Recent content by klasher

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    Musikraft nut width question

    So I'm about to order a Musikraft neck. I have a neck on my strat from them w/a nut width of 1 and 11/16. I have smaller hands so it's just a little bit wide for me. Not horrible, but not super comfortable either. I have two tele's, one with a squier CV 50s neck and one with a modern player...
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    Anyone know what kind of finish is on a Squier CV 50s tele maple neck?

    I'm assuming the clear coat on the maple neck of my 2011 Squier CV 50s tele (made in China) is poly, but can anyone confirm? It feels just like the clear coat on the modern player tele I have too, so I'm guessing they're both the same?
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    Checking my logic with guitar build

    yeah I'm concerned about the checking. I want a vintage finish with a glossy clear coat. The vintage tint offered by Musikraft is extremely subtle, to say the least. So I'm going to have them do a thin lacquer sealer (they're cheapest finishing option) just to get their warranty, then I'm going...
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    Checking my logic with guitar build

    Ok, I need to check my logic with a custom tele project. I’m having someone cut a custom body for me in swamp ash. First I’m ordering a Musikraft neck, which I‘ll also have finished in a vintage tint. I plan to have the neck complete first. First question: this will involve having a maple neck...
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    Any luck routing a Squier pine CV50s body?

    Just curious, has anyone routed one of the pine body squier CV50s tele's? I'm thinking of putting a bucker in the bridge and a strat pup in the middle. Just want to make sure I won't run into any issues routing.
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    Custom build: cut tele body first or order neck?

    Having a partscaster built and I just want to see if there's something I'm not thinking of. Going to be a custom cut body and a Musikraft neck. Should I have the body cut first or order the neck first? I'm assuming get the neck first to make sure the neck pocket in the body is nice and snug?
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    Losing thickness of blank to sanding

    Question for all of you who have built a tele from a blank. As we go through all of the sanding throughout the whole project, from blank to final painted guitar, how much thickness should I expect to lose? The blank is starting out at 1.75 inches.
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    Please help me double check my math re: body weight cut from blank

    :) I actually got that method off a different post!
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    Please help me double check my math re: body weight cut from blank

    Ok, so I just ordered a blank to cut a tele body out of. I'm aiming for a final body weight of about 4 lbs 3 oz, or thereabouts. The blank I ordered is 8.6 pounds. Here are the dimensions: width: 14.5 inches length: 20.5 inches thickness: 1.75 inches I followed the formula in another thread...
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    Are all the 57 Deluxe RI amps from Fender handwired?

    Anyone know?
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    Concerns about warping with body blank?

    It's from Stew Mac. Think it'll be alright?
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    Concerns about warping with body blank?

    Hey if I buy a swamp ash body blank, should I try to get it cut and finished pretty quickly to avoid warping, or is that really just a concern with necks?
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    Weight of a body cut from blank

    Quick question. If I buy a typical swamp ash body blank from Allparts or Stew Mac, and it's listed at just over 8 pounds, about how much would the cut down, sanded body weigh?
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    How many of you have had issues with your Tone Masters?

    Have owned lots of tube amps. 3 mesas, one mid 60s blackface bandmaster, one silver face Champ (I believe a late 70s?), a hand built amp from Winnie Thomas, plus three modern production era Fenders (HR deluxe, DRRI and a Bassman LTD). All three modern produced Fenders had tube rattle (and yes...
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    Fender Princeton Reverb Tone Master

    Hate to ask the question, but haven't they already? If these amps were a bust, I hardly think they'd be on their fifth model already.