"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Ceylon » Fri May 15, 2020 4:27 am

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So this one is actually cool as hell, but I can't think of any other thread it'd fit better in, and I bet there are Danelectro purists out there who'd hate to see this.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by mgeek » Fri May 15, 2020 4:39 am

haha I'm not a Danelectro purist as such, but I do hate to see it.

All those extra holes for what? A fucking shit trem that won't even stay in tune anyway. Sort of looks like it was done recently, somehow too. A real 'explosion in a parts bin' look to it. Crappy Japanese trem, random silvertone badge, bridge with damper that looks italian, dunno what that pickup is... hideous. Capping it all is that tension bar. The fact yr bad trem arm is all wrong, angle wise to go on this dano should have warned you off doing it at all

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Post by Ceylon » Fri May 15, 2020 5:55 am

mgeek wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 4:39 am
haha I'm not a Danelectro purist as such, but I do hate to see it.

All those extra holes for what? A fucking shit trem that won't even stay in tune anyway. Sort of looks like it was done recently, somehow too. A real 'explosion in a parts bin' look to it. Crappy Japanese trem, random silvertone badge, bridge with damper that looks italian, dunno what that pickup is... hideous. Capping it all is that tension bar. The fact yr bad trem arm is all wrong, angle wise to go on this dano should have warned you off doing it at all
Since I can tell you love it so much I feel obliged to tell you it's currently for sale, for about 550€, and is allegedly a 1959 or 1960 example :D

EDIT: Not by me, no affiliation, not trying to hawk stuff outside of the correct section, just to be clear.
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Post by mgeek » Fri May 15, 2020 6:20 am

Ceylon wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:55 am

Since I can tell you love it so much I feel obliged to tell you it's currently for sale, for about 550€, and is allegedly a 1959 or 1960 example :D

:D ;D

BAN REQUEST!

Not too bad a price really, almost heading towards the realms where it'd be worth having for the joy of filling the holes and throwing all that extra stuff in the bin haha

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 am

You'd have to strum at the neck- do the strings go through/under that bridge pickup? Maybe a palm-rest for tired pick hand?

I think it's cute that there's a little cover-thingy just north of the tension bar.

I don't mind the trem- I've got one exactly like it on my Venus XII and it returns true under all but the most strident wanking.

All-in-all I dig it, but I do have a bit of a soft spot for crrazy frankenstein mods. Sad that this has happened to what would otherwise be a decently valuable vintage piece tho.

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Post by Ceylon » Fri May 15, 2020 10:51 am

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You'd have to strum at the neck- do the strings go through/under that bridge pickup? Maybe a palm-rest for tired pick hand?
I think it's one of those old-timey slide guitar pickups
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Post by Jonesie » Fri May 15, 2020 11:01 am

Ceylon wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:51 am
SignoftheDragon wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 am
You'd have to strum at the neck- do the strings go through/under that bridge pickup? Maybe a palm-rest for tired pick hand?
I think it's one of those old-timey slide guitar pickups
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Post by jthomas » Sat May 16, 2020 10:02 am

Brought over here from another forum:

Original owner tried to design the guitar with a stove top spiral on the back. This melted the nitrocellulose lacquer and some paint, but did not burn the wood.
No physical or structural damage other than the cosmetic swirls."

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Post by simonhpieman » Sat May 16, 2020 12:56 pm

SignoftheDragon wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 am
You'd have to strum at the neck- do the strings go through/under that bridge pickup? Maybe a palm-rest for tired pick hand?

I think it's cute that there's a little cover-thingy just north of the tension bar.

I don't mind the trem- I've got one exactly like it on my Venus XII and it returns true under all but the most strident wanking.

All-in-all I dig it, but I do have a bit of a soft spot for crrazy frankenstein mods. Sad that this has happened to what would otherwise be a decently valuable vintage piece tho.
Got any photos of that Venus? Would love to see what one of those looks like with a trem.

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Sat May 16, 2020 2:03 pm

simonhpieman wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 12:56 pm
SignoftheDragon wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 am
You'd have to strum at the neck- do the strings go through/under that bridge pickup? Maybe a palm-rest for tired pick hand?

I think it's cute that there's a little cover-thingy just north of the tension bar.

I don't mind the trem- I've got one exactly like it on my Venus XII and it returns true under all but the most strident wanking.

All-in-all I dig it, but I do have a bit of a soft spot for crrazy frankenstein mods. Sad that this has happened to what would otherwise be a decently valuable vintage piece tho.
Got any photos of that Venus? Would love to see what one of those looks like with a trem.
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Post by fartboy » Sat May 16, 2020 2:44 pm

Dieca wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:58 pm
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will wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 2:27 pm

...strange - is it a 24" scale neck or a 25.5" scale neck? (measure from the nut to the bridge)
Probably a mid 60's - mid 70's Musicmaster body with some routing for electronics, plus an unknown mystery neck - if you take off the neck and snap some pictures of the dates/numbers you see, folks here might be able to tell where it came from. (it looks a lot more thin near the nut than most Fender stuff I've seen.)
It's locked away atm so can't measure, but will do that. When I played it, the neck both looks and felt 'off'- action was weird, and it felt longer than the Mustang, different feel. I chalked it down to the bridge being wrong. Will take it apart when I have it back and see what's what. Will try to find a neck for it, but fender ones are ££££. Who does good replacement offset necks that aren't ridiculous money?
In the UK you'll find the cheapest are Allparts:

https://www.axecaster.co.uk/index.php?m ... cts_id=307

7.25 radius, a chunky-ish vintage profile and a fender headstock shape, I know allparts do make finished necks too, although couldnt see any 24 inch scale ones




Guitarbuild are a little pricier but you can spec them to order so would be good if you wanted stainless frets/maple board/something else unusual. Still not too much.

https://www.guitarbuild.co.uk/collectio ... tar-neck-1



A modern fender replacement neck can be had for a pretty reasonable price considering its all finished for you (and nitro too), obvs has the wrong decal though.:

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079LZLLJ ... f=aa_scomp


Above that but cheaper than getting hold of a vintage neck would be ordering a USACG or warmoth neck from the states, I ordered a USACG on a few years back and it ran me about 350 quid with customs charges.
Managed to get a similar deal on a 66 mustang neck in the end, patience was the key!

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Post by invisible man » Sat May 16, 2020 3:32 pm

Trogly vid on a mangled 70s Les Paul

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Post by will » Sun May 17, 2020 3:29 pm

Lovely Bass VI, but I have the feeling that if you go to check it out there will be jukeboxes and Coca-Cola memorabilia.

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Post by marqueemoon » Sun May 17, 2020 6:51 pm

will wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 3:29 pm
Lovely Bass VI, but I have the feeling that if you go to check it out there will be jukeboxes and Coca-Cola memorabilia.

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Probably some of these as well.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon May 18, 2020 10:46 am

will wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 3:29 pm
Lovely Bass VI, but I have the feeling that if you go to check it out there will be jukeboxes and Coca-Cola memorabilia.

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maybe because i watch so much RCR but i look at this picture and just think of this.
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