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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
A slow day lol
I was bored.. so I thought I'd have a go at fixing the binding.... came up ok... I'll just have to try and age the newer white bit...
found some plastic L mold for covering the edge of cement sheets that looked worthy and snipped a bit off to stick on with super glue, then scraped it back.......good enough for the bush...
I have a bunch of stuff on the bench, but I’m excited to get this one finished. A cheap Squier Jazzmaster, routed to accept a 12 string neck, and different pickups.
before and after SX,,,,
close enough for a dumpster find...the black edge needed a touch up, with some clear to seal...
the guitar is pretty straight otherwise, fretboard lines up with the bridge piece close enough, the top is good......
a final polish and it should be OK to play...
Converting Old Blue from a First Act to a Samick bridge pup.Just need a conversion from a 3 holer lol
All for my boy here
Love the old boy
This is badass.
OK so new update. I got my three pickups wound, charged and waxed. I kind of love making pickups. When you don't cut the start wire, which happened to my neck pickup... ugh. But in the end, they sound great!
From here, I thought I was pretty much in the home stretch. So I decided to let my body cure someplace safe for a few weeks... And then of course I dropped it on the concrete floor of my garage. I was SO so so so mad... ha.
Normally, I would have probably sanded the whole thing down and started again, but I'm on a time crunch so I just just calmed down and set to patching it up as well as I could.
The photos below are all IN PROCESS, not the final result. I actually got lucky on the location of most of the gouges, none were on the face or back. All's well that ends well, but this cost me HOURS worth of work, and worse, messed up my curing schedule...
The Strat continues! As I let the body cure, I wired up the pick guard, and collected all my hardware. I'll admit, once this guitar had cured for a while, this guitar had a TON of orange peel (Advice? Always taking advice on getting a nice flat surface) -- But before I leveled and buffed, I wanted to do a test run of the guitar. Partly impatience partly avoiding leveling. So I set her up for a test run. Promising!
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!? GET IT OFF THE EDGE OF THE TABLE YOU IDIOT!!!!
My one big other major screw up was the truss rod access hole. I had a nice little Allen wrench access hole and plug planned. But once I drilled in and went to make sure I could turn it, I realized something AWFUL: The rod has a hex nut on the end. And I don't have any compatible Allen nuts to replace it with... Thus the ugly, gigantic nut access on the headstock. It's not pictured, but I made a cap for it that blends pretty well. I just hate having to do that. Oh well. (String trees will go on last) She plays like a charm though.
I finally finished the p90 duo jet
African mahogany back (heavily chambered)
Old maple top
Roasted maple neck and fretboard
I am very happy with it.
A2 p90s from mcnelley sound absolutely fantastic!!
I was concerned about the guitar being too bright with all the maple but it is not.
Snowy dreary day here; got back from taking my mom to lunch and decided to tackle a project I've been putting off.
Got my old ts10 working again First pedal I ever bought and still my favorite.
Needed new input jack and some jumper wires where the power adapter plugs in and battery leads needed to be resoldered to the board. Really glad it's working again!
I've got a little mahogany and curly maple head shell for a tiny amp on my bench. Amp is a box of rock (bypassable) into a cab sim (bypassable) into a ruby amp. This is for me to take to work for noodling on now and again. Chassis is a 1590DD.
Finally got a 1Meg CTS pot.
Pulled apart the 500k push/pull & the new 1Meg pot.
Swapped the swiper pad, from the 1Meg into the 500k push/pull.
Installed back into the Tramp. Now I can pull the shaft, engage the PAB, dial from original, no boost, all the way up to a very noticeable Pre-Amp-Boost.
Now I’ll likely drill a hole in the front panel on the left side of the input jack. Then I’ll have it accessible & adjustable.
Black reflector witch's hats
My 2018 MIM FSR ash, Butterscotch Blonde Telecaster is on the bench for vintage style slotted Kluson style tuners, and a set of Gotoh brass compensated saddles.
Brazilian Rosewood, Honduran Mahogany and celluloid on my bench. As well as another R9 that is in for a fret job, neck re-carve, a set of my double white butyrate PAFs and new wiring with Centralab pit repros and original 50’s bumble bees. Aging celluloid inlays is tedious but the results are worth it. Love that yellowed look. Les Paul mania continues!
Go for it. Maybe half of an 8-ball on the face aft of the bridge. Chalk cubes for control knobs. If you overdo it, it's not cheesy.
PineMart brand scatter wound Alnico 5- 42 gauge- 8000 turns - 6.01kohms
If you're going to do it, you might as well overdo it!
Marty: Did you use ScatterLee's open face fishing reel to scatter wind?
Nope, a Penn State Industries Penpal lathe