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Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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I used a Warmoth roasted Swamp Ash body with Maple neck. The installation was tricky - don't attempt this unless you have some luthier and woodworking skills!
I still have to work out the power source; my original plan to use the Fishman Fluence battery failed, so I need to add a battery box instead. Otherwise, it works fine; it's nice to have the two encoders on the guitar so I don't have to mess with fret control!





A Warmoth Roasted Swamp Ash body. Tape marks for pick guard edge


Cavity routed for ATG DSP board


It fits!


Application of conductive paint to all cavities


Ready for electronics


Marking and installing hex pickup


Test fitting finished pick guard, Wilkinson tremolo, and output jack


Hole for 8-pin MIDI jack


Test fitting MIDI jack


Test fitting Fishman Fluence battery pack (this is before I concluded that it could not supply enough current for the ATG)


After True-Oil finish. MIDI wiring and batter cable are installed


Output and 8-pin MIDI jacks installed


Pick guard and DSP board wired up and ready! Note the single wire connectors


The big moment - will it all fit right?


It was tight, but everything fit


Battery connection and ground in the tremolo cavity


Warmoth Birdseye Maple neck attached. All hardware is black!


Tuner double pin holes drilled using StewMac template tool


Schaller M6 locking tuners installed


Love these tuners!


Top of the neck showing Birdseye Maple fingerboard


Close-up of controls. Note the two encoders between volume (top) and tone (bottom). I designed custom dials for each encoder


Sounds great!  The two encoders greatly improve on the AT-200.
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Nice work  :thumb-up: :thumb-up:

Nice guitar  8)
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Nice work  :thumb-up: :thumb-up:

Nice guitar  8)
+1  :thumb-up: :whoohoo!:
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Thanks, guys!
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Nice Strat! Neat workmanship too :thumb-up:

   I've been trying to order a couple of those RMC Head Cases, but not getting any replies from the guy :dunno:
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Nice Strat! Neat workmanship too :thumb-up:

   I've been trying to order a couple of those RMC Head Cases, but not getting any replies from the guy :dunno:

Thanks, Harley!

Unfortunately something happened a few years ago to cause Vince to close up the RMC shop.  Every once in a while he sells off something on eBay; his member ID is Rox-man.  You might get lucky monitoring his sales.

I may be selling my 7U RMC in the near future (consolidating into the 5U case), so PM me if you'd be interested in that one.
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Nicely done, damn your guitar has more processing power then an MP-1  >:D
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Nice Strat! Neat workmanship too :thumb-up:

   I've been trying to order a couple of those RMC Head Cases, but not getting any replies from the guy :dunno:

Thanks, Harley!

Unfortunately something happened a few years ago to cause Vince to close up the RMC shop.  Every once in a while he sells off something on eBay; his member ID is Rox-man.  You might get lucky monitoring his sales.

I may be selling my 7U RMC in the near future (consolidating into the 5U case), so PM me if you'd be interested in that one.
   Thanks for the heads-up! Actually, I was hopeful for a pair of 5U cases for my half-stack rigs.
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Wowowow!!!

A great job!  :thumb-up:
Very nice Strat.

How does the auto tuning thing work?
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Re: Antares Auto Tune Guitar Build
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Update:

     Hey GuitarBuilder,

      I sent Vince an email directly, and got a reply immediately. Apparently, he is still in business, and has orders at the present time. It's just his web page that is messed up, and the online order form doesn't work.
     What we are looking at now is to see if he can find Ozite material like what is on my ADA Split-Stack cabs, to be able to match the heads with them. If not, then I'll just go with the black Tolex standard covering. That looks good too.

    Harley 8)
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