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  1. Revealed

    Today I took the tape off to see how my paint job turned out.
    This is my first attempt at a project guitar. Although it is not perfect, it is alright.
    I will put a clear coat on to protect the paint.

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    The Blue Avenger getting the tape off.


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    I took most of the tape off. I left the routed out part for bridge taped.
    I wanted that part to remain flat black.
    Now comes the clear ...
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  2. Taping for blue

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    Here is the Avenger getting taped for paint coat #2

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    Putting on the blue paint.
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  3. Paint it black

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    Here is the Avenger ready for the first coat of paint.
    I cleaned the body very well, removing all of the grunge before I taped it.

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    Newly painted with a coat of flat black enamel primer.
    Now the tough part, waiting for it to dry.

    Updated 08-14-2011 at 02:12 PM by Random_Sample

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  4. Frequency Response.

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    Here is pic of the frequency response of the stock pickups in the Charvel Avenger.
    This was done before I took the Avenger apart.
    I sampled them in the three switch positions.
    I used the Signal Scope app for i-phone for the test.
    The guitar was plugged straight into a Roland Cube 40XL amplifier set on the clean channel, with all the effects turned off, the guitar volume at full, and the amp volume at 5. I played an E5 Chord for the ...
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  5. Take it apart!

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    So....today is the day!

    Before I took the Avenger apart I sampled the frequency response of the stock pickups using the Signal Scope Application available for i-phone.
    I will compare the frequency response of the stock pick ups to the performance of the new pick ups when replaced, and the project is complete.
    I saved all of the original parts for reuse if needed.
    It was easy to take it apart, I am sure it will be more difficult
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