What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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  2. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hi Martin,
    Feel free to PM me with any questions concerning your pup winding. The guitar looks great.
    Rob
     
  3. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks, sure I could make a lefty
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity

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    thank you, I may be in touch with you, Keep on making beautiful guitars.
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate the offer.

    I've read the thread a couple of times now and I think everything's falling into place in my head - I have to say it's the best humbucker tutorial I've come across, many thanks for writing it.
     
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    sometime it will be solid body fretless bass wilth piezo and coil sensor...
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  7. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    A unique shape and that is some upper horn. I don't think I've heard of "upper horn heavy". What's the balance going to be like?
     
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  9. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    WOW! Alternate universe stuff right there!
     
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    How do like that book? I'm thinking about getting it for everything else besides making the pickup winder.
     
  11. Tony Done

    Tony Done Friend of Leo's

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    This is my Colombian requinto, a bit of a clunker but of sentimental value. The idea of the sound port is to increase the brightness perceived by the player. I haven't tested it yet, but I don't expect it to have much effect on what the audience might hear. If I ever played for an audienc, that is.
     
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  12. Moldy Oldy

    Moldy Oldy Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    After struggling with templates and router bits that were never long enough on my Elpy build, plus looking at some of preeb's later threads, I decided I need a pin router. They're too expensive, plus no room for a real one in the shop. Ran across a guy on the Tube who made one that raises and lowers pneumatically. I thought "you can do that?" Yup. So I just finished my version. Clamps to my router table, and the "pin" is just a round bar clamped in the collet of the router under the table. Pneumatic footswitch makes it go up and down.

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    Blimey, this is nice. I'd so much love to have a small pin router :(
     
  14. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    My friend brought by this "El Degas" bass that was very weak sounding. He has a gig Sunday so he needed it fixed pronto. Popped the pickguard off and checked it with the multimeter, got good connections all across the pots and jack. Couldn't get a reading on the pickup.

    Popped the cover apart, removed the coil, saw that one of the leads had a break in the solder to the coil wire. Tried and tried to re-solder it. This is tiny wire, must be 45 or 46awg. Finally got it soldered back on. Then it broke again while I was trying to tape it up. There was not enough lead left after the break to re-solder it. So I ended up rewinding it.

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    This is a cool little pickup. I should have got more pics of how it's constructed. I thought it's be a mini-bucker. It's really a single coil with a steel blade that goes thru the middle of the coil. On either side of the blade are bar magnets that the polepieces screw into. So you have polepieces outside the coil that are North on one side and South on the other side. But it's a single coil so it still hums a bit.

    I plugged it in and played it and it sounds pretty good thru my little 50 watt solid state bass amp. Gonna wax pot it this evening. Wanted to make sure it works and sounds right first.
     
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    Got this fir plate cabronita mocked up in the shop. (Those knobs are just placeholders) I'm thinking barn red might be the way to go. :)
    I've got some folks telling me to relic it... but I'm not sure if I want to go down that road. I've got some wood hardener that I'm planning to use before finishing.

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  16. Captain Nutslot

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    Some sort of little serving/condiment platter for the kitchen table? made from a slice of a cherry tree... Need to mount it on a branch slab or somethin... Cut with a chainsaw , ran through a planer, sanded and wipe on poly.

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    I believe the rest of that cherry wood is going to be a beautiful guitar,right?:D
     
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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I am addicted to that thing and I am trying to find something else to re fret.
    I miss my dog for a second , I believe Cookie ( my dog's name) will look cool with some frets on, nah she is beautiful either way!!!
     
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    It looks a bit brutal but it is a clever idea. Are you sure that lever is long enough and you have enought momentum ;)
     
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  20. dtermined2play

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    I built this from a hundred year old door and some legs that came from a tile top table that had seen better days.

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