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    Coming from an amateur to setting up...I thought...

    Coming from an amateur to setting up...I thought the nut slots should allow you to play the first fret without the note sounding sharp (#).
    Then file it down until it's within the range.

    Geez now...
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    Hereby qualified to use the phrase: 'rinse and...

    Hereby qualified to use the phrase: 'rinse and repeat'.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Since copper shielding, I think these pickups...

    Since copper shielding, I think these pickups will remain for the time being.
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    that makes it the 100th shot of this build.

    cheers, Mark
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    Cheers, Simon. It's going to get several coats...

    Cheers, Simon.
    It's going to get several coats of gloss clear but then given a 'matt' treatment.
    I've taken to the pickguard with steel wool to give the whole scheme a 'workman guitar'.
    Going to...
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    Now I've come full circle. This was the original...

    Now I've come full circle.
    This was the original idea for a colour scheme.
    As my TL was supposed to be this colour (and is now red) I think I'll settle for this.
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    cheers, Mark.
  6. The application of chrome is referred to as...

    The application of chrome is referred to as 'electroplating', would lead me to believe that it's conductive already.
    But then again, with most of my posts, someone will come along with a contrary...
  7. Thread: ESB-4 Cases

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    I can see what you mean though. Part of the...

    I can see what you mean though.
    Part of the reason I modded my Squier Bronco headstock was so that it would fit in a case.
    Having done it, I realise there is isn't the money (or in fact any reason...
  8. Thread: ESB-4 Cases

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    If it was me, I'd take about a centimetre off the...

    If it was me, I'd take about a centimetre off the end of the headstock...sure some extra finishing practice but hey!!

    You know the ONLY reason a saxophone has bends in it?


    ...so you can put...
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    Here ya go...

    Here ya go https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thixotropy

    Also stop yer onions from falling out of the Bunnings sanger and disrupting the OH&S policy.

    cheers, Mark.
  10. ..and then (gasp-horror) out-source the work to...

    ..and then (gasp-horror) out-source the work to China.

    cheers, Mark.
  11. Looking good thus far. I'm waiting with bated...

    Looking good thus far.
    I'm waiting with bated breath for when the 'repeatable' bit kicks in.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Probably just a broken earth. 32855 cheers,...

    Probably just a broken earth.
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    cheers, Mark.
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    Thanks McReed and Rolf. I'm so far down the...

    Thanks McReed and Rolf.
    I'm so far down the track that I've started to forget what was modified.
    I did fill in the rear rout...but it's also part of the 'unfinished' to acceptable part.
    Despite...
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    I need string spacing as I only pluck the strings...

    I need string spacing as I only pluck the strings with my fingers...and don't use a plectrum.
    Fortunately not those big sausage fingers some blokes have however.

    Current measurement is 5.5 cm...
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    G'day Maggie. Hope all that magnetism can stave...

    G'day Maggie.
    Hope all that magnetism can stave off lower back pain. :)

    cheers, Mark.
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    Yes Simon, I think it should start with a decent...

    Yes Simon, I think it should start with a decent quality bridge.
    Measuring the current one, string spacing is all over the shop.

    I'd probably be going back to almost bare wood as I'll be...
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    Hi Simon. It's the string spacing that I was...

    Hi Simon.
    It's the string spacing that I was concerned about.
    You probably can't see in the photo, but I've jammed some veneer between low A and low E.
    It is actually a Fender knock-off from ebay...
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    Hi RocknRolf I'm still not happy with the finish...

    Hi RocknRolf I'm still not happy with the finish over the various acts of surgery...
    The re-filled tremolo rout and the filled in Jazzmaster style tremolo rout.
    Eventually going to require a better...
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    Time as passed so quick. 32833 Still not...

    Time as passed so quick.

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    Still not 100% happy with it so when time permits I'll probably have more alterations.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Hey that's a good effort first up. Yes..the...

    Hey that's a good effort first up.
    Yes..the headstock is F&W Golden Teak.
    Yes...once you have out-laid for the tools it's a pity to let them gather dust.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Excellent result. Always look better to me in a...

    Excellent result.
    Always look better to me in a different colour scheme to the original Macca version.
    If not for the diversion bass playing would take, and the expense,
    I'd be taking the plunge...
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    If you are low-budget such as I...a series of...

    If you are low-budget such as I...a series of straight cuts with a hand saw and a rasp.

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    cheers, Mark
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    Hi Simon. Yes there's a relentless learning curve...

    Hi Simon. Yes there's a relentless learning curve attached to everything.
    My first attempt at fret removal involved a soldering iron.
    For some reason I neglected that step on one fret and it...
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    Here we go....32732 May as well get them roughly...

    Here we go....32732
    May as well get them roughly level as I go.
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    I have not managed to photograph the re-staining process but fairly straightforward.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Moving along 32730 32730 32731 Next comes...

    Moving along
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    Next comes the frets...
    cheers, Mark.
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