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    Is it done yet?

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    Sergio rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    Bangin' - to coin a phrase...
    My hope is that it is now a part of your vernacular.

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    Fantastic job!



    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    Sergio rules.


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    Is it done yet?
    No, but dangerously close! When the pickups arrive it should only take a few hours until I am all done.

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    Hey there!

    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.


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    That pic reminds me of most of the known photos of Bigfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    That pic reminds me of most of the known photos of Bigfoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    That pic reminds me of most of the known photos of Bigfoot.
    "I saw Bigfoot once! It made a sound that I would not want to hear twice in my life."

    Maybe that is because it was playing a Daisey Rock through a Radio Shack CB amplifier....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I honestly could not take a worse one if I tried

    Wow. People always talk about "sorry for the crappy cell phone pics," "wait until I get home with a real camera," "I'm not a good picture-taker," etc..
    Those people have no idea what they're talking about.

    Kidding, it's just bangin' avant-garde photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Wow. People always talk about "sorry for the crappy cell phone pics," "wait until I get home with a real camera," "I'm not a good picture-taker," etc..
    Those people have no idea what they're talking about.

    Kidding, it's just bangin' avant-garde photography.
    No kidding, Sergio has taken it to a new level. Albeit a lower level, but a no level nonetheless.

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    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..............

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    That thing is P I M P!

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    Congrats Sergio, you did a wonderful job!

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    Wow! That turned out great. Very well done, pimptastic elegance and pure class.
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    Beautiful!
    Awesome job.

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    Looks great!Hows the sound?
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Bangin'!
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    Freakin' awesome man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Bangin'!
    Yeah, that.

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    Bangin'!!


    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I even see a glimpse of a way cool gold jackplate!

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