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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by NotAnotherHobby, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    My personal favorite is when he cannibalized his old workbench top.

     

  2. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    54
    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    I'm feeling bilious. I think I'll skip supper.

    Did he win? Is he a member here?
     
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  3. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

  4. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Only mistake was not putting the T. Rex on the back panel facing outward. That is a total mystery how such a critical element could be overlooked.

    TRexF16
     
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  5. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    That would work so well for Shags covers. Just killer.
     
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  6. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    ... ahhhhh, that’s where I’m going wrong! I need a glue gun...
     
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  7. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Looks like you could learn a thing or two about winding a pickup from him ;-)
     
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  8. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    54
    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    I guess I'm kind of fond of string spacing and intonation.
     
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  9. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Who needs intonation when you never venture beyond the third fret - totally overrated.

    Now, seriously, we need to give this dude a big shout out for what he did. It reminds me of a video I saw a few years back about how little one-man dirt shacks in some third world [insert totally non-political descriptor of places where things like indoor plumbing and the rule of law are unknown] were turning out guitars that were perfectly suitable for supporting local music and culture. It was really very nice.

    His guitar is what it is and that's still a cool accomplishment. :)
     

  10. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    I have to give the guy credit - he's taken scraps and made a functional guitar. Although, I personally would have just bought a pickup. Oh, and maybe sanded and painted the thing to make it look nice.

    I did kinda like the pyramid thing he did with the plywood though. But I see that easily tearing-up knuckles...
     
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  11. papaschtroumpf

    papaschtroumpf Tele-Holic

    530
    Nov 24, 2015
    Colorado
    I think this is great, we tend to agonize over things like lining up strings and pole pieces, and neck angle, and the like, but this guy wings it and gets something usable. Loved it it, warts and all...
     
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  12. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Bought the pickup???? I rather liked the design except he should have went for #4 screws instead of #6 to nail the correct string spacing. His extreme scatter method reminds me of a caffeinated Jackson Pollock and cost him resistance but it works. Potting with a glue gun is novel. I also recoiled in horror at the use of neodymium magnets. Glued and stacked plastic refrigerator magnets from the Dollar Store to form a core like Harry DeArmond did with his foil pups would have been my choice. Overall, all I could think of is this guy is a long lost member of our Tribe. He just pulled off a guitar for probably $50. What a cool challenge. There, I said it........

    Also, he covered up the dinosaur. Inexcusable.
     

  13. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    With all the information available on the internet, he could have made a mediocre guitar out of real wood. Plywood...yech.
     
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  14. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    Yeah, but the tap-tone on it was fantastic!
     
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  15. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 4, 2003
    Nottingham, UK
    Maybe a Tone Specific pick up and then the self-appointed pick up gurus could come along and berate him for his choice, even though they’ve never tried one!

    :lol: Peter
     
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  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Oh Marty, don’t be such a wood snob. It wont be long before the geneticists work up a high yield plywood tree.
     
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  17. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    54
    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    I appreciate the effort. Truly I do. But did anyone here think it sounds in tune? Every pass of the table saw was a little horrific. How does he still have all of his digits? And the reclaimed workbench adds a bottom-of-the-parakeet's cage look.
     

  18. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    699
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
    I swear he has my exact clamp collection.
    And he went with Sperzel tuners - he knows where quality is essential.
     
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  19. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Growing up with plywood guitars, they ended up in the garbage can when you got a real one....:)
     

  20. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Growing up I couldn’t afford any guitars!
     
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