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Gotta bump it up... would love advice & help on choosing pots & wiring it up.
I've got a two humbucker mahogany tele getting a single coil makeover and I have some wiring questions.
My plan is to put a Fralin...
Peel that tape—I want to see how the binding came out!
I apologize if this has already been addressed, but can we try to figure out why the toploader feels different?
My suspicion is that the string...
I'm just going to continue with the super basic questions, if that's okay:
Is it best to shoot shellac or brush it on?
My nitro experience...
Looks good, above. Maybe a bit more yellow than what I am trying for, though. But thank you for the image!
Possibly silly questions:
Got pics of those pine bodies?
Tru-oil can be purchased in an aerosol can. Just heat it up with some hot water and it comes out great.
Cool idea to mix Tru-oil with oil paint. Super basic questions of the day: how did you mix? Did you pre-mix the whole bottle, or just mix what you...
I've got a sugar pine body on the way from Marc Rutters and I'm wondering about the best approach to finishing it. I'm partial to enhancing the...
I am gearing up for an Esquire build and I'm going over wiring schemes. I think I have two of the (likely) three choices down, so please suggest...
I'm building a two-humbucker tele (well, tele-shaped guitar) with an American standard flat mount bridge (not a traditional tele bridge)....
I picked up a bunch of micro mesh the other day and it stinks—literally!
Has anyone else had this problem? I haven't used it yet, as I'm...
I'm wondering who builds the 5E9 or 5G9 nowadays? I've seen that Victoria and Louis Electric have their versions—does anyone know of...
Okay, things are progressing quite nicely.
I did three thin coats of Z-Poxy, which was easy to work with. This made the wood darker...
Man, those are amazing. I particularly like the mesquite.
What type of pickups did you install?
Thanks for an amazing story here.
Completely amateurish questions of the day:
After z-poxy, then.... straight to clear nitro? Any reason to use sanding sealer or shellac or...
Did you grain fill? If so, with what? Or did you just build up the sanding sealer?
I already have a few cans of reranch sealer & lacquer. What goes well with that?
I just got a nice mahogany tele body from USACG, and it has some pretty nice shimmering bands—the stripes in the wood that come to life as...
These are just flat out amazing. Please keep posting pics.
Okay, as promised, I made a pretty awful recording using a canon s95. It's not really that bad, even with the clipping and compression, but it was...
Thanks for the input.
Truss rod? Vintage, single action.
Action is moderate/normal on the Mahogany body. Action is moderate/low on...
Thanks for the tips. To clear up any confusion, the bodies & necks are all standard sizes.
Okay, I spent the afternoon...
Thanks for all of the help. Here's what I've gone through so far:
Electronics were checked and worked on by Fred at Repair...