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  Sunday, 13 November 2011
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We've machined one prototype body to test out the tool paths, here are some photos of the second body. This will be the first one machined on the new CNC.
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Maybe. The upper horn is as thick as the neck on both pictures, but the SuperP is a 5 string.
10 years ago
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Wide angle lense distortion. The horn is normal sized.
10 years ago
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Alright, thanks :)
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It's got a kind of "muscle car" vibe that would rock a metallic paint job. Reminds me of the new take on the old Dodge challenger/ charger. They have the retro look, but they are sexier than the originals.
10 years ago
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[quote="Grand Wazoo":1ru9gkjh]Fantastic, Sheldon! Is that a Mary Kay type of see through blonde finish?[/quote:1ru9gkjh] Yes. It's over alder so has a slightly redder look than ash.
10 years ago
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So, is the SuperP logo on the headstock going to be scooped out like the SuperJ's are?
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":ez47z13i]So, is the SuperP logo on the headstock going to be scooped out like the SuperJ's are?[/quote:ez47z13i] Looks like that's the finished neck. Already has the decal on, and the lettering would be done after the scoop not before.
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That's what I was thinking too, but it is the first one so there could also be tweaks and changes before an assembly run. I really like the scoop and it adds to the contrast when you have a matching headstock. It also sets it apart more comparatively to similar Jazz/P based designs.
10 years ago
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We're experimenting with a scoop less headstock. The goal is to focus on cost effective performance.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2aj9sezx]We're experimenting with a scoop less headstock. The goal is to focus on cost effective performance.[/quote:2aj9sezx] +1 on both points! I've never liked the scoop on the SuperJ headstock, and unless losing the few grams of wood results in a definite performance advantage, I'd prefer it not be there. I could do without the scoop outline as well. I'm definitely going to want a Super P, though, however the headstock turns out! More OT PS P info here, bottom of page: [url:2aj9sezx]http://www.devilsadvocate.tv/soifer/fenderwanted.htm[/url:2aj9sezx]
10 years ago
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I was under the assumption that the scoop was all CNC'd, so there wouldn't be any real notable cost differences aside from masking it for painting matching headstocks. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product!
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":16s438hs]I was under the assumption that the scoop was all CNC'd, so there wouldn't be any real notable cost differences aside from masking it for painting matching headstocks. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product![/quote:16s438hs] There's considerable time spent hand sanding out the machine marks.
10 years ago
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Hi, Looks great! But I see only one pickup in the prototype. Will the Super P default model have only the P-pickup in the neck position, or will the P/J configuration be standard? Will we only have a choice of morado or maple for the fretboard? I, for one, would love a wenge fretboard on it. (Why is this not an option on the Super J? Or is it, but just not on the price list?) GLF
10 years ago
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Default will be just the P-pickup set. The prototype has a John East P-retro. There are a ton of tone options with this combination. If someone wants to order a wenge board we can accomodate.
10 years ago
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Just thinking out lout here; have you ever thought about painting just the non-scooped scoop portion of the headstock?
10 years ago
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Here's the completed prototype. Comments from our resident P-nerd Ryan is that it's the best sounding P he's ever heard. Plus it plays so much more evenly than a P.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3lebbjbj]Here's the completed prototype. Comments from our resident P-nerd Ryan is that it's the best sounding P he's ever heard. Plus it plays so much more evenly than a P.[/quote:3lebbjbj] Stunning work Sheldon, a star is born! Can't wait to try it!!
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What are the John East Retro-P controls?
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Hi, Arghh! How come I can see Sheldon's unfinished prototype picture on page 2, but not the completed prototype picture on page 3?? I'm using a Mac right now, but I'll try my PC at work tomorrow. Maybe I'll have better luck. Does the P-Retro feature two pull-switches? I don't mean to sound like a party-pooper, especially because I'm so stoked about the Super P finally becoming a reality, but I don't like pull-switches at all, or stacked knobs! What do I do now?! I love, love, love toggle switches! You don't have to monkey around with them. You just look at them, and you know exactly what to do. (By the way, I loved the BlueQube on my ABI.) Sheldon, have you yet determined what the passive controls for the SP will be yet? Just volume and tone? Three cheers for wenge! Hip, hip, wenge! ... GLF
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[quote="G&L-Forever":236uxnir] Arghh! How come I can see Sheldon's unfinished prototype picture on page 2, but not the completed prototype picture on page 3??[/quote:236uxnir] [quote:236uxnir]The selected attachment does not exist anymore. The file ./../files/4_003f7e6ef7845948ff60f0c68e661859 does not exist.[/quote:236uxnir] :( :? :(
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