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    The NF3 arrived on Monday. I barely had a chance to pull it out of the case - I gave it a quick look over and it looked like the PTC did a great job.

    I finally got to play with it tonight. I changed the strings and tweaked the setup - felt great! I plugged it into my rig and this thing kills! The Floyd and other changes really brought this guitar to life. The neck pickup is about as Strat like as I could hope for. The middle position has this very unique tone - it's got the hollowness you'd expect from an in-between position but it still remains very full. The 5909 in the bridge is great - notes ring very clear even with higher gain settings. It really is a blast to play! So far I'm very happy!

    Thanks Skitchy, Shawn, and the rest of the PTC crew!
    You're never too old for tater tots.

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    Congrats Tim on a nice NF3 conversion. I think it's great, can't wait to see the SAS

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    Very cool Tim! Great job PTC dudes!
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    Look ma, no screws!

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    The neck pickup is epoxied and routed.

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    This kind of stuff impresses me a great deal.

    So this is now a glue-in neck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This kind of stuff impresses me a great deal.

    So this is now a glue-in neck?
    Yep
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    Getting ready to route the bridge pickup:

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    Bridge pickup routed - note that Skitchy routed it so close to the perfect depth that you can see the original writing again!

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    Ready to get spritzed:

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    my man!
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    What color you going with Tim ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crgtr View Post
    What color you going with Tim ?
    A solid color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippietim View Post
    Bridge pickup routed - note that Skitchy routed it so close to the perfect depth that you can see the original writing again!

    The boy's got skillz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippietim View Post
    A solid color.
    Well, I never would have guessed THAT........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    The boy's got skillz!
    That is absolutely amazing! Think of the tolerances involved here. Routes through the plug, but not through the clear originally in place there; a space of what, a few thousandths? Unbelievable!

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    Just curious - whats the reason that the neck pickup was only epoxied and the bridge pickup was plugged with wood? Lookin' killer guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Just curious - whats the reason that the neck pickup was only epoxied and the bridge pickup was plugged with wood? Lookin' killer guys!
    Extra rigidity at the top of the rout, where the neck attaches???


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    According to Skitchy, it was easy to block the bridge pickup with wood, but he needed more control over the cavity for the neck pickup. Because the tongue of the neck doesn't sit flat in the pickup cavity, he used epoxy so that it would ooze into each little crevice assuring no gaps.

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