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Thread: Igor gets the Blues, The FrankenLab Reso Project.

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    Overlord of Music Simon Barden's Avatar
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    Is there any way you could cut out the tuner light section from the Fishman fascia and glue it into a simple round hole in the ebony?

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    I did think of that Simon, but the lens that goes with that will then create fit issues into the substrate, even if I try to trim that down, itís going to be as much, if not more fiddling than what Iím attempting.
    Sadly work commitments are cruelling my available build time at present.😳😭
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    At some point i will get around to finishing this.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    At some point i will get around to finishing this.....
    And I'll be sitting here watching and looking for development ideas to upgrade mine or build another. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cork sniffer View Post
    And I'll be sitting here watching and looking for development ideas to upgrade mine or build another. :-)
    Just trying to machine the brass block for the Preamp faceplate. If i can get that sorted in the next couple of weeks, then i can start building templates to rout the side mount and battery box cavity.
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    Well, the preamp faceplate is proving difficult and fiddle, so Iíve shoved that to the side for now.
    I have prepped routing templates for the preamp and the battery box, but for obvious reasons, Iím going to have to psyche myself up for hacking yet more holes into this body.

    So I thought Iíd take care of another issue that had been bugging me, the fact that the neck pup couldnít fit with the neck in itís proper position.

    So. Hereís how it started out
    After marking out where the end of the fretboard needed to be in relation to the PuP cover, and marked this on masking tape at the end of the fretboard




    It was some quick work with a fretsaw to cut down through to the neck and some clean up with a sharp chisel.



    A bit of works with some CA and some masking tape, et voila! Binding cap back in place.

    Then Igor got silly. OCD wouldnít allow either of us to rest with the neck end sitting proud of the fretboard. So.....



    Well, it ainít called the FrankenLab for nothing eh?

    There is a little acetone tidy up to do to blend the corners properly, but Iím reasonably pleased with how this has worked out.




    Now that that is out of the way, the only thing left to fiddle before tackling the routing of additional cavities and electrickery set up is sorting out the bridge blank, as the kit one is, sadly, but not surprisingly, rubbish.


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    Nice work frankie

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    Yes, very nice work!
    What advantage is there in your approach compared with the simpler way around the problem of slightly extending the pickup well (red XXX) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Barnes View Post
    Nice work frankie
    Cheers mate.
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    Suppose if you have those sort of tools, why not. Turned out great and looks very professionally done.
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