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01-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Skitchy, Skitchy, Yah Yah Yah!

The donor... a 25.5" scale 305. Ideal for an 80's Super-Strat Metal machine.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Raven/IMG00319-20110819-1940.jpg

Skitchy gets to work by plugging the corners of the treble pup:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Raven/RavenPlugged.jpg

The routing begins:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Raven/RavenBuckerRoute.jpg

And then the Floyd Rose route...
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Raven/RavenMod.jpg

And then Skitchy adds the nut shelf (snicker) and the thread savers. No bolts through this neck!
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Raven/Nut_Shelf.jpg

A little paint, black hardware, some pup mods, some electronics wizardry, badda-bing, badda-boom... and here it is.

The Raven!

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/The_Raven/IMG_0003_zpsb672e0a4.jpg


http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/The_Raven/IMG_0006_zps6f813508.jpg

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/The_Raven/IMG_0001_zpsbde640cd.jpg

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/The_Raven/IMG_0008_zps20128393.jpg

themike
01-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Ive been waiting for this project to be unveiled for about 8 months. Its beautiful - every freaking aspect of it - flawless.

markie
01-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Yah-mon.............................. Fugg'in Killer Dude :rock: :rock:

Danerada
01-28-2013, 06:00 PM
OH MAN!!!! THAT IS OUTSTANDING!

Dirty Bob
01-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Dayummm!!! What pickups? That looks unbelievable! Big congrats!

WEDGE
01-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Very nice! I love mangling a Floyd! Did they trim the neck carve to a soft V or is that just the grain doing tricks?

Boogie
01-28-2013, 06:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv4KQbDaCfM

Unfreakin' believeable. :rock:

iahawk36
01-28-2013, 06:02 PM
I'm no Floyd guy....but that turned out awesome dude!!!

11top
01-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Way coolio! :adore:

11top
01-28-2013, 06:24 PM
And somebody just broke the 2000 post barrier!

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01-28-2013, 06:26 PM
Dayummm!!! What pickups? That looks unbelievable! Big congrats!
Thanks! :) PTC Hot-rod 305 Single-coils and a Tremonti in the bridge - which will be replaced with a Deep Dish II later tonight.


Very nice! I love mangling a Floyd! Did they trim the neck carve to a soft V or is that just the grain doing tricks?

I don't think the carve was altered. Feels stock to me.


And somebody just broke the 2000 post barrier!

:cheers:

Dirty Bob
01-28-2013, 06:35 PM
Oooooooooohhhhh:o:rock:!!!!!! Hot-rod 305 single coils huh? Extra winds? Looks like the pole pieces or whatever the equivalents are on a 305 are exposed? Details?

i can't even begin to imagine how badass this guitar must be....I haven't played a Floyd equipped guitar in.....uhhh...many years...salivating on this one big time!

gag halfrunt
01-28-2013, 06:56 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45053']Thanks! :) PTC Hot-rod 305 Single-coils and a Tremonti in the bridge - which will be replaced with a Deep Dish II later tonight.



I don't think the carve was altered. Feels stock to me.



:cheers:

Nice mod!

I like the Tremonti pickup choice.

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01-28-2013, 07:06 PM
I gotta leave those details to Shawn, bro. I don't really know beyond the fact that they sound much hotter.


Oooooooooohhhhh:o:rock:!!!!!! Hot-rod 305 single coils huh? Extra winds? Looks like the pole pieces or whatever the equivalents are on a 305 are exposed? Details?

Mikegarveyblues
01-28-2013, 07:12 PM
Very nice mods indeed. Not big on Floyd Roses but it works very well on that guitar!

jfb
01-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Wow. Killer. I want to send a guitar to the PTC now. Off to hunt for my diamond in the rough.

aduayer
01-28-2013, 07:48 PM
not a FLoyd guy, but this is stunning! congrats!!!

Mike Duncan
01-28-2013, 07:54 PM
Very well done!!

swede71
01-28-2013, 08:50 PM
Wow!

