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BeeTL



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ready to go:





Aaron Akers of Four Star Riot onstage at Jannus Live during the Tropical Trip Music Fest with his new Ridler bass:



Next up, some guitars in the queue:






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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a goofy idea for a T shirt:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another...Laughing


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this one:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, based on the feedback received I think I will go with something a little more straightforward:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeeTL wrote:
So, based on the feedback received I think I will go with something a little more straightforward:


I like it, but I would lose the LOWE below the logo. It just looks redundant.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "all my friends" one cracked me up..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thump Low, Play Lowe

Thumpers play Lowe

End (Finish) on a good note, play Lowe

Sex, drugs and Rock-n-Lowe
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really loving the chocolate stain on the back of this. What wood is it, and what stain process did you use? Nice work!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

The color is based on one of my early nitro finishes.



It's not stain, it's a toner mixed in clear.

I used Transtint dyes - vintage amber, red mahogany, and dark walnut - 40/40/20 IIRC.

So, I think the design for T shirt #1 is finalized:



The current batch of bodies and necks are heading into paint, and a buddy asked me to mod an old Foto Flame Tele to HH configuration.

Laying it out:



Routed:



The neck screws were all stripped out and shimmed with toothpicks, so I added steel inserts:



Wiring harness:



Also, laying out a bass for personal use:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instagator wrote:
The "all my friends" one cracked me up..
Cheers


Me too. I think that's my personal favorite.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BluesmanDave wrote:
Instagator wrote:
The "all my friends" one cracked me up..
Cheers


Me too. I think that's my personal favorite.

I'm glad you guys got it...nobody else did!

Laughing

Did anybody catch the wiring error in the harness?

The color-coding should help with troubleshooting.

It's a two pickup guitar with coil-splitting.

As it turns out, I reversed the push-pull switch wires...easy fix.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, a Cease and Desist letter from LEO's old company kept me a bit distracted this summer.

The now defunct Chimera Series were "hot rodded" versions of industry standbys that used unmodified Mighty Mite necks with black headstocks and my logo.

As of last month, the matter is closed.

[...] wrote:
Based on the headstock redesign, the minimal sales and your clientís commitment to permanently cease and desist from selling products containing [...] intellectual property or intellectual property confusingly similar to [...] intellectual property as noted in the original Cease & Desist letter dated [...], 2016, we will consider this matter closed.


All my Custom USA models are designed, milled, finished, assembled, and set up here in the States.

I think I'll stick with that model for a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leo would probably put his foot up their arse.
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