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Thread: Drew's ES-5V first (ish) build

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    Member blinddrew's Avatar
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    Sand and oil, sand and oil, sand and oil... At least you can see the progress as you do it though.
    I've got another project lined up but probably not until next year. A couple of years ago I got a cheap tele kit and a battery powered amp and combined the two. I'm happy with the sound and it's sort of playable but it's completely unfinished, so I'm now tempted to strip it back and do a decent job on it.
    But I'm also thinking about hacking apart a stereo amplifier and building a mono auratone-type speaker (one channel of the amp is dead), and I have a band EP to finish mixing and four solo EPs to record and mix.
    So it might be a while before I get round to it!

    The logo says 'Yorvik', which was the old viking name for York - just though it was a bit more interesting.

    Good luck with the ES-3, there's a lot of sense in having a couple of builds on the go as you can make progress on one whilst the other is drying.

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    Nice demo Drew, particularly like the sound at about 2.54 and reckon you have done a great job.
    # 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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    Cheers Waz, the overall signal level is quite low but the swing side is that you can push the amp a bit.

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    Gotta love a P90 for those nice mellow warm tones.
    # 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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    Hmmm, turns out I'm not quite done yet...
    When i turn up the tone pot (i.e. to a brighter setting) I'm getting a lot of noise, which disappears completely when the knob is at its other extreme. Any suggestions?

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    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
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    Yeah, there is always things you wish you could have done better, but you should be proud. This is a very fine looking guitar.
    Current:
    New/Replacement Scratch Lapsteel
    ES-5V

    Completed:
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    SG

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    Thanks Fretworn.

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