thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys, I really need to get a proper drill press so these kinds of things don't happen as often. Lowes has a nice 15" porter cable for $398.
     
  2. jim the plumber

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    how long to recieve parts from Japan ? I just buy from bezdez, 2 or 3 days on the table when I get home from work havn't had any probs, yet Keep the pics comin Brian been watchin since the start post a video when your done
     
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    Hey Brian,

    Excellent save!!!! Nice to see you will be using P90s. Are you winding your own? Care to try a stack? ;-)

    Rob
     
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    Hey Jim, I don't think Bezdez had P90 covers or I just didn't see them if they did. Sometimes ordering from China works out well because a lot of the vendors have free shipping. Usually takes a couple weeks. I do like Bezdez though. I'll keep posting till it's done and I'll definitely post a video at the end.
    Thanks Rob! I'd like to wind my own. I might save the electronic noise cancelling for a later build. Would you mind sharing info on stacked coils? I suppose I could look at your threads hey? :D
     
  5. thecableguy

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    Set up a piece of mdf at a two degree angle. The front edge is square to the centerline of the body so I don't get a funky skewed pocket.

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    Used a flush trim bit to route out the mdf exactly aligned to the pocket.

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    Switch to a pattern bit and deepen the pocket by 1/8.

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    That looks better!

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    Time to string up. I'd hate to see the heavy gauge!

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    She plays good! My fret leveling seems to have worked. The buzz I had up in the middle of the neck is gone.

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    Looks great!! I love the headstock design.
     
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    Thanks! I designed the headstock in CAD. Made it a lot easier to lay out.
     
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    Thi, thi, thi, thi, thirteens!!!???
     
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    Nice! I like the headstock as well, but I'm partial to 3x3s on a tele.
     
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    Looks great! Those are quite the cables you put on. But you are cableguy so...:)
     
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    I was impressed!! I feel so weak using a 9-42 set now :)
     
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    A really nice job on the new body Brian ;)
     
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    Sweet...haven't read all the build thread so I apologize if this questions' been asked...how you go about positioning the wrap around bridge?
     
  14. thecableguy

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    :lol: I'm not as tough as it seems guys. 27" scale baritone tuned B E A D F# B. On standard tunings I use 10s. :lol:

    Thanks! I prefer 3x3 angled headstocks as well personally.
    Thanks Dave!
     
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    No problem, I probably skipped over that part. I used string across the 2 outer nut slots to center the bridge to the neck. Then I just measured from the nut and drew a line at 27" perpendicular to the body centerline. Lined up the high E saddle with that. Marked the high E side of the bridge mounting post with a transfer punch and the same on the bass side but around 1/8" further away from the nut. Check out David Fletcher's latest youtube videos - he demonstrates it very nicely.
     
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    Would you have a link to those videos??

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    Here ya go:



    Seriously, watch all his videos. They're amazing. He's fletch here on the forum.
     
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    You mentioned him when you did your Strat build and I've been hooked ever since. He has given me a lot of tips and ideas for both jigs and actual building. Great stuff..
     
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    Oh yeah. The Gibson style junior builds he's posting now have a universal neck pocket jig that's just great. Quick and easy to set up for a perfect neck pocket. I will be building one.
     
  20. jim the plumber

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    nice you do beautiful work
     
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