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    Pixies ticket for Brissie show

    Due to some unfortunate timing I am going to be away next month for work and am unable to use my ticket to see the Pixies on Friday 13th of March. PM me if you are interested, $100
    Cheers Brendan
  2. Well done mate, true testiment to your...

    Well done mate, true testiment to your perseverance, sounds pretty good too for a first run. May there be many more
  3. Thanks for the review Simon, looks like a good...

    Thanks for the review Simon, looks like a good simple upgrade for most builds
  4. Wow, great looking top on that, can't wait to see...

    Wow, great looking top on that, can't wait to see how this one goes.
  5. Loving the finish on that Phil

    Loving the finish on that Phil
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    Looks dead sexy. Proceed by all means 😁

    Looks dead sexy. Proceed by all means 😁
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    I'll try to get some shots tomorrow

    I'll try to get some shots tomorrow
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    Thanks guys, definitely wouldn't have worked out...

    Thanks guys, definitely wouldn't have worked out this well if not for all the assistance and advice of the forum members. Congrats to Ozzbike, Sachin and Tommygun for their awesome builds, especially...
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    Cheers Tony, I'm sure it's not what you envisaged...

    Cheers Tony, I'm sure it's not what you envisaged when you got it 🤣
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    I'm happy to assist with a build, but probably...

    I'm happy to assist with a build, but probably not up to scratch building necks. I'm based in brissie. I have a mate with a fractal burner that can give some cool effects for neck and body.
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    It plays very nicely, good low action. Still...

    It plays very nicely, good low action. Still feeling all the sounds out as I've never had an electric before, but there are plenty of options there. I'm not much of a player, but my neighbour is...
  12. That Camphor laurel looks really nice, love the...

    That Camphor laurel looks really nice, love the stain colour with it. What did you fill those small surface cracks with?
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    Nice find Simon, can't wait to see this one come...

    Nice find Simon, can't wait to see this one come back to life.
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    Probably would have ended up as firewood if not...

    Probably would have ended up as firewood if not for yourself, Waz and many others helpful advice along the way. This forum is a great place to learn new skills and extend yourself
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    A few more pics

    A few more pics
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    Well, after a year and a half, this axe is done...

    Well, after a year and a half, this axe is done and submitted for December GOTM. I'll some pics here to finalise the build diary.
    Spec are as follow.
    Artist bullbucker pickups, wired in split coil...
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    Pot sizes

    I ran into this issue last week, when replacing a Bourne push pull pot, which I think are 19 spline. The DiMarzio pot looks identical and was told they were made in same factory but spline count...
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    Probably some body parts too that you would...

    Probably some body parts too that you would rather keep attached as well.
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    I am not that brave Frankie, I'd be a dead man if...

    I am not that brave Frankie, I'd be a dead man if another guitar turned up. Next thing I have to build is a rack to hold them.
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    Few more glory shots

    Few more glory shots
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    Well, been a long time this build, but it is...

    Well, been a long time this build, but it is finally time to call this one done!
    May I introduce 'BLAM!' this EX-1 was adopted from Tony here on the forum over a year and half ago, and my plan was...
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    Yes, they do look like came our of the same...

    Yes, they do look like came our of the same factory, i loved that rebuild of your Cort, strange how my comment back in your first post came true. I am a Gumtree whore....
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    Nice progress so far, all I will say is be...

    Nice progress so far, all I will say is be patient. From seeing lots of builds here on the forum and my own experiences, most of the issues with finishes not turning out as well as expected are due...
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    Thanks Tony, for the pics, they good good, nice...

    Thanks Tony, for the pics, they good good, nice simple and clean. I had s bit of a look on YouTube and one of the guys doing a review made it sound pretty easy to remove a pot if it was faulty. Looks...
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    From my recent research, i think the early...

    From my recent research, i think the early Raptors had ply bodies. I'm led to believe these are now basswood at least. I think all i will do is upgrade the wiring and pots for now and then see. You...
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