Fuzzy guitar

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  1. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Has anybody here made one? That's going to be my next project, a spinner too like ZZ. Any info or pix you can share would be appreciated.
     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    I'd say you're jumping the shark. :)
     
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  3. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Well to be fair, most mods and projects can fit that as well. What’s great is that there are minor variations that set them a little further than just another “xxx copy”. So far what I’ve seen from @beerbelly is that his always have his stamp of originality
     
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  4. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    It was actually a reference to his previous Shark guitar. :)
     
  5. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Never seen one, or heard of someone actually making one (besides ZZ’s). My band mates and I have often joked about how bad those furry guitars must smell after a gig or two of sweating on them.
     
  6. BatUtilityBelt

    BatUtilityBelt Squier Talker

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    Start with a shape like this:
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  7. No. I don't want to have to buy flea collars, send it to the pet groomer or put up with the shedding.

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    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  8. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    There have been many versions of these guitars (6, I think); the majority seem to be based on a Dean Z or an Explorer with a Flying V headstock. I found a beat up Mahar Flying V on Offerup for $40 that has a perfectly shaped headstock and a single HB. The plan is to slice, dice and add wood to convert it into that Z/Explorer shape, then paint the whole thing white and add sheepskin:

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    IKEA has both real and fake sheepskins, so I have a source for that. And I have a hair clipper to give it a "haircut" around the strings & pickup.

    I just need to figure out how to make it spin. I saw a guy on YouTube who used a weightlifter's belt and some kind of swivel. Maybe attach some kind of straplock/swivel on both? Still need to figure that out...
     
  9. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

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    Way Way Back when I was in the army and after being over in nam and got stationed at Fort Eustis VA. I was a medic and got some mole skin is what they call it.. Its not a fuzzy as a ZZ top , I covered a arch top jazz box with it then used India Ink to do color splotching. Oh when I was 21 and dumb, It did not help the sound of the guitar.
     
  10. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jim! Damn! I’m ashamed! How did I miss that pun/reference???
    I love that shark guitar he built.
     
  11. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    I'm wondering if a Dunlop strap lock might work as a spinner? Attach the guitar button to the back of the guitar, and the push-button half through a looped strap that hangs around your neck?

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  12. Dinomikesr

    Dinomikesr Squier-Meister

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    I had a Chevy and Ford van in the 70's. I had all I can handle when it comes to decorating something with fuzz.
     
  13. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

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    Are you gonna glue the fuzz down or just make a sorta fuzzy glove for the body? fastened at the back w velcro perhaps?
     
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  14. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    I plan to glue it on- no point in doing it halfway!
     
  15. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    My friend still has a section of that fuzz from when he worked at Dean and they did the ZZ Fuzzy guitars. I bought a lot of parts from him...
     
  16. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Jan 30, 2013
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    What about this idea for the spinner?

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  18. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-Nut

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    I really doubt it. The biggest problem will be the balance, and keeping it from flipping forward.
    Start with something like a lazy susan bearing:
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    One side is screwed to the back of the guitar, the other side attached to a body harness with a rigid flat bar going from a waist belt up to an upper torso belt.

    Ooh - maybe bolt it to a non-articulated cuirass (breastplate) made from a plastic barrel.

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    Concealing it under a shirt is another issue.

    You'd probably also have to add ballast to the tail of the guitar so that it does not neck dive, and rotates smoothly.
     
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  19. Jsjr

    Jsjr Squier Talker

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    I'd be more worried about the guitar cable whipping around and smacking me in the face, Indiana Jones style.
     
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  20. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-Nut

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    Okay.
    Add to the shopping list:
    Wireless Guitar TX/RX system.
     
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