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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Jupiter, Mar 17, 2016.
... in which case the headstock should have a flea collar on while in the case.
Pink and a bit trashy
Here's a few more options. We're all in this together.
Thanks for the brainstorming guys; keep em coming. I’m really stuck at this point: don’t know if I should try to match it, compete with it, contrast it, or what...
Keep the strap simple, I reckon. Black... or maybe Black; thinking about it, Black could work too. Have I mentioned Black?
Right now, that seems most feasible. Hey Rog, you got a black one with a pink logo?
Being serious, for a change, I would go with black. There's over 8000 black straps listed on ebay, from a dollar to $800, take your pick. (no pun intended)
No, but I could make one
I think so. Let me do some checking.
I would gladly commit to either a standard or deluxe (preferred) black one if I can get a pink dawg on it!
Maybe that pink dawg can be made anatomically correct?
And while we're on the subject, Barncaster has been suggesting I build a DPP telecaster, and has offered to supply the pickups if I do. A sparkle is on my list and I'm leaning towards it. Is there room around here for a DPP Tele?
Better make two of those straps Roger...
I don't know how yer gonna stretch a tele build out for three years though...
I have a tele build that's been going on for three years because it hasn't been going on. So definately do able.
Finally got to the weekend, and I’ve been making a bit of progress.
Need to work on the finish because of the damage I did tryna get the leaked dye and shellac off the heel. Just satinized it all over with a scothbrite. Actually, kinda liked the way it looked like that, but anyway.
About three very thin coats, mixed about 4:1 with paint thinner so it wouldn’t tack up so fast, and rubbed on vigorously with a rolled up swatch of old t-shirt. I think that’s fine for now. I might try for a thicker smoother finish later, but I generally like to feel a bit of grain on a mahogany neck.
Stuck some standoffs on my wiring board with DS tape so it won’t wobble on the shafts while I’m working.
2 meters of rubber hose. The lady cutting it for me said, “you know you can order in 10cm increments...” She seemed a little concerned that I was doing something that needs 2 meters of rubber hose. Asked me three times if I was sure before she cut it. lol
Not too hard to get it on there. Seems pretty secure, but I was able to pull it off a little more easily than I’d hoped. Might run a couple turns of fine wire around it. I’m a little worried that the bulk of several lengths of this is actually gonna make things HARDER... Worse case scenario I got the makings of a KICK ASS wrist rocket! I’ll just use this stuff for the 4 pots, and wire for the jack and switch—or maybe nothing for the switch, since it’s the last thing to go in and it’s close enough to the cavity access hole and the f-hole that I can get my fingers in there to guide it.
On to wires...
Shrinking the tubing with pa’s old Zippo; the smell took me back... I never realized back when he was using em that the lighter fluid will evaporate pretty quickly if the lighter just sits around, but luckily one thing I always have in the house is a can of lighter fluid!
A little game of monkey-see, monkey-do with Rex’s wiring diagram. I did get some shielded cable with the wiring kit I ordered, but I’m not sure if it’s enough to run around all the pots plus the jack... I might have to actually think a little bit. I hate thinking about wiring...
Thinking about wiring, I realized that I haven’t worked out how the PUs figure into alla this yet, so I dug out Rob’s PAFs, and I realized something.
They’ve got this funky blue finish on em that I don’t remember discussing with Rob. Not sure if that color combo works with this build.
I hope that tape comes off okay; I don’t think Rob expected these to sit wrapped in tape for three years...
But yeah, I’m wondering how I’ll deal with wiring these in. They have nice long shielded cables, but it’s really going to add to the hassle of installing the harness to have those soldered to the pots when I try to cram everything in, and I’m wondering how I’ll make sure the wires don’t show when everything is done... might need to get some zip ties on it.
Hm, got this bridge ground wire to hook on too... would it be kosher just to solder that to some of this braided shielding that’s going in all over the place? Or even like the bridge PU bracket?
Hmm, maybe it is enough...
This bit is actually quite fun and relaxing, as long as I’m not trying to figure out the circuit itself.