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  1. JohnnyThul

    First T-style build

    Usually I don't like guitars with batteries in them, but on them seem to work perfectly fine. As long, as they are above 9V, I guess :) Looking good! BTW: just saw that you are located in Slovenia, I visit there every year, as my wife's parents are from there. Last time I spent some time in...
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    What's on your workbench today?

    Had time to work on the neck, started profiling a little, tried a volute for the first time and drilled the holes for the tuners to see, if the Firebird Banjo tuners will fit (I slightly shrunk the headstock size to make it work with the body), and was happy to see, that it will work out as...
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    Fret end dressing in bound fingerboards

    Well, I have to admit, I personally liked the approach from Ken Parker. I always struggle a little, to file the tangs perfectly flat and sometimes that shows at the fretboard's edge. I use nippers only, to do it and then file the tang, but even when the fret is clamped, I find it not always easy...
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    Fret end dressing in bound fingerboards

    Hi all, I just saw this link on a German forum. It is a video of Ken Parker showing how he dresses the fret ends for bound fingerboards. I usually put binding on my fingerboards, so, I know the issue quite well and found Ken Parker's approach pretty helpful:
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    Wanting a hollow/semi hollow. Big dude i want a bigger guitar

    That is one of the issues I had as well but with Les Pauls. Even though, I am not as tall as you, I think of them to be a bit to small. That is one thing that led me to building my own guitars, as I can vary the sizes to my liking (and fitment of cases and bags). So, is it maybe an option to...
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    What's on your workbench today?

    You will love it! I have it for a year in my little place and it makes a noticeable difference, definitely recommended!
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    Stacking Compressors… What Madness?

    I have an Origin Cali 76 Stacked Edition and it can do beautiful things to my sound. I have had the pedal only for a month now and haven't gotten really into it, but it is capable of very subtle to very squashing tones. There is a setting in the booklet called "clean overdrive" and it actually...
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    How do you think this is built?

    My guess is, as already mentioned, that he uses a solid base, hollows it out, attaches a top and then carves it to shape (including the back). From what I see, there is only binding around the top. That's what I would also do in this case (well, yeah, as I'm lazy, I'd rather do a fake binding)...
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    Roswell Charlie Christian?

    Hi @kiwi blue , Thanks for the heads up on the wire used on the Lollar! For some reason I thought he wouldn't use AWG38 for his creation. BTW, you can get a CC pickup in Humbucker size from Roswell as well :-) Just saying. Best regards Jonas
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    Roswell Charlie Christian?

    Hi Robkay, Roswell pickups are made in Korea by WSC, a well known company who built for ESP, Fender and Status amongst others. They also make hardware and among that they produce the Bigsby Korea Tremolos (B-50, B-70) and Wilkinson bridges. The pickups are inspired by available pickups on the...
  11. JohnnyThul

    What's on your workbench today?

    Inlay day! It took longer, than expected, so, I didn't fill them today and cleaned everything up, will do that tomorrow.
  12. JohnnyThul

    Side Dot material ideas

    Uuuh, check this out: LEGO 30374 -> 3mm diameter, and available in glow in the dark version, that looks promising! https://www.brickowl.de/catalog/lego-glow-in-the-dark-transparent-green-bar-1-x-4-30374 Man, I gotta ask my friends with kids....
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    Side Dot material ideas

    @Gaz_ , thanks a lot for the explanation, now I understand! I will give it a try, maybe it is really convenient, although I'm a little afraif it may split a very dense fingerboardmaterial like ebony. @Davecam48 , that is a cool idea, I'll definitely check the colours available! @Larry F ...
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    Side Dot material ideas

    Thank you so much for all your ideas so far! I like the ballend idea and will check if there may be a way to make it work. As for visibility, I guess, luminlays are the best I had so far. I bought the expensive original ones and they work perfect and are highly recommended. I then made my own...
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    Side Dot material ideas

    Hi all, I will be in the stage of a neck built, where I need to set the sidedots. Now, I have used plastic, copper and selfmade luminlays so far. But maybe I miss some cool materials out there, so, what do you use as a material for your side dots? This neck will have a maple binding, but I'm...
  16. JohnnyThul

    Guitar store riff?

    Gov't Mule: Beautifully Broken Black Country Communion: Song of Yesterday Barkmarket: Visible Cow Those are easy riffs which sound like more, than they are :-)
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    So, why all the bird hate?

    Personally I think, the bird inlays are very beautiful as they give a dynamic on the looks, that more traditional "static" inlays do not give. When I look at PRS with birds and then watch a Les Paul with Crown inlays, the Les Paul just looks so old fashioned and outdated in comparison, to my...
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    Prosonic Combo Footswitch

    No update on the Footswitch so far, but I just need to say, that after having put the amp through its paces today for a good 2 hours , that this is really a great amp! Lots of sounds in there, great cleans which are not scooped as Blackface and a crazy variety of over the top Leadsounds. Very...
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    Curiously, what to folks here think about guitars like these? (Strandberg Salen Content)

    I like the body design and also the fanned frets. What doesn't work for me on headless guitars is the fine tuners which I always find fiddly to use with my clumsy fingers and the absence of a headstock :) Whenever I check a headless guitar I feel like I am shrunken. It really confuses me all the...
  20. JohnnyThul

    4x2 headstock

    You can use Sperzel tuners and rebuild them individually for left or right use. It's one of the reasons I really like them and as far as I know the only machine head, where that is possible.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    My first try at doing a multiple material inlay. Well, I could file a lot to make it all fit together seamlessly,but as I am impatient, I am lending to just use it as is...
  22. JohnnyThul

    Order of operations for neck building?

    That is a cool method, I will try that out! What I do is, I slot the fretboard up to the 24th fret when I am doing a 22 fret neck for example. I then drill through the 24th fret slot, as this gets cut off later anyway, and through the first fret slot. So, at least I am left with only 1 hole...
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    Prosonic Combo Footswitch

    Hi all, Thanks a lot for the multiple responses! I guess, I will follow @63 vibroverb suggestion and just buy the switch and see, if it works. I was a little reluctant to do so, as I am not a fan of returning stuff if it can be avoided, but in this case it seems it is not clear if it works...
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    Prosonic Combo Footswitch

    Hi all, I just aquired a Prosonic combo which unfortunately came without a footswitch. I googled around a while to see, what footswitch was delivered from the factory and if it is still available. I only found a few photos which showed a Vintage style footswitch but couldn't find info, which...
  25. JohnnyThul

    Fender Price Hike ... Again

    It was said earlier in this thread, that demand drives the prices (in short). That is currently true for suppliers of raw materials and parts for production. So, Fender is in part in the same situation as the customers of their product. If they had to increase pricing by maybe 5% a year, I...




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