The Pacifica Project (finished)

Robstafarian

The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”
#81
@Robstafarian also likes Tony's stuff and has spoken to him via the comments section of his videos as well as me. We both think Tony is a good source of info and we both find Tony very likeable.
That is the first time I have been name dropped in the middle of another name drop. Whereas I have found fault with some of Tony's reasoning, as stated in some videos, I would gladly sit down for a chat with him.
 

Felix

Addicted to Grunge
#82
That is the first time I have been name dropped in the middle of another name drop. Whereas I have found fault with some of Tony's reasoning, as stated in some videos, I would gladly sit down for a chat with him.
He's good fun to correspond with, which I've done for a few years now. He got his Silver Jubilee because I recommended it to him, when I was giving him an update on my kit. He was blown away by how well the Jubilee sits with his other Marshall amps in his collection.
 
#83
Thinking of going with the 6150 frets.

Are harley benton tuners good? They sell locking tuners for 39 euro. I once bought straplocks from them, and they are doing their job great. I don't know about quality because i don't have anything to compare it to.

I can also buy second hand non-locking gotoh tuners for 50 euro.
 
#86
I made a list of what the guitar is going to cost. it's now 610 euro without pickups. Need to think how i'm going to realize that.

maybe i can get a second hand guitar with decent hardware for a good price and take the hardware of that, or maybe take the hardware of my pacifica and replace it with better parts piece by piece. What do you guys think.

I was planning to buy a fender mid boost kit for the electronics. Do you guys know if it has low impedance?

lso thinking of putting a tele rout in the middle position of the body becuase i never use the middle position and like a tele sound.

I don't know what pickups to choose. If I buy cheap pickups, I think I'm going to replace them later because i don't like them, that would be just a waste of money.

I was thinking of seymour duncan. looking for a medium/high output pickup. I quickly listened through them all and thought the JB soundedn best.

then i need a tele pickup (or strat if you guys don't think a tele pickup in the middle is a good idea) and a singlecoil in the neck. looking for a really rounded/glassy tone in the neck with medium/vintage output.
 
#87
Ok. It has been a while.... almost 2 years actually:eek:, jezus time flew fast! But, it's finished for the most part now! I'm planning to swap out the pickups and bridge later. I wanted to finsh off this thread, there are plenty out there that never show the finished product, but I didn't want it to be like that.


First, take off the neck and take out the frets! It was quite exciting, doing this for the first time.
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New inlays
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re-radius from 14 to 9,5
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Then, I decided I wanted to do something about the headstock shape. IMHO it was really ugly...
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After a lot of sanding and sawing, finished with a fineer, it looks like this:
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Here are some pics of the finished guitar:


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The hardest part was the refretting, I still have some fretbuzz above the 12th frets. I need to level some extra there, little tip for anyone also doing this for the first time :). I also gave it some new tuners, kluson locking tuners. They are really nice actually, the price was like.. 30 euro. I also put some straplocks on there.

I always don't like how guitarbrands don't finish the trem cavity properly, I fixed that by sanding it out with a dremel and giving it some oil. I also put some shrinkwrap around the springs so it won't ring out, It actually works really wel and looks neat! Nice tip again.

I rewired the guitar with a superswitch and a push pull pot. I also shielded the guitar. config is like this:

1: bridge
2: neck and middle in parallel
3: middle
4: neck and middle in series
5: neck

The push pull pot is for putting the middle and neck out of phase, but I don't really enjoy that sound. I do enjoy the middle and neck in series though!! really cool sound!

Total cost was about, 150 euro. The guitar I bought second hand for 125, but now I have quite a cool guitar for not a lot of money. I'm happy with it!
 

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