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Thread: Sonics 5th build - The Ultracaster (with special sneak peak)

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    Overlord of Music Simon Barden's Avatar
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    Nice.

    The D&G string tree normally gets installed level with the A tuner. But if it's pulling the strings down too much in that position, you could try adding a spacer so it sits a bit higher, rather than add another hole in the headstock. If you've got nothing suitable to hand, you can drill out a ball end from an old string so that the screw will fit through, and use that as a spacer.

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    Yep you're right. It was really just a brain fart, I have no idea what I was thinking. It seems ok, but I willl fix it up eventually.
    Build 1 - Shoegazer MK1 - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7788

    Build 2 - The Relliecaster -http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8005

    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8121

    Build 4 - The Sonicaster - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8291

    "What I lack in talent I make up for with enthusiasm"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Nice.

    The D&G string tree normally gets installed level with the A tuner. But if it's pulling the strings down too much in that psoition, you could try adding a spacer so it sits a bit higher, rather than add another hole in the headstock. If you've got nothing suitable to hand, you can drill out a ball end from an old string so that the screw will fit through, and use that as a spacer.
    Great tip right there
    Regards
    Dave King

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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Cool old last century stickers Sonic. Haven't seen any like those since about 1970's.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    Mentor Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    Both companies are still going although these are reproductions of older logos (not the greatest rego if you look).

    I picked these ones up at a VW show recently. I also have a stack of this kind of artwork on file. One day I'll get around to having a big batch done up...I like stickers.
    Build 1 - Shoegazer MK1 - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7788

    Build 2 - The Relliecaster -http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8005

    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8121

    Build 4 - The Sonicaster - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8291

    "What I lack in talent I make up for with enthusiasm"

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    i quite like the no pick guard Sonic

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