Tvvoodoo's Insanitarium is my internets Guitar Mod HQ. Before I begin, I just wanted to include/organize a few links to some of my other select scattered archived project threads from my checkered past, the "slight return," part if I may... sorry if pics may be incomplete, busted links etc... way she goes, b'ye, way she goes. My first projects included the rescue of free junk items from a recycle depot, to transform them into useful others things gearheads would appreciate - such as a looper control for digitech RP-1000, the rehousin' and re-speakerin' of a a vox pathfinder 15R into a 12" Tweedfinder tonemachine JUNK COLLECTOR and TWEEDFINDER Where I nab a Pink sparkle 3/4 Rondo Bass b-stock, and cosmetically Punk it into the BYE-BYE KITTY Then, after discussion on the benefits of raw moose bone erupts, I put the call out to local hunters, LOL "MOOSE CALL" and soon discover the joys of scratching on my own nuts and begin making such things as a compensated acoustic saddle from said material, from scratch: Moosenuts Where I take a magnificently inexpensive Bridgecraft strat and verily polish it into the Golden TURD-O-CASTER Plus, my "BURNING" need.. (get it?) to re-RE-finish the former rickinPA "None More Black" STL ash tele into the udderly MOOOO-verlous Wrangler RANGECASTER, a project which is also continued at the beginnings of in this thread. So all that's your (slight return) part - My apologies, some photo links appear broken, don't know why, I didn't delete nuthin uzzled: But, the past is past - I do glance in the rear view mirror once in awhile, but we cannot drive forward unless we look to the fore. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So what might I find here in TVvoodoos Insanitarium you ask? Well, we have an attempt at making a $45 First Act guitar into something worth slinging, including real swarovski crystal fretboard inlays... Oh the trials! Oh the tribulation! Too ambitious for a junior modder? For sure. Did we fight the good fight? I think so, and we even created then killed off an evil rhinestone snowman in the process! In here you'll also see how I made my own guitar hanger for a my pathetically small man cave to display my growing guitar horde, (or is that hoard?) maximizing space, cost-savings AND offering cool display factor. We have an amp project where I take a Vox pathfinder, mate it with another leftover Vox pathfinder box, to create a Vox "Stack-Finder" sportin' 2 vintage 10" CTS speakers... We show the start and ongoing developement of my little strap-making hobby, some featured custom Strap ATTACK! straps, which I eventually re-named the enterprise to Well-Hung Guitar Accessories Who here hasn't fantasized about making a guitar that totally lights up? I thought so. Playable lamp, or lightable guitar, whatever turns you on, mang. We also have a neat project where I make a crate hybrid combo 70 amp into something really different, including a built-in spatula, and handy beer holder... OH YES I DID! Soon enough, my guitar refin journey continues with my 1st ever fabric finish, a paisley telecaster - the Voodoo Gruvcaster (with umlauts on the u) where i cut a few corners, but it still seems to take effin forever! However, when all the screaming and cussin' is over, you'll learn how to, more importantly how NOT to make yourn. Then, somewhat related to the above, we move on towards completion of... TVvoodoo refinish No. 5... The PSYCHOCASTER! There will be a tutorial on how to make your own cool mexi-mojo strap out of a thrift store purse, no sewing required to preserve your precious and diminishing manhood You will also get to see the near-manic, obsessive compulsive disorderly R & D that went into my development and subsequent manufacture of the Well-Hung PRO-Pin jumbo oversize strap buttons. My take on a larger guitar strap pin retrofit. Deeper in, you'll find a detailed account of me getting my 15-Year-Old Freak WAY ON, as I attempt to carve a Grim Reaper Dude (and more) right into the front face of my Yamastrat, modding it into the Death Strat, Grimcaster, Reapercaster, or Creepy-caster-somethingermajingy. You will also see the Bad-asslement of a guitar begging for some visual help, with... blood diamonds? To recover from the gemstone mistake, (not my first by the way), I try to earn my way back into AGF Good Books with the attempt of a brand new stylin' finish, not TV Yellow, but TV Voodoo... but what I hope becomes known as the "Golden Wolf guitar finish", (as opposed to the Silver Fox doghair style finish). Watch me do it all on a $40 pawnshop special, DC special slamtastic Hamer! As bonus, you'll see be bombarded with intermittent gross-out pics of various workshop injuries, suggestive photos of fruit, mod ideas I openly muse about but never act on, the easy way to home pickle eggs, terrifying parasitic worms, Some TVvoodoo Mixology, plus home cookin', epic sandwiches, trophy fish posing, plus several other sorts of life `madnesses.` The comedy, the drama, embarrassment, pain, shame 'n blame - it`s all right here, with a small victory or two as well. Grab a tall one, and settle in... Comments very welcome... What are you waiting for? C'mon in!