Pimp My Special!!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tosca, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Ungodly legitness! Very impressive!
     
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  2. Alan Jurgens

    Alan Jurgens New Member

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    Drop dead stunning again!
     
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  3. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Love that neck!
     
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  4. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    I like the clear knobs. They look like ice cubes. Iceberg....???!
     
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  5. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    I dunno. It needs more switches.





    :p
     
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  6. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    That really is seriously killer, all around. Congrats.
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What the??!! I mean....!! Wibble, wobble, big yellow baby!!

    Congrats man, that’s outstanding and much cred to @docteurseb colour matching from pics! Not an easy task!
     
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  8. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    Wow - it was 100% awesome and you made it 110%. Very creative and well thought out!
     
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  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Feel free to use sarcasm. Go ahead, we don’t mind.
     
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  10. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    These weren't color matched from pics for once.
    I briefly got a pre-owned Special 22 from @Brian G 's anniversary run and started making stained backplates, tuner buttons, and couple TRCs for it before realizing the Special 22 SH wasn't my cup of tea.

    Sold the guitar w/o the backplates and tuners buttons. I still have that set of tuner buttons but made a new set for @Tosca; at the time it wasn't clear if I was going to sell the guitar with the tuner buttons or not).

    That Iceberg Fade finish can look very different on pictures, I think Tosca's top being lighter colored than mine ends up being a much better match for his guitars than mine, although there's lots of room for not being exact:

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    Fun fact: I made the TRCs for that guitar to match the grain as closely as possible:
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    I made one natural one, the wood happened to be the exact same colors. And two stained ones:
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    Hey @Andrew Paul , that orange stuff looks familiar ;-)
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Well stellar work as always!
     
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  12. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    Dude, @Tosca !!! Congratulations, man !!! Seriously, I cannot stop looking at those pics. I'm going to go as far and say this is one of the top 3 most beautiful guitars I've seen in my life.
     
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  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Spectacular guitar with smokin upgrades Mark!
     
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  14. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Its great seeing that many forum members are still having continual spectacular NGDs!!
     
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  15. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Love the faded buttons. Nicely done!
     
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  16. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    EVERYTHING about that guitar is absolutely stunning!! Congrats my man!
     
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  17. PBGas

    PBGas New Member

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    Are the black countersunk pickup rings a PRS part? I'd like to buy a set of them for my Floyd Custom 24.
     
  18. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    They are, but not a standalone part they sell. They are included if you buy rings (they include gold ones as well) or truss rod covers.
     
  19. PBGas

    PBGas New Member

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    Thank you for responding!

    So these are not the same part?
    https://www.pitbullaudio.com/prs-paul-reed-smith-acc-4261-b-pickup-rings-humbucker-black-2.html

    I was hoping something like this was......I just need the flat ones with the countersunk pickup height adjusting screw holes.

    I tried ordering wood rings from Guilford but absolutely no communication and no response after 10 days, even after I paid on reverb. Ridiculously bad service.
     
  20. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    Sorry those are the correct ones, I misread your question (early morning lol) and thought you were interested in the countersunk screws only.

    As far as Guildford, I would keep your grievances to yourself as this isn't the place to air them.
     
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