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    Is the decal like a sticker or is it one of those...

    Is the decal like a sticker or is it one of those waterslide style decals? If a sticker, I stick it on after Iím completely done with the entire finishing process. If itís a waterslide, some people...
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    For the control plate problem, you could glue in...

    For the control plate problem, you could glue in some dowels, donít drill a big hole and plug with the dowel or anything, just sit the dowel against the wall of the cavity and trim it so itís the...
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    Iíd recommend grain filling, if you donít, the...

    Iíd recommend grain filling, if you donít, the mahogany will end up swallowing up more finish compared to mahogany that has been grain filled. For grain filling, I use a product called aqua coat,...
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    Grain filling can greatly reduce the amount of...

    Grain filling can greatly reduce the amount of coats youíll need to get a flat, shiny finish. Without grain filling, especially with ash, youíll find that youíll be applying heaps of coats as the...
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    I sand every few coats, just to knock off bits of...

    I sand every few coats, just to knock off bits of dust or bugs. Also, +1 for SCA or septone paint, great stuff.
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    You could consider using a product called...

    You could consider using a product called Aquacoat, itís a transparent, water based grain filler that can be applied before or after dyeing the wood, you can even add the colour to the Aquacoat and...
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    You can find hundreds of eBay listings that offer...

    You can find hundreds of eBay listings that offer Ďlicensedí FR trem systems straight from China. They arenít scams in the sense that if you buy it, youíll actually receive a Ďlicensedí FR trem...
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    400 seems about right.

    400 seems about right.
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    Some people have used methylated spirits to...

    Some people have used methylated spirits to remove excess stain that has bled through into binding.
  10. Thread: Earthing?

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    Ok, well doing the first two will be easy, just...

    Ok, well doing the first two will be easy, just refer to my post above. As for the input jack, you will more than likely require what is called a ĎForstnerí drill bit, Iíd recommend a few places in...
  11. Thread: Earthing?

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    They might have potentially been talking about...

    They might have potentially been talking about the holes required for the pickup rings which are used to hold the pickups in place. I guess weíll have to wait and see when the kit arrives.
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    Very nice, I really dig the black top and natural...

    Very nice, I really dig the black top and natural back and sides.
  13. Thread: Earthing?

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    Ok so youíll need a hole that connects all pickup...

    Ok so youíll need a hole that connects all pickup wires to the one area, a path basically. Like this.
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    And then youíll need a hole that goes from the bridge insert hole to the bridge...
  14. Thread: Earthing?

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    You mean like the holes that allow the pickup...

    You mean like the holes that allow the pickup wires to connect to the controls in the cavity? And the hole that allows you to earth your bridge? What type of kit do you have?
  15. Thread: My First Build

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    The tuneomatic bridge that comes with the kit is...

    The tuneomatic bridge that comes with the kit is Ďokí, a lot of folks do upgrade the bridge. There are a lot of brands out there that make good stuff and Gotoh is one of them, if youíre keen on...
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    Yes you can, if it worked on the body, it will...

    Yes you can, if it worked on the body, it will work on the neck.
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    29828...........

    29828...........
  18. Thread: IB - Freebie

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    Oh my.....

    Oh my.....
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    You can try taping off the binding but some stain...

    You can try taping off the binding but some stain may bleed through into the binding, you can use methylated spirits to wipe the stain off the binding.
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    I personally sand in between coats of paint with...

    I personally sand in between coats of paint with 600, it's just on the verge of being too smooth for painting but also rough enough to actually remove material/paint. Your prep work makes up for...
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    240 is too harsh, the paint will fill in the...

    240 is too harsh, the paint will fill in the scratches but you will require a decent amount of coats. 320 or 400 is my recommendation.

    Primer:...
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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202163108729
  23. Thread: ES-1 vs ES-1Q?

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    ES-1 has a flame maple veneer whereas the ES-1Q...

    ES-1 has a flame maple veneer whereas the ES-1Q has a quilted maple veneer.
  24. What kind of glue did you use?

    What kind of glue did you use?
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    Don't try and completely scoop the mids, leave a...

    Don't try and completely scoop the mids, leave a little bit in there, boost treble and bass with an EQ (parametric) without it sounding fizzy or boomy.
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