T5 inspired prototype, another one OK?

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  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    When you said "fill a bucket", I thought you were talking about angstscheiße.

    Is that a word? :lol:
     
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  2. AndreasF

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    It is now! :D
     
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  3. Jupiter

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    We have a similar term in English, involving bricks....
     
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  4. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Guys, nicely done. :lol: 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. :lol:
     
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    Don't make me bring out the monkeys. :D
     
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  6. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Finally, the inside carving is done. Sorry for the bad cellphone picture quality.
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    This is fantastic! Looking forward to what's next.
     
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  8. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     
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  9. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    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.

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    The aluminun "table" is flat-flat and will be used to clamp every thing down.

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    one more pic
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  10. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    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 :lol:



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  11. nickhofen

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    Very nice Helmut, the inner of the top shows all the work you have done.
     
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    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!
     
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  13. kwerk

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    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!
     
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  14. I_build_my_own

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    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)

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  15. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    I have to admit, I am easily distractible. Trying to finish up this one.
     

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  16. Bentley

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    Very EVH esque!
     
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    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Yep EVH-ish, but not too close around the pickguard, which is hiding a huge ugly bath tub pickup cavity. :cry:

    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”. :lol: I didn't get anything done for the rest of the evening. :lol:
     

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  18. Bentley

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    Cheap pickups, IMO are great. They can have such great sounds, for such little money. But then again, it can go the other way.
     
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    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    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...

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  20. Mojotron

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    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.
     
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