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    rolling your own..

    i'm soon going to have a go at winding my own pickups. starting simple with pickups for a couple of my cigar box guitars then once i have somewhat of a feel for how the process goes, i'll attempt some single coils for my teles. is there anyone else rolling their own? :cool:
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    Christmas family arrival!!

    After much anticipation and waiting for today, an 8lb. 1 oz. twanging MIJ Telecaster became part of our family this morning. Guitar and gift giver are doing quite well, gift receiver is absolutely thrilled. My wife purchased it from a local guitar shop and from the looks of this axe, it has...
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    Cool shirt thread...

    Well we have threads about most everything else these days, so how about those "cool as all hell" guitar shirts? IPLAYLOUD put forth the idea and I thought what the heck...let's see 'em folks. (Rayban shades are optional) :cool:
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    Organ rescue!

    This past weekend I was involved in an organ rescue. A friend of mine informed me of a free for the taking electric organ, he knew little else about it. Turned out to be a mid-60's vintage Silvertone model 4754 manufactured by the Thomas Organ Company exclusively for Sears. The organ has that...
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    Esquire tribute guitar

    This Esquire project is finally completed. Back in August I decided to build/assemble a tribute guitar in memory of my Dad. In the day, Pap rode an Indian motorcycle and a photo of him on his bike is one of my most cherished possessions. The body is Pennsylvania ash, MM V neck, Duncan...
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    Tried something different...

    My son wanted a different look to his American Strat which was finished in clear urethane, we decided to use an automotive finish for something different. Stripping off the factory urethane was difficult as it is some tough resilient stuff. After grain filling,priming and prep work,the finish...
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    'Burst finish question

    Question for the finish gurus here at the TDPRI...when applying a two-tone sunburst finish, do you apply the outer (dark) color from the inside of the body towards the outer edge or from the outer edge towards the inside? I have an Esquire build that I'm working on and want to ratchet up my...
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    Thinline project completed

    Recently finished this Thinline for a friend of mine. The Stew-Mac body has two hollow chambers, Duncan Hot Lead in the bridge and Quarter pounder at the neck. Finished in stain and Tung Oil. :cool:
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    Tele/Strat neck needed

    I was wondering if anyone has a beat up/worn out/damaged/junk Tele or Strat neck laying around that they would like to unload? The contour, radius or fret condition doesn't matter for the project I'm working on. I'm not looking for a freebie and I'll cover the postage as well.. Thanks! :cool:
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    EHX stereo polychorus

    Does anyone have any experience with the Electro Harmonix stereo polychorus? This stompbox is tempting me, seems pretty interesting... :cool:
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    Gatton style side markers

    I recall seeing something about reflective(?) side markers on the neck of the Danny Gatton Telecaster...they worked well in low lighting conditions. Kind of an interesting mod, any ideas where to procure these? Much obliged. :cool:
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    Russian Big Muff makeover

    I'm between guitar builds right now and in need of something to pecker around with so we got to thinking about modifying my EH Russian Big Muff that gets limited use. Upon opening the pedal one marvels at the fact that the Russians could produce mach 3 aircraft...the Big Muff employs some...
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    Flanger dilemma...

    Lately I've been considering a flanger pedal...the EH Deluxe Electric Mistress seems to have caught my attention. Has anyone had much experience with that model? Thanks! :cool:
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    '72 Custom/Deluxe

    Here she is,the '72 Custom/Deluxe partscaster is finally finished. I'm grinning like a butchers dog... :cool:
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    Preamp question...

    I've been kicking around the idea of installing a preamp in my partscaster Tele, perhaps something similar to the preamp in the Andy Summers custom shop guitar. I've done some internet detective work but would like some input from yinz guys if ya don't mind. My partscaster has an SD five-two...
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    I've Got a Good Woman...

    She treats me so right And ain't ever mean. She is a wonder woman And beats all I've ever seen... Yah...I've got a good woman alright. My princess bought me a copy of Dan Erlewine's book "Guitar Player Repair Guide" for my birthday today. I'm a happy camper and she's a keeper. :cool:
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    Nekkid Esquire

    Finally my Esquire project guitar is together. The bakelite pickguard hasn't arrived yet so she's wearing a standard Tele guard with a piece of electricians black tape over the neck p'up cutout. I haven't decided on the finish yet but I'll enjoy playing her for a while anyway. So far all is...
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    Esquire book question...

    The Esquire bug has bite me and I was wondering if there are any books dedicated to the Esquire? I have Tele books by Bacon, Duchossoir and Nacho and would like something similar for the Esquire. I'm planning on an Esquire for my winter build project and would like to peruse a good book. Does...
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    Digitech RP80 thoughts...

    I've had a Digitech RP80 for 5-6 months now and have been less than impressed. I mainly bought it for the drum effects to play along with when practicing, otherwise I use my Boss effects pedals for everything else since I don't care for multi-effects pedals. Am I missing something here or is...
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    Tab Benoit and his Thinline

    Tab Benoit was in town(Pittsburgh) last night...seen him at the local blues club. He put on one hellishly fine evening and kept the crowd involved and feeling like part of the show. He had three Thinlines on the rack and played the same one all evening except for his encore when he switched. He...
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    Pittsburgh,Pa. Summer Events!!!

    Summer is soon to be here and there will be festivals,etc pretty much everywhere....here are a few of notable mention happening in the Pittsburgh,Pa. area. Three Rivers Arts Festival... June 1-17 held in downtown Pittsburgh www.wyep.org for music schedule www.artsfestival for general...
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    Nashville trip...WOW!

    My wife and I were in Nashville for some R&R last week...dang, we had a great time. Visited some good friends and toured around...The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum was very cool, Third & Lindsley is an awesome club. Edsel West and the Wooten Brothers are two very tight bands, hell I could go...
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    Speaking of Nashville...

    I'll be in Nashville next month for some meetings and would like some recommendations on good blues clubs to visit and a guitar shop or two/three to peruse. It's been a few years since I've been there and would appreciate an update. Thanks in advance! :cool:
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    Vintage Hot Rod '52 Tele...

    I was at my favorite music shop today and spent some quality time drooling over the rack of Teles when a particular Butterscotch Blonde Tele started sending out serious vibes towards me. The remaining time there is a blur in memory but I left with a serious interest in the above mentioned...
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    Practice headphones...

    I've done some site searching and haven't come up with too much info, so I thought I'd pop the question: What type of headphones seem to work best for practice? Something say $100 or less for a decent pair...Those who practice with headphones, what do yinz guys recommend? Lately it seems that my...




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