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Washburn Dime 2ST Stealth customization has begun!
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2008, 05:33:44 PM »
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It looks so much better doesn't it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Funny you should say that Halfaed, it sure does look and sound bad A$$ now but their are a few bugs that need to be worked out with the new Original Floyd Rose...



I just got some quick pictures taken of me and my 2ST today at my tech's shop (these are not the official after pic's), my 2ST is still in my guitar tech's shop because it still has a few bugs that need to be worked out, I guess the new Original Floyd Rose has some kind of string alignment problem (the strings are not semetrically centered), it might have something to do with the fact that I'm using the old Licensed Floyd brushings & posts with the new Schaller Original Floyd Rose or something like that (it has nothing to do with the nut thats all I actually know), all of the strings are way to far to the left. The high E sting has way to much room on the fretboard from the edge on the left and the low E string is pretty much right on the edge of the fretboard on the right (the high E string keeps sliping off the fretboard) If you look at the first picture really closely you can see the problem(the pic with my head cut out). Another problem is that for some reason both pickup mounting rings(pickup holders) are all cracked at every scew so those need replacing, both pickup mounting rings are real low to the body for some reason, the 2ST came stock with them, they have a functional purpose being low like that, I just hope I can find the same replacement pickup mounting rings is all...

This 2ST Stealth is going to play better than any other 2ST after all the professional work that has gone into it. If I was ever to sell it the price tag would have to be around $1000(Canadian $) or maybe more if I get the Seymour Duncan SH1 59 Humbucker to replace the stock neck pickup(the stock neck pickup sounds pretty good though)...

Once all the bugs are worked out I'll post some new, quality customized 2ST Stealth pron(pictures)in a separate thread.


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« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2008, 10:32:12 AM »
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Dye the fretboard black:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Colors,_tints,_and_stains/Black_Fingerboard_Stain.html

Tha Bass Man!!!!!!!



Cool Idea but I would have to take off the frets(thats not cheap) in order to stain the fretboard properly & the fretboard is already pretty dark enough as it is anyway...


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« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2008, 08:03:33 PM »
The string alignment problem is still a problem but only in D, G, C, F, A, D 440 tuning but in standard 440 E tuning its not that bad, uhhh!, the next thing I have to do now is get replacement pickup mounting rings and she's pretty much finished.

I figured out that some times (depending on the guitar & bridge) if your replacing a Licensed Floyd rose with an Original Floyd rose, its important to replace the Licensed Floyd Mounting stud's with the OFR Mounting stud's aswell, its important to try out the Original Floyd rose on the old Licensed Floyd Mounting stud's(with stings on it) before making the new (bigger) Mounting stud holes for one good reason---> to see if their is a string alignment problem to begin with. If you make the new (bigger) holes for the Mounting stud's before testing the new Original Floyd rose (with strings on it) their is no going back if you dicover that their is a string alignment problem. I made this picture to illustrate what the solution might be to the string alignment problem on my 2ST.





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« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2008, 09:30:52 PM »
My 2st has a third bolt in it like you are talking. Never had a prob.
 

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« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2008, 10:08:53 PM »
You put a 3rd bolt in yours?! where, how big and does it feel much more solid now?

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« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2008, 10:14:16 PM »
Hey Halfaed, you got a picture of that 3rd bolt in the base of the neck?


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« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2008, 03:43:10 PM »
I'll try soon!
 

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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2008, 02:16:59 AM »
Thanks, I was thinking of glue-ing the neck on their with some carpenter glue instead maybe(probably safer)...

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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2009, 06:06:00 PM »
Now that I think about it, as months have gone by I've realized that the neck is pretty solid and a set neck conversion isn't really necessary.

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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2009, 04:56:07 AM »
Nice looking guitar, good thing that I bought that from you. :)

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« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2009, 12:41:27 AM »
You are gonna like it man!
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« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2009, 10:28:21 PM »
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Nice looking guitar, good thing that I bought that from you. :)




Congratz bro, hope you love my old Stealthy...

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