Is it done yet?
Is it done yet?
Since Hans sent me a bunch of Gumby gold, I decided to go with a mixed hardware look. The only problem I had was that there was gonna be a mis-match with the bridge pieces I already had, the easy thing to do would be to drop some coin on some gold/brass saddles, but that wouldn't be any fun, and this is called "Design on a Dimebag" so I felt compelled to work with those perfectly fine nickel plated saddles I already have.
I discussed the idea of removing the nickel plating to reveal the brass with Hans when we were making a deal for the winged tuners, you see I had already f&#*ed up my first set of PRS saddles twenty years ago and knew there was some shiny brass underneath, so I figured it was time to ruin another set.
I sat down with a bottle of crappy Pinot Noir, some sandpaper, steel wool, and a file and went to work. I slightly disfigured the first one trying to use sandpaper on a vibrating palm sander, I positioned it upside down and held the saddle between my raw fingers until they went numb, it's three days later and I am finally beginning to get feeling back in them.
That got the nickel the off, but not in a real elegant fashion. Next I decided to file it off, only going in one direction and being careful not to go too deep. It worked quite well actually, leaving a "machined" kinda look to them. If I don't break strings like crazy I may look around for a single nickel saddle to make them all exactly the same.
I apologize for the worst photo, I honestly could not take a worse one if I tried, but it's more to show the color in contrast to the gold trem arm. I would take another but... well lets just say the next post should be entitled; "Move That Bus"! I'm a little to far along into the next stage to ruin the big reveal.
That pic reminds me of most of the known photos of Bigfoot.
Those people have no idea what they're talking about.
Kidding, it's just bangin' avant-garde photography. :)
It's a distraction technique. If I post a crappy pic before the real pics your expectations will be lower, with lower expectations you will then be in an emotional state of elation when I am able to post a pic that is in focus.
Bigfoot is brown, Yeti's on the other hand are white..............
That thing is P I M P!
Congrats Sergio, you did a wonderful job!
Wow! That turned out great. Very well done, pimptastic elegance and pure class.
Awesome job. :top:
Looks great!Hows the sound?
Freakin' awesome man!