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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Thanks Blue Bill.
I finished up the tolex/tweed job.
Then in a moment of weakness, I decided to build a little 5F1 Champ tube amp to go with it. The gang in the amp forum helped me out.
Somehow it works.
Now I'm workin on a cab for it to match the speaker cab.
Hahahaha, in a moment of weakness, I built an amp, that's great. I know what you mean, like my sudden neck re-fin. Awesome job on the tweed and grille-cloth, looks very professional! That's gonna be a sweet combo.
Really nice work on the tweed job, MM! Very clean.
May is coming, my daughter is keen on a Flying V for her birthday... In ukulele size... With a volume knob... With a panther skin look on the top... Wish me luck...
The arm rest:
Thank you Roger.
It's a tweed patterned tolex, which is probably easier than the actual vintage tweed cloth.
"Uncle Doug" has a youtube how-to on covering cabs that led the way for me - very helpful.
That's going to be all kinds of quirky awesomeness right there
So I did some more work on this, May is coming, sooner than I can imagine so while others are drying I get on with this and that of this little beast:
Made a bridge, height adjustable:
String through, it is and a pickguard it has:
That looks great! What are you doing for pickups? I've had (mostly) good luck making pickups for the various smaller than standard sized instruments I've done in the last year. The scaled down P90 I did for a tenor guitar worked best, it was really versatile. But even the straightforward single coil I did for my first electric ukulele worked very nicely.
I actually have an original Flatpup from Austria (Sixtus Pickups, not affiliated, just a friend). He sent me an overwound one a while ago and I think this is a good time to use it. I'll make a nice case for it though as it is in rough form. I might try epoxy sealing it
Three guitars using masonite and plywood.
I've just received sets of both those GFS gold foil pickups you've used there. I ordered them solely on looks. If they don't sound great, I'll just rewind them myself.
Probably won't need to, I'm not a pickup snob and was perfectly happy with my one experience of a GFS pickup in the past.
GFS stuff is usually good quality. It's cheap chinese stuff, but it seems like it the cheap chinsese stuff with a higher tier quality control, then the worse stuff continues on to be the cheap chinsese stuff on e-bay.
After (patiently) waiting approximately 6 months, I finally got the last of the parts I need to complete development of my short scale offset drawing:
6 Months? For parts?
The parts in question (the brass shields) have been on dealer back-order since August 2015 with my preferred retailer, Darren Riley. Come February 2016, he still had not received them from Fender. So he went above and beyond, by sourcing them elsewhere for me.
Because Darren has always treated me incredibly well, I was willing to wait for him to get them in stock. Had he not offered to source them elsewhere, I would still be waiting.
I don't need these parts; no one does. They're not critical to sustaining life, so I decided to wait it out. It took six months, but I got there in the end.
I am definitely not questioning it mate
All good. You actually gave me a reason to ramble on a bit.
That black and gold one looks familiar! Nice work
Outstanding work! Graphics are stunning.