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Home-brewed paisley fabric

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Mistahbrock, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Mistahbrock

    Mistahbrock TDPRI Member

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    Hello everybody :)

    I just finished a paisley fabric finish and I'm very happy about the result :)

    First I bought a unfinished fender neck from 2009, it was taken out off production due to a brown streak in the headstock

    the body is american alder, made to original fender 60ties specs, it was a little beauty, but it was to be covered with fabric so it wasn't a big deal.
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    Then I glued on some silver and black/ blue fabric on the top and bottom, using a equivalent of titebond
    I live in Denmark where we have some real great glue manufacturers, as our climate is wet and windy

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    Next I poured some poisonfree art resin on the top and after 24 hours of curing the bottom, using painter tape, which is not so great, as the resin made a few undercrawls ruling down the sides of the body = more sanding :(

    I had the body all flat using the small bubble level seen on the right op in the picture
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    I used a crappy heat gun to get most of the air out the resin, it has broke apart five times but still works, little did I know how many would be left after curing, I got wiser...
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    Resin overruns.
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    In my infinitewisdom, I missed to cover the backhorn, so I did a crude repair with semihardened resin, some 12 hours late...
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    Backshot with the silly repair ( which will be covered with the blackburst later )
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    Top of the back
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  2. Mistahbrock

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    Ready for sanding and routing off edges with a roundbit
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    Blackburst with first layer of Nitrocellulose spray lacquer
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    I'm not all good at centering the string ferrule holes, dammit!
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    Third layer of Nitro
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    The pickups are from tone hatch. they are alnico 3 which pulls a little less in the string and have a nice overall clarity, I can recommend these :)
    https://www.tonehatch.com

    And I added an open top cover, mainly for the looks, but also a bit of shielding as well
     

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  3. Mistahbrock

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    I since added a customised control plate from rockrabbit
    this plate is made from titanium and features a slanted switch slot and the volume is moved a little back to gain more space for my sausage fingers grabbing for the knob, but I probably return to a standard, as my tiny brain is used to the standard tele specs.

    I like this look better though, and as we all know, telecasting is all about looks and nothing else... ;)

    And then I use a CTS 500K push pull potentiometer as a passive "boost" using a 100k resistor and a 300pf capacitor treble bleed in serial with the Hotwire, which dampens the output unless I pull the knob, blowing up to full output.

    As a live engineer I think I may have overdosed on guitar distortion and overdrive so I love this modification only beefing up the clean signal.

    But it can of course be set so the gain on the AMP only cranks when it's full on.

    Feel free to ask if there is any questions on this build :)


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    Very nice
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    What sort of tone-cloth did you use?



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    Actually, really nice job there. :)
     
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    Looks great
     
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    that's wild. good job.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    It looks great. I myself wouldn't have gone to all the trouble to do the resin coating but it'll certainly hold up to a lot of wear and tear. It seems like that was pretty difficult to get right though.
     
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    Wow, that is beautiful! Very nice - really like the metallic look to the fabric too.
     
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    Do anyone in here know if this passive "boost" is out there ?

    I have been searching with no results and maybe I am the only one who likes this function.

    And thanks for all the credits
     
  14. Mistahbrock

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    heh heh, the resin saved me lots of Nitro layers and some bucks.

    Besides from this, Nitro is always vaporising slowly so the resin will also expand the life of the finish.

    Its somehow similar the function of fullerplast.

    This is my first fabric finish, and it wasnt that hard, but I could use a real workshop, this was build in our kitchen and sprayed in my backyard
     
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    Brilliant job!
     
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    Thank you Gimmeatele
    And a nice weekend to everyone ✌️
     
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  18. Ted Keane

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    That's so cool.Really nice work.And thanks for the updates as you went along.
     
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