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Early sixties Kay Silvertone that needs a good cleaning and new strings.
I have done it a couple of times. Once for a Vox style headstock
and once for an eight string bass
I went even cheaper for the bushing puller I made.
3/4" PVC end cap, drilled a hole in the top, suitably size bolt, and some sticky back felt or...
I use this router jig that I made.
Works very nicely and easy too.
The hard part is the glue up but not with the gluing jig I...
Such a cool concept. You'll sort out the neck.
Bought an $80.00 acoustic/electric bass on Amazon. Plays and sounds pretty darn good too.
But it needed to be made more electric. Slapper on a...
A few parts from the junk box.
A single gang mud ring that needs to be sliced and diced.
Oh no! I think it's contagious.
Thanks I know the LeBaye 2x4 but the Bogdon is a new one. Very interesting.
Erno Zwaan was a pick fan of allen head screws in his Animal Magnetism for Musicians.
The whole thing is an experiment so nothing is locked in at...
Funny you should ask.
I'm reworking/tuning up the winder and have decided to go with a wood pick up cover. Still working out the details but put...
I'm thinking about Bulls Eye Amber Shellac like this pine Tele. (Google image not mine)
Will give it a nice stand up bass finish.[ATTACH]
It does have an edge. The front edge. ;)
Same as a nut doesn't have to come to a point. The top of my bridge is actually not as wide as the...
The pine base for the winder had a bit of a curve in it so I replaced it with a piece of 3/4" plywood. I just happened to have a piece that was...
Some spare 500k mini pots and dome knobs.[ATTACH]
Then off to the drill press for some 7/8" holes.
One for the output
Three for the volume and tone. I cleaned this up with a...
I had some thin rosewood too so I decided to make control plates out of it.
Cut a 1" strip.
Drilled some holes.
Since I have this block of rosewood I figured I could make the nut and bridge out of it.
I cut small pieces on the scroll saw and the...
Oh there will be intonation issues but not a big deal. Most 12 strings have them too. Part of the charm. ;)
Paul never had his Hofner intonated...
Back coverplate time.
Rubbed the outline with pencil on some paper.
Glued it on some cardstock and test fit the cardboard template....
The battery box finally arrived. Not a bad fit. Just had to square up the corners of the route with a chisel and fill the existing screw holes...
Oh no. I wouldn't even think about trying to wind a stand alone coil. I could save time just throwing my spool of coil wire away.
I was more...
Mark Grant posted some pictures on the What's on Your Workbench thread of a Magnatone pickup he is rewinding.
This might be a good direction to...
It's a throatless cutter. Beats the heck out of tin snips. Much cleaner cut and it is better at cutting curves too.
The biggest changes from the...