Shawn@PRS
01-28-2013, 08:54 PM
That's a bad mamma Jamma

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01-28-2013, 08:57 PM
That's a bad mamma Jamma
Hey Sergio! Now I know the song you and I are doing at my 40th Birthday bash! Sounds like some basic Nile Rodgers licks.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRRtbEeokE8

Shawn@PRS
01-28-2013, 08:58 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45114']Hey Sergio! Now I know the song you and I are doing at my 40th Birthday bash!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRRtbEeokE8

You're welcome

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01-28-2013, 09:01 PM
I'll play bass on that one for ya.
Cool!

hippietim
01-28-2013, 09:01 PM
Shawn, this reminds me of something...

LSchefman
01-28-2013, 09:06 PM
Guys, listening to it, I think that's a mini Moog bass on that track, not a bass guitar. So...you'll need a synth.

(cracks fingers)

themike
01-28-2013, 09:08 PM
Guys, listening to it, I think that's a mini Moog bass on that track, not a bass guitar. So...you'll need a synth.

(cracks fingers)

Or an AxeFX!

QueenCityGuitars
01-28-2013, 09:16 PM
For this type of guitar, it's got to have a Floyd. Well done, Hans! All you need now to conjure the beast is...a Diezel. \m/

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01-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Guys, listening to it, I think that's a mini Moog bass on that track, not a bass guitar. So...you'll need a synth.

(cracks fingers)
So you'll be there, Mr. Schefman? :rock:

justmund
01-28-2013, 10:50 PM
Outstanding idea, incredible execution! Congrats Hans!

Daniel
01-29-2013, 12:24 AM
Nice work!

Raven17
01-29-2013, 03:48 AM
Awesome!!! Ready to make one for me? I'd like mine with the Tremonti.
:top:

JustRob
01-29-2013, 05:41 AM
That is awesome! You continue to fuel my GAS.

Shawn@PRS
01-29-2013, 07:29 AM
On this date, January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe first published his poem 'The Raven'

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...

Boogie
01-29-2013, 07:44 AM
On this date, January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe first published his poem 'The Raven'

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...

I know what needs to be on the TRC...

"Nevermore..."

rugerpc
01-29-2013, 07:51 AM
Hans - this one is out of the park!

The hot 305s and their top detail add so much to the look of the guitar. I'm a HB kind of guy, but this thing has me jonesing.....

rugerpc
01-29-2013, 07:51 AM
I know what needs to be on the TRC...

"Nevermore..."

this

Sekunda
01-29-2013, 08:40 AM
Awesome project! Looks like a shredder... (and not the guy from TMNT) :cheers:

TAJ
01-29-2013, 08:47 AM
That looks amazing!! I gotta find myself a project guitar NOW!! Thanks for the post!

38Roars
01-29-2013, 09:06 AM
NICE... Thats quite a makeover project!!

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01-29-2013, 09:21 AM
I know what needs to be on the TRC...

"Nevermore..."
"Darkness there - and nothing more"

But I guess that's a bit much for a TRC. :evil:


On this date, January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe first published his poem 'The Raven'

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...

Serendipitous.

John Beef
01-29-2013, 10:48 AM
Wow! I usually find superstrat types kinda useless, but this thing is SEXY.

veinbuster
01-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Take no prisoners.
I love it.

martysnarf
01-29-2013, 04:53 PM
I think I've seen neck and middle pups like that somewhere.... Hmmmmm..... maybe some "Doctor's Office"...??? ;)

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01-29-2013, 05:17 PM
I think I've seen neck and middle pups like that somewhere.... Hmmmmm..... maybe some "Doctor's Office"...??? ;)

Or Moonraker.

http://bond.neoseeker.com/w/i/bond/9/9b/Jaws.jpg

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01-29-2013, 06:30 PM
By the way, I just got an Orange Tiny Terror from our very own Sergio deBlanc and I've been ripping it up 80's-style with The Raven for the last hour.

My fingers hurt, my ears are ringing, and the neighbors have looked at my house through their windows twice already.

