Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2 - Progress and Completion

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  1. KempGuitars

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    I blame it more on the unexpected. First time installing them and I'd seen the quick connectors - expecting it to be more like an EMG installation. No, everything else is soldered. Instructions are available in the box and online so it's not that it's difficult or out of the ordinary.

    They're looking good in the guitar but, sadly, I'm not thinking much of them as pickups.
     
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    ... And the cost, yes.
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    That sounds weird, quick connect AND soldering? I wonder why they didn't just not use quick connect at all.
     
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    Just difficult to make quick connectors to the push-pull pots. The only quick connectors are those on the back of the pickups... Even the jack is soldered, which in my case makes no difference because I use a different jack anyway.
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Ah, that makes more sense. It just sounded a bit weird when you first mentioned it haha.
     
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    you not digging the sound?
     
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    Deposit sent, looking forward to this build! Will setup a new thread in the luthiery section :)

    Thanks Matt!
     
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    Been a little quiet over the past couple of weeks so have a teaser pic, and just a sample, of what's to come over the next month or so [​IMG]

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    post a link here so we can find it...
     
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    Hulk-burst!

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    Finished the "Hulk-burst" DC... Flame Maple/Mahogany body, Maple neck, Flame Maple fretboard w/ Luminlay dot inlays, Wilkinson bridge, AT-1 and Cruiser pickups, Gotoh 381 locking tuners and Green-Purple burst under matte finish...

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    Not much of a comic book guy, so I'll have to appeal to a higher authority on this one:

    Is it illegal to put a "Hulk Burst" on a "DC" guitar? Will this put Kemp on the INTERPOL Most Wanted list?
     
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    Of course, DC Comic's. Didn't even pick up on that myself. Besides, I'm sure DC Comic's have got bigger fish to fry :p
     
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    so...you next guitar body design will be called a marvel? :banana:
     
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    Yeah, been a while but I'm still here and working on a number of builds that will present themselves over the coming few weeks. The first, in celebration of this glorious sunshine we've been having, this yellow SS (actually not influenced by the sun at all, but an idea I had some time ago) in the typical "bridge-only-pickup" style. I went for chrome hardware after seeing an old ESP in a very similar yellow with chrome and thought it suited.

    Full spec: Mahogany archtop body, Maple three-piece bolt-on neck w/ reversed head, Wenge fretboard w/ binding, Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge and 381 Series tuners, Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup and matte Cadmium Yellow finish...

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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Hey Kemp, I'm just thinking about possible changes I want to make to my quote, how much would it be to change from Wenge/Mahogany/Wenge and Ebony fretboard to 3 piece Wenge with a Purpleheart fretboard?
     
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    Hi. Probably not much difference TBH - Ebony is more expensive than Purpleheart. Might reduce the quote by a few pounds ☺
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Ah, that's great. I do love the look of purpleheart, and it should go well with the purple burst I want haha. Or maybe not since the purple I'm thinking about is quite dark. I should be able to start paying you in a couple of months of things go the way I want them to.
     
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    Purpleheart and Wenge ☺

    Look forward to working with you
     
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