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A walnut/fir Tele and mahogany/maple Wolfgang

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    I can't believe you guys have forgotten the frets. Being metallic, and spaced parallel like they are, if you don't shield them, you'll get flux capacitance resulting in a pre-tone when the sounds from future notes are drawn back to the present. It's hard to understand, but trust me and do it. You'll thank me later.
     

  2. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Rick,
    Will used burrito tinfoil work for that fret shielding?? It will also give it that Gemini 6 look. That was a well shielded spacecraft that was!
    Rob
     

  3. jwilson

    jwilson TDPRI Member

    68
    Nov 13, 2012
    Deerfield, IL
    Your build looks great! Love the walnut. Can't wait to see it finished!
     

  4. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Oh... now that makes sense!!

    WHOO.... hold the phone... there is left hand grounding?? Nobody told me that!

    Is that left handed when the guitar is in your lap or on the bench???? I need more information!

    Oh no... the fret too!! That pre-tone issue has annoyed me for decades! It's those future notes that have always been so tough to play.

    Finally, a solution to this never ending issue... You are the man!
     

  5. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Ok. I'll pass on the shielding the frets. Has anyone ever thought about shielding the tone cap? Maybe is it less a problem with the ceramic caps given their small size but how about the PIOs ?


    I am a strong believer that even a tele headstock deserves a binding, aside from an headstock angle.

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  6. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    The binding will look spectacular!!! As far as the shielded PIO goes, pop the cover and it will look like a little burrito of tone-full goodness in there. This might become a trend!
     

  7. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    48
    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    If my binding looked as nice as yours I would bind everything I could get my hands on! I'd bind my binding! And then bind that!
     
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  8. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Hmm, copper binding would be nice to see, this way the whole guitar will be shielded, something like a Faraday Cage!!!:D
     

  9. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Hehe, Rob wants some Mexican food, I can tell!

    Won't popping the cover off a PIO just squirt oil all over the place?

    The binding is indeed fabulous!

    Maybe copper binding?
     

  10. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    this is going to be a fantastic guitar, love, love, love the walnut!
     

  11. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thanks everyone - Naaa no copper or alu binding - remember I don't like the relic looks - these 2 materials are good for under the hood - they dull too quickly if not treated. :lol: I have no way in anodizing alu or make the copper eternally shine with chrome

    Tomorrow I'll try find some time to get the headstock binding around - regular cheap ABS ivory color :lol:
     
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  12. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Got the headstock binding done today.

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    Squeeze out remained manageable.

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  13. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    48
    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    Bending it with the heat gun?
     

  14. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Yes heat gun. Without you run the risk that it snaps, or you get uneven radius or white discolorations at tight radius. (The white discoloration though goes away if u hit it with a heat gun)
     

  15. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Little progress. Freed from the tape, before scraping the binding

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    Binding mostly scraped clean.
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  16. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Coming along nicely, Helmut, and with your usual high standards of craftsmanship.
     

  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity


  18. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thanks very much Nick & Rob & Rick - very appreciated

    Moved into the basement, was too cold yesterday in the garage and radiused the fretboard.

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    And there is really nothing more rewarding than making your own abalone dots, knowing you can get them for pennies on ebay. 9 more to go!

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  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Finally some small progress. The handmade dot's are in.
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