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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Esquire, Trev? Rear-mounted pots with no-load tone, no switch? :p

    Latest neck slowly being softened....

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    Adopted the 'all out' cut away heel a while ago, this one is getting in shape:

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    I used to leave the neck roughly 'scraped' while tuning in the rear profile 3 or 4 times over a month or so but now sand it 120-180-240-400-600-1200 and rub in some friction polish after every bout. Only takes 15 minutes, much nicer.....
     
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  2. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Yeah, I decided today to rout a control cavity at the back... and play it as an esquire for a while,,, routed the bridge cavity today as well... brings the body weight down to 4.2 Lbs,,, nice weight,,:)

    I had some covers left over and patterns for a rear pocket, I used it on a silky oak P/T bass last
    year... and I haven't got any Tele chrome plates here atm...;)

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  3. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Like it actually NEEDS anything else? :D
     
  4. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Unpacking a box from Allparts. I ordered it a week ago today and got the 2 day Fedex delivery. It was supposed to be here Saturday of last weekend, but was stuck at a warehouse in the nearby town of Olive Branch.
    Days went by and on Tuesday I decided to call which got me no where. Yesterday I called back and after asking the recorded voice assistant 10 times for a Representative, I got a real person on the line. They said that because of the big Snowstorm we had and Covid, they were backed up in package delivery. They said I could pick it up myself from the warehouse if I wanted.
    I had to go out for a few things so I decided to drive the 7 miles extra to pickup the package. When I got there, I was told that my package was on a truck that hadn't been unloaded yet and I could call them Thursday to see if it was available to pickup. When I got home I told my wife the whole story and said, I bet that package will get delivered tomorrow.
    This morning while eating breakfast, the Fedex Truck stops and the guys runs up to the porch and throws my package 5 feet up against the door, runs back to his truck and takes off down the street. Contents were okay due to good packing.
    So Fedex 2 day shipping took 6 days and they throw around the package, great job!

    Okay, what came in the box?
    1. A tremolo arm for a Bigsby Tremolo which Allparts had for a good price. Going to try to adapt it to the tremolo on my 60's MIJ Avatar Guitar.
    2. 2 A5 bar magnets to convert a ceramic P90 pickup I have for a upcoming project.
    3. A set of Gold Foil Mustache pickups with mounting rings for my upcoming GFR guitar build.
     

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  5. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I bought DeArmond style Gold Foil pickups from Allparts before and they're Alnico magnet replicas and they were wound hot(11k bridge & 9k neck). Used the 9k neck pickup in the middle of my Bullet Strat and had to mount it as low as it would go to keep it from overpowering the other 2 pickups(Tele bridge and Firebird neck).

    These Mustache GF's(they call them Moustache), are measuring out to 9.5k neck and 12k bridge( both same polarity/same wind direction). Beginning to think it's not a good idea to use them in a hollow body guitar.
     
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  6. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    You building a Messenger? :D I GOTTA follow that ;). As for Goldfoils, I bought an Alnico 2 from GFS after much YouTube surfing. At 6.5 bridge and 5.5 neck they may just be what you're looking for. They also have ferrite versions of both but they didn't tickle my innards :lol:. Just like the old Peavey's not bad just not me :)
     
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  7. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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    Trying to get this guy up and running... finding it hard to get the tuning pegs to operate smoothly!

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  8. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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  9. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I'm going to attempt to build one anyway. Gathering parts now.

    I'll check out the GFS site for those pickups. I may end up using parts from a couple pickups to make a good mut if I have too. Also prefer Alnico over ceramic for the most part.

    Peavey amps. The only one I really liked was the Delta Blues Classic.
     
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  10. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I was referring to the Peavey ferrite pickups, a lotta people love 'em but just a little sterile to me.
    Also, don't pay much attention to the Eastwood version of the Messenger, not even close really
     
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  11. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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    I’m serious Dave!! Lol
     
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  12. Moodivarius

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    Grain sealed & sanded today.

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    Ready to mask & spray a few coats of nitro tomorrow.


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  13. peterg

    peterg Tele-Meister

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    Double cutaway tele template:

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  14. Moodivarius

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    Masked up & a few coats of nitro sprayed.

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    Coming along good.


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    Turns out my son prefers maple fretboard, so...

    BTW...vacuum bag and figured pear veneer was disaster..
     
  16. trev333

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    :eek: who knew?...:cool::D

    I'm sitting here with a 120 sanded body watching tv and checking for dints/scratches, I pick up a bamboo skewer on the table and start rubbing at the rounded edge....in an absent minded kind of way...

    burnishing it, I guess.... sure made a difference without rubbing too hard....:D

    half way along this section..

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  17. crazydave911

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    Sweet!
     
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  18. trev333

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    rear pocket nearly done.... using a cover I made earlier...:D

    I might need to go a bit deeper, it's still got 10mm of wood for the pots to go through, a bit too much, I think?.o_O

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  19. BFcaster

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    No pics to post, but my Epi Sheraton (ca 1999) got a pickup upgrade to Golden Age Parsons St. PAFs, silver-top/gold top hats a few weeks ago, and today/tomorrow a properly-fitted tusq nut from a blank.
     
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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    That depends, on rear mounts I've been using CTS long shaft pots(got a smoking deal on a grab bag). I used to think nothing of using regular pots but these guys leave so much meat in the top I'd be paranoid doing it now lol
     
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