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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

View PostLerxstLuthier, on 28 November 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

A simple tool called "the key" gets the job done easily.

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Just got one of these in the mail and intonated my Epiphone Pro fx in no time. Sooooooooo worth it. :dweez:

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:58 AM

have only just clicked this thread (afraid that i haven't been here for a while).AWESOME! is all i can say :dweez:  :drool:

am slightly (well very) short of funds (as i bought a new guitar/amp/effects pedal in december after i had a bit of good luck).if i did have the money though,i would be giving you a call pronto  :sundog:

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

Hey I had an idea as to what guitar replica of some sort you could do next. It would be so cool if you did a replica of Alex's Black and Orange PRS he used for Time Stand Still.

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That one, with the Evans/Signature Pickup in the Bridge, and a Seymour duncan in the neck.
I might take this on...

Edited by TFEman, 03 February 2014 - 06:19 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

Oh and I will make a YouTube video of my Great White replica I am in the process of making, and the making of the guitar.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:00 AM

I always thought this guitar didn't exist.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:35 AM

Hey Hentor Fans....

I'm pleased to announce that you can all hear the Hentor once again! Alex Lifeson was invited to play on a song from Jon Wesley's forthcoming album "Disconnect".

I had to hold my tongue since I knew about this back in September when Alex e-mailed me telling me that he was recording at Wesley's studio and using his newly refurbished Hentor exclusivley.

Well, now it's been announced and I can talk about it! Al was thrilled with the Hentor telling me "It never sounded this good, buddy! Wonderful results today with the session."

I can't wait to hear this...apparently Alex laid down a fabulous solo.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:00 PM

View PostLerxstLuthier, on 28 February 2014 - 08:35 AM, said:

Hey Hentor Fans....

I'm pleased to announce that you can all hear the Hentor once again! Alex Lifeson was invited to play on a song from Jon Wesley's forthcoming album "Disconnect".

I had to hold my tongue since I knew about this back in September when Alex e-mailed me telling me that he was recording at Wesley's studio and using his newly refurbished Hentor exclusivley.

Well, now it's been announced and I can talk about it! Al was thrilled with the Hentor telling me "It never sounded this good, buddy! Wonderful results today with the session."

I can't wait to hear this...apparently Alex laid down a fabulous solo.

Hey Freddy, that is great news on so many fronts!  Cant wait to hear it!  Hentor replica #12 is still doing great here....

Edited by tskidmore, 01 March 2014 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

View Posttskidmore, on 01 March 2014 - 01:00 PM, said:


Hey Freddy, that is great news on so many fronts!  Cant wait to hear it!  Hentor replica #12 is still doing great here....


Great!

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

Solo starts about the 4 min mark....sounds pretty good to me.  :)



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:14 PM

View PostTFEman, on 03 February 2014 - 06:19 PM, said:

Hey I had an idea as to what guitar replica of some sort you could do next. It would be so cool if you did a replica of Alex's Black and Orange PRS he used for Time Stand Still.

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That one, with the Evans/Signature Pickup in the Bridge, and a Seymour duncan in the neck.
I might take this on...
Just curious, is the Evans pickup active? If it is, how would you connect it to a passive Seymour Duncan because I always thought the pots and stuff are different. Unless the Seymour Duncan is disconnected in his Paul Reed Smith.. Please post a thread if you decide to make this project a reality :)

Edited by default236, 20 May 2014 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

View Postdefault236, on 20 May 2014 - 10:14 PM, said:

View PostTFEman, on 03 February 2014 - 06:19 PM, said:

Hey I had an idea as to what guitar replica of some sort you could do next. It would be so cool if you did a replica of Alex's Black and Orange PRS he used for Time Stand Still.

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That one, with the Evans/Signature Pickup in the Bridge, and a Seymour duncan in the neck.
I might take this on...
Just curious, is the Evans pickup active? If it is, how would you connect it to a passive Seymour Duncan because I always thought the pots and stuff are different. Unless the Seymour Duncan is disconnected in his Paul Reed Smith.. Please post a thread if you decide to make this project a reality :)
Well, I did build a Great White Replica with Lace Sensors, but I started a thread and never really went back to it. The Bridge pickup in the pic is right from a Signature, so it is active, but I would use passive pickups.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:44 PM

On any of these (meaning original and replicas) is the Bill Lawrence wired to be split or just as a HB?

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:53 AM

Hb no coil split. Though it would be worth splitting and it wouldn't detract from the originala appearance

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:01 AM

View Postcooheed2112, on 12 July 2015 - 04:53 AM, said:

Hb no coil split. Though it would be worth splitting and it wouldn't detract from the originala appearance
Maybe he did that on one of the other strats, and it would be cool to try, but thanks

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

Hey Freddy, hope you are still around. Did you publish the extensive documentation you did on the Hentor? I'm trying to build my own and want to get as close as possible to the original specs, namely the weight of the body and the neck details (contour and fingerboard radius). The rest of the details, electronics and hardware, are obviously much easier to pin down. Do you happen to recall the string gauges and setup details? Thanks!

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:48 AM

I emailed Freddy a while ago with no response. I emailed again today because I have the itch for a Hentor. Ive been trying to figure out if I were to work on one of these if it would be worth the trouble or get an HSS Strat w a Floyd Rose in it preinstalled swap pups and call it a day. Im an authentic kind of guy though so the easy route may not sound good though

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 02:03 PM

Always wanted one ,but I missed the boat on Freddie's Hentor replica .....seems he's on hiatus now.......just throwing this out
there,if anyone has any future plans on selling a Freddie Hentor.........I'd give you a fair price,condition is everything though

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:37 AM

View Postdpgreek, on 24 November 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

I emailed Freddy a while ago with no response. I emailed again today because I have the itch for a Hentor. Ive been trying to figure out if I were to work on one of these if it would be worth the trouble or get an HSS Strat w a Floyd Rose in it preinstalled swap pups and call it a day. Im an authentic kind of guy though so the easy route may not sound good though
I took a regular mexican strat and did the work myself. The routing for the toggle switch is dangerous because you chip the paint off obviously. I didn't put in a Floyd because that's more advanced work than I am capable of doing. Honestly it's a pretty easy project.

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:36 PM

I’d like to bring this thread back from the dead.  My favorite version of the Hentor was the red one.  Was Alex’s regular enamel or candy apple red?  In googling red Hentor I see Dont know which is the real one, and which ones are replicas.
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 10:55 PM

Oh yeah...another question. Most Fenders from that era had alder bodies, but I’ve read the Hentor may be ash. Freddy, was there any bare wood showing?
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