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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    They work! 7.5k neck and 8-8.5k bridge. Sorry for the spam, but I'm pumped! Potting comes shortly. Monday probably.

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  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Very cool! Love the covers!
     
  3. maito

    maito Tele-Meister

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    Leftover bits of heat treated birch from old workplace
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    Also found some old pickup kit, no idea what they are
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  4. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    Now tell me you made them so precise by hand ;)
     
  5. ModerneGuy

    ModerneGuy Tele-Holic

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    While I'm waiting for the right whether to continue with clear coats on one build, and procrastinating about re-wiring another, I thought I'd reboot my Epi Crestwood Custom style build - I cut the body out for this about three years ago:eek:. Getting some momentum now. Will start/unzombie the build thread when I stop getting distracted by other stuff...

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  6. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    I would be lying if I did. But I did do the CNC conversion on my milling machine by hand, does that count? :)
     
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  7. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    I've got my Photon prototype sporting its new cavities and covers:

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  8. Dewgits

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    Glued-up swamp ashe body blanks for a Tele and a Strat. Those, among a myriad of other projects...
     
  9. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    What's on my bench? For the first time in almost a year...not this guy:

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  10. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice! What's hiding in the background?
     
  11. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    That's a little 3/4 scale flat top PRS that I built for one of my kids. All 3 of them have one.
     
  12. Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey Tele-Meister

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    Just finished turning it from this

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  13. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I was bored, so I cut out a body today.... took about half an hour.... first one for the year.... I'm going to make a 25.5 scale bass guitar for a kid... I'll use a regular strat guitar neck and change the tuners...

    it's a piece of Jetutong, a SE Asian hardwood.... light as.... a mate gave me a 5 meter plank of it.... I can pick it up under one arm like a surfboard...

    the curve inside the horns was the same as my largest forstner bit..too easy...

    the blank weighs 3.5 lbs.... nice...:)

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  14. trev333

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    Here's the Jelutong plank..... it doesn't even bow in the middle when supported at the ends..... not much grain.... should be ok..:)

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  15. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Why the outrageous resistance values you ask? Well, this set is wound with 45AWG to bring out the mids a bit. Listening tests to follow.
    Rob
     
  16. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

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    Blonde P90 toploader getting assembled and wired.

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  17. Mojotron

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    Hey Rob - if I remember correctly - there is also a relationship of mids +/- 25% DRC per string gauge so to duplicate the mid balance of a 7.5k ohm pickup with 42 gauge wire one would wind a 45 guage pickup to roughly 12,960k on the same bobbin size.

    Is that right?

    Maybe that only works to 41 to 44 guage..
     
  18. Mojotron

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    But... with quite a bit more output as the wire gets smaller...
     
  19. Barncaster

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    Hey Mojo,
    This set is actually based some experimenting I did with putting DeArmond GF 45 AWG wind levels on stock dimensioned Tele pups. I really liked what they did sonically so this is a Strat version. As the winding lands are much taller on Fender pups the coil is taller and thinner with corresponding tonal alterations compared to the GFs.

    The mathematical calculations for mid affectation I will leave to you! I was looking to thicken up the tone and give it more grunt as I have rediscovered my Grateful Dead roots and have been studying Jerry's Alligator Strat. I think his tone in the 72 era was his best and this was done with a 54 Strat given to him by Graham Nash. He had the trem cavity blocked and epoxied and a tune o matic and corresponding neck wedge installed for the sustain he craved. He also had an Alembic Stratoblaster preamp installed to give the stock pups more beef. Extensive shielding including shielded/ grounded pickup covers were done.

    So, my Strat is a hard tail so that wood and epoxy stuff is moot. The standard bridge is just fine so the small wire winds are intended to grow the cajones so to speak and not have to deal with preamps and batteries. The inductance on these pups is in the 4 Henries range, much higher than stock. Evaluations to follow.
    Rob
     
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  20. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    That is SWEET! P90 Teles look so clean and uncluttered on top. And I love that control cavity - you don't see many ovals like that. I don't see any screw holes; what holds the cover on?

    Thanks again and congrats on a real classy look.

    Rex
     
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