Marauder II Project Blood Moon

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Marauder II Project Blood Moon

Post by HNB » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:26 pm

I have a Marauder II body coming in that I am going to work on. (Jazzy style tremolo.) I will be ordering Faction plates with the slider switches vs rockers since those are easier to find and I want them in red anyways. I am going to use Lace pickups or mini humbuckers and don't really care for out of phase options so I came up with this idea of using a Jaguar bass cut and a series switch for middle and bridge. (If I go with Lace to make a bridge humbucker.) Did I wire it right? (I know the switch isn't physically where it would go. I just visually plopped it where it fit in the image.) The rhythm circuit is unchanged and the kill switch by the jack is also unchanged. I basically only changed the two switches by the three on switches from phase reversals. If I do go with mini humbuckers, I will keep one phase switch for the middle pickup and the bass cut switch. Let me know if my wiring checks out like I think it does.

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Re: Marauder II Project Wiring Double Check

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:52 pm

It looks right to me, but you will have a dead spot: if you have the bridge and middle in series, the middle pickup switch is on and bridge pickup switch is off, you won't get any sound. That said, with sliders, I imagine that to be less of an issue than with blade switches...
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Re: Marauder II Project Blood Moon

Post by HNB » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:30 am

Here is the decal and neck plate design again. :)

ImageBlood-Moon by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageNeck-Plate1 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Special Lace Gold pickups for it. :)

ImageIMG_20201016_151148 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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Re: Marauder II Project Blood Moon

Post by HNB » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:32 am

Aaannnnd the alder body came today. :) Made by Texas Toast if I am correct. :) Here it is. :D

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Already got to spraying some white on. I will sand it lightly a bit later before I do more coats. :)

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Re: Marauder II Project Blood Moon

Post by mbene085 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:41 pm

Glad it arrived safely!

It was made by forumite Sonichris who works for Texas Toast but I'm not sure if this counts as TT-branded. I'm glad to see it being used - I bought it planning to build a dark green Marauder, and then a few weeks later Sonichris listed his fully finished dark green Marauder on the board and I pounced on it.

I can't wait to see it with all the red pickups and switches!

What are you doing for the rollers? Is there a way to get those in red as well, or are you going with black or white?

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Re: Marauder II Project Blood Moon

Post by Veitchy » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:57 pm

You may have answered this in a previous build thread, so apologies for any double-up, but where do you get your neck plates done?

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Re: Marauder II Project Blood Moon

Post by HNB » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:23 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:41 pm
What are you doing for the rollers? Is there a way to get those in red as well, or are you going with black or white?
I might paint them red. The paint would likely wear off but honestly I never have used the roller wheels. I tend to keep that full up so it might be ok. :)

Sonicchris is making me a white pickguard for this. :)
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You may have answered this in a previous build thread, so apologies for any double-up, but where do you get your neck plates done?
I get them on ebay from this seller. Always have done a great job for me. :) (No affiliation.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Engrave ... 2749.l2649
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