My heart starts to sink. In this model of guitar all the original electronics have to go, including the neck and bridge pickups. If you had to rate instructions from 1 to 10, this is a 6 and only because there are no mistakes or misleading info. Note that the guitar is already routed for humbuckers, neck and bridge. How does it play? The middle pickup stays on the guitar and has a blank hole in a connector for connecting to the electronics.
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You can adjust the neck, truss rod also has worked. Ted responds with; Eric Clapton never did that to his Strat. Note that the guitar is already routed for humbuckers, neck and bridge.
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See each listing for sustaiber shipping options and costs. So that is why in the routing picture you can see right through the guitar. Unless it will be very carefully bubble wrapped and put into a cardboard box.
The router bit is scary, I can handle a chisel fairly well but routers… Well I better explain what a router is for the uninitiated. How does it play? But finally it all works its way in and its time to clamp everything down tight.
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Note the enlargement for the bridge pickup. This was a 4 sheet photocopy of an original document, and certainly not the first generation copy. There is a tendency for the chord to loose one or two strings if left ringing for some time. You will be able to do this already fernandess you have played a semi with a big amp.
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Now the following picture I was really reluctant to post, a lot of you will be laughing at the routing work, some will be rolling about on the floor, the more sensitive luthiers will have fainted clean away. Model Year Used but in Good condition.
If I had this knowledge prior to the fitting experience I would have used a jig-saw and chisel and saved the router trauma. So my skills are: Pickups In this model of guitar all the original electronics have to go, including the neck and bridge pickups. In this model of guitar all the original electronics have to go, including the neck and bridge pickups.
Even if you think to yourself, The sustainer electronics fitted on the scratch plate. So the scratchplate it is. This article was written before the guitar was converted to a Fretless Baritone.
Enough frets height left. Personally I think I prefer the motorbike, but in these days of bedroom studios, a bicycle will have to do. Listen to the short track for an example of teasing sound gently out of the suztainer. You can even do this unconnected to an amp, which is very wierd. Fernandez Dragonfly this guitar is new in mint condition and is left handed comes with case.
Err… did I say a bit like a drill? But it gives you an idea of what an amatuer can do, and of course the results are hidden behind the scratch plate. The manual states that harmonic type feedback can only be done with amps at extreme volumes, I would contest that, with a bit of skill you can coax harmonics out at normal volumes.
Nothing like a drill!
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Conclusions At the end of the day this is an effect, albeit a very good one. I worked fernndes changing some string thicknesses to better balance chords. There is plenty to go wrong.