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Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Thu May 24, 2018 5:46 am

I figured out how to relieve some of the tension building while waiting for a guitar to be built.

Pick up a GIS like this one I ordered last night.

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There goes the money for the backup generator I wanted.
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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby wickid » Thu May 24, 2018 7:16 am

ZooHead wrote:...
There goes the money for the backup generator I wanted.


:lol: I see you got your priorities right.
A "backup" generator is a just-in-case thing, like a luxury.
Another guitar is a necessity, to relieve GAS. :twisted:
Lights are overrated, and only needed to find your guitar to play (or look at). :wink:
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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Thu May 24, 2018 7:38 am

That will hold true until the temp starts to drop, then I'll have to do it...
to protect the guitars from freezing when I loose power for a week again.

Did I say guitars? I meant pipes.
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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby hear_and_play » Thu May 24, 2018 7:20 pm

That guitar was my custom order. I returned it because it was "too nice" -- I couldn't treat it like a tool. It's an amazing instrument.

The build was inspired by a youtuber named Sean Cannon. Check it out -- you'll see the similarities.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Thu May 24, 2018 7:32 pm

No kidding, nothing else wrong I hope.

I don't play professionally but I'm always more nervous playing the "pretty" ones.
I can't imagine taking it on the road.

That's why I ordered an all green V6 that I can hammer on.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Fri May 25, 2018 12:19 pm

hear_and_play wrote:The build was inspired by a youtuber named Sean Cannon. Check it out -- you'll see the similarities.

Can't seem to find it, Irish guy with a beard?

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby hear_and_play » Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 pm

Nothing wrong with it that I noticed. The lower edge of the bridge was a little sharp, but I think that's the nature of the Hipshot fixed beast.

Search on: sean cannon dc600 nightburst. The first two results are the ones you want to click on.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Fri May 25, 2018 6:05 pm

You're right, looks very similar.

I think you did a better build, so I thank you,
and hope you find something that works better for you.

Should be here in a week.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby bsquared62 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:53 am

Nice acquisition! I’m 3.5 weeks in on my Vanquish bass and found myself looking hard at a GIS JB5 last night, and again this morning.

Rock on!!

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Sun May 27, 2018 8:52 am

For my location there's also a whole extra week for shipping.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue May 29, 2018 7:47 am

hear_and_play wrote:The lower edge of the bridge was a little sharp, but I think that's the nature of the Hipshot fixed beast.


Yup! After a bit you build up a callus, and you don't even notice (my Aries has the same issue).

Either way, sweet DC and I can't wait to see your custom once it's in!
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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Wed May 30, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks, I will post some pics when they arrive.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:03 pm

My tension reliever arrived today! Which is great as I'm reading about 14 week build times at this point.

This is a beauty, I understand the sharp edge on the bridge now, more like a pointy corner.
If it bothers me I'll grind it off, it's just the corner of one of the saddles.

I'm getting a slight dulling of the note at the twelfth fret on the D string, doesn't sustain.
Looks like someone missed something :naughty:

Not a reason to return but, it is annoying because I now have to bring it
to Kennebec Instrument and Amplifier, the best luthiers in Maine. :soapbox:

The top is stunning, and for the first time I see Alder wood unpainted. I like it.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby Treadplatedual » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:41 pm

:cowbell:

Moar pics
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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:35 pm

I think alder gets a bad rap. I think it's a nice looking wood. It's not as blonde as maple, but it's not as "grainy" as mahogany. It's just..."wood". And there's nothing wrong with that. It's not poplar or basswood, which are both a bit uglier when unfinished/clear finished.
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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:04 pm

Treadplatedual wrote::cowbell:

Moar pics

Will do.

I really just got it and I can't stop playing it.
Some pics coming tomorrow after grocery shopping.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:36 pm

spudmunkey wrote:I think alder gets a bad rap. I think it's a nice looking wood. It's not as blonde as maple, but it's not as "grainy" as mahogany. It's just..."wood". And there's nothing wrong with that. It's not poplar or basswood, which are both a bit uglier when unfinished.

It may get a bad rap because no one sees it. It always gets painted.
But it's supposed to be a good tone wood. So I'm glad this one has
it as I would never have ordered it this way, and I really like it.
It has a subtle quirky grain and nice light color.

I love mahogany. My SG special and LP custom was made of hog.

I never liked the name basswood, makes me think of balsa wood.
And poplar can have ugly green patches so it is a good wood to always paint.

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby hear_and_play » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:26 pm

Sorry to hear about the 12th fret D-string issue -- I must have been in too much of a honeymoon to notice. I'm psyched that you otherwise like it, but am wondering if you can get it to Kennebec before the 10 days expires? I know you currently intend to keep it, regardless, but...

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby ZooHead » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:26 am

hear_and_play wrote:Sorry to hear about the 12th fret D-string issue -- I must have been in too much of a honeymoon to notice. I'm psyched that you otherwise like it, but am wondering if you can get it to Kennebec before the 10 days expires? I know you currently intend to keep it, regardless, but...

It is a lot shorter time than MF, If you pay under 2k, you have 45 days.
But this one is just over 2k anyway. 10 days is very tight, I think I may
be able to schedule the luthier ahead of time, but it's to late for that now.

The extra cost means less money for more guitars...hint, hint

Anyway I'm getting some fret rocking on a few frets, maybe Jeff was out sick that day. :wink:

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Re: Tension Reliever

Postby hear_and_play » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:18 am

I've never checked things with a straight edge, although I know luthiers do it. I'm sending any future purchases to you for final QC! :applause:


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