[Sigh]

Heaven.

http://www.smilys.net/rauchende_smilies/smiley7111.gif

crgtr
01-29-2013, 06:38 PM
Nice mod Hans. I love it. I'm actually a big Floyd fan. Save me a song at your B-Day party and bring the Raven!! Would love to trade some tasty liks with ya brotha'!

aduayer
01-29-2013, 06:39 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45414']Or Moonraker.

http://bond.neoseeker.com/w/i/bond/9/9b/Jaws.jpg
hell yeah!

sergiodeblanc
01-29-2013, 11:09 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45114']Hey Sergio! Now I know the song you and I are doing at my 40th Birthday bash! Sounds like some basic Nile Rodgers licks.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRRtbEeokE8

OH! Funk Yeah! We can turn it into a medley with this one, it is the exact same riff:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCON9ILP_cI

I will insist you call me by my stage name: Johnny "Guitar" Weber.



Guys, listening to it, I think that's a mini Moog bass on that track, not a bass guitar. So...you'll need a synth.

(cracks fingers)

Yup.



-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45131']So you'll be there, Mr. Schefman? :rock:

:call:



Oh and about the guitar?























http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/likecola.jpg

VHTStark
01-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Hans, this is my new favourite super strat!! Congrats on the "new" axe and awesome job PTC as per usual!

izzyizborn
01-30-2013, 11:11 PM
Real nice, Hans! Stellar work!

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01-30-2013, 11:28 PM
Thanks!

This guitar has a lot of low-end heft. I just yanked the Tremonti and dropped in my favorite PRS pickup from the 80's; a Deep Dish 2. It matches the spirit of this instrument perfectly.

It just rips in this guitar and works perfectly with the single-coil combinations Mr. Zimmers cooked up. This guitar + the Tiny Terror I scored from Sergio is a special combination.

I am a happy camper!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Raven/Raven_DD2.jpg

hippietim
01-31-2013, 07:34 AM
Very cool!

swede71
01-31-2013, 01:16 PM
Hans,steelblock on the original 305 tremolo?Im just curious about the steelcomponents as advertised.

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01-31-2013, 01:35 PM
Hans,steelblock on the original 305 tremolo?Im just curious about the steelcomponents as advertised.

Mine had a brass block.

Michael B
01-31-2013, 05:52 PM
Nice Hans!!! The Raven looks like a shredder!!

Mike Duncan
02-01-2013, 02:35 PM
I wish I had the nerve to do the Floyd. Love this guitar!

Aeetus
02-01-2013, 03:18 PM
Killer ..... so cool!

Mike Duncan
02-02-2013, 09:57 AM
Hans - do you notice any difference in tone from the PRS trem to the Floyd? I'm sure there are some differences, but anything that REALLY jumps out?

Tim
02-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Brother..... That is BADAZZ!!

That could be one of the coolest PRS there has ever been!

Jet Whitey
02-03-2013, 07:20 AM
I like Black Birds!!! That turned out great!!!!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2754.jpg

francric
02-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Very Cool Hans............................

themike
03-25-2013, 02:20 PM
I just wanted to bump this thread because I got to play Le' Raven this weekend and I was blown away. The feel, the tone, the beauty - it was all there. We stood upstairs and took guesses when we heard some good tones - "is that an LP?" "Is that a DGT?" "Is that a strat?".... nope, it was the Raven!

Shawn@PRS
03-25-2013, 02:42 PM
Caw, Caw!

crgtr
03-25-2013, 03:30 PM
I just wanted to bump this thread because I got to play Le' Raven this weekend and I was blown away. The feel, the tone, the beauty - it was all there. We stood upstairs and took guesses when we heard some good tones - "is that an LP?" "Is that a DGT?" "Is that a strat?".... nope, it was the Raven!
True dat!

veinbuster
03-25-2013, 03:32 PM
I think the raven might have gotten more play time than any other one guitar at Indy.
And it always sounded good.

themike
03-25-2013, 04:09 PM
I think the raven might have gotten more play time than any other one guitar at Indy.
And it always sounded good.

Its true - that guitar just felt and sounded RIGHT in all aspects. Everyone gave it a go haha