Guitar Pic of the Day - 11.25.08

Discussion in 'Guitars, Guitars Guitars!' started by Help!I'maRock!, Nov 25, 2008.

    Nov 25, 2008
  1. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

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    Model: 2001 Danelectro Innuendo modified by Archie Maxwell
    Body: Plywood
    Neck: Maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Inlays: Abalone stick-on by Fretwares
    Body & headstock finish: Dupli-color Metallic Black
    Pickguard & Back plate: Custom, 3-ply vinyl from Stew-Mac
    Scale: 24 1/2"
    Tuners & Nut: Original Danelectro
    Tremolo bridge: Original Danelectro, blocked fore & aft
    "Tailpiece:" Ornamental, made from square brass tubing & a thrift store toaster oven grill
    Strings: D'Addario 10s
    Pickups: No-namo (Ebay)
    Innuendo 4-FX module (Chorus, echo, fuzz, & tremolo) modified with toggles replacing the pushbuttons, "fuzz damper" control added.
    Danelectro mini effects added (all with original controls):
    --Surf & Turf Compressor
    --Chicken Salad Vibrato
    --Fish & Chips Graphic EQ
    --Pepperoni Phase Shifter
    --Tuner (LCD screen eliminated)
    Other electonics features:
    --"Black Ice" passive distortion
    --"Stutter button"
    --Smokey amp with original 2" speaker mounted on new rear trem cover
    --"Dry" 1/4" output jack
    --"FX" 1/4" output jack
    --1/8" headphone jack
    --1/8" extension speaker jack
    --1/8" 9vDC power input jack
    --Individual volume & tone controls (upper bass bout)
    --Master volume & tone controls
    --Individual and master Volume & Tone bypass switches
    --Individual on-off toggles for each pickup
    --Series/parallel, "Self-phase," and "master in/out phase" slide switches for neck & middle p/ups
    --Series/parallel and "self-phase" slide switches for bridge p/up
    --Master Power Switch
    --FX Bypass Switch
    --Amp on-off switch
    --Two 9v batteries (in trem cavity)
    CONTROLS:
    Toggle Switches: 17
    Rotary Pots: 16
    Slider Pots: 8
    Slide Switches: 8
    Pushbutton Switches: 6
    LEDs: 7
    1/4" Jacks: 2
    1/8" Jacks: 3
    This guitar can of course be played as a "normal" guitar, but also features a switch which, when activated, takes all of the pickups and associated controls out of the circuit and allows the instrument to be used as an effects chain/amp/headphone amp by plugging another guitar into the "dry" 1/4" jack and plugging the "fx" 1/4" jack into an amplifier, recording unit, POD, etc.

    This guitar, named "Ultra-Dano!!!" is the third and final instrument of a series based on the Danelectro Innuendo and was completed in my home workshop over the course of several months. It's been seen on a few online forums, but it has never been and probably never will be seen on a stage. It was assembled primarily as an engineering challenge and an exercise in excess...and yes, every single control device is wired up; there are no "dummy" components. The vibrato circuit crapped out on me a while back; I'll get around to fixing it eventually....but every other component is fully functional.
  2. Nov 25, 2008
  3. Prages User Error

    I get bogged down with 2 volume/2 tone and a 3 way pickup selector. Something tells me I'd be a bumbling idiot if I tried to play that thing.

    It's a modder's dream though, I guess.
  4. Nov 25, 2008
  5. warren0728 n00b

    crunkp

    just sayin'....
  6. Nov 25, 2008
  7. Mark Wein :mad:

    +1 :facepalm:
  8. Nov 25, 2008
  9. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    He kicks on the compressor for a boost into the guitar solo - wait - that switch is the chorus. Maybe this one....nope - that's the phase shifter. Wait - I think it's this one. YES!!!! Time to rock!!! heavy-metal-044

    What do you mean the solo progression is over... messedup0

    thwap

    Seriously - what was he thinking?
  10. Nov 25, 2008
  11. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    i believe he was thinking, "wouldn't it be cool to see how many effects you can fit into one of those shitty innuendo guitars? let's make a project out of it!"

    the best part of the guitar is that you can plug another guitar into it and use all the effects.

    but really, its a project show piece. and very cool.
  12. Nov 25, 2008
  13. Yep, that's basically what I was thinking..........
  14. Nov 25, 2008
  15. Aahzz Habanero Evangelist

    Holy knobs and switches!!!!!
  16. Nov 25, 2008
  17. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

  18. Nov 26, 2008
  19. Oh wow.

    I'd like to toss one of those slanted humbuckers into the bridge of a strat and see what I get out of it though. ide

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