Alien 51

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Alien 51

Post by Scout » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:05 pm

Finally back in the dungeon after a stretch topside.
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I picked up this Area 51 body with tort guard and Fender style hummer
but no neck pickup this summer for cheap. I had this flame maple
reverse headstock tele neck waiting for a project and married them.
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The neck pickup is a Duncan lipstick, very nice.
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Tip of the day, wrap some tape around your drill bit as a depth stop.
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Re: Alien 51

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 pm

This thing is all sorts of cool! I've always loved the look of reverse headstocks, and being on a non-standard body is just super cool! I love your pickup choices too!!
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Re: Alien 51

Post by Scout » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:23 am

Thanks! It’s all kind of weird, one knob is the pickup selector and the other is a push/pull
volume and coil split for the humbucker.

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Re: Alien 51

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:59 am

Scout wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:23 am
Thanks! It’s all kind of weird, one knob is the pickup selector and the other is a push/pull
volume and coil split for the humbucker.
Love it!! You know me, I'm a sucker for versatility with pickups. And split WRHBs is a sound I love very much (though I'm used to splitting one in the neck position).
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Re: Alien 51

Post by Norrin Radd » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:25 am

Very cool. I was wondering if you had to reshape the neck pocket - then I saw the pics. :whistle:

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