need is that guitar, three chords, and the truth.
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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 am

That's more like it!

I use volume knobs a lot and chicken heads just don't do it for me, beyond aesthetics. My old Supro Lap Steel has nice knobs that I wouldn't mind finding another set of...

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by i love sharin foo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:20 pm

StevenO wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 am
That's more like it!

I use volume knobs a lot and chicken heads just don't do it for me, beyond aesthetics. My old Supro Lap Steel has nice knobs that I wouldn't mind finding another set of...

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:42 pm

White or cream fender barrel knob, ala brown and blonde amps could be cool.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:15 pm

See, that's a guitar that screams "I'm secure in my masculinity and my abilities as a player. One pickup and one knob is all I need, and sparkly pink is fun."

It's cool that it plays and sounds so good, too. I'm really happy for you finding that thing.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:34 pm

I'm pretty dang sure of/comfortable with my own sexuality, that's for sure. My abilities? A little bit. Of course, that's not why I like this guitar, I just like it because it's actually a good guitar after a little bit of work being put into it.

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by countertext » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:40 pm

LESS PARTS = MORE TONE

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Re: NGD: Pink Glitter "Rocker" Super Strat

Post by StevenO » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:57 pm

Not wrong. My Stratotone-Stratocaster-Coodercaster thing just has a Dearmond Hershey Bar pickup in the neck and wired straight to the jack and it's easily the best sounding guitar I own.

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