Charvel Star and Bee update

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March 16, 2014 at 9:21 am Quote #33907

vhrob
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Updated my Charvel Star guitar to an original floyd without the fine tuners like Ed’s had and painted my Bumble bee Charvel headstock and added a gold Charvel logo to make it look like the VHII 79 era. Glad I did it I am very happy with how it came out. Now I can say both these are finally where I want them for accuracy for the most part.

Rob



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March 16, 2014 at 11:00 am Quote #33908

VAiN
(2768)

Beautiful work! How do they sound and play? How’s the neck on that star? How hard was locating an original Floyd?


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March 16, 2014 at 11:22 am Quote #33910

vhrob
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Oh they both play like a dream. Very smooth and effortless, just as I like them with nice low actions. The neck on the Star was quite the project finding. NO ONE… I mean NO ONE makes them and no companies make them anymore because of the copyright stuff with the Danelectro shape and Danelectro will not make one to spec either with the Floyd cut, so I was forced to order one custom from Hong Kong and you never know what your gonna get from overseas, as many of the necks they crank out over there are garbage, backbowed, won’t intonate and just are not worth the trouble. I lucked out with this one…… Kept my eyes peeled for the original Floyd without the tuners. Guys on fleabay wanted like 3 and 4 hundred bucks for them. I found a guy on kramerforum that sold me his for 100 bucks…
Rob


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March 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm Quote #33920

VAiN
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Way to make it happen.. I figured that Danelectro neck would be an effort in itself. Does the Floyd stay in tune fairly well? Do you know the manufacture date on it? I’m guessing around 1980?


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March 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm Quote #33923

dokkendude
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nice work!



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March 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm Quote #33929

thismusicsux
(523)

Man!!! These are probably my #1 and #2 fav EVH guitars to have a replica of.
And these look super nice. Love the bumblebee with black headstock.


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March 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm Quote #33931

vhrob
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Thanks dokkendude….. Yeah VAiN I think the date is 1980 for the Floyd. It’s a pain guessing where you need to be tuning wise because as soon as you clamp down on the nut it goes sharp (ala the beauty of fine tuners) so you gotta compensate for that a bit. I would not want one of these on all my Floyd guitars, but I can deal with one to make it more accurate. But yeah it stays in tune pretty well.
Rob


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March 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm Quote #33933

PT5150
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As always very nice job bro…


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 16, 2014 at 8:17 pm Quote #33935

voodoo
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You’re a madman!!! I’m going to hire you soon, my friend! :)


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March 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm Quote #33937

sickman
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Where did you finally get the neck for the Charvel star. Also, do you find most of the old parts like the 80s Floyd on eBay or somewhere else. Very nice work on both of those beauties.


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March 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm Quote #33938

vhrob
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Got the neck overseas because no one would make me a Dano neck with Floyd nut route due to copyright issues, so I took a chance and got lucky with a company from Hong Kong. I got all the parts on eBay except the Floyd. Got it from a guy on the vintage Kramer forum.


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