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    Hi and welcome.

    Hi and welcome.
  2. The single-core pushback is often tinned, but the...

    The single-core pushback is often tinned, but the multi-strand pushback generally isn't, as tinning the multi-strands once assembled would make it stiff, not flexible, and pre-tinning the individual...
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    Ah, I think we're just taking about the holes for...

    Ah, I think we're just taking about the holes for rear-mounted tuners Grover/Klusons etc, The original LP Jr/Special tuners would have been 3-on-a-stick jobs, so the posts would stick straight out...
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    It wasn't there originally (see initial photos at...

    It wasn't there originally (see initial photos at top of the thread) so it's something Tony's added. Maybe a location for a battery box if Tony's going for EMGs?
  5. It's not solder, it's bare tinned copper wire,...

    It's not solder, it's bare tinned copper wire, with some sleeving or heat shrink fitted over the top.

    I've tried it and it works, but it's very hard to get it that neat unless you've done it...
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    On my Gibson LP, the tuner centres are 35mm...

    On my Gibson LP, the tuner centres are 35mm apart, with the two E tuners spaced 64mm (2.5") from the headstock side of the nut.

    The PBG pre-drilled headstocks have the two E tuners at least...
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    Either find a suitable headstock template on line...

    Either find a suitable headstock template on line and print that out, or get a bendy ruler (the type used to draw curves), then draw a line each side following the edge of the headstock a certain...
  8. You could just scrape the binding back with a...

    You could just scrape the binding back with a knife or blade. Easier than with sandpaper. Best to mask the binding from now on to stop more build-up. 3M vinyl pin-striping tape comes in 3mm and...
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    I don't. I generally read everything anyway. ...

    I don't.

    I generally read everything anyway.

    I'd say non-PB build, as it really needs to be a full kit to qualify in my book.

    Maybe we should start a part-PBG build section? ;)
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    You can but try. I'll be shielding the...

    You can but try.

    I'll be shielding the pickup cavities with copper foil, so will need to run ground wires to those anyway. So just as easy for me to do it from the pickup cavity, plus I can see...
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    Same for me when I was travelling up to London...

    Same for me when I was travelling up to London each day.
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    You've already got the stains, so I'd use a...

    You've already got the stains, so I'd use a different (non-water based) grain filler. Best to use a spirit (alcohol) based stain with water-based grain fillers, as the water in the stain will loosen...
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    What poly are you using? And what does it say to...

    What poly are you using? And what does it say to clean your brushes in?
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    Make sure you lay something protective on the top...

    Make sure you lay something protective on the top first. It's all to easy to slip and ruin the surface.
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    Hi and welcome. Just checked, and both my...

    Hi and welcome.

    Just checked, and both my GSM-1 and GSJ-1 are missing bridge or tailpiece grounding holes. Easiest to drill a hole from the bridge pickup cavity into a bridge post hole.
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    A 500 ohm pot might work for volume. You don't...

    A 500 ohm pot might work for volume. You don't want to add too much extra resistance in to the signal path at part-volume. If you keep a similar resistance ratio as a standard pickup e.g 8k to...
  17. Or it's not Titebond used on the guitar, maybe...

    Or it's not Titebond used on the guitar, maybe straight PVA. But acetone makes up most of Goof Off, so that alone may remove the glue if you brush it in. But it's not so easy being right next to...
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    Yes, very nice. "How much more PB could it...

    Yes, very nice.

    "How much more PB could it be?"

    "None. None more PB".
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    If the neck fits well in the pocket, then I'd...

    If the neck fits well in the pocket, then I'd leave it as it is. If you sand the base flat, then the sides of the pocket will stop it from tilting so that the neck wont sit flat against the bottom...
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    I'm not sure how well standard volume and tone...

    I'm not sure how well standard volume and tone controls would work with a speaker as a transducer. You're looking at 8 to 16 ohm for the speaker impedance, rather than 6+k ohms for a guitar pickup. ...
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    Hi and welcome. The Strat kits are reasonably...

    Hi and welcome.

    The Strat kits are reasonably easy for the bridge positioning, as that trem block has got go go in the holes. It's generally best to have as few small holes as possible in the...
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    I just positioned the neck so there was enough...

    I just positioned the neck so there was enough wood showing at the front of the neck pocket to get the edge of a pickup ring onto without showing a gap into the rout.
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    Double check the scale length before drilling any...

    Double check the scale length before drilling any bridge holes. If it's the same (24.75"), reference the 22nd fret for position, not the end of the board. If it's not the same, then ignore the Les...
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    Hi. It's a nice kit. Just working on one ATM. ...

    Hi. It's a nice kit. Just working on one ATM. You'll find the truss rod cover is wrong - two screw type, not three. You can cut it down in length and drill for 3 screws, or else I suggest you...
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    I'd give it a very light mist spray with primer...

    I'd give it a very light mist spray with primer or a main colour so you can then sand that back and see where the high spots and dips are. And if you use a large flat piece of wood and stick...
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