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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
After the potting
Sweet! Either set would look right at home in that pickguard. Nice work Deneb!
Thank you so much, CraigB!
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Some humbucking pups for my Strat with a little gain help from Bartolini. Review to follow.
I finally took this apart; a friend of ours passed away a couple years ago, his widow asked if I would like to have it. Nothing works, but it has some nice heavy duty leads. Uh-oh, looks like some "custom" wiring has gone on in here. Maybe I can find some docs on the interweb.
Ya gotta plug the back of a muzzleloader barrel, right?... and hold your barrel in the stock. This is accomplished by one piece, the breech plug, which screws in end of barrel and the tang extension gets inlet into the stock. Done here. Except I'm gonna fancy up the short plain rectangular tang into a "lollipop" tang, with a rear screw in the boss I pounded out in the back. After its cut to length and some careful mig welding and filing, that'll all (hopefully) look like one piece.
And the stacked humbuckers are of course .050" too deep for the pup routes in my beautiful Rutters hard-tail Strat body...... Hopefully tonight will be somewhat uneventful with Mr. Router. Proper clamping and finish protection are key. And yes Helmut, it disturbs me that the Bartolini buffer doesn't have cloth insulated wiring. There will be electrons somewhere that will be unhappy that they are under-dressed.
Huh huh uh huh, you said pot.... huh uuuuuhhhh
Me? I've been playing with alcohol (mixed with dye and shellac).
I keep thinking I just want to seal it and leave all those big termite channels.... it's very tactile and oddly satisfying.
Very cool! But English can be so confusing......
English no problem- Bass and Base. Right
Do you wind a continuous wire into two coils?
Towards each other?
That is bee-you-tee-ful!!!
Although I'm much more of a modern/metal guitar fanboy, I LOVE this finish! How do you protect it from flaking? Or do you just let it be? (I love the flag one you did as well.)
Yes, it is a continuous wire which changes directions during the winding process. The polarity is opposite on opposing ends of the rods so you get RWRP in one big continuous coil.
Very interesting. Is this your idea?
Where can I listen to this?
Hey, all, first-time workbench poster, frequent gawker. So much inspiring stuff being shown, here.
Anyway, this is just off the bench ...
... and was the last bit of work I had to do to complete this, my first build.
Or, maybe it counts as my second build. I mean, this was the second nut, I had to make a second pickguard, do a second round of polishing....
Lap steel, tele, tele, tele, neck-thru strat.
That strat was done %100 with hand tools. Took me about a month to get to where it's at now. Not pictured is the pick guard. Got it loaded up with Texas specials, which I soldered with a hot nail stuck into a wood handle. That is my first guitar; have since bought a router, bandsaw, and soldering iron. Just need to install the last few frets and it will be good to go (didn't order enough fret wire).
All others I used power tools.
I'm hooked on making guitars now!
Hey Devrock...I usually hit them with two thin coats of clear to seal them up.
Yeah I'm feeling really sorry about these electrons. I am concerned also about that ripply-bumpy copper shielding. That uneven surface will even irritate them further.