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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Mar 2, 2013.
When you said "fill a bucket", I thought you were talking about angstscheiße.
Is that a word?
It is now!
We have a similar term in English, involving bricks....
Guys, nicely done. We really need to seriously elevate the discussion. Dave, I called your mother. Andreas and Jupiter, if I were't too cheap I would call your's too - but I am saving for a Kahler trem.
Don't make me bring out the monkeys.
Finally, the inside carving is done. Sorry for the bad cellphone picture quality.
This is fantastic! Looking forward to what's next.
Thanks clsatt. Next is gluing the bridge plate to give it back some more stability. I much rather work on a solid body than this thin top
Then I have to come to grips what I do with the electronics, where the holes go etc.
Getting ready to glue the bridge plate. None of my clamps were deep enought to reach the center of the bridge plate, so I created a a wood clamp from oak scraps, with the tension screw going through the hole under the pickup.
The aluminun "table" is flat-flat and will be used to clamp every thing down.
one more pic
You should frame that as art . On the other hand, I need my piezos and controls mounted so I can close this ugly duck ASAP
Very nice Helmut, the inner of the top shows all the work you have done.
Gosh.. if I had done such a nice job on a top, I'd hope I'd have to take it apart for some reason, just to see it!
Me too! Mine is a native "honeysuckle", but it's similar to lacewood, which that is probably more closely related to. I guess we'll never know unless that dude in Costa Rica is prepared to take his store apart!
Bridge plate is in. I'll taper it down outside the braces towards nearly zero.
I decided to taper the braces before gluing. One is done while the other one is still having the pencil marks. (they are not yet glued)
I have to admit, I am easily distractible. Trying to finish up this one.
Very EVH esque!
Yep EVH-ish, but not too close around the pickguard, which is hiding a huge ugly bath tub pickup cavity.
Today I put the bridge PU in there. I decided to give the Guitarheads Hexbucker a chance. I wired it straight to a lose output jack and gave it a test run. I need to say, I am very impressed by the sound of bridge pickup, especially for that price. I had planned to put the volume control in the pickguard today as well, but it sounded just “too heavenly brown to unplug”. I didn't get anything done for the rest of the evening.
Cheap pickups, IMO are great. They can have such great sounds, for such little money. But then again, it can go the other way.
Yes, you never know what you get. I am please though with the bridge PU. I have now put in the neck pup, too. Didn't try it yet. Next weekend...
One of my favorite guitars was an old beat (Japanese/American) Charvel Model-2 (kind of like that one) back in mid-1990's that I got at a pawn shop - amazing necks on those. The body was this really weird quartersawn basswood - the oddest looking wood I had ever seen no wonder they did a solid color over them - no complaints about the tone or weight though.