Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 am

higgsblossom wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:36 am
Cool! I really like the white sliders.
Thanks. The switches are pretty much flush with the plate so they don't get bumped.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by blimpage » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:56 pm

Love that headstock shape!

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:29 pm

blimpage wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Love that headstock shape!
Thanks. It's hard to design your own. I'm hoping it's not too similar to G&L.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by rank » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:36 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:29 pm
blimpage wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Love that headstock shape!
Thanks. It's hard to design your own..
I would imagine so but I find your designs to be quite original & creative. I've been constantly impressed by your designs.
We are merely moving shadows-PS. 39:4-7

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 pm

Strung it up.
The Jescar frets are nice. No noticable buzz so far.

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Post by HNB » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:18 pm

Looks amazing!
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Post by marqueemoon » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 pm

Now THAT is a Strat-ish setup I can get down with.

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Post by Rgand » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:11 pm

Yeah, that works! Looks great! :w00t:

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Post by Sauerkraut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:15 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:30 am
cheers,
It will also satisfy my need to buy these awesome Kleenex pickups.
https://www.mojopickups.co.uk/product-c ... s/kleenex/

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Wow...

Novak announced pretty much the same last July:
https://www.curtisnovak.com/shop/kay-tissue-box/

Couple of months later... Mojo pickups "comes up" with it.
From a look at his website it seems to me that stealing Novak's ideas is basically his business model.
And Novak is aware of it: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btbr0REHS01/

I don't want to hijack this thread (big fan of your work, CROSS_guitars!) so if this prompts a discussion that hasn't been held yet (I haven't found it if it has), I'll make a separate thread.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:45 am

That marauder is just a sight to behold. Fantastic work. I look forward to every update. It's just so cool.

On the subject of Mojo copying Novak, I actually had been wondering what was going on, as I've also noticed them quietly releasing things on the heels of Curtis's work. I think that deserves its own thread.

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Post by mizbiz » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 am

Man, that truly is a thing of beauty! An absolute inspiration and most definitely will influence my Marauder II build!

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm

Thanks for the compliments.

The Kleenex pickups are Kay pickups. Everyone copies everyone. Mojo make excellent pickups and so does Novak.
It might be more of a concern if GFS started making them because they can charge less than half the price.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Sauerkraut » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:16 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Thanks for the compliments.

The Kleenex pickups are Kay pickups. Everyone copies everyone. Mojo make excellent pickups and so does Novak.
It might be more of a concern if GFS started making them because they can charge less than half the price.
Fair enough. Still, when Mojo copied Novak's 1st gen Bass VI pickups I think that was really going a step too far. Maybe if he starting paying Novak for the R&D costs it'd be fair, otherwise it's basically theft imo.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Sauerkraut wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:16 am
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Thanks for the compliments.

The Kleenex pickups are Kay pickups. Everyone copies everyone. Mojo make excellent pickups and so does Novak.
It might be more of a concern if GFS started making them because they can charge less than half the price.
Fair enough. Still, when Mojo copied Novak's 1st gen Bass VI pickups I think that was really going a step too far. Maybe if he starting paying Novak for the R&D costs it'd be fair, otherwise it's basically theft imo.
Bass VI pickups originally made by Fender.

Again, boutique pickup builders like Novak and Mojo are making faithful recreations. It should be encouraged.
And not competing.
Like the builders on here.

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