Kemp Guitars *2017-2018* Build Thread

What's Hot
123457

Comments

  • xKempGuitarsxKempGuitars Frets: 182
    edited December 2019
    Very nice <removed - see below>, love the blue - do I spy a drop top?

    How do you like the BKP Ragnarok's?

    Ross

    ADMIN EDIT: First name removed due to GDPR request.

    Thanks Ross ☺ 

    I like what I heard. Unfortunately, being a lefty build and I'm right-handed, I didn't get a chance to really play them properly. Interested to try them out properly as I like the Juggernauts and these have a bit of them in them. 

    Kemp Guitars - Custom Made Guitars for the Modern Rock & Metal Guitarist
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • xKempGuitarsxKempGuitars Frets: 182
    edited February 2019

    February 2019 - Been updating broken (image) links on my old threads as they were looking bare and miserable.

    Just finished updating these: http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/90556/kemp-guitars-2016-build-thread/p1 and http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/107764/kemp-guitars-2017-2018-build-thread/p1

    And now I'm in the process of updating my latest thread which picks up from where this one left off - I'll post when done 

    Kemp Guitars - Custom Made Guitars for the Modern Rock & Metal Guitarist
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 2159

    All that Flame Maple ^

    Has now become this, Kemp's latest creation...

    Full spec: Custom 6-string SS leftie, Black Limba body with Flame Maple top, 5-pce Wenge/Ash neck, Ziricote fretboard, Gotoh fixed bridge, Gotoh 381 Magnum Lock tuners, Bare Knuckle Pickups "Ragnarok" covered set and matte trans Blue/natural Poly finish 





    Mate, I think I’ve just bought the neck off of this guitar from eBay to use along with those KMI & II body templates I got from you to build a lefty guitar for my daughter ! 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • DrBob said:

    All that Flame Maple ^

    Has now become this, Kemp's latest creation...

    Full spec: Custom 6-string SS leftie, Black Limba body with Flame Maple top, 5-pce Wenge/Ash neck, Ziricote fretboard, Gotoh fixed bridge, Gotoh 381 Magnum Lock tuners, Bare Knuckle Pickups "Ragnarok" covered set and matte trans Blue/natural Poly finish 





    Mate, I think I’ve just bought the neck off of this guitar from eBay to use along with those KMI & II body templates I got from you to build a lefty guitar for my daughter ! 

    Hey, sir =) You might well have done, yes. I sold it a few months ago (after making a Wenge/Bocote replacement to order for  the original owner of that guitar) and it's just been relisted by that buyer (he is right-handed).
    Kemp Guitars - Custom Made Guitars for the Modern Rock & Metal Guitarist
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 2159
    The one I have has the same grain as the neck
    in the pics, how exciting ! 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • DrBob said:
    The one I have has the same grain as the neck
    in the pics, how exciting ! 

    Yep, that one in the pics is the exact one you would've bought. Have fun building =)
    Kemp Guitars - Custom Made Guitars for the Modern Rock & Metal Guitarist
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    2reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 26097
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    Les miroirs ternis et les flammes mortes.
    0reaction image LOL 1reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 26097
    edited December 2019
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Les miroirs ternis et les flammes mortes.
    0reaction image LOL 1reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 4115
    tFB Trader
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
    Trading feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/99272/
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 26097
    edited December 2019
    MadOne said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    No one here bans people for asking genuine questions.
    A few things get a ban here- sock accounts, sustained abuse and threatening to shut the forum down through a legal process spring to mind.
    For instance, if Mr Kemp tried rejoining the forum using a new account under a pseudonym then that would lead to being banned.

    This is the thread that lead to Kemp's banning:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/comment/2210398


    Les miroirs ternis et les flammes mortes.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOne said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    Kemp Guitars got caught out breaking eBay's terms and conditions to the detriment of the buyer who was also a member here, didn't like being called on it, and threatened legal action to force us to delete the thread about it. I declined, gave them a chance to walk it back (which I never give anyone once a threat like that has been made, but I happen to like their work so I figured it was worth a shot at de-escalation), and they decided to double down with the threats.

    It's a shame, but you really can't help some people.
    During the Covid19 period, we're running a "phone a friend" facility.  Just to hear a voice, keep in touch, etc. , using "JitSi".

    There's a Jitsi iOS/Android App, or you can just connect from a browser.

    https://meet.jit.si/theFretBoard  |    pw: theFB  |    0121 468 3154  |  1000 and 2000 daily.
    0reaction image LOL 1reaction image Wow! 2reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 4115
    tFB Trader
    MadOne said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    Well, with that thread in mind... one would need quite some time to delve into each and every ban and the lead up to each one individually. You must be bored ;)

    You won’t be banned for asking... looks like it’s been explained above :)
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
    Trading feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/99272/
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOne said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    Well, with that thread in mind... one would need quite some time to delve into each and every ban and the lead up to each one individually. You must be bored ;)

    You won’t be banned for asking... looks like it’s been explained above :)

    MadOne said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanation why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    Well, with that thread in mind... one would need quite some time to delve into each and every ban and the lead up to each one individually. You must be bored

    You won’t be banned for asking... looks like it’s been explained above
    Oh definitely, shame he's no longer here as I love his work. Still following on Instagram though but I would've liked the interaction on here
    1reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 4115
    tFB Trader
    @MadOne yes it is a shame. His work is superb which makes the banning all the more sad. I suppose the underlying issue is that he undervalued the guitar in question and in the world of eBay you play the hand you’ve been dealt. Go against those rules and the internet becomes a small place. And I know all too well, as small business owner, we’re all just one step away from causing ourselves a myriad of problems.
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
    Trading feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/99272/
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOneMadOne Frets: 7
    edited December 2019
    To be honest it sounds like a bunch of ***** running a playground forum and sticking their noses in something that doesn't concern them. I know Matt works his arse off and, honestly, who wouldn't have done the same? I said "honestly". Christ
    2reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 16726
    edited December 2019
    MadOne said:
    To be honest it sounds like a bunch of ***** running a playground forum and sticking their noses in something that doesn't concern them. I know Matt works his arse off and, honestly, who wouldn't have done the same? I said "honestly". Christ
    Well, that phrasing looks awfully familiar. You must spend a lot of time talking to him.

    EDIT: Also...most of the businesses on here have come in for criticism at one point or another, and - as evidenced by the fact that they're still here - none of them reacted with legal threats to try to silence that criticism. That should answer your question. And...if you feel that way about the forum, there are plenty of other places on the Internet to hang out. Feel free to be there instead of here ;)
    During the Covid19 period, we're running a "phone a friend" facility.  Just to hear a voice, keep in touch, etc. , using "JitSi".

    There's a Jitsi iOS/Android App, or you can just connect from a browser.

    https://meet.jit.si/theFretBoard  |    pw: theFB  |    0121 468 3154  |  1000 and 2000 daily.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOneMadOne Frets: 7
    edited December 2019
    MadOne said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    octatonic said:
    MadOne said:
    Kemps gone? I wanted to ask about one of his guitars I own 
    Have a look here for an explanaotion why:

    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/7269/admin-mod-interventions/p10

    (About 1/3rd of the way down the page.)
    I can't see Kemp mentioned but reading the above text explains it. Thanks. Oh well

    It says:
     
    "@KempGuitars banned, permanently, for threatening to "get your fucking forum shut down!".

    Nice guy."


    Yikes! Although reading through that thread, does look like some punishments are a little harsh. Shame
    You’re referring to the mid intervention thread?

    The one octatonic linked to, yeah. Anyone know the reason for the legal action or will I be banned for asking?
    Kemp Guitars got caught out breaking eBay's terms and conditions to the detriment of the buyer who was also a member here, didn't like being called on it, and threatened legal action to force us to delete the thread about it. I declined, gave them a chance to walk it back (which I never give anyone once a threat like that has been made, but I happen to like their work so I figured it was worth a shot at de-escalation), and they decided to double down with the threats.

    It's a shame, but you really can't help shome people.
    . . 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOneMadOne Frets: 7
    edited December 2019
    MadOne said:
    To be honest it sounds like a bunch of ***** running a playground forum and sticking their noses in something that doesn't concern them. I know Matt works his arse off and, honestly, who wouldn't have done the same? I said "honestly". Christ
    Well, that phrasing looks awfully familiar. You must spend a lot of time talking to him.

    EDIT: Also...most of the businesses on here have come in for criticism at one point or another, and - as evidenced by the fact that they're still here - none of them reacted with legal threats to try to silence that criticism. That should answer your question. And...if you feel that way about the forum, there are plenty of other places on the Internet to hang out. Feel free to be there instead of here
    I was just saying. I mean, I can understand the issue if it had happened within the for sale threads on here, but it happened outside of thefretboard.
    Sorry,not looking to start an altercation of my own. I own a kemp guitar and I wanted to talk to Matt about it and also be part of thefretboard community  

    PS sorry for random posts, this forum is going berserk on my smartphone
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOneMadOne Frets: 7
    edited December 2019
    Sorry, this thing is going nuts,wasn't meant to post new reply 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 4115
    tFB Trader
    @MadOne it may have originated outside the forum but a legal threat against the forum was made because a thread was started about it. The funny thing is, had it been left alone to die out then no one would have been talking about it a week after it happened. 

    The forum wasn’t to blame. 
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
    Trading feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/99272/
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • Like tFB holds the right to say who can and can't threat legal action against any particular individual or organisation. Haha. Fuck off! 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 4115
    tFB Trader
    MadOne said:
    Like tFB holds the right to say who can and can't threat legal action against any particular individual or organisation. Haha. Fuck off! 
    If someone makes a direct legal threat to the owner of the forum then why would the forum want that person hanging around?

    Threatening legal action against a forum is pretty extreme. 

    Given the case involved it would have actually been cheaper and easier to sell the guitar at a loss as per the eBay rules than start legal proceedings against a forum which really had nothing to do with the problem in the first place. 

    Would legal action have been threatened against Facebook had the customer put a post up there? I think not.
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
    Trading feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/99272/
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOne said:
    Like tFB holds the right to say who can and can't threat legal action against any particular individual or organisation. Haha. Fuck off! 
    Ah, Mr Kemp. Just as I thought, you'd eventually give yourself away because you can't help yourself.

    And...as I've told you many, many times - you're welcome to threaten legal action as much as you want. You just don't get to do it here and continue using our freely-provided services.
    During the Covid19 period, we're running a "phone a friend" facility.  Just to hear a voice, keep in touch, etc. , using "JitSi".

    There's a Jitsi iOS/Android App, or you can just connect from a browser.

    https://meet.jit.si/theFretBoard  |    pw: theFB  |    0121 468 3154  |  1000 and 2000 daily.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • MadOne said:
    Like tFB holds the right to say who can and can't threat legal action against any particular individual or organisation. Haha. Fuck off! 
    If someone makes a direct legal threat to the owner of the forum then why would the forum want that person hanging around?

    Threatening legal action against a forum is pretty extreme. 

    Given the case involved it would have actually been cheaper and easier to sell the guitar at a loss as per the eBay rules than start legal proceedings against a forum which really had nothing to do with the problem in the first place. 

    Would legal action have been threatened against Facebook had the customer put a post up there? I think not.
    I know, but imagine telling the old bill to sod off and never come if they came to your house or establishment on reasonable grounds; "Sorry officer, you're not welcome here" 
    2reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 26097
    ¡octatonic said:

    For instance, if Mr Kemp tried rejoining the forum using a new account under a pseudonym then that would lead to being banned.

    Love it when I am right. :)
    Les miroirs ternis et les flammes mortes.
    3reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 1493
    It's strange, most members here had probably long forgotten this thread. It was just buried in the archives. Whereas the experience has clearly been eating away at Mr Kemp all those months. Rejoining with a rather odd choice of user name to continue the argument says a lot about the man. There was only one possible outcome.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Sign In or Register to comment.