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    IB5 Oil Finish Question

    Hi All Just received my IB5 bass kit and it looks amazing. I plan to finish it in a satin rubbed oil finish to show off the wood. I have 2 questions please. Firstly, does anyone know the wood species...
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    Many thanks - Will Do

    Many thanks - Will Do
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    IB-5 Pickups/Cavity Size

    Hi Guys
    I have built a number of Pit Bull guitars and been very happy. I have started playing bass and want to build the IB-5 kit (5 string bass). I am quite familiar with normal guitar pickups and...
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    When to Dress Frets

    Hi Pitbulls

    I am building the ES-5V kit hollow body guitar.

    Is it best/easiest to dress the frets at the start before the neck is finished and attached to the body or is it best to do it at the...
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    Happy I have managed to fix the problem. By...

    Happy I have managed to fix the problem. By chance I was talking to a guitar tech in Allens Melbourne whilst buying a new guitar (Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II). He said most Chinese truss rods are in...
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    Neck Bows Down

    Hi Pitbulls

    I have just purchased the ES-5V as my first build so very inexperienced.

    Looking at the neck it is straight across frets 22-14 but bows down a bit (say 3 mm) towards the nut. The...
  7. Thread: Ponch's ES5-V

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    Hi Andrew At the end of the day - how does...

    Hi Andrew

    At the end of the day - how does your ES-5V sound?

    Regards

    Steve W
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    Thanks guys for your informative answers. My...

    Thanks guys for your informative answers.

    My next question is that by body came with no pre-drilled holes for the pots and output jack.

    I'm nervous about drilling the holes and ripping the...
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    ES-5V First Build

    Hi All

    I am very excited to be starting my first build ES-5V. I did have an ES-125 many years ago so very nostalgic for me.

    I hope to make it DT Butterscotch finish.

    My first question is how...
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    Hi Churchie Presume you will be using white...

    Hi Churchie

    Presume you will be using white timbermate?

    Cheers

    Steve W
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    No problem Andy - I'm here to learn Cheers...

    No problem Andy - I'm here to learn

    Cheers Steve W
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    Hi Mark I think I saw somewhere that you...

    Hi Mark

    I think I saw somewhere that you should put the grain filler after the stain coat as the grain filler stops the stain to absorb fully. Then you colour the filler with some stain to match...
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    Hi Guys I am going to do the ES-5V with a...

    Hi Guys

