Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:50 pm

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I didn't realize before, but is that a set-neck?!
Sure is. It was a bit of a rarity for me. I spent ages getting it to fit perfectly.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:19 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
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Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:37 am
I didn't realize before, but is that a set-neck?!
Sure is. It was a bit of a rarity for me. I spent ages getting it to fit perfectly.
That's fantastic! If it's a pain in the ass to get perfect, as talented as you are, you should try for a neck-through...
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:49 pm

Funny thing is, I still prefer bolt on necks.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:16 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:49 pm
Funny thing is, I still prefer bolt on necks.
I do too!! I'm just saying that as talented as you are, I wonder if a neck-through would be less of a pain in the ass than a set-neck. At the end of the day, they're both permanent (I guess in theory, technically you could heat up a set-neck and replace the neck, though I've never looked into that), and make for a solid joint. Honestly, I've only ever had bolt-ons, and like them myself...
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:27 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:16 pm
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:49 pm
Funny thing is, I still prefer bolt on necks.
I do too!! I'm just saying that as talented as you are, I wonder if a neck-through would be less of a pain in the ass than a set-neck. At the end of the day, they're both permanent (I guess in theory, technically you could heat up a set-neck and replace the neck, though I've never looked into that), and make for a solid joint. Honestly, I've only ever had bolt-ons, and like them myself...
That would be cool. I'll probably build some kind of neck-thru one day.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:28 pm

I rubbed some water-based green stain on the Crossbird.
I'm hoping it will look less blotchy when I put the clear on. But I like the colour a lot.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:48 pm

Oooh, these vinyl stickers are nice!
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Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:23 pm

Almost done!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Mar 08, 2024 6:01 am

Yowsa!!!! What a looker!!!
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:29 pm

All wired and strung up!
It plays and sounds great! Pickups are phat!
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by DrQuasar » Mon Mar 11, 2024 10:25 am

Looks killer! I dig where you put the switch. That's a nice layout. Having the switch there instead of the 4th knob looks better to me. Is the tone universal or just for one or the other pickup?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Mar 11, 2024 6:26 pm

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Looks killer! I dig where you put the switch. That's a nice layout. Having the switch there instead of the 4th knob looks better to me. Is the tone universal or just for one or the other pickup?
Thanks. Yeah, the knob layout always looked a bit weird on the NR firebird.
If I were to build another, I would just have Volume and Tone.

Yes, the Tone on this is universal and volume for each pickup. When they are both switched on, they both act as a master volume.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by DrQuasar » Wed Mar 13, 2024 2:43 pm

Interesting wiring set up. I don't think I've ever played or seen a guitar that had either volume work as master volumes when both p/ups are engaged. Cool idea.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:46 pm

DrQuasar wrote:
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Interesting wiring set up. I don't think I've ever played or seen a guitar that had either volume work as master volumes when both p/ups are engaged. Cool idea.
I think that's how they are originally wired on the old Gibsons.

I've tried wiring it the more modern way, where you can dial in each volume when they are both turned on, but there's always an imbalance.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:59 pm

I've always wanted to see what a G&L fallout would look like with a proper Mustang body.
It actually looks quite cool.
Here's a full scale mockup.

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