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Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:03 pm
by Pointclear
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Been a long time coming. I’m finally putting the finishing touches on my first guitar. I’m very happy with the process so far.

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:52 pm
by augustwest1
Looks great. Congratulations on stringing up your first one!

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:25 pm
by Pointclear
augustwest1 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Looks great. Congratulations on stringing up your first one!
Thanks man. Its definitely not perfect but I’m really happy with it for a first build. It’s got super distortions and a tcp-2 buffer now. I like the strat pickup in neck a lot though. Im thinking I may have to build another one with alnico 5 strat pups.
This one sounds very early 80’s tigerish.

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:27 pm
by Pointclear
I’m really interested in direct mounting the pickups to the body. I’m not sure I like pickguard mounting.

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:39 pm
by ac4468
Pointclear wrote:I’m really interested in direct mounting the pickups to the body. I’m not sure I like pickguard mounting.
There are some systems out there that will work with standard pickups but I don't love them. The Alembic way of doing it works great but would require that you modify the pickup screw holes and make some custom screws. It's nice in that it doesn't use springs and it pretty solid.

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:44 pm
by augustwest1
None of them are "just exactly perfect," including the iconic ones we are all so enamored with!

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:22 am
by Pointclear
ac4468 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Pointclear wrote:I’m really interested in direct mounting the pickups to the body. I’m not sure I like pickguard mounting.
There are some systems out there that will work with standard pickups but I don't love them. The Alembic way of doing it works great but would require that you modify the pickup screw holes and make some custom screws. It's nice in that it doesn't use springs and it pretty solid.
Exactly. I don’t want to mess up the original screw holes.... I’ve looked at the Warwick threaded inserts as well, but I’m not sure if they’d be compatible with the 3-48 screws that dimarzio uses.
I’ve gotten so accustomed to the direct mount pickups in my rickenbacker 650d, and I really enjoy the directness, fidelity , solidity, and sustain it has.
I’m wonder if putting foam pads under the pickguard mounted pickups may be a good compromise. Has anyone tried this? Thoughts?

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:41 am
by tntawney
Wow, great job!!

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:35 am
by aiq
Great job, Pointclear. Will you be playing that thing in the area?

Re: Walnut Wolf builds

PostPosted:Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:06 pm
by Pointclear
aiq wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:35 am
Great job, Pointclear. Will you be playing that thing in the area?
Yes! I’ll be playing with east l.a. fade-away!