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    IB 1Q Build

    Ordered the kit today - Can't wait!

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    Mentor Marcel's Avatar
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    So what are your build plans??

    I got one a few weeks back... still deciding on a colour scheme and finish coats...
    Builds-
    #16 PBG IB-1Q http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8754
    #15 PBG TLA-12 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8444
    #14 PBG PRS-1H http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8021
    #13 PBG SGM-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7771
    #12 PBG JK-2
    #11 Scratch build AC15 clone head
    #10 PBG RCM-4F
    #09 PBG ES-1TL
    #07 partscaster Alder Denim Tele.

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    G'day Marcel
    The kit arrived a couple of days ago. Gotta say I'm impressed.
    Planning on using the supplied hardware at this stage & dingo tone finish.
    I was just looking at your build dairy & seen the issue with the jack.
    I was able to ream both ends of the jack hole using a drill bit & turning it by hand. Didn't think to check the depth. Thinking I can use the same method in the cavity & make the hole big enough to use a socket to tighten the nut (maybe)

    Have you had any other issues?

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    Mentor Marcel's Avatar
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    My biggest and most huge issue is/has/will be what colour I want it to be...lol

    Any other things I find I'll put in my build diary...

    Yep, the wood in the body is quite soft so cleaning out the socket hole for me was relatively simple to do literally by hand... Sad thing is my largest drill bit is 13mm and everything else I have larger are standard hole saw affairs so using a dremel was my only option to get things right for the nut on the socket...
    Builds-
    #16 PBG IB-1Q http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8754
    #15 PBG TLA-12 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8444
    #14 PBG PRS-1H http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8021
    #13 PBG SGM-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7771
    #12 PBG JK-2
    #11 Scratch build AC15 clone head
    #10 PBG RCM-4F
    #09 PBG ES-1TL
    #07 partscaster Alder Denim Tele.

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    Spent hours trying to do a neat job but it ended up rough but functional haha Click image for larger version. 

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    Question the input jack has 3 posts which one's do I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleedge View Post
    Spent hours trying to do a neat job but it ended up rough but functional haha Click image for larger version. 

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    First couple of D/tone
    It's a bit brighter than I was expecting
    Any suggestions on how to make it a bit darker, (not keen on rubbing it all off again)
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    By darker I presume you mean of the same colour tone?

    If so, just keep adding more base stain however if you mean a different colour shade darker, welcome to the unpredictable game we are addicted to called kit building. Rarely does a colour scheme in theory end up the same in reality as the timber used will dictate a lot towards final outcome. Your headstock looks more orange than red which could be lighting in that shot, but if it is a different shade or colour it will need more coats than the body to even things up a bit.

    Unfortunately trial and error may be required.

    Cheers, Waz
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    Waz
    Thanks for the advice.
    I was hoping for a darker shade & that some one out there had added a tint to D/tone before.
    But the more I look at it the more I like it. So I'll give it a couple more coats & see what happens.
    Yes the head stock photo was a lighting thing
    Cheers
    Ron

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