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  • New KL's in the making. I've got WOOD.

    I figured since these are the first KLs I've actually bought the wood for in the beginning, I'd post a progress type thread. Should have some body pics within the next few weeks or so, ETA is somewhere in summer 11', I do believe.

    Both are explorers, both are going to have one piece Honduran Mahogany bodies, 3 piece hard rock maple necks and Curly maple tops.

    One will be trans redburst, fading into black around the sides and back. Birdseye maple fretboard, ebony binding, no inlay.

    The other is going to be Trans White with a onduran rosewood fingerboard, also no inlay. This one is gonna be tricky to pull off right, but I've got confidence. It's looking like it will get stained black first, sanded down, then stained red, then sanded down again before having the trans white applied. Both finishes will be Nitro. Should be neat.

    Here are the tops for both of them;




    Here's the selection of fretboards I had to choose from when it came to Rosewood, 1-11 are Honduran Rosewood, 12-17 are Brazillian.

    Number 8 is going on my guitar.



    This is the shade of red I'm shooting for as the lightest part fo the burst, like I said though, it's gonna go to straight black before making the turn over the edges of the guitar onto the back.



    Both are gonna be single bridge humbucker, one volume knob, one switch for the optics, tuneomatic bridge/stopbar setups. Pretty simple and striaght to the point in terms of function. Pretty excited. I'll update the thread as I get more pictures and such.


    -Ans
    FRAMUS FATHERHD
    GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
    ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

    DECIMATION THEORY
    www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









    Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


    SnaxlyPwnd

  • #2
    OH wow , man.


    Seriously, those cuts of wood are boner inducing


    Congrats, man!!!

    Is the amp rig still the same, or?

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    • #3
      OH wow , man.


      Seriously, those cuts of wood are boner inducing


      Congrats, man!!!

      Is the amp rig still the same, or?


      Completely the same actually. My rig has stayed the exact same for well over a year now. Ever since I got the VHT cab...which I can't even remember when that was...before that the only thing I had changed was going from that BB Boost to the Barber Super Sport, it's stayed the same. My gear whoring days really are over. The ONLY amp I have even the smallest inkling of GAS to try/hear/play is one of those Fortins, specifically Jason's hulk mod thingie or a NATAS whenever it comes out. Other than that, I'm a happy camper when it comes to the amp rig.


      -Ans-
      FRAMUS FATHERHD
      GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
      ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

      DECIMATION THEORY
      www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









      Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


      SnaxlyPwnd

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      • #4
        Who would have ever guessed



        How've you been, mang? Haven't seen you around much at all!

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        • #5
          Who would have ever guessed



          How've you been, mang? Haven't seen you around much at all!


          Up and down man. Life has been pretty sketched out the past 8-9 months or so. The whole situation with Julie did quite a number on me, and it's still ****************ing with me. Other than that, just trying to keep active and working, playing with the band and such. You?

          -Ans
          FRAMUS FATHERHD
          GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
          ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

          DECIMATION THEORY
          www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









          Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


          SnaxlyPwnd

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          • #6
            Up and down man. Life has been pretty sketched out the past 8-9 months or so. The whole situation with Julie did quite a number on me, and it's still ****************ing with me. Other than that, just trying to keep active and working, playing with the band and such. You?

            -Ans




            I'm mere months away from being a Dad

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            • #7
              I'm mere months away from being a Dad


              OHHHH YEAH! I remember when you first posted about that. How's the bun cooking?
              FRAMUS FATHERHD
              GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
              ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

              DECIMATION THEORY
              www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









              Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


              SnaxlyPwnd

              Comment


              • #8
                OHHHH YEAH! I remember when you first posted about that. How's the bun cooking?


                found out we're having a boy



                other than that good. Hectic... Stacy got laid off a ways back, and just started her new job a couple weeks ago. Nice to have her employed again!

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                • #9
                  can you link his website, The link from wikipedia doesnt work anymore for some reason.
                  Check out my clips at: www.soundclick.com/purplenurple







                  Originally Posted by RockStarBassist


                  You've pretty much just become my new Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior. And you can sig that.









                  Originally Posted by richardcouch


                  mother ****************ing finish 1 mother ****************ing tune









                  Originally Posted by Murdoch


                  LAWL

                  nurp, you could jarsquat a wine barrel if it was filled with gear.










                  Originally Posted by abecon5


                  do me now. you are my kind of whore.






                  avoid at all costs: Jbrazz, Indianscout and Aporcelainsky

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                  • #10
                    can you link his website, The link from wikipedia doesnt work anymore for some reason.


                    He doesn't have one. :/ Well, I take that back...he had one that had like...a front page, but there was no content. I haven't checked it in a long time, maybe he took even that down? I know he doesn't feel like he's had the time to gather all the content he wants for the site when it launches...so no site for a while still.


                    found out we're having a boy



                    other than that good. Hectic... Stacy got laid off a ways back, and just started her new job a couple weeks ago. Nice to have her employed again!


                    That's awesome dude. Congrats, on both accounts. That single income thing is the dumps, fo' realz. Picked out a name yet?
                    FRAMUS FATHERHD
                    GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
                    ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

                    DECIMATION THEORY
                    www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









                    Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                    SnaxlyPwnd

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      its 2010, he doesnt have a website? FAIL.
                      Check out my clips at: www.soundclick.com/purplenurple







                      Originally Posted by RockStarBassist


                      You've pretty much just become my new Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior. And you can sig that.









                      Originally Posted by richardcouch


                      mother ****************ing finish 1 mother ****************ing tune









                      Originally Posted by Murdoch


                      LAWL

                      nurp, you could jarsquat a wine barrel if it was filled with gear.










                      Originally Posted by abecon5


                      do me now. you are my kind of whore.






                      avoid at all costs: Jbrazz, Indianscout and Aporcelainsky

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                      • #12
                        School me on a "KL"?
                        I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.

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                        • #13
                          its 2010, he doesnt have a website? FAIL.


                          Well, as much as that could be said, his wait times are 2 and 3 years as it is...so the lack of a website isn't hurting him. HAHA Plus, for those of us that have ordered stuff, him not having a website is pure win...his wait times would go up exponetially with the newfound contact ability and "publicity" would give him. So I see him not having a site as a positive thing.


                          -Ans
                          FRAMUS FATHERHD
                          GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
                          ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

                          DECIMATION THEORY
                          www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









                          Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                          SnaxlyPwnd

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            OH wow , man.


                            Seriously, those cuts of wood are boner inducing


                            Congrats, man!!!

                            Is the amp rig still the same, or?


                            Exactly this.
                            BG Pickups are awesome: www.norcalguitars.com

                            Arend @ Sweetwater =







                            Originally Posted by Guitarist+


                            I don't need your empathy.

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                            • #15
                              School me on a "KL"?


                              Kenneth Lawrence Instruments, aka, Ken Lawrence. Mainly a bass builder, does everything by himself, by hand, built an explorer for James Hetfield in the mid 90s, word got out, so now he's been building them for other people as well, including myself. He's a perfectionist and very exacting with his craft. His instruments rule. For me, they are the perfect fit. Here's my current one.







                              And as it is now...broken headstock and all.





                              -Ans
                              FRAMUS FATHERHD
                              GEARWHORE HALL OF FAME
                              ....what amp is next? We never knw. Retired 2006-2008

                              DECIMATION THEORY
                              www.reverbnation.com/decimationtheory









                              Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                              SnaxlyPwnd

                              Comment



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