Champage Sparkle Jag build

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by Veitchy » Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:04 am

That looks dynamite - That'd be a good enough colour on it's own.

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:15 am

Damn! That's hot.
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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by HNB » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:51 am

Woah. Nice!!!
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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by hexes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:04 pm

JamesSGBrown wrote:
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OH HI

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by mbene085 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:33 pm

That is how you do it.

What a phenomenal guitar this is going to be.

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by smjenkins » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:21 pm

JamesSGBrown wrote:
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OH HI

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Shut the front door! Can you please finish this faster, thanks

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by JamesSGBrown » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:24 pm

Thank you all! Hats of to @rexter for his (as expected) fabulous work.
I've not snapped any photos of the other parts because, let's be honest, we know what tremolos and switches look like, BUT here's a basic rundown of what it'll be:

- Order Firebird pickup parts from Axesrus, and will be having my boss/friend build me a set wound to the Mojotone Johnny Winter sig specs- https://www.mojotone.com/Pickups_x/Humb ... ird-Pickup

I'm hoping the underwound neck will keep things nice and balanced. Looking for a sort of fat-Tele sound for this one.

The lower bout is getting a 3-way LP style switch (though the amber tip I've ordered may need replacing with white... we'll see). The upper bout will be getting a 'Blower' switch for the bridge pickup- so that I can go straight to the output, Neil Young style. See details on the mod here- https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/late ... wer-switch

Does anyone know how I would mod the above diagram so that that the Blower switch can be used for both pickups, rather than just one? Ideally I'd like to be able to engage it, and still choose between pickups, rather than it being an instant bridge-pickup sound. Would I take an output from the 3-way pickup selector?

I toyed with the idea of adding in a boost (the Blade VSC-4 is a fantastic idea- offering a mid-boost in one position, bass & treble in the other, and remaining passive when 'off)- https://www.pressreader.com/australia/g ... 2028009304
BUT I just couldn't be arsed with having batteries in my guitar. I might be ordering a sparkly mish-mashed little beast but ultimately I'm still a traditionalist...

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by JamesSGBrown » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:31 am

Clear coated! Just needs to cure for 3 weeks.

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by HNB » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:36 am

Beautiful! :-*
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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by surfin_bird » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:58 am

I honestly can't wait until he starts building mine. This colour is the new best thing.

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:55 pm

wonderful!
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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by cmatthes » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:18 pm

WHOAH!!!!!

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by smjenkins » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:20 pm

JamesSGBrown wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:31 am
Clear coated! Just needs to cure for 3 weeks.

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"Thus began the longest three weeks of his life..."

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Re: Champage Sparkle Jag build

Post by JamesSGBrown » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:49 am

smjenkins wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:20 pm

"Thus began the longest three weeks of his life..."
The neck needs fretting, pickups need building, needs wiring up etc.
I reckon it'll be more like 6 :'(

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