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Post NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: April 3, 2014, 04:33
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Bored with coffee and doing my morning read , waiting for delivery. Got to love having friends that appreciate what you do for them. Anyway will post pics and then we will have to talk about various versions of P-90s Joe.SD STK 1 stacked P 90 sized humbuckers , the usual sound vs noise/hum cancelling debate. Have a set of Planet Waves tuners and a Graphtech Tusq XL nut to put on it just as soon as I remove the paint from the neck and Tung Oil it ! No clue on what type of pots and jacks/switch are in it either?Here is a link http://www.guitarcenter.com/ESP-LTD-Hybrid-II-Electric-Guitar-108608225-i2863074.gc for anyone that has interest. I was thinking about the Eastwood P 90 Special , a little cheaper with standard P 90s but setup with 2 vol 2 tone http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/p-90-special-cherry/ At least my obsessions are consistent , I have wanted a Les Paul Jr/Special /Melody Maker since I bought Pat Travers Making Magic back in the 70s. Don't get me started on Pat Thrall playing with Go, StomuYamashta can really put together incredible music(and musicians). Stay safe and have fun kids !

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: April 3, 2014, 08:51
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Image ImageImage Here are some pics seems pretty nice, much heavier then expected.Needs a serious setup and some work to make it as good as it can be if you ask me.Don't care for the wraparound bridge feel , sharp edges on the saddles. On the other hand I fixed most of the intonation just by moving the low e side of the bridge back about 3/16 of an inch. Like everything it has good and bad built into it.Looks like the paint is going to be a tough removal on the neck too , thick finish and binding ugh.

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: April 4, 2014, 10:05
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Guess I will keep replying to myself Image ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage Neck refinishing

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: April 5, 2014, 07:37
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Neck job finished and will be wonderful in 24 hours or so after some good drying time. Sanded up to 800 grit smoother than silk Image

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: April 6, 2014, 08:53
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I had bad prospects for how that would look until the last post. Pretty nice. Is there residual grain filler in the pores or are they there to feel?

(Possibly related thought: Dean Zelinsky now has guitars with necks with an extensive texture carve that is supposed to reduce drag, which strikes as a bit counter intuitive.)

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: April 6, 2014, 15:34
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Yeah in the pics it looks like there is debris between the 3 pieces of the neck but in reality it is smooth as can be. No filler anywhere , stiil have no idea how a piece of wood with a freaking knot was put into a guitar neck (does QA exist)? Mahogany is so different from Maple when it comes to an oil finish , you get to feel the grain and that could be a deal breaker for some people. I might sand it up to 1200 grit if I feel it is too uh rough is hardly the right word maybe grainy ? I think the glue is a little lighter might be what is getting picked up in the pics? The neck will lighten up in color as time passes too , it is kind of dark .All in all after a set of tuners, a nut and a bridge it is going to be fantastic!

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: May 2, 2014, 08:17
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Ok Put new Planet waves trim lok machines on it and installed a Babicz TOM (somewhat incorrectly) had to dowel and redrill one of the bridge posts. A little bit out of line total PITA.Image Image Image

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: May 8, 2014, 08:24
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Quote from Oinkus on April 3, 2014, 04:33
Don't get me started on Pat Thrall playing with Go, StomuYamashta can really put together incredible music(and musicians). Stay safe and have fun kids !

The Go albums were incredible especially the "Live in Paris" double LP only available as import in the states. I wore out several copies of that LP and they were pretty nice pressings. I also dug Pat Thrall when he played with Automatic Man previous to his Go and Pat Travers stuff. On Automatic Man he got many tones that were very synth-like and at times it was difficult to tell who was playing what. He added a really nice feel to the Pat Travers LPs he played on. He is one day younger than me (that makes him 60) which explains stuff as Virgo guitarists are off the beaten path usually. There was at least one interview with Pat Thrall in GP back in the day, he credited Al Dimeola as helping him tweak his timing and the art of ending notes rather than playing over one note with another. He has a web site that has some history on it, he did soundtracks for films quite a bit.

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Post Re: NGD ESP LTD Hybrid II
on: June 7, 2014, 16:45
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Been mighty quiet around here is anyone alive? Nothing to report from anyone ? I can end a thread just doesn't work well when I start them either ?

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on: July 10, 2018, 00:55
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