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  1. Good on ya! As you said, the shielding has made...

    Good on ya! As you said, the shielding has made it nice and quiet. I havenít heard too many demos of other pickup brands I hear people talking about here, but Tonerider do impress me. I enjoyed your...
  2. Those colours look great! Youíre giving me bad...

    Those colours look great! Youíre giving me bad ideas (I donít need another guitar). Stop inspiring me!
    How about a sound demo to hear those pickups?
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    I particularly like the headstock. Well done.

    I particularly like the headstock. Well done.
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    Looks like a fun guitar. I like the diagonal end...

    Looks like a fun guitar. I like the diagonal end on the bigsby mirroring (kind of) the bottom of the guitar. Itís a small aesthetic detail but it really brings it all together in my mind.
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    The before and after photos speak for themselves....

    The before and after photos speak for themselves. Looking good.
  6. Thread: Ukelele

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    If Banjos are tolerated, I think youíll be fine...

    If Banjos are tolerated, I think youíll be fine with a Ukulele thread.
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    Hats off to you, Sir. Superb.

    Hats off to you, Sir. Superb.
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    Hi Stan, I remember you doing some good things a...

    Hi Stan, I remember you doing some good things a while back.
    Iíve got a Tonerider AC 2 neck pickup in one of my guitars, Iíve really liked it.
  9. I kind of like the fret board/walnut colour...

    I kind of like the fret board/walnut colour match.

    Edit: Thinking it over, you could sand back the veneer and stain to match the walnut if you wanted to. Saves having to remove the veneer and you...
  10. Thread: AES-1 Special

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    Neck attached. Stained to match the back and...

    Neck attached. Stained to match the back and darker areas of the burst with a few coats of satin poly.
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    That polished metal really lifts it. I thought...

    That polished metal really lifts it. I thought this was heading towards a glam rock look, but the leafy theme works well and is more to my taste. Well done, overall I think itís greater than the sum...
  12. Thread: AES-1 Special

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    The tuners Iím using look similar to the ones in...

    The tuners Iím using look similar to the ones in Simonís link...but mine are a little cheaper.
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    I donít honestly know if you need specific tuners...

    I donít honestly know if you need specific tuners for this. I have brought classic guitar style tuners, individual 3x3 with 6mm diameter metal shafts off eBay. I believe Iíve I have seen pictures of...
  14. Thread: AES-1 Special

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    Iíve checked that again and again and again.

    Iíve checked that again and again and again.
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    Thanks guys. I was thinking of you McCreed when...

    Thanks guys. I was thinking of you McCreed when the headstock was between the bricks...that would add some strength.
    Have I mentioned how much I like my Shinto saw rasp?
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    Crude but effective way of drilling tuner holes....

    Crude but effective way of drilling tuner holes.
    #doing the right thing in lockdown.
  17. I concur with Simon, try staining it darker. Itís...

    I concur with Simon, try staining it darker. Itís a nice looking veneer.
  18. Thread: AES-1 Special

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    (Whereís Simonís picture of Captain Picard)

    (Whereís Simonís picture of Captain Picard)
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    Ok, couldnít help myself. Iím sure it would of...

    Ok, couldnít help myself. Iím sure it would of been fine but making a veneer sandwich will make it nice and strong.
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    Half way through the head stock Iím wondering if...

    Half way through the head stock Iím wondering if I should of stuck a veneer on top to provide extra strength. Not too late, just annoying to take off 2mm. I donít know much about mahogany but It was...
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    All in favour of Trevor posting a photo of him...

    All in favour of Trevor posting a photo of him building this with KISS face make up, say ďAyeĒ!
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    That is fantastic...even without the tambourine!...

    That is fantastic...even without the tambourine!
    I was very happy to hear this after recently discovering(/rediscovering) the early work of Gary Numan. In fact my copy of Tubeway Armyís Replicas...
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    Looking good Mr Lane. Never heard of winding...

    Looking good Mr Lane. Never heard of winding sticks so thanks for bringing that the attention of the ignorant amongst us.
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    Yes, the tuners are metal of a smaller diameter...

    Yes, the tuners are metal of a smaller diameter than the nylon poles found on classical guitars, so finer tuning as you described. Using flat wound strings I donít change then very often, therefore...
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    Head stock ideas. Originally inspired by the look...

    Head stock ideas. Originally inspired by the look of a guitar I see Frank Vignola playing on YouTube, brought some classic guitar style Chinese no name tuners. Changed my mind and brought some...
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