The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished!]

Post by ThePearDream » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:56 pm

Very cool. I normally don't care for burst finishes, but I actually like the subtlety of this one a lot. I like the two pickguards as well. I would probably put both knobs on the small guard if it was mine. But it's cool nonetheless.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished!]

Post by epizootics » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:06 pm

Cheers! I must say I didn't even think about placing both knobs on the smaller plate, but that's a very good idea and it would bring a finishing touch of quirky to the whole thing :) I tend to place my knobs in these locations because they make violining effects easier for my hands, but since I'm going to be making some more scratchplates anyway, I will give it a try. I got some PVC sheet blanks through the mail and one of them is a nice light blue color that should work with the burst. I might also make some out of aluminum just for fun (and to justify the presence of an ever-growing stack of reclaimed materials by the flat's door).

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished!]

Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Second on hating bursts but really liking your work here.

It turned out beautiful. Great craftsmanship.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished!]

Post by morkov » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:51 am

Very cool :)
Free to those that can afford it, very exspensive to those that can`t.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by epizootics » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:53 pm

The BM is back on my bench...The pickguards looked untidy and the acrylic had already started to crack in places. I had ordered some A4-sized, 3mm-thick PVC sheet from a bathroom supplies store on eBay to see if they would work as pg material. Well, they seem to do the job; I didn't take much of a risk at £1.5 apiece anyway. I also changed the knobs and made a stupidly long tremolo arm as I like to pick close to the neck sometimes.

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Next on will be the neck...

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It is based on the Wandre Polyphon -

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...but I'm thinking it might look better if I added a bit of wood to the headstock before shaping it to make it closer to the original, ie. bigger and a bit more bonkers. I will also see if a head plate made out of the leftover pickguard material works there.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by paulnb57 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 pm

Great work on the scratchplates, any chance of a link to the ebay seller please?

Headstock looks suitably bonkers and will finish it off nicely....

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by epizootics » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:19 am

It's actually £2.65 apiece, my bad...

Those are the ones I got:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-5mm-Solid- ... 0172259656

I got some in cream, green and blue, and I must say the colors are a lot nicer than they look on the pictures. This UPVC machines really well, but beware when routing the stuff, it'll send electrostatically-charged chips everywhere and they're a realy pain to clean up. Other than that, it's a lot less messy than acrylic.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by paulnb57 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:01 am

Thanks boss!

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:23 am

Holy shit, that head shape and tuner mounting style is amazing!
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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:22 pm

Really cool, and great to see it still evolving. I like where you're going with that headstock. Bigger + more bonkers = good :)
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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by solfege » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:03 pm

Love the new pickguards. Looks great.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by raindog13 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:49 am

This is so cool, I really wish my brain could come up with designs like this. Very nicely done!

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by epizootics » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:27 am

365 days later...

I spent the past year gigging the hell out of the original Bopmaster - it got hit with bottles, dragged across the stage, took a bad fall in a train station, but it remains my favorite - light, sturdy and mighty bright.
Looking at it now though I'm thinking it is a strange-looking guitar - everything I drew for a while had a really small body. Probably a reaction to making a 20-pound guitar two summers ago :) Anyway, I thought I'd spruce up the outline and make it more colorful. Just found out I had a graffiti paint store five minutes away from my place that stores a bunch of cool colors in quality spray cans.
Here's the plan:

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(yeah, I was born in the 80s after all...I always really liked Adrian Belew's Mustang and wanted something cheesy in that vein)

Not set on the bridge & heastock shape yet, but that's a general idea. I'm thinking of keeping the Japanese trem unit / Staytrem combination from the original guitar. And, of course, there will be more stainless steel.

More soon...
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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by Invader Zim » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:34 am

Pictures of wear and damage first.

And that is a nice looking guitar.

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Re: The BopMaster... [Finished] [uh, maybe not yet after all]

Post by rank » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:53 am

epizootics wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:53 pm
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That headstock is stellar
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