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ESP LTD style build with a few twists

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Muzikp, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Wait... What? I feel like you've done a bass with some cool carving and didn't that body that gave you the blues have a carve? Maybe it was just a cool looking cove round over? At any rate yes you should, it's pretty fun and I have no doubts that your creativity would have a blast with carve designs.
     

  2. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    No, I've not really done any carving at all. Yes, the bass did have kind of a carved element, but it was nothing like a nicely carved and blended top. Besides, Some other awesome dude did the work on that bass top :D
     

  3. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Got the top flush trimmed and starting to work on the neck joint a bit.

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    That's certainly not the final shape but it's a start. Nothing is glued together yet so there are some visible gaps.

    I feel like it's ready to get glued together now but just thinking through the steps to make sure I won't regret gluing it now. What do we think?
     
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  4. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    While y'all think about that I will get to work cutting this into a beautiful fret board.

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  5. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
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    A little long

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    A little shorter

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    I see nobody has any opinions on gluing yet.
     
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  6. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    If the gaps are gone go for it!
     
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  7. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Ok if I forgot something it's all your fault Ricky :D

    Neck glued in

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    Get ready for the top to glue on

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    And glue it on... duh

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  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Looking sweet James! But Roger never did answer my question....
     

  9. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    File this under interesting, possibly plausible

    I routed a quick and dirty inlay in a piece of scrap and filled the hole with bits of solder

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    Put it in the oven at 400 degrees (solder melts at 350 I'm told)

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    Well it melted in the oven into a thin wrinkled blob that didn't come close to filling the void.

    So I took my soldering iron and melted a bunch more solder in the hole but it would never flow to the edges, it always wanted to make a tall bubble. Eventually I got the bubble hot so it was almost liquid and squished it down with a piece of scrap. Made this.

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    After some filing sanding and scraping it's not that bad.

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    So if I actually put some effort into making a decent inlay route this is a plausible way to get really shiny custom inlays... maybe.

    What do we think?
     
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  10. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    If I bend and tweak the board a bit I can get the inlay out easily which is good so that it can be glued in, don't want it to ever fall out.

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    Ok back to thinking.
     
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  11. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Cool James but don't use your good Kester lead based solder or the user could get lead poisioning. I think you should try a monkey.....
     

  12. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Sorry, Rob, but monkeys don't melt. No matter how hot the oven is.
     
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  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    But Yeknom might get a little lead poisoning which might slow him down a bit......
     

  14. Reckless Rat

    Reckless Rat Tele-Meister

    394
    Feb 26, 2014
    UK
    Band name alert!

    The Asbestos Monkeys
     

  15. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Excellent effort! I'm fond of Le(a)d Yeknom myself.
     

  16. Reckless Rat

    Reckless Rat Tele-Meister

    394
    Feb 26, 2014
    UK
    Led Yeknom - yeah, I think I've got their Ropeswing to Heaven album...
     
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  17. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    WAit. . . . this is going too fast. Ok to glue on the neck, oh, wait, I think you should. . . oh, nevermind. I do like the bat inlay. Or is it a flying heart? Maybe come up with a flying monkey?
    And where did you get the router ap for your smartphone you showed about 42 pages ago? I gotta get me one of them.

    Looks to me like Butters sport is more like mine, Olympic Laying Around, than B-ball, but she was making some effort, albeit half-hearted.

    And no, it's year after next I'm booked to rock the Star-Spangled Banner at the super bowl with my Elpee. Plenty of time. <LOL> Always plenty of time.

    Really cool build. Digging it mightily!
     
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  18. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    My fave track from that disk is "Blackbananananana."

    Uh, uh, baby when you peel that thing gonna make you burn, gonna make me sting. . . .
     
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  19. Brandon Thompson

    Brandon Thompson NEW MEMBER!

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    Mar 29, 2017
    Locust Grove, GA
    This guy right here! It's one of those dumb stickers, but the exact shape I think it needs.

    I love the idea of the solder, but would the metal cause any kind of interference with the electronics? Also, being in a bendy-stringy kind of area, and given the softness of the metal itself, would longevity be an issue with the material? A scratch or two would be nothing to polish up, but a gouge would be a bit more difficult to correct.
     

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  20. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire


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