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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by NotAnotherHobby, Jul 9, 2018.
My personal favorite is when he cannibalized his old workbench top.
I'm feeling bilious. I think I'll skip supper.
Did he win? Is he a member here?
I watched the video.
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.
That would work so well for Shags covers. Just killer.
... ahhhhh, that’s where I’m going wrong! I need a glue gun...
Looks like you could learn a thing or two about winding a pickup from him ;-)
I guess I'm kind of fond of string spacing and intonation.
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.
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...
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...
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.
With all the information available on the internet, he could have made a mediocre guitar out of real wood. Plywood...yech.
Yeah, but the tap-tone on it was fantastic!
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!
Oh Marty, don’t be such a wood snob. It wont be long before the geneticists work up a high yield plywood tree.
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.
I swear he has my exact clamp collection.
And he went with Sperzel tuners - he knows where quality is essential.
Growing up with plywood guitars, they ended up in the garbage can when you got a real one....
Growing up I couldn’t afford any guitars!