Dusty Hill Style T-bass

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  1. perttime

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    A snug neck pocket is a good thing. Trying to fix the angle might lead to "interesting times".

    How far off is it at the bridge?
     
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    1,5 mm tops ...
     
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    I'd take measurement about 5 or 9 times and put the bridge where the neck points.... Will the pickup go straight under the strings if you do that, or will the cavity need a little adjustment too?
     
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    Bridge & pickup have arrived.

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    TOG/Real Life Relics Fender Squier Vintage Mod 2 Saddle Tele Bass Bridge

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    Starting to get exciting. . . .
     
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    This is a kind of alu or silver foil. Can I use it to shield the cavities instead of copper foil ?

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    That is exactly what I use. On the cavities and the pick guard's (which you won't have) backside where everything has continuity.
     
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    Thanks ! Since I use no pickguard, it’s no use to shield the pickup cavity, I guess ?
     
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    Shielding the cavities has questionable benefit regardless - I still shield the cavities on mine even without a pickguard though. :D
     
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    What's your plan for getting the pickup wires into the control cavity? I mean, obviously you have to drill a hole, but can you get there from the pickup rout or will you be drilling in through the jack hole? The latter looks like the better option. I'd get all that worked out and drilled before doing the shielding.

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    Like this?
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    Drilling a hole from the pickup cavity to the control cavity (at the back) will be no problem. I have a long 6 mm drill bit. A hole from (under) the bridge to the control cavity for grounding is more of a challenge. Of course I’ll drill first, then shield.

    A hole from the jack trough the control cavity into the pickup rout looks interesting, assuming I can drill very straight ...
     
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    I'll take your word for it since you're the man holding it in your hands, but it looks like a tough angle to me. Good luck with it - I hope it works.

    Cheers,
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    I’ll give it all some new thinking first. Thanks for the feedback !
     
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    I like the idea of drilling a long hole from jack hole to pickup cavity. But yes, you need to jig it so that you are sure to drill straight. Drilling from cavity to cavity could cause problems with getting your drill and drill bit into a position that gives you a good straight hole.

    Would it make sense to also drill from jack hole to bridge?
     
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    , but I tape a long bit along the top to give a STRONG visual queue
    Just a suggestion
     
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    If you do decide to drill from the jack hole, note that, with the angle of the jack hole, the drill bit is going to have to pierce the side of the jack hole to get going in the right direction to the control cavity and then through to the pickup rout. So you might want to only drill the jack hole about 3/4" deep at first, so you can use the bottom corner of that hole as the starting point for drilling the long hole, and get it started nice and straight. Then, once that's done, you'll still have the center divot of the jack hole to guide the rest of that drilling. Too many words in here, I'll try to draw a picture.
     
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    I think you may have already answered your question in a post or two above. But I would shield the cavity all the way around , top and sides and then put shielding on the plate making sure that the shield tape in the cavity has a little overlap on the recess so the shield on the plate and the cavity have connectivity. Solder that cavity shield to the ground wire that you will run to the bridge. That is what I would do.
     
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    this is very cool to watch unfolding ,good for you and thanks for posting your project in steps

    Have you picked out the color for the long fur to cover it in?
     
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