Design On A Dimebag V. The Horror Episode

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    For those of you that are new or don't remember, Design On A Dimebag was a series of threads I did a few years back where I would find a neglected, beat up, broken, or bruised guitar and fix it up. The guidelines were pretty simple: I had to use the most budget materials, drink a whole lot before making any serious decisions or using power tools, share my progress and pit falls with y'alls, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

    This time it's slightly different. I'm still (mostly) abiding by the same rules, but instead of taking a ruined guitar and fixing it up, I'm going to be ruining a perfectly good guitar.




    Lets meet our victim, shall we?

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    Here's that beautiful black Bernie I bought a couple of weeks ago. It came shipped with .13's or something ridiculous on it. Having run outta strings (no doubt because of all the f@ckin' guitars in my house) I ventured off to a local store to buy a more manageable set of strings for it... Well, unbeknownst to me, all of the old stores in my area had closed down. :( Left with the options of driving way too far for some strings, or just ordering them online and waiting a couple of days, I decided on the later.

    Not one to waste an afternoon off without my girl or my son at home, I found myself driving to the local Home Depot which is where all good horror stories begin. Armed with a Home Depot gift card I found myself picking up a few items for projects around the house, and when I looked up, I was inexplicably standing in the middle of the paint section.

    I said to myself; "Aww, hell! Seriously, I gotta wait a couple of days for strings?!? I can't even play that guitar! I'm not in a f@cking Djent band... Who the hell sells a guitar with 13.'s, a wrapped G string on it, and tuned down to Z anyway?" That was it. Right there in that exact moment I had made my decision. I loaded up my arms with stuff, went home, and then this happened:

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  2. charliefrench

    charliefrench New Member

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    This is going to be good. I just know it :)
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    I went through my pile of gold spray paint (yes, I have a pile of gold spray paint, I'm f@cking fabulous, don't you know?) and decided to run back out to the store and pick up some more (you can never have enough gold).

    I wanted to be able to match as closely as I could that wonderful hue of GoldTop! But... on a budget, you know? I made a test stick, sprayed my gumby gold, and decided on a color. Then I half-assedly taped up that sucker, poured another Dreamsicle* and painted while the sun disappeared over the horizon.

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    You can see a bit of overspray that has leaked onto (not into) the binding. I did a barely passable job... Just like a real Gibson! ('cause you know, they only do a good enough job. ;) ) No matter a little acetone took it all off.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Aw hell yes! Tits magee!!!!!! I gotta a dremel and a billion attachments if you need anything.

    However, as mentioned above when describing the D.O.A.D. rules, you mentioned drinking. We know the guitar's gonna be cool as f@wk....what we really want to know is; what are you drinkin'?
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Guess I shoulda waited for your 2nd post....:oops:
     
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  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I wasn't here for the original threads.

    I'm scared.

    Thank you.
     
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  7. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    It's a horror that you did this to one of the precious few black ones out there. :(

    It would have been no big thing to goldtop one of the run of the mill bursts. That's said, I fully support this conversion.
     
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  8. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Outstanding!!!
    Love these DIY project threads!!
    "If it ain't custom, it ain't shite..."
     
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  9. Gabod

    Gabod Quit staring at me, swan!

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    Needs more blue.
     
  10. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    I take mass transit home from work, every day.

    I read this...and busted out in a maniacal laughter that scared the riders AND the driver.

    I believe I'll be forced into taking the train, starting Monday.

    And I agree.....it needs more blue.
     
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  11. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Don't be - you're watching a master at work!
     
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  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I'm thinking more "evil genius" type thing.
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Dreamsicle*

    Tall glass with crushed ice, filled.

    Fill with vanilla flavored vodka half way.

    Fill rest of the way with orange juice, and stir.
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    What it needs is sparkles.
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    ...and a tattoo.
     
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  16. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yummy!
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    This/ Totally this. (and the tattoo)
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    I did sparkles already though. And there isn't anything scary about sparkles!!
     
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  19. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Looking good Sergio! Pinstripes maybe?:cool:
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Maybe...
     
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