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  • jmax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    jmax replied to a thread JZ-6 build in My Build Diary
    The excitement of watching paint dry. Tomorrow will be a week of curing and I can put it all together. I canít wait! Sent from my...
    28 replies | 1838 view(s)
  • Juanito's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    Dora The 7Xplorer is done! I just forgot to post the last picture here. I still need to go back and fix some things, like some textural...
    18 replies | 1554 view(s)
  • Trevor Davies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 AM
    Hi Macktown, I do not have much experience with this either. You should be fine to add a clear coat - just make sure the paint has completely cured...
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Trevor Davies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:05 AM
    Hi noproblam, as far as the pictures go, they cannot be too large in pixel size . Try reducing the size of the pictures. Some folks also use...
    1 replies | 83 view(s)
  • Trevor Davies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    Trevor Davies replied to a thread Hi everyone in Welcome
    Hi and welcome liamii, good luck with the build.
    2 replies | 86 view(s)
  • phrozin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 AM
    phrozin replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    yeh your sort of committed atm with this one if you need any advice you know how to contact me I do read the forums but rarely comment, with your...
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • noproblam's Avatar
    18-08-2022, 01:11 PM
    Hi - I've glued the neck on/removed it 3 times as the strings are flat on the fretboard - I've raised the bridge to its maximum height - then the...
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  • JohnH's Avatar
    18-08-2022, 12:55 PM
    JohnH replied to a thread Hi everyone in Welcome
    Welcome aboard!
    2 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Mathew's Avatar
    18-08-2022, 07:24 AM
    Mathew replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    @Phrozin: The body is Ash. I agree, the dye is patchy. I think your comment about sandpaper was spot on as my second attempt with dye (after sanding...
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • phrozin's Avatar
    18-08-2022, 03:29 AM
    phrozin replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    your dye looks patchy, off the top of my head is that an ash body or basswood? this is my 2c I wouldn't have used Timbermate if you're going to clear...
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • liamii's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 11:59 PM
    liamii started a thread Hi everyone in Welcome
    Hi everyone, recently I bought a PIT BULL GUITARS SMS-7Q for my brother as a gift, and I'm so excited for the kits delivered, Thanks for the...
    2 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Mathew's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 06:46 PM
    Mathew replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    I appreciate the feedback, Juz. I used a little ebony timbermate on the face of the headstock to bring out the grain before dying to match the body....
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • juz's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 06:43 PM
    juz replied to a thread First Build TL-1 in My Build Diary
    There are much more experienced people here but my (limited) understanding is to use the same types of paint for the different coats, or check they...
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • juz's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 06:39 PM
    juz replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    I love that you stained the headstock. I wish I had done it to my build. I was worried about the different wood but the grain can still be seen...
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • DrNomis_44's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 05:24 PM
    Update: I've just checked the status of my purchase on eBay, and it says that the seller posted it to me and it's on it's way, I should be...
    5 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Mathew's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 03:42 PM
    Mathew replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    @Juz: Thanks for the words. I'm feeling much better about the finish knowing the clear coat will help. Yes, it's a huge learning curve, but so much...
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • MackTown's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 03:11 PM
    Hi all, Just ordered a TL-1 kit. This will be my first build. Question regarding finishing, my plan is to spray the body white and then get...
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • JohnH's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 10:50 AM
    JohnH replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    That looks great!
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • juz's Avatar
    17-08-2022, 09:10 AM
    juz replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    The gloss makes a huge difference. I think it probably takes a bit of trial to see how the colours work with different wood. It is easy to see why...
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • Mathew's Avatar
    16-08-2022, 04:53 PM
    Mathew replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    Headstock dyed, and a test to see how it will look together. I'm not proud of the dye and sanding, but it will look good once I do the black burst....
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • phrozin's Avatar
    16-08-2022, 04:20 PM
    Don't know about that Simon every piece of stained furniture is refinished by manufacturers use steel wool you get a softer look, it is how i was...
    12 replies | 696 view(s)
  • Mathew's Avatar
    16-08-2022, 02:17 PM
    Mathew replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    This was my second attempt with the dye... The first attempt, I went over it with dye too many times and the dye turned a green/gold/metallic colour....
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • JohnH's Avatar
    16-08-2022, 11:18 AM
    JohnH replied to a thread TL adventures in My Build Diary
    Thanks for the kind words everyone! It is *so* close to being done. I thought I'd finish it on the weekend, but it turns out the set of tuners I...
    76 replies | 41397 view(s)
  • JohnH's Avatar
    16-08-2022, 11:15 AM
    Well, I'm sorted for the next little while! The first of two packages - most of the large parts for the next two builds - another 18W TMB (pretty...
    151 replies | 65389 view(s)
  • juz's Avatar
    16-08-2022, 06:55 AM
    juz replied to a thread First Build - JBA-4 in My Build Diary
    Looks good. Really nice grain pattern. Should come up really well with the dye.
    18 replies | 934 view(s)
  • McCreed's Avatar
    15-08-2022, 07:10 PM
    That one of the guns I have, and it's become my #1 for guitar finishing. I know there are more expensive guns out there, but I've had no trouble with...
    98 replies | 11228 view(s)
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