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  1. Thread: Wiring AES-1

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    It looks like an ES-335 wiring harness would work...

    It looks like an ES-335 wiring harness would work fine.

    https://sixstringsupplies.co.uk/pages/es-335-wiring-diagram

    You would have to make the leads to the switch longer since it's located in...
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    That's my inclination if I don't use something...

    That's my inclination if I don't use something translucent.
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    True. My plan is to replace the body rather than...

    True. My plan is to replace the body rather than refinish it, precisely for the reason McCreed's has indicated. I thought about chambering the body and refinishing...but it just seemed like it would...
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    SX Jazz Bass Mod

    Years ago, I bought an SX bass for about $100 because on Talkbass people said it was cheap and decent and good for mods. As I was contemplating doing the neck work on my kit build projects, I have...
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    I can attest that the Sung Il is cast. The...

    I can attest that the Sung Il is cast. The Grainger website says it's milled on a CNC machine. It looks like about as good an option as I have seen in an alu locking bridge, and certainly...
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    I found a bridge that I have never heard of on a...

    I found a bridge that I have never heard of on a UK website that looks strikingly like the Sung Il BB404 that I have. They are not identical in the pics. I like the fact that the "Grainger" does not...
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    I have no idea why it added the image. FWIW, I...

    I have no idea why it added the image. FWIW, I know that the those are not the McCreed values ;-)
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    OK, so maybe a bit higher than McCreed standard...

    OK, so maybe a bit higher than McCreed standard for an acoustic. Thanks!

    It's interesting how much advice I see on this that does not involve a precise measurement.
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    That's helpful! Does it make a difference if...

    That's helpful!

    Does it make a difference if it's an acoustic or electric?
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    I am thinking I'll try this method... ...

    I am thinking I'll try this method...

    http://www.bryankimsey.com/nuts/nuts3.htm
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    I was thinking that the action on my steel string...

    I was thinking that the action on my steel string acoustic is about right...so I'd try to keep it about the same as it is now when making the new nut....

    But I just checked them with feeler gauges...
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    Yup, paulownia is very soft. I won't use...

    Yup, paulownia is very soft. I won't use fiberglass because because my wife won't allow it in the house. I am using a water based finish that a lot of crafts people seem to be using in place of...
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    I use a 2 foot long (~60 cm) spirit aluminum...

    I use a 2 foot long (~60 cm) spirit aluminum spirit level to do mine. I have done them all with 320 grit double sticky taped to the bottom. Would probably take me less time if I used the grit Simon...
  14. Perhaps, but the ones in my bass were corroded...

    Perhaps, but the ones in my bass were corroded and dirty. They look like they have an ALPS housing, but I can't be sure. It could well be that their grunginess had less to do with the mfg than the...
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    Not so easy as you might think... "Polished...

    Not so easy as you might think...

    "Polished Wood Type Electric Guitar Barrel DIY Electric Maple Guitar Barrel Body For Style Bass Guitar"

    I have a feeling that in some dialects of Chinese the...
  16. What a place to cut corners! That's got to add...

    What a place to cut corners! That's got to add just pennies to their bottom line...only at the expense of the reputations of both G&L and Mighty Mite.

    I don't have buyer's remorse about my USA...
  17. Sourcing 1m reverse audio pots takes me back...to...

    Sourcing 1m reverse audio pots takes me back...to 2009 when I last bought some. I ultimately got a couple from G&L directly. At the time they were advertising that all their pots were CTS...but it...
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    1+ It's a beauty. Glad you got it to play to your...

    1+ It's a beauty. Glad you got it to play to your liking!
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    Not surprised that the pics haven't changed. In...

    Not surprised that the pics haven't changed. In my searches for inexpensive bodies, I have found the same pics used with different companies, often claiming they are using different woods. The body I...
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    I just took a look at the average weight of a...

    I just took a look at the average weight of a cubic foot of paulownia (18lbs) and the average weight of a cubic foot of basswood (26lbs). So, on average, basswood should be 1.444 times heavier than...
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    It may be marketed under a different name. It can...

    It may be marketed under a different name. It can be called Kiri, empress wood, or alternate spellings of "paulownia."

    The body I am using from ebay was called "maple" but the weight (less than...
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    Others will know better, but I have only gotten...

    Others will know better, but I have only gotten decent results using a gel stain over finish. And then only when the finish has fully gassed off.
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    I think that's what has put me on the lookout for...

    I think that's what has put me on the lookout for a lighter bass. I thought chambering might be the thing. Warmoth advertises that it's chambered bodies reduce weight by 25%... but that's 25% of the...
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    Had too look up what Steve Harris uses. I am...

    Had too look up what Steve Harris uses. I am guessing that the "sweater" strap is better suited to Northern England to Miami ;-)
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    In my experience the only way one-for-one works...

    In my experience the only way one-for-one works is when you do a trade.
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