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  1. jman72

    How do I properly align/drill/install nut, neck, and bridge on custom body with nothing pre-drilled?

    Hello All, OK, so I'm in a bit of a circular conundrum trying to figure out my next move on my custom 24" Tele-jag build. I have the neck (undrilled but tuners attached), the nut (shaped but unslotted), and the body with the neck pocket routed (but undrilled). So, I need to do the following so...
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    Need help identifying this 30 watt EL84 amp circuit

    Hey Everyone, My buddy was given this amp by a friend of his several years ago (custom built just for my friend, REALLY nice, beautiful build), but he's having some issues with it and wanted me to take a look and see if I could figure out what was wrong. Naturally, knowing what the actual...
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    Poll: Custom "f" hole shape for thinline Tele-Jag hybrid build- which do you like?

    OK, I'm at that point in my thinline Tele-Jag hybrid build that I need to choose the sound hole shape (the body is shaped and the top is ready to cut). I don't want to go with anything standard, so I've been designing some different takes on the "sharktooth" shape. I've narrowed it down to my 10...
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    My Hybrid Thinline Jag-Tele Build

    Ok, I love the sound of a Tele, but I just didn't bond with the American Standard I had. The neck was too wide and it just felt too "artificial"- I like a more organic feel to my instruments. And the past few years I've LOVED playing my Jaguar- the short scale is just perfect for my aging...
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    Wilkinson 6-saddle Tele bridge- any experience?

    Hi Everyone, I'm putting together a T-type custom build with a 24" scale Allparts Jaguar neck (I'm building the body myself). The neck has a 1-5/8" nut width and a 2-3/16" heel width, so I need to get a bridge with the NARROWEST string spacing possible so that I don't have problems with the...
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    My Rat Build- Aion Helios Legacy Project

    OK, so I've got all of my bases covered with OD/dirt pedals- TS, Klone, Timmy, OCD, DS1. But something has just been missing- when I need to get a little more "in your face", none of my pedals quite have that "oomph". Then I borrowed my buddy's early '90s Rat, and I was blown away! It fit that...
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    What length truss rod for Jaguar-scale neck build?

    Hey everybody, I'm building a Jaguar/Tele hybrid, but I'm gonna go with the 24" scale neck (I love the short scale). I was going to just buy a Jaguar neck from Allparts or Warmoth, but they're out of stock or weeks from production. So, I figured I'd use up some of the spare maple I have and...
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    Best router bit diameter for planing stock?

    Hi Everyone, I'm reading lots of threads about using my router to plane some stock to thickness, and they're all a great help. One question I had was on the diameter of the bit I'm getting ready to buy. I really like MLCS bits for their quality and affordability (I've been using them for...
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    Broken headstock..can it be fixed (and is it worth it)?

    Hi guys, My buddy knocked over my OTHER buddy's Epiphone Dot and snapped the headstock off. I told him I would take a look at it and see if I could possibly do something with it. Once I looked more closely, it is a pretty nasty break, but I think it COULD be fixed. What do you all think- what...
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    Frozen shoulder- any advice?

    Back in December, I started having some nagging pain in my right shoulder. Nothing major, and mostly when I tried to reach up over my head. Over the next couple of months it got worse...more pain and less range of motion. I couldn't reach across my body (trying to put deodorant on...OUCH!!)...
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    Building a 5f1 with my teenage son

    So, we're basically home for the rest of the school year and my 15 year old son (budding guitarist that he is) says that he needs to build a final project for his high-school engineering class. He's been doing a lot of electronics and soldering lately and wants to build something cool and...
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    My new Ibanez JS1600

    Ok, no Tele content, but man, I love my new Ibanez JS1600 (well, 2009 model, but in immaculate condition). Mahogany body, hardtail Gotoh bridge, locking tuners, PAF Pro and Fred pickups. All topped off by a beautiful metallic silver finish. What's not to love! And it looks great on stage next to...
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    Jagmaster customization project

    Hey everyone, not a Tele, but a related cousin, so I'll post it on here for you all. I've been wanting a short scale to go with my Teles and Strats for awhile now, but didn't want a straight up Jaguar. Thought about a Warmoth build, but too expensive. Enter the Jagmaster- alder body, maple neck...
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    Volume-Tone Pot Wiring...tone cap before or after volume?

    Hey guys, So, I've scoured the forum and other sites for a good concise answer to this, but although finding a ton of info, I've not seen a good answer to this so I take it to the experts. I'm wiring up a two P90 guitar (replacing two humbuckers in a project guitar with two humbucker-sized...
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    My new Timmy..any suggestions?

    Okay, I've been wanting one of these for years and finally pulled the trigger when I got notification a couple of days ago that an online seller had some in stock. It will go on my board along with my OCD and Tubescreamer. These are running into my 5E3 clone. For those who have one, especially...
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    How to wire two P90s with single volume and tone and Gibson 3-way switch

    Hi Everyone, Okay, I've looked around and can't find exactly what I'm looking for so I thought I'd throw this out there to you guys. I've got two new Bootstrap P90s that I want to install in a Jagmaster rebuild I'm doing (here is a pick of the setup with the original humbuckers I'm replacing...
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    Painting over poly...what grit to use for scuff sanding?

    Hi Gang, I've got a really beat up Squier Jagmaster that I picked up for a song and thought it'd make a great project guitar for a re-finish project. Yeah, stripping to bare wood is best, but for a fun beater, that's too much work so I'm just gonna scuff sand the poly and spray. I've used...
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    Finally finished my '77 Pro Reverb repair + head and 2x12 build- yay!

    Hi Guys, Well, after only a year and a half, I've got my 1977 Pro Reverb (45 watt, 5U4GB rectifier) up and running. It was heavily modified (mostly Blackfaced) when I got it. To top it off, I also finished my head cab build and 2x12 speaker cabinet. When I bought it ($450), the cab was trashed...
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    Need help fixing tremolo on Silverface Pro Reverb

    Hey Everyone, I'm still working on my '77 Pro Reverb I bought last year and I'm finally getting it back online. I fired it up today after a reverb circuit repair (replaced broken reverb driver cathode resistor...works great!). Now, as I'm testing it out (only put it through it's paces a bit...
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    100 ohm NFB resistor in Silverface Pro-Reverb showing no resistance

    Hi All, I bought a '77 Pro Reverb about a year ago (45W, MV, 5U4GB rectifier) that had very weak reverb (other than that it sounded great). After opening it up I found the reverb driver cathode resistor was broken, and I've finally gotten around to replacing that resistor. As I'm getting ready...
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    Wiring a speaker cabinet 1/4 inch jack

    Hi everyone, This is a simple question (and I've done some research) but just wanted to check before I hook things up. I have converted my '77 Pro Reverb to a head and a 2x12 speaker cab. I want to use a 1/4 inch speaker cable to connect the speaker output of my amp to my speaker cabinet. I'm...
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    Death Cap Removal from Silverface Pro Reverb

    Hi All, I'm finally getting around to working on my '77 Pro reverb that needs a resistor replaced in the reverb circuit. Even though it was serviced a few years back before I bought it (electrolytics replaced and some Blackfacing done), I see that it still has the "death cap" attached from the...
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    Visit to GC/Sam Ash always kills my GAS. Should I be happy or sad?

    About once every two months, I travel 40 minutes away to Orlando for some errands, and I religiously include a visit to Guitar Center and Sam Ash in my trip. And I always take a pocket full of cash with me to satisfy my current GAS fixation- that guitar I've been salivating over, or the new...
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    Building a head cabinet and 2x12 extension cab for Silverface Pro Reverb- Opinions Needed!

    Hi Everyone, While preparing for Hurricane Irma, I'm thinking about a project of mine. Recently I picked up a '77 Pro Reverb for a great deal. It's a player, not a collector, and has had a considerable amount of wear and tear on the cabinet. I've decided to convert it to a head with a 2x12...
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    Drilling template or pattern for AB763 circuit board??

    Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place, but I can't seem to find one after a few hours of searching. I've seen several of you make your own turret boards for AB763-type circuits. Does anyone know where I can find a full-size (1:1) layout or drilling template for an AB763 circuit with...




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