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Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style with guts!
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:57:25 PM »
Here is a Chimera clone mod for bass,never did get the LED working,it sounds pretty gnarly.

« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 08:51:52 PM by jimilee »
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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 09:03:16 PM »
Vader rocking the double neck? Awesome graphic man!  ;D

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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 09:43:26 PM »
Electriced guitar.

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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 04:53:50 AM »
When I saw the thread title I was really hoping it was...



VADER TIME!!!!!!

Nice build all the same :)

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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 02:09:56 PM »
Vader rocking the double neck? Awesome graphic man!  ;D

Not sure it's possible to out-awesome that image  8)
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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style with guts!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 09:22:11 PM »
Totally got the led working
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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style with guts!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 01:53:29 AM »
Awesome job Jimi !  If you wet sand the enclosure before the decal work you can get almost a polished look
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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style with guts!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 07:54:30 AM »
Awesome job Jimi !  If you wet sand the enclosure before the decal work you can get almost a polished look
Thanks man,if you look at it on your pedal board while you're playing,you can't see the difference  ;D I did think about sanding it and shining it up,but I'm really just too lazy to do that for a working pedal for myself. I may try that for the decimator I am building though. What grit should I use?
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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style with guts!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 10:54:39 AM »
Awesome job Jimi !  If you wet sand the enclosure before the decal work you can get almost a polished look
Thanks man,if you look at it on your pedal board while you're playing,you can't see the difference  ;D I did think about sanding it and shining it up,but I'm really just too lazy to do that for a working pedal for myself. I may try that for the decimator I am building though. What grit should I use?

I usually start dry sanding at about 100 and work my way up. I wet sand from 220 up to 600 BUT I am growing frustrated with the fact that all of my polished enclosures have oily fingerprints on them. I am starting to sand to about 150 instead and cross-hatch the enclosure for a cool look. If you want the polished look without the hassle you can buy a pre-polished one from small bear for about $10 and it is almost like looking into a mirror...

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Re: Grind Customs Chimera BFD for Bass Vader style with guts!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 01:33:49 PM »
you dont really need a spit shine, just take the factory veiny look out
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