Tremonti project

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by davegixer, Mar 26, 2018.

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What next.....

  1. Keep it, play it, gig it... it's different

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  2. Use it as fuel to toast marshmallows

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  3. Get the sandpaper and stain out, time to start again....

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  4. Keep it. In its case. And never speak of it again.

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  1. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Haha, and I've still got one nut left ;)
     
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  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I might have to be playing the forum brother card in a few weeks time, if I have no luck tracing one!;)
     
  3. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I had no idea they were so hard to find now, I've just had a look online and can't find one outside the States. What's that all about?
     
  4. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    That's just...
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    ...crazy.
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    7 of clubs.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ve just thought of a cunning plan! A certain forum brother will be in my favour soon! Haha!!:D
     
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  7. ScottR

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

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    I have two...my wife keeps them in her purse...:eek::(;)
     
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  8. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I know that feeling....:eek::oops:o_O:confused:
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    So this is what it’s like reading a design on a dimebag thread?

    I like it!
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Is it weird watching someone else go through the worry and stress?
     
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  11. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I'm off on holiday tonight peeps, I'll be back in a week with some updates.....right before you all disown me for what happened next :mad::eek:
     
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  12. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Now that's how you set up a cliffhanger!!
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Have great hols Dave. At least the lacquer will have some time to cure before polishing :D
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    No, it’s relaxing.
     
  15. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I put USA Mira pickups on my Tremonti SE Custom. I'm gonna make it scream tonight. They also sound great clean.
     
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  16. ScottR

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

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    Me too!! It's also known as Schadenfreude...o_O:eek::D:p
     
  17. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I was hoping to see a little more of this process, if you have any more pics?

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  18. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    It really was as quick and easy as that, heatgun and a scraper/spatula. The veneer came off in entirety in a couple of minutes max.
     
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  19. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Hello all, apologies for leaving you in potential suspense for months....

    So, where was I? Oh yeh, about to ruin my work. :confused:

    The back of the body was in a real bad way, so I carefully sanded it down to get the masses of scratches out. Then, carefully :( blew it over with a coat of lacquer, ready to polish and make it all shiny shiny shiny. All good, until i turned it over, the front of the body was now covered in a cocktail of lacquer, dust and sawdust. And my tears.
    I left it a while, deciding what to do to recover my absolute incompetence, finally deciding on attempting to recover the situation. Gently sanding the mess in the worst areas, I tried to remove the sawdust and gunk, but despite the patience of a saint I couldn't recover it. Ruined.

    Now I was faced with another decision.....start ALL over again with the sanding, staining, sanding, staining, lacquer, sanding.......or.......(i'm so sorry) relic the sh** out of it. Now I know this is an emotive subject, but my logic was either relic it and use it as a workhorse if I liked the result enough, or, relic it and if I didn't like it start again and no harm done. So, back to the workshop to beat-up my hard work. Not a nice feeling at all, but my logic allowed me to, well, attack a PRS.:eek:

    So, let me get my photos loaded onto Imgur, and they'll be right here for your thoughts......be gentle....
     
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  20. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    So.....am I forgiven when considering my explanation....or are we talking back to the drawing board.....?
     
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