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  1. Thread: D hole guitar

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    Shhh... My wife will hear!!

    Shhh... My wife will hear!!
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    BTS vid has a great Greatful Dead vibe to it....

    BTS vid has a great Greatful Dead vibe to it. Looking forward to pics of vid that you get ;-) Hope you had fun!
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    1+ You might also think of this as an...

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    You might also think of this as an opportunity to consider whether you want the holes at all (traditionally Tele neck pickups were not mounted to the pick-guard as in the pic) and what color...
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    It might help to put up a photo or two so that we...

    It might help to put up a photo or two so that we can see what's not right.
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    There are a number of ways to drill perpendicular...

    There are a number of ways to drill perpendicular holes on YouTube. The solution I came up with involves using a cheap guide, attached to a moveable platform. Worked well enough that I still have it,...
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    The sonic approach is tried and true. You can...

    The sonic approach is tried and true. You can also run the were to a metal trapeze. It's not mystical. You drill a hole under where the base of the trapeze is screwed to the body with a long bit just...
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    Actually I haven't had rust. I just worry about...

    Actually I haven't had rust. I just worry about it, since I *will* be using a water based finish. Now that you mention it, this is a standard PB neck, and the frets are certainly nickel. Dust was...
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    Every once in a while, you get one where things...

    Every once in a while, you get one where things are off. From what I read on the forum this is more common on ES style guitars, but it certainly is within the realm of possibility on a TL. If it's...
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    I did this with a bass neck, and got fine metal...

    I did this with a bass neck, and got fine metal dust on the raw wood that was difficult to clean up. It's another reason I may do a few coats with shellac. The clearcoat I have been using is water...
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    The popularity (or lack thereof) may be partly a...

    The popularity (or lack thereof) may be partly a function of location. Most folks on the forum live in places with are more arid than Miami. A guitar or bass shaped like a paddle has obvious...
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    ...of course I may be the only one interested...

    ...of course I may be the only one interested...
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    1+ I have a G&L ASAT bass. It has a belly cut,...

    1+ I have a G&L ASAT bass. It has a belly cut, but no forearm cut, and I really want one. I am just waiting for the finish to get bad enough on it to add one and refinish...
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    I think it is looking pretty cool. It has a part...

    I think it is looking pretty cool. It has a part Strat, part Epiphone Wilshire vibe to it. Part The color is especially like those USA made Epi's of the 1960s. Having tried to get that color, I know...
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    I have had good luck with passive EMGs, although...

    I have had good luck with passive EMGs, although I have not used the soapbars. Would these fit?

    https://www.emgpickups.com/bass/35hz.html
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    Kind of. You can enter the box volume and port...

    Kind of. You can enter the box volume and port dimensions, and the number and TS specs of the drivers you plan to use. For any given set of speakers all you can really vary are the port...
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    Coming late to this thread. I like the advice...

    Coming late to this thread. I like the advice from JimC. Winisd is a really simple program to use, and you can use it to model a couple of different drivers. The mistake I made when I used it at...
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    It all comes down to how things align with the...

    It all comes down to how things align with the center block, and how aligned the center block is to begin with.

    On my first ES, the bridge holes lined up just fine with the neck, but since the...
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    Sounds like a plan to me.

    Sounds like a plan to me.
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    I have been finishing with water-based poly that...

    I have been finishing with water-based poly that has almost no color. I want a bit of yellowing in the next one, and am considering putting a few coats of shellac on first. Will be following this,...
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    Sounds great! You've got to be pretty happy with...

    Sounds great! You've got to be pretty happy with that.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
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    I like my SX, but it took a little work to get...

    I like my SX, but it took a little work to get there. I got it as a backup and for a while all I had done with it was to swap out the stock pickups for DiMarzio J's. It sounded OK and played OK. When...
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    ...and she plays an SX bass. The only thing she...

    ...and she plays an SX bass. The only thing she says she's changed on it are the pups. I have a very similar one that I got for less than $100. Seems talent may be more important than equipment. She...
  23. I think this is great advice. The little...

    I think this is great advice. The little "chicklet" caps are cheap. It is good to get the common values between .01 and .1 so that you can try them and see what you like best. On my last build I had...
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    Welcome! Nice to have another builder from the...

    Welcome! Nice to have another builder from the US. I lived in CA for 7 years before moving to Miami. Long enough here for my daughter to start talking about wanting an electric. She did the headstock...
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    Guilty as charged.

    Guilty as charged.
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