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    Default My new 7th Tuner 5150 build....

    Hey guys,

    check out my new 7th tuner build Kramer 5150

    Locke custom body (all grain custom ground into body like Eds)
    Butala neck with exact profile as Eds
    6 gotoh tuners with double tab 7th schaller
    Whale tail floyd rose
    Peavey Wolfgang PUP just like Eds

    this guitar was so much fun to build and thanks to Chris Hubbard for knocking this one outta the park for me. Without a doubt the best 5150 I've ever had.
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    That looks amazing Rob. I just finished watching the JB show with you on it and was hoping you would post some photo's of it here.

    Congrats... Its a beauty.
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    Sweet!

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    Looks incredible, Rob!!!
    Congrats on the completion of it. Glad that Hubbard helped out again. I'll have to look for that JB video that Dutchie mentioned ^^^.
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    She's a beaut, Clark.

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    The paint work is exceptional to my untrained eye. Great stuff. I'm partial to the dirtied up neck, even if it wouldn't be accurate in this case
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    That looks nice dude! Great idea. LOL. Out.
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    thanks so much guys. I really appreciate it. It was certainly a fun build......

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    Looks great Rob! BTW - I am still loving and taking care of your old blue EVH EBMM.
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    Wait, you stole Eddie's guitar? Man that is awesome! I'm more than tempted to try adding the wood grain now on mine. That looks unreal.
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    thanks so much guys...... fan4ever wait till you see my new Green EBMM EVH.... coming soon

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    What was the method to grinding the grain into the body just like the real thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    thanks so much guys...... fan4ever wait till you see my new Green EBMM EVH.... coming soon
    THAT ^^^ is something I'm looking forward to seeing!
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    basically what he did was painted the body white and then by using the infamous "No Bozos" pics which show the grain pattern better than any 5150 pics out there along with a few others used an exacto knife to scribe the grain into the body. It basically starts at the elbow / forearm spot of the body and circles down underneath and back up through the Space tape. This is something that most people (including myself as I have done many of these replicas over the years) were not doing with their replicas of this guitar but now that the grain is so apparent its kind of a fun effect and thing to include on these copies..... he really did a great job on this one and this will without a doubt be my LAST 5150 replica I will probably ever own. A lot of fun for sure with this one lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    basically what he did was painted the body white and then by using the infamous "No Bozos" pics which show the grain pattern better than any 5150 pics out there along with a few others used an exacto knife to scribe the grain into the body. It basically starts at the elbow / forearm spot of the body and circles down underneath and back up through the Space tape. This is something that most people (including myself as I have done many of these replicas over the years) were not doing with their replicas of this guitar but now that the grain is so apparent its kind of a fun effect and thing to include on these copies..... he really did a great job on this one and this will without a doubt be my LAST 5150 replica I will probably ever own. A lot of fun for sure with this one lol

    Rob
    That's really cool. So was the grain completely filled and then added back in to reflect what shows on the real deal, or was only the part that he added the effect to filled and sanded smooth so the grain could be added? If it was the latter, how did he merge the two grains so they blend seamlessly?

    The effect is incredible from those pictures. It looks like legit wood grain and it makes the wear pattern on the elbow contour look perfect.
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