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    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
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    Congrats on the sponsor and glad to hear you got the strings figured out.
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    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    so far left of center i'm in right field

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    thanks

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    ok, and update of what I've done over the last day or two

    Once I got the rods figured out for lighting I bent one end and drilled a hole in the "pickup plate." The plan here is to use 4 RGB piranha LEDs on the bottom of this to light the 4 strings. I used my current RGB setup to test it and I think it will work out nicely, especially when each one will have another LED at the other end.

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    Then I did something with this boring old silver antec PSU.



    cover off



    green acrylic cut to roughly the size of the top



    ready for bending



    now I just heated it slowly with a small butane torch until it was soft, then bent it and clamped it until it cooled



    and set on the PSU to check sizing, etc. fits pretty good



    and with the backing paper removed



    now I wasn't just content with a plain green cover, so I printed out this music note and cut it out, then set it onto the cover for sizing



    then I traced into the rex plexi



    and after a LOT of cutting, filing, sanding, polishing, etc here it is



    and glued



    and the finished result. now I just need to do some trimming on the green and drill the mounting holes. I plan on putting 4 UV LEDs inside the PSU to light up the green.



    now I couldn't leave the PSU silver, so I started by desoldering the switch and removing the components from the shell





    and one empty shell, ready for paint



    I drilled 4 mounting holes in the base here. I will put 4 screws and attatch them to short standoffs to mount to the base



    first coat





    I ended up putting 3 coats on it last night. I should get to reassembling it tonight. Stay tuned
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    one thing I noticed a while back but can't change now is the fact that I screwed up and ordered transparent red plexi instead of translucent. grrrrr. ah well, I'll make do with it, I'll find some ultra-bright white LEDs to light it up or somethin

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    ok so I went down yesterday and sprayed some clearcoat on the PSU case and it reacted witht he paint and it all started wrinkling up. So at some point this weekend I need to strip it all back down and repaint it, no clearcoat this time

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    That sucks, it was looking good too. I really like the look of the plexi cover with the notes.
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    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    so far left of center i'm in right field

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    ok major update time!

    so I sanded the sides of the neck at an angle similar to what her guitar currently has.



    Next (last night) I cut two rectangles of red plexi and glued them together.



    here is the design I drew out that will end up being the head. I used the rim of a baseball hat oddly enough, it seemed to fit the curve I was looking for perfectly



    and after a rough cut out with the band saw



    I noticed on her guitar the head angles downward, so I ground an angle on the base of the head with the belt sander



    Heres the head after I sanded and polished the sides





    they fit and look pretty good



    I then glued them together, they're currently setting.




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    now I put the PSU back together (mostly). I think it turned out pretty nice



    I drilled holes in the plexi to mount it to the PSU frame



    then I proceeded to do something I've never done before. and never plan on dong again lol. I sleeved the PSU. I also cut off the wires that I wont be using (SATA, floppy, etc). Some I could just pop the pins out of the connector, others I had to cut the wires and resolder and heatshrink then sleeve.





    now with the small cables done all that was left was the 20-pin one. WHAT A PITA!





    I think it turned out nice.



    now all thats left to do is wait for my UV LEDs to arrive and put them into the PSU and it'll be done

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    that psu looks really really good! gonna be sweet once its all wired up with the LEDs! good work.

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    thanks! I've got a little triming still to do on the green plexi, and I've got to put it back over the form and re-heat and bend it, some of the corners arent tight

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