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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by customxke, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. customxke

    customxke Tele-Meister

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    Thanks!
     
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    I'm waiting to hear the other neck... have you got the switch fixed yet?
     
  3. customxke

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    Switch is fixed, but still waiting on the pickup for the mando neck.
     
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  4. Redd Volkaert

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    Lookin' great! Nice work!

    Is that a Standel single 12"?
    I have the same amp if it is . . . and they sound awesome!
    Redd
     
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    It is a single 12, and I agree...I think it sounds awesome too!
     
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    No worries :)
     
  7. customxke

    customxke Tele-Meister

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    5 pole pickup should arrive this week, so this project will FINALLY get buttoned up. I did score two more 6 string pickups from somewhere else. Its Bigsbytacular around here these days.

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    Well?!?!?!
     
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  9. customxke

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    Pickup still isn't here. Ive been looking for a 50s Bigsby B3 since I started this, with no luck. I'll let you guys in on a trade secret.....Bigsby still uses the 50s dog/mold for left-handed units...so I bought a lefty B7...notice no "No." before the patent number....


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    Popped of the c-clips and flipped the string retainer around...

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    Cut it up....

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    J.B. Cold Welded it back together ...

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    Voila.....50s B3


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    Then I slapped it on...ignore the dogear p90 on the mando side....its just for the sake of the photo.


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    Cool fix, howd you know about the lefty mold? This is the coolest build I've seen in a while here.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words about the build! As for the lefty mold....years and years ago I noticed the differences between 1950s Bigsbys, and modern ones. I realize that to some, the differences are really subtle, but once I was aware of them, they really popped out...especially the overall shape of the main plates. On a 50s Bigsby, the sides of the plate are curved, but on modern equivalents, they're basically straight. I used to cruise eBay looking for old ones, and I would just scroll through the listings pretty quickly. The leftys would pop out to me, because of the curved contoured base-plate. I thought I was the only one that noticed, but I've since found some other Bigsby nuts that have noticed it as well, and are also re-creating 50s Bigsbys by doing the same thing I did. They'll probably want to murder me for posting this.
     
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  12. customxke

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    5-pole pickup arrived today. I'll wire it up tomorrow.

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    Beautiful !!!

    Wired up? How does it sound?
     
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    Thanks! I'm really happy with the way it sounds! The mando neck sounds more like a mandolin than an octave guitar....guess I need to learn mandolin now.
     
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    WANT!!!!! This is a fantastic build!! You should be proud!
     
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    really looking great!
     
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    Awesome...!
     
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    Me too!

    Thanks!!
    Thank you!
    Thanks!
     
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