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  • fender3x's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Just out to curiosity...how thin did you get this neck? I was thinking about doing it like the Warmoth standards that are .8mm at the 1st fret and...
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    27-02-2024, 01:29 AM
    fender3x replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    Ha! That's about DB. In the early days of this build DB gave some helpful advice...not the least was what to do with the 3 point bridge that came...
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • Rabbit's Avatar
    26-02-2024, 01:59 PM
    Rabbit replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    Another fretless bass. I'm sure Dingo must be bouncing with joy ;) Looks good classy.
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    26-02-2024, 12:43 AM
    fender3x replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    Thanks, TD. It's been a very organic feeling build. In the beginning all I wanted was a bass that I could hear without plugging in, but that I could...
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • Trevor Davies's Avatar
    24-02-2024, 07:51 AM
    Great work fender3x. She looks wonderful and very unique! I love the colour combo (and the inspiration for the combo). A long build, but hopefully...
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • fender3x's Avatar
    24-02-2024, 06:53 AM
    fender3x replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    In all that, I forgot to mention, that it lost a little weight. It was 7.6 lbs before. It has dropped to 6.9 lbs (3.1 kg). I think it's mostly (maybe...
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • fender3x's Avatar
    24-02-2024, 05:38 AM
    fender3x replied to a thread ESB-4 in Photo Galleries
    It took me two attempts to get here. First was a botched stain, that turned into a botched solid color. That was stripped to start a new attempt....
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    24-02-2024, 04:24 AM
    fender3x replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    I haven't adjusted the pickup or bridge height for a few days, but I did have enough zoom meetings to polish up the pickup rings and tailpiece trim....
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • fender3x's Avatar
    22-02-2024, 01:59 AM
    Best approach I have found so far. Works best with pots designed for push on knobs. The shaft is narrow under the knurled part which gives the...
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    22-02-2024, 01:47 AM
    I am guessing that I don't get my clear as flat as you do, Dikkybee, so I start with a 220 Diablo sanding sheets. I don't recommend this! I do it...
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  • Dikkybee007's Avatar
    20-02-2024, 12:37 PM
    I stopped using a spray finish on my guitars years ago due to having to wait to get the ideal weather to reduce the orange peel and for the last 10...
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    19-02-2024, 01:08 PM
    You don't want an orbital sander anywhere near that IMHO. Something like this is much cheaper and gentler. ...
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    19-02-2024, 12:53 PM
    fender3x replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    It's an electric bass :cool: I successfully installed the wring harness. Everything works. No shorts, and it's relatively quiet. I don't think this...
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • Drashkum's Avatar
    18-02-2024, 12:55 PM
    Finally Curing for next 3 weeks. But can't manage the itch to go ahead and sand it. I am daily inspecting it for possibility of cracks while curing....
    227 replies | 46429 view(s)
  • fender3x's Avatar
    16-02-2024, 12:17 PM
    fender3x replied to a thread ES4-B 1st Build in My Build Diary
    On re-examining, I think the neck pickup is pretty much where it should be, so I raised it up to be as close to the strings as possible. The lipstick...
    181 replies | 74680 view(s)
  • fender3x's Avatar
    14-02-2024, 11:13 PM
    Ha! I think something of the Aussie flavor of the place might be lost if they did...but I confess that I would not mind the more attractive shipping...
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  • GreyFloyd's Avatar
    14-02-2024, 01:59 PM
    Thanks fender3x, hadn't noticed that before. Thought maybe the new owners had migrated! Haven't heard much from them eh?
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  • fender3x's Avatar
    14-02-2024, 11:36 AM
    You'll need to flat sand the orange peel and any unevenness. As to dust in the clear coat... If you try to get it all out you will probably sand...
    227 replies | 46429 view(s)
  • fender3x's Avatar
    13-02-2024, 10:33 PM
    It's this one. I have found that calling or emailing the mfg sometimes gets you the info better than searching web pages. Babicz wrote back the one...
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  • Drashkum's Avatar
    13-02-2024, 03:24 PM
    Thank you @fender3x. How do u guys know that enough clear coat on the guitar for level, wetsanding, Rubbing and polishing so as to not to burn...
    227 replies | 46429 view(s)
  • Rabbit's Avatar
    13-02-2024, 03:05 PM
    Since you are building the instrument, you are free to mount the bridge as you see fit. The intent of an after market bridge is to be a...
    14 replies | 5174 view(s)
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