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Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com

First partscaster build... the suspense is killing me!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by bassderek, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. bassderek

    bassderek TDPRI Member

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    Neck time:

    Squaring up, measure 7 times drill once??
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    Crossing my fingers:
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    Not as straight as I hoped, but they seem fairly consistently staggered, not bad for first time/not having anything other than a hand drill, square, and a pair of eyeballs.
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    Can't even tell from the front:
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  2. bassderek

    bassderek TDPRI Member

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    Trouble in paradise, the damn thing won't fit!!!
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    I had to sand down the plastic part of the pickup and bend the metal cover a little. After I went back to it, I realized I put two scratches in the finish :( At least it's under the pickguard!
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    Ahhhh yissssssss:
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  3. bassderek

    bassderek TDPRI Member

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    Hammer with a rubber cover, time for whack-a-mole:
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    The neck goes on:
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    Pickguard holes!
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  4. bassderek

    bassderek TDPRI Member

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    Possibly the easiest part for me, at least I've soldered before. It's not the prettiest ever, but I think my skills are coming along (p.s. all hail the electrosocket!):
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    Wiring in the pickups:
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  5. bassderek

    bassderek TDPRI Member

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    Done! (Almost)

    I still need to drill/install the strap locks, clean up the frets (they still have the satin nitro on them), do some more action adjustments to taste. But she plays, she's sexy, and she sounds gooooooooood!
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    Sound bites! Recorded with my line 6 helix direct in, minimal processing.

    Clip that cycles through the 3 positions (Deluxe Reverb model):
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    Clip that rocks out (Mesa Rectifier model)!
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    Dump of all images:
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    I learned a lot, and this guitar sounds and feels fantastic, so I call it a win for my first build! Next up a jazz bass?
     
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  6. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Super Excited for you, bud!!! The fun has begun!!!
     

  7. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

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    That looks great, Derek, nice work. Up all night?
     

  8. bassderek

    bassderek TDPRI Member

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    Haha yeah, once I got started I was on a roll. Then of course I had to play it before I went to bed. I might be regretting these choices when I'm falling asleep at work in an hour. :eek:
     
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  9. Quacky

    Quacky TDPRI Member

    Hi just finishing up my first build and I,ve learned a lot. First you should get a razorsaw with .010 blade for cutting the nut I got one for under 15 bucks on the bay and I assume you got round string files just go slow. Second thing sounds like you know your way around a soldering iron I do as well but the next build I do I,m shelling out the 80 bucks for a non solder mechanical connection pre made wiring harness w plate. Oh and don,t forget to level your fingerboard with the adjustment nut at the front of the neck heel so you won,t have to remove your neck because you attached it and then read the instructions from Warmoth lol ( it wasn,t funny at the time) Murphys law was in full force during my build so good luck.
     

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