Coodercaster Build UPDATE PG 6, AUDIO PG 8

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Re: Coodercaster Build UPDATE PG 6, AUDIO PG 8

Post by nnieman » Fri May 17, 2019 4:28 am

Its looking great!

Those old supro pickups sound fantastic, I'm working on a guitar with one in the bridge and a neck p90.
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The new supro ones were designed by roadhouse pickups and are pretty good copies of the originals - just with fancy covers.
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Post by StevenO » Fri May 17, 2019 5:21 am

That guitar looks great!

I have a spare blank guard that I might muck around with and put the Silverfoil in for the bridge position and then I'll have an Esquire style Strat.

I have to say, I REALLY love this guitar as is. I haven't used it in any kind of band context, so I can't speak for how good it is with that or if I'll miss having tonal options like a bridge pickup or a middle position, but right now it's really wonderful.

I put some spare flatwound strings, that I've had forever, on the low three strings and it really took the guitar to a new level. Thuddy and clear and bold sounding.

Love it! :)

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Post by antisymmetric » Fri May 17, 2019 12:47 pm

Really cool, and I bet it sounds AMAZING with the flatwounds. :-*
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Post by StevenO » Fri May 17, 2019 3:11 pm

It certainly does!

It's also given me GAS for more oddball guitars. I'm in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the weekend and have seen a few cool ones and I want them all.... Particularly a single pickup Guyatone that just looked so cool and played pretty damn nicely. Too expensive for what it is but, dang!

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So interesting! And the vibrato is insane on it. Crazy divebombs.

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Post by Maggieo » Fri May 17, 2019 3:48 pm

Telliot wrote:
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That seriously sounds great, Steven. I love your soulful playing and wish you’d share more of your music, generally speaking.
StevenO wrote:
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I really love this guitar but I'm starting to feel the itch for a bridge pickup now... BUT WHAT?!
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I concur!
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Post by StevenO » Mon May 20, 2019 6:29 am

I want the Supro pickup for sure! They're nearly the same price as an entire lapsteel though... Might also consider, still, a Thunderbird pickup OR a Firebird pickup.

Who knows?! Just going to enjoy the guitar as is for now because it's great!

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Post by StevenO » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 am

Added the bridge pickup to the guitar and a jazzmaster switch to go back and forth between the two (ignoring the middle position, while functional is out of phase). I'll be trying to set it up for a series wiring in the middle position, but I'll need to get a new switch for it. For now, it's fine as-is.

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 am

Gorgeous guitar and playing, Steven. :-*
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Post by StevenO » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:44 am

Maggieo wrote:
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Gorgeous guitar and playing, Steven. :-*
Thanks, Maggie! I think you'd dig it. This is a really great guitar! The silver foil in the bridge gets pretty damn twangy, too. I posted a little video of me playing some Merle Haggard on Instagram. Twangy!

I'm not quite set on the greyish-white pickguard, but we'll see! Looks a little boring currently. *shrug*

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 am

StevenO wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:44 am
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 am
Gorgeous guitar and playing, Steven. :-*
Thanks, Maggie! I think you'd dig it. This is a really great guitar! The silver foil in the bridge gets pretty damn twangy, too. I posted a little video of me playing some Merle Haggard on Instagram. Twangy!

I'm not quite set on the greyish-white pickguard, but we'll see! Looks a little boring currently. *shrug*
I love those pickups. So very much.

I'm not sure I'm following you on IG. Link?

You know what I'm going to say about that pickguard, right? NEEDS TORT. :D :P
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Post by StevenO » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:57 am

Maggieo wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 am
StevenO wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:44 am
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 am
Gorgeous guitar and playing, Steven. :-*
Thanks, Maggie! I think you'd dig it. This is a really great guitar! The silver foil in the bridge gets pretty damn twangy, too. I posted a little video of me playing some Merle Haggard on Instagram. Twangy!

I'm not quite set on the greyish-white pickguard, but we'll see! Looks a little boring currently. *shrug*
I love those pickups. So very much.

I'm not sure I'm following you on IG. Link?

You know what I'm going to say about that pickguard, right? NEEDS TORT. :D :P
Oof, it'd need to be a Spitfire tort (or maybe like a weirdo Coodercaster-style Tigerstripe) but that'd be the most expensive part of the guitar! :derp:

I'll pm you my Instagram. I'm following you! ;)

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 am

StevenO wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:57 am
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 am
StevenO wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:44 am


Thanks, Maggie! I think you'd dig it. This is a really great guitar! The silver foil in the bridge gets pretty damn twangy, too. I posted a little video of me playing some Merle Haggard on Instagram. Twangy!

I'm not quite set on the greyish-white pickguard, but we'll see! Looks a little boring currently. *shrug*
I love those pickups. So very much.

I'm not sure I'm following you on IG. Link?

You know what I'm going to say about that pickguard, right? NEEDS TORT. :D :P
Oof, it'd need to be a Spitfire tort (or maybe like a weirdo Coodercaster-style Tigerstripe) but that'd be the most expensive part of the guitar! :derp:

I'll pm you my Instagram. I'm following you! ;)
Good point, all.

OK- found ya!!! :-*
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Re: Coodercaster Build UPDATE PG 6, AUDIO PG 8

Post by nanamour » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:06 am

StevenO wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 am
Added the bridge pickup to the guitar and a jazzmaster switch to go back and forth between the two (ignoring the middle position, while functional is out of phase). I'll be trying to set it up for a series wiring in the middle position, but I'll need to get a new switch for it. For now, it's fine as-is.

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I liked the stark simplicity of the single pickup iteration, but I bet that bridge pup sounds great!

Not sure what shipping would run, but I have an extra on/off/on switch for an aborted Duo Sonic project kicking around that should give you that series position. PM me if you want it :)

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Post by StevenO » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:53 pm

I dug it too, to be honest. But it's a lot more usable this way. Having a neck AND bridge pickup is just satisfying for me. Now if I could just get a good middle-pickup/both sound... :unsure:

And oh! I'm interested. If you could get a shipping quote, I'd take it off your hands for sure. I was going to try and source one locally, but *shrug*

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Post by Maggieo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:09 am

You know, I'm thinking that a black guard would look pretty rad.
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