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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Wow Eric I love that spalt
Thanks Leftfinger! It was a nice plank I got 2 teles and 1 strat body out of. The 1st tele ended up having some nice curl in it when the lacquer hit it.
I went ahead and knocked the epoxy off and am pretty please how the black blended into the black ambrosia streaks.
Tuners are in.
Thinned down the headstock yesterday, profiled the neck today.
Went for the Modern C profile from my son's Mexican Fender Strat.
Final sanded & hand rubbed a coat of Arrow Wood Finish Oil.
Grrrr... stupid lacquer... off you come.....
my seal coat went flakey on me.... not sure why?.... stupid me perhaps?....
Fresh shellac sanded to 240 and a coat of clear acrylic to seal it, a few days of drying time between them and waiting to flatten it off a bit.......... didn't stick too well... best to start again...
Oh well.... some sanding exercise in the morning sun to warm me up.....
I felt for an angled nut on a fanned fret board, the least I can do is attempting an angled volute - volute roughed out on the headstock side.
Streamer-style bass from 160 year old pine... I like a bit of a challenge
4th coat of Arrow Wood Finish rubbed on. Let dry & polished with sheepskin.
The case is coming along, next up, finishing the inside.
Got the pickups installed and wired. Bridge and middle to a 4-way switch, neck is straight to a volume and to jack to use whenever.
So the middle pickup is some kind of p90 style pickup but what is the story with the neck pickup?
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Have to look 'round for some of that stuff
Curiouser and curiouser
A little mahogany box for the SE 50C5 amp. This one actually came out square
The middle pickup is supposed to be like the DeArmond Gold Foil. It's slightly smaller than a minibucker It has screw poles and a Firebird sized Alnico magnet on each side of the screw poles. Similar in build to a P90, but smaller in size.
The neck pickup is a Seymour Duncan minibucker posing as a Firebird(like the GFS Minibird pickup and the pickups that Gibson puts in their new Firebird guitars) that I converted to a Firebird. I am still amazed that it didn't have any potting and was just glued into place with a couple of dabs of glue. The solder points on the back plate does help hold the coils with some down force. I used some wood spacers to help hold stuff into place going back together. I'm sure there's going to be some microphonics from this pickup, just don't know if it's going to be a good thing or bad thing yet.
Thats pretty cool that you converted a mini humbucker into a firebird. If youre worried about microphonics I can highly recommend potting pickups in varnish, youve probably seen me mention it on this thread and its similar to lacquer potting which fender used in the early days.
All you have to do is fully submerge the bobbin in a pot of varnish and remove. If there is a cover is involved I pour a small amount into the bottom of the cover, just enough to submerge half of the pickup when inside the cover. Nothing takes to long to dry and will do over night.
Way too many choices for a headstock overlay..
#3 has grown on me