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    If you are up for changing the volume/tone...

    If you are up for changing the volume/tone control config you could consider a rotary switch in place of one of the pots to do the coil tap, which would be an awful lot easier to fit in place. But...
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    388473884838849 Grain filler (neutral) and a...

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    Grain filler (neutral) and a coat of Birchwood sealer filler. I thought hard, and was sorely tempted by the amber coat, but decided that while if done well it would look...
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    Oh gosh yes, that's an excellent suggestion,...

    Oh gosh yes, that's an excellent suggestion, something like that might well bring out the best in the wood. Now I've got to decide whether that's the way *I* want to go (and whether I want to buy...
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    38824 Here it is with body and neck hopefully...

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    Here it is with body and neck hopefully finally shaped and lightly dampened to show the grain. I need to make decisions on finishing. Has anyone seen a through neck with contrasting wood...
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    38813 38814 Frets and fingerboard in place and...

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    Frets and fingerboard in place and beginning to shape the neck and neck/body join. If it doesn't work as an instrument it might make it as a wall hanger.
  6. The icon with a tree about 3rd from the right...

    The icon with a tree about 3rd from the right does pictures, but there's a severe size limit on the forum which means few camera phone pics will load. I have an image resize app on my tablet and...
  7. Thread: Sixty Six Body

    by JimC
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    38748 Getting there. I need to get the control...

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    Getting there. I need to get the control plate fabricated and all the electrics installed. A set of strings would be good too, but between new year and Covid strings and other stuff for both...
  8. Thread: Sixty Six Body

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    Today's been a 66 day. The tru oil still leaves a...

    Today's been a 66 day. The tru oil still leaves a lot to be desired, but I needed to progress *something* (we are in full lockdown again in the UK). So I fitted the neck, which was a lot more work...
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    38659 38660 38661 Well, here's a little more...

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    Well, here's a little more progress. The neck is glued into the body, but the fretboard is still loose. There is a fair bit of shaping to go on the front of the body, whilst the...
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    With mobile phone apps and cheap reference...

    With mobile phone apps and cheap reference microphones it's easier than it's ever been to do this stuff... I would start by measuring up the cab, port and existing speaker and using winisd to...
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    I was understanding him as saying that the...

    I was understanding him as saying that the current hole is out of position [FX:voice off:no, really?] and that the correct position would be wholly within the centreblock. So fill the hole and then...
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    Ah, didn't realise that was a port. I thought it...

    Ah, didn't realise that was a port. I thought it was just a removed connection plate. How I managed to think that with the real plate alongside in the same photo will have to remain one of life's...
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    If the correct position for the hole is on the...

    If the correct position for the hole is on the centreblock do you need to bother with all the hassle of gluing a piece on the side of the centreblock? Seems to me that simply plugging the hole and...
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    Speakers in cabs from major manufacturers are...

    Speakers in cabs from major manufacturers are often custom models, not something available off the shelf, so may well only be available from the original vendor. Apparently the original driver in...
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    Oh no, I definitely hear it when my bottom string...

    Oh no, I definitely hear it when my bottom string goes off - anf it always is the bottom string. It really affects my playing too, even if a significant percentage of the public won't know the...
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    385723857338574 I'm calling it complete. It...

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    I'm calling it complete. It needs a strap button, but that's hardly a big deal. Visibly it's acquired a pickup. Invisibly it's acquired a little wedge under the bridge brace which...
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    Herbie Flowers (Sky, Space Oddity, Walk on the...

    Herbie Flowers (Sky, Space Oddity, Walk on the Wild Side, lots of etc) was one high profile user of the black tapewound Rotosound strings who kept them on for years at a time.
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    I find roundwounds go off and lose their zing...

    I find roundwounds go off and lose their zing after a while, especially the bottom string, but tapewound don't have any brightness anyway. My first bass has tapewounds, and the current set have been...
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    Oops. I have spent the last 2 or 3 days making a...

    Oops. I have spent the last 2 or 3 days making a jig to cut a radius block to sand the fretboard. I'd estimated less than a day. Hmm. Then even after making the jig problems persist. The router bit...
  20. What would concern me is the quality of the...

    What would concern me is the quality of the joint. Guitar electronics is indeed low voltage and low current, but the result is that it doesn't take much to block it. With a power connection a little...
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    The thing about using an epoxy/microfibres bog,...

    The thing about using an epoxy/microfibres bog, rather than titebond or the like is that it doesn't need clamping or even an accurate fit, and the gunge will spread out and fill gaps and things....
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    It's certainly not going to be easy. It depends...

    It's certainly not going to be easy. It depends how big the breakout is, and curiously larger might be slightly easier. Do you have any mates who are into epoxy boat building? They'll have stuff that...
  23. Thread: Es

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    You earth one of the posts with a thin wire back...

    You earth one of the posts with a thin wire back to the control cavity. If you have untwisted bare flex in the hole before you put the post in you should get a perfectly adequate earth.
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    Well, short of refretting... Flat wound and even...

    Well, short of refretting... Flat wound and even more so tapewound strings will wear the frets a lot less, but you do have to like the resulting sound.
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