My New Ace Frehley London Fuzz 2

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  1. sega

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    I've been busy trying to find a way to change the look of my London Fuzz 2.

    And while looking and searching for stickers and fonts I did not liked anything I saw.

    So while putting the first coat of paint I was looking for some pictures and stumble on a Ace Frehley poster that was in a Guitar world.

    I should have keep this nice poster but I managed to use it on my London Fuzz 2.

    Here's a few pics.

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  2. gang twanger

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    That's awesome! Nice work.
     
  3. godotzilla

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    Sweet! I'm sure Ace would be flattered to know you're stepping on his face on a regular basis.
     
  4. Andre357

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    best pedal graphic EVVVAAAAAR !!!!
     
  5. sega

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    Cool,

    I started to be interested in guitar while I was listening to Ace on the Kiss alive album...in 1976.

    Yep, that makes me old.

    I still play a few licks from him, wich are cool.

    It is not finished, I have to change the led and the led cover.
     
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    Saw Ace in NYC last Friday! He should put the makeup back on!! Killer tone though......loud as hell though....SHOCK ME!
     
  7. sega

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    Yes he looked better when he was young, a bit like Keith Richard.

    He definitly has style....when he plays.
    Got his licks from masters such as Beck and Page and Clapton....all from England, gee it rains so much over there that the only thing to do is play the guitar all day long :RoCkIn
     
  8. sega

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    Well yes he would be flattered, sure I press the switch but never get close to him.

    I have a great respect for him as a guitar player, and he has a good sense of humor.

    You have to, when you play next to Gene $immon$
     
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    Where's the button to activate the smoke bomb?!?!?!?!!?! :) :)

    Seriously, very cool--looks great!
     
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    the spaceman.....

    scream!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Have you seen the state of Ace's face. All those years of make-up abuse burnt craters into his skin. Stepping on his face will make little difference.
     
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    That is kick ass!
    Banana for you Sir!
    :banana
     
  13. sega

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    Thanks,

    I wil get a new led and a led cover so it looks more appropriate.
    Also some decals for the side ans maybe some letter or fonts.

    I'm also thinking of doing it for my next pedal.
    Why not my Fulltone Fulldrive 2 with its boring blue paint job.

    Van Halen, Rush or New England would be pictures that I would design on the pedal.

    Also I found out a way to laminate a picture before adding the clear spray over it.

    The hardest part is to sand the damn paint job....
     
  14. welcometoashley

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    cool man! so how did you do it? i'd imagine you took off all of the knobs and footswitch, laid the poster down, maybe applied a clear lacquer(?) then reattached the knobs, etc. very cool. i'd like to do that to a couple of my pedals with boring, plain paint jobs.... let us know!
     
  15. fuzzface71

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    SIICK!!

    Here's my iBlues Devil! ;)

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  16. sega

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    Hi,

    Please read all of this post before doing a mod on your paintjob!!!

    First I took off the bottom plate from my pedal.
    It's a bottom plate attached to the upper part of the pedal.

    I basically unscrewed all screws and knobs and put all the guts inside the pedal and covered the holes from the inside of the pedal with masking tape.

    So you end up with a pedal without knobs and all the rest.

    Whether you sand it down or remove the paint with some paint remover.
    I bought sandpaper with fine grain for the finish and coarse for the rough.

    When your finish sanding remove the remaining dust with a cloth, and your ready to paint.

    I took a can of spray paint and did a few coats.

    When it was dry, I applied my picture that I got from a a magazine(Guitar world has a lot of posters or Guitar).But I did not laminate it.

    You have to apply a protector on your picture, since it's not a decal.
    Paper absorbs the varnish and it will look very dark.

    Go to this place and read about laminate process, try this technique on some picture that you don't care about...as a demo to see
    if you like it.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Laminate-With-Wax-Paper

    Again, I did not do it that way, but it looks like the best way to do it.

    Lastly you apply your photo or picture or sticker and apply multiple coating of glossy clear, apply one coat at the time and be patient .
    Between coats remove dust particles.Specially if you let it dry outside.

    Then screw back all the parts where they were before.

    I did that on my London Fuzz 2 cause the paint job and the stickers are so-so.

    Good luck, sorry for my poor grammar(I'm french) but feel fre to ask me anything.
     
  17. sega

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    Looks great, did you have fun doing it?

    I learned a few things that I won't repeat for my next project.
     
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    No actually, I asked MJM for that, it's a custom job. It was my idea.
     
  19. sega

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    Wow, a custom paint job.

    Some people have lots of money...:band

    I don't know if Michael(MJM owner) knows what i've done to its little baby, but I like to remember why I got starting to play the guitar and the picture of Ace seems to works well.

    Now, here I am painting some pedals and playing my fuzz all day long.
     
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