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Jeff Mead


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London, England
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 5:28 am    
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So once again (and probably for the last time) I have reduced the value of some Stringmaster bits by making them into an instrument.



It all went pretty smoothly. The control plate I had was from a triple and I toyed with the idea of wiring it so the two outer buttons were configured to switch necks but I was so happy with the toggle switches in my quad that I installed them on this as well.

All the other hardware is original except for the fretboards (from Jim Palenscar). It will have to share legs with the quad - not a problem as I can't imagine ever using both at the same time.

The only hitch was when I went to string her up, one of the tuners was slipping a cog when I tried to tune it. Luckily I had a spare strip (also with one faulty tuner) so a trip to my local metalwork shop and 15 minutes and 5 bucks later the bad one was lopped off one strip and one of the good ones chopped off the other strip.



I was really pleased with the paint job (thanks to another friend of mine who is a vintage car nut and offered to spray it for me). The Fender logo looks great against that colour.

Sorry for the poor quality pics but was too excited to wait. I'll post some better pics when I have them.

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David Knutson


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Cowichan Valley, Canada
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 9:50 am    
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Nice job, Jeff. Love the colour.

Getting tired of packing the quad around?
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Jeff Mead


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London, England
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 11:39 am    
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David Knutson wrote:

Getting tired of packing the quad around?


Well, it's horses for courses really. In my main band I only play steel on just under half the set and mostly all on the A6 neck so the quad is overkill for that really. And, of course, if space is tight on stage a quad is the last thing you need.

But there are definitely times when nothing but the quad will do.
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 2:50 pm    
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It has been said before I love the Color!!! Nice steel!!!
Joe Elk Central Ohio
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 3:05 pm    
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+1 on that color! Smile
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Harrisburg, Oregon
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 5:12 pm     Me Too
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Me too on the color or colour depending on where your from! Laughing Very Happy
Very cool looking steel.
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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long. On Order.
1950's? Blankenship D-8 PSG Restored.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 PSG, Restoration Project.
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 6:44 pm    
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Looks great, including the colour/color !! Very Happy
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 3:38 am    
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Me thinks there are a lot of guys on here that grew up in the '57 Chevy Belair era!

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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 7:12 am    
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Very nice fender enjoy
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Jesse Pearson


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San Diego , CA
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 7:58 am    
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Ditto on the color. Beautiful steel.
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Dean Owen


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Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 8:30 am    
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+1 on the colour. I was thinking of painting my stringmaster and this colour was one I was thinking of. Now that I see it I like it - it suits it.
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Jeff Mead


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London, England
Post  Posted 6 Mar 2019 3:30 am    
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Here's a clip of me playing the "new" Stringmaster here in London on Monday night.

A bit of psychedelic country with Sarah Vista...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GOWWc2NsPQ
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 6 Mar 2019 9:00 am    
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Nice job on that !! Very Happy I never shoulda sold the D8 I had ! Confused And the color really looks great on that one ! Very Happy
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