The Iceman Commeth!

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:10 pm

The iceman arriveth. :) I started painting it white and spraying the back of the clear pickguards silver. :)

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:12 pm

Got the decal made and on the headstock also. :)

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:18 am

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:37 pm

The clear pickguard pieces are done being backsprayed and cleared. They look really cool. The backspray on the clear material gives it a cool 3D look.

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Put the tuners and string trees back on the neck.

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I have been spraying the white body with satin clear. Almost done. Since I am not going to wetsand it, I am only going to put four coats on it. It doesn't need to be super thick and if it wears quicker, I am ok with that. ;)
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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by Rgand » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:13 pm

Looks great. I do like that back sprayed PG. :?

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by epizootics » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Looking very cool (...icy) and neat! You really have a knack for picking on potentially cool designs that got dodgy headstocks & hardware from the the manufacturers and making them look a lot better.

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:12 am

Thanks! Peavey's headstock shape is really nice. It works well like Fender's but has points that fit pointy guitars. :)
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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Got some of the work done today. Wires are going through for the toggle. I got the pickups mounted. I am using the stock pickups from my Yamaha SG. Bridge, neck, and ferrules are on also. Just need pots, knobs, jack with plate, and switch.

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by Rgand » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:37 pm

Coming right along. Those guards really look great on there!

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by countertext » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Lookin’ classy. You might need a white tux to gig with this thing.

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks! I am thinking black and red speed knobs and black toggle with red toggle ring. :)
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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:48 am

Straplocks installed. :)

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by W.L.Weller » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:10 am

Incredibly boss. I thought this was the coolest body style on Earth when I was 12. I still think it's really cool.

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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by HNB » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:33 am

Shielding paint going in. Should be ready to finish up this weekend. :D
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Re: The Iceman Commeth!

Post by epizootics » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:29 pm

Oh man. I love that cheesy little plate behind the bridge. Icemans (Icemen?) look wrong without it.
Looking forward to seeing it completed, and maybe it'll be an opportunity to snap a family picture with all'em cool gueetars of yours?

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