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Dave W

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2017, 05:50:35 PM »
Yeah. If you're going to design something this far off the (boring) norm, there's no point in settling for other than exactly what YOU want! Go for it!!

That reminds me, Paul, have you gone forward with your custom design project?

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2017, 08:53:44 PM »
The one from 2004? Err....

Nope. I have neither time nor funds for it.
Also,  the basses I have now are not too shabby.

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2017, 10:19:14 PM »
Yeah. If you're going to design something this far off the (boring) norm, there's no point in settling for other than exactly what YOU want! Go for it!!

Thanks, I agree - not much point in half measures if doing a full custom!

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2017, 07:04:07 AM »
The one from 2004? Err....

Nope. I have neither time nor funds for it.
Also,  the basses I have now are not too shabby.

A couple of years ago you asked if anyone knew of a builder who would build a one-off body you designed. I remember giving you a link to a guy who does that.

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2017, 06:25:21 PM »
Same project!  I revive it every couple of years ... and then shelve it again without making progress :-\

At this rate I may get something built in 2035 or so.
Or maybe I'll be on my deathbed at age 100 in 2070 and my great-grandchildren will hear me mumble my last words:
"Wait wait, I've finally got it. I can see the light! One mudbucker at the neck... one thunderbird pickup in the middle ... one  thundertron at the bridge ... if I can just figure out.... how to blend themmmmm..... and no tonnnnnne controlllluurrrrrghhle...."

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2017, 12:27:58 AM »
Strewth... someone worse than me... :D
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2017, 07:32:11 AM »
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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2017, 02:17:31 AM »
Mudbucker (or substitute) butted up against the end of the neck is the best defense against slapping and popping.   8)

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2017, 02:41:29 AM »
Almost done. If all goes right, I hope to have it in hand next week. I'm VERY pleased so far:








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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2017, 03:30:03 AM »
Sexy curves!
That looks impressive

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2017, 03:38:05 AM »
Thanks! It is breaking from tradition, I know...  8)

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2017, 05:14:09 PM »
Very sharp!

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2017, 12:20:06 PM »
Done!





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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »
Congrats! Looks amazing

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Re: Thunderbird II project pickup placement
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2017, 01:49:06 PM »
Thanks!