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    Recovering Bass Player ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©'s Avatar
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    The Raven

    Skitchy, Skitchy, Yah Yah Yah!

    The donor... a 25.5" scale 305. Ideal for an 80's Super-Strat Metal machine.


    Skitchy gets to work by plugging the corners of the treble pup:


    The routing begins:


    And then the Floyd Rose route...


    And then Skitchy adds the nut shelf (snicker) and the thread savers. No bolts through this neck!


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

    The Raven!








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    Ive been waiting for this project to be unveiled for about 8 months. Its beautiful - every freaking aspect of it - flawless.
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    OH MAN!!!! THAT IS OUTSTANDING!
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    Dayummm!!! What pickups? That looks unbelievable! Big congrats!
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    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?
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    Unfreakin' believeable.

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    I'm no Floyd guy....but that turned out awesome dude!!!

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    Way coolio!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    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.

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    Oooooooooohhhhh!!!!!! 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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    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.



    Nice mod!

    I like the Tremonti pickup choice.

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    I gotta leave those details to Shawn, bro. I don't really know beyond the fact that they sound much hotter.

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    Oooooooooohhhhh!!!!!! Hot-rod 305 single coils huh? Extra winds? Looks like the pole pieces or whatever the equivalents are on a 305 are exposed? Details?
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    Very nice mods indeed. Not big on Floyd Roses but it works very well on that guitar!
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    Wow. Killer. I want to send a guitar to the PTC now. Off to hunt for my diamond in the rough.

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    not a FLoyd guy, but this is stunning! congrats!!!

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    Very well done!!
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    Wow!

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    That's a bad mamma Jamma

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