Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

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Little Buster Finished Pg. 5

Post by HNB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:23 pm

I have been a fan of this body shape because of Folly Cooly and have wanted to make a guitar version for awhile.

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Basically I want to go from:

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To something like this:

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I have owned a Rickenbacker before and I am not a fan of set necks or their pickups. I like bolt ons and humbuckers. I also like Fender hardtail bridges. I figure I could make my own version of this idea. I think the mock up idea looks pretty sweet. I will add pictures as it progresses.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:27 pm

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Re: Little Buster

Post by Gordon » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:57 pm

Something like this?

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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:06 pm

Yup, but bolt on, with a telecaster bridge, and humbuckers. :) As I said in my first post, I don't like Rickenbacker pickups and set neck builds much. I wanted something that had features I liked. :D
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Re: Little Buster

Post by HNB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:08 pm

Oh and I put a Rick style bridge on one of my builds. What a pain in the ass to string up having to put strings under the cover over the saddles. Not for me. LOL I like a hardtail Tele/Strat bridge much more.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:49 pm

Her bass in FLCL is what got me into almost liking Rickenbacker's! Love that show. Watching this build!! Gonna keep with the blue scheme from the show bass?

If the show inspired you, you should add a tiny piece of pipe to the end of the headstock:
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Re: Little Buster

Post by Toots » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Cool project.
I was planning something similar some years ago, but never made it.

The Rickenbacker 480 and 481 is actually bolt on. And the 481 even have humbuckers :)

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Post by HNB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:11 pm

Weird. I didn't know Rick made any bolt ones. It will still be nice to have something custom to my preferences. :)
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Post by HNB » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:13 pm

Oh and it is going to have a rosewood board Peavey neck. I think the pointy Peavey headstock will echo the horns a little.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 pm

ah flcl, from when gainax wasn't full of shit. i still need to watch FLCL progressive though.

anyway. i'll keep an eye on this. i've always liked the 4001/3 body shape.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:23 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
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FLCL progressive...
?? Second series?
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Re: Little Buster

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:23 pm
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 pm
FLCL progressive...
?? Second series?
made by adult swim, not gianax.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by Grey » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:26 pm

Toots wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:33 pm
The Rickenbacker 480 and 481 is actually bolt on. And the 481 even have humbuckers :)
Yeah, I have a 480 and they're cool guitars. They made a few models during this era (80s) that had bolt-on necks, the 4080 Doubleneck and the 481 Non-SF share identical necks, maybe an attempt to cultivate some cross-compatibility or compete with Fender? Rickenbacker was still trying to innovate back then.

Solid maple too (neck and body) with super high-output pickups on the single-coil models. The bridge pickup is surface-mounted which puts it very close to the strings, and the reason this works without having a super tall fretboard (like other ricks) is because the neck is set at an angle, similar to a Gibson but with a straight headstock like a Fender.

The pocket itself is angled and the neck is straight, pretty interesting construction.

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So yeah, I think they're pretty cool. Unique shape and a lot of typical Rick quirks to go along with it.

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Re: Little Buster

Post by oid » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:04 am

HNB wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:23 pm
To something like this:

Imagerick by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I have owned a Rickenbacker before and I am not a fan of set necks or their pickups. I like bolt ons and humbuckers. I also like Fender hardtail bridges. I figure I could make my own version of this idea. I think the mock up idea looks pretty sweet. I will add pictures as it progresses.
This looks like fun, are you making this one from scratch yourself? What woods are you going to use? Maple and maple like the originals? lets have some more details!

Always wish I had bought a 480/481 before the prices went silly.
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Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:23 pm
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 pm
FLCL progressive...
?? Second series?
made by adult swim, not gianax.
Nah, made by Production IG, the people who have never met a horse to dead to beat. I really have no idea if I can bring myself to watch it, the mess they turned Ghost In the Shell into leaves me less then optimistic. Third season, FLCL Alternative, starts this month I believe.

I suspect this thread will be better then either sequels.
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Re: Little Buster

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:14 am

let's not forget one of production I.G.'s last projects.
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