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What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hey Eric
    That's a cool pickup! As you confirmed, it always seemed to me to be the limitation of the side by side single humbucker arrangement was lack of wind space. The G&L solution of those z shaped pups they used to make was a decent but didn't look traditional enough for my tastes. I believe that last 4 string Jazz pups I wound had quite a few more winds on them. I think the set was wound to around 8,500 neck and 10,000 bridge. What does it sound like?
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  2. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    I haven't heard it yet. I don't really have a bass set up for a J so I may have to wait until the person I made this for installs it to hear it.

    I made the bobbin slightly taller too. I've read that Fender's current J-bass single coils are 7.5k. I'd have liked to get mine that hot, I figure if I make one again I can get it there with the tall bobbin and awg43.
     
  3. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    It's going to be close ... Cedar.... not enough...:lol:

    very, very close...shame to put wings on it....

    it's flat sawn, good thickness to work with, just one chunk on the narrow end... that limits my positioning/joining..

    . I'm sure there will be a way..;)

    * size in imperial... @ 30"long .. going 12" to 10" wide x 1 7/8" thick... whole piece weighs @ 9 lbs....
     

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  4. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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  5. trev333

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    Ooooo..pointy.. both ends... that's looking sharp, metecem.. :)

    it does say, ROCK!.. doesn't it...:cool:
     
  6. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

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    Advancing the concert uke and the travel uke!

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  7. trev333

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    Who does this on their new aftermarket necks?.... check to make sure the heel is really flat....before you screw it on/finish it...:)

    Often the skunk stripe middle area is a tad high, rolling off to the sides.... not the best contact area for a nice flat neck pocket rout....;)

    this one needed a flatten off.... too easy...:cool:
     

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  8. PGTips

    PGTips Tele-Meister

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    Okay...it's the kitchen table...not a workbench. Lining up a Hipshot B bender on my new Revelation RTE54. A nice simple job...pretty much all I'm capable of. Just waiting on some slant compensated saddles.
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  9. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    That travel uke looks like a flying v in its larva phase :)
     
  10. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Got some more work done on my buddies design. He tells me after I've done my fostner bit drilling that he forgot about the battery box that his will need. :eek: That's why one has a very small cavity behind the bridge and the other has the thinline route behind the bridge area.
     

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  11. tnt423

    tnt423 Tele-Meister

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    Checking alignment and installing anchors, before the final coats go on.
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    Sorry for the pic my camera is dead and phone sucks.
     
  12. love4god

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    shot some sealer on.
    godbless
     

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  13. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    love . . .what type of wood is that it's very striking.

    Sand the top to the line and wet one of my LP builds down with Naphtha. It's going to be a beautiful green burst when she's done. Might even do a burst on the back to show off the mahogany which looks pretty nice too :D
     

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  14. GunsOfBrixton

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    Wet sanding... (ugh)

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  15. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    Wet sanding is the time to plan the next project . Looks great Robert , what will it end up having for pups and controls ?
     
  16. GunsOfBrixton

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    Mini humbckers, volume, tone and 2 way switch. I really want to get this one done pretty soon. I'm giving it to a friend who is kind of laid up at the moment. He got hit by a car as he was crossing the street. So, he can pass some time with a new guitar. ( it was always meant for him but there wasn't any rush to finish it). As for the next project, I've still got the other three bodies sitting around but they might just get put into the "maybe someday" pile. I think what I really need / want to work on is building some necks. Something I haven't done before and really should. I think I'll start by just using the cnc to cut the basic shape and truss rod slot, then do the rest by hand. Yeah, that sounds good.
     
  17. DrASATele

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    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    Sounds like it'll be a pretty cool geetar when you get er buttoned up , I'm sure it will make your friend smile . Necks up next you say , I still have not done the carve of a neck on the machine but have been modeling , basic shape , truss rod slot , and even nut slot I've done on the machine . I do enjoy hand carving them , like Chris says above , it gives you time to think . I would like to get a good model and tool path set up for an almost hard -v with good transitions and just watch it go once , I think it would be kinda cool.
     
  19. love4god

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    thanks DrASATele it is poplar:D nice lp. this thread needs a like button . amazing work here
    godbless:D


     
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