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  1. Wow! Honoured to be runner up amongst such high...

    Wow! Honoured to be runner up amongst such high quality builds and not an easy task for the judges. Congratulations to Marshi, thatís a fine looking axe - well done!

    Yes, it was the supplied E...
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    lovely colour! You can also screw in a large...

    lovely colour!

    You can also screw in a large cup hook or eyelet on the edge of the body behind the bridge where the strap button will be to allow you to hang the body for finishing (presuming you...
  3. Here's my RC4 Rhythmplucker.. Born 3rd...

    Here's my RC4 Rhythmplucker..

    Born 3rd February after ten months of sanding, sanding, more sanding, routing, staining, working, sanding, living, sanding some more, more staining, oiling, more...
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    A few pics of the truss rod cover... The...

    A few pics of the truss rod cover...

    The Sketchup model:
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    I tapered the sides so it wouldn't look just cut from a sheet

    I added 1mm dia fixing lugs to the back for location. It was also...
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    Sound sample here...

    Sound sample here
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    It was a stock RC4 kit build with an Allparts Ric...

    It was a stock RC4 kit build with an Allparts Ric style bridge upgrade and different knobs as I chipped the supplied ones when I first took them off. I had to make a new scratch plate as the supplied...
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    I agree, my thumb naturally sits on the J pup so...

    I agree, my thumb naturally sits on the J pup so think it would get in the way.
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    29997 I can't decide whether to fit the pick...

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    I can't decide whether to fit the pick up cover as I've never played with one on and have hated drilling every hole through the finish! Here's some pics with it in place:

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    FINISHED! The bass was officially finished on...

    FINISHED!

    The bass was officially finished on 3rd February 2019... all set up and playing nicely. Thanks for all the advice along the way it was much appreciated. These pics were taken on my phone...
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    Yes thanks WeirdBits 😀 All controls working...

    Yes thanks WeirdBits 😀

    All controls working independently without noise... The only minor things are still when zeroing either of the volume pots when both pups selected kills all volume, and with...
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    Thanks Marcel. Sorted!

    Thanks Marcel. Sorted!
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    Also for info, the vol pots (nearest straight...

    Also for info, the vol pots (nearest straight edge on scratchplate) are As and the tone pots Bs.
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    Thanks Simon, here you go. When I originally...

    Thanks Simon, here you go. When I originally wired it I used the colours supplied and as the Pit Bull wiring diagram but have replaced the hot wires with red ones.

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    For clarity, the...
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    Reassembled and to recap the scenario... Neck...

    Reassembled and to recap the scenario...

    Neck pup selected, tone off - ok

    Neck pup selected, tone open in any position - noise

    Bridge pup selected, tone off - ok

    Bridge pup selected, tone...
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    I'm sure my multimeter isn't one of the best that...

    I'm sure my multimeter isn't one of the best that China has ever produced but here are some sample readings... (Some took a few seconds to settle down)

    test probe to probe 0.1 - 0.2Ω
    Isolated...
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    I didnít get chance to check anything yesterday...

    I didnít get chance to check anything yesterday but all cavities have a soldered wire connecting them. Also, when I have been checking continuity with a multimeter Iíve just been taking random points...
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    Thanks for the replies Iíve checked for...

    Thanks for the replies

    Iíve checked for continuity for connection of the components and foiled areas with a multimeter. Iíll check the bridge connection again...
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    Noise after shielding

    Iím nearing completion on my rc4 build (build diary http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8523 here) and had the bass wired up and working... spent about a week noodling around...
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    From the start of the build Iíve been planning...

    From the start of the build Iíve been planning the truss rod cover as the supplied one isnít a particularly good fit and in my opinion isnít long enough - so I made a new one from an off-cut of the...
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    January Another couple of coats of finishing...

    January

    Another couple of coats of finishing oil making ten in all then a few applications of renaissance wax have finished the woodwork with a nice satin lustre so itís time to line the control...
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    Time to wire up... 29883 Iíd like to say...

    Time to wire up...

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    Iíd like to say that when I fitted the loom to the scatchplate and attached the pups in the guitar that it worked first time... but Iíd be lying! Second attempt it did...
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    Catching up on the build diary... October...

    Catching up on the build diary...

    October
    When I was happy with the scratchplate template I made an 18mm mdf template so I could rout the final plate. Once routed, the neck pup hole was cut then...
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    Happy new year! Whilst Christmas slowed progress...

    Happy new year! Whilst Christmas slowed progress a little, the bass is almost finished. Apologies that Iím well behind with the build diary. I will try to update it in the next few days when I get...
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    So time to assemble the rest. I put the...

    So time to assemble the rest. I put the scrathplate on and realise it doesn't fit!!

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    It would have fitted perfectly if the neck was fully inserted into the pocket. BEWARE! So off to order...
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    28713 i'll lemon oil the fretboard later...

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    i'll lemon oil the fretboard later...
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