Dear diary, what a build it's been.............

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crazydave911, May 20, 2011.

  1. Mojotron

    Mojotron Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ah, I missed the excitement - Happy "clothing optional" B-Day Dave! I'm almost there myself. Great to see ya all are still around here!

    There is a clear shortage of side tuners in the world - those are looking great.
     
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    Ah good to see you old friend,lot of water been under this bridge.I hope you enjoy my threads,it's a reminder of the good days and I'm not willing to give up helping others with my weirdness lol
     
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    :D
     
  5. crazydave911

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    Drilled neck screws,set neck angle and set bridge and string through holes.At least no boo boos here :rolleyes:

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    Time to hit the showers lol

    Good night Dave
     
  6. crazydave911

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    Cleared with Watco :)

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    Well all but two without an ooops :rolleyes:

    Dave
     
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    Finally got the pickguard template on the third try :rolleyes:, complicated little mother :)

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    MAY look like a Strat but 1/3 smaller and more complex.

    Now from Harbor Freight, the single layer PG blank

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Dave
     
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  8. guitarbuilder

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    How thick is the plastic and how much is the sign compared to a pickguard sheet?
     
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    Approximately 1/8 Marty, a little thinner than a pickguard sheet. But have used it twice before, once on Old Blue in the beginning of this thread and it's still going strong lol

    Dave
     
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    Spit shined! :D

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    Dave
     
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    And sorry, $5
     
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    Was drilling a few holes so why not lol

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    Had a little time for the fun part :D

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    Dave
     
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    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I know that rasp file, it hates me
     
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    Lol,someone neglected the rasp primer.First never rasp straight ahead except gently on transitions.Always hold at a 45 degree angle and PULL straight along the neck.And most important, go WITH the grain.One direction on one side of the neck and the other direction on the other side ;).Help maybe? :D

    Dave
     
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    First replacing the volume pot with a 500k(rail humbuckers) and repairing all the hair thin wires that broke in the process :rolleyes:

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    Then making all those tediously small switch holes (damn you Brian May!)

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    And finally the easy part,setting the input jack o_O:twisted:

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    Tired Dave
     
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    Getting there :)

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    :D
     
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    Very close :)

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    And of course broke two more tiny wires :rolleyes:.This is getting monotonous :mad:

    Dave
     
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    I finally got it wired,but if I had it to do over I'd have bought that ridiculously priced Bass VI plate and used 4 standard switches. I only want the ability to change phase on the middle pup :rolleyes:. Oh well if ya live, ya learn.
    Not much I can do from the side of my bed but this is one :)

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    Why people distrust/won't use walnut fretboards I'll never know :rolleyes:


    Dave
     
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  20. gitlvr

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    I just put a walnut board on an acoustic I'm building.
     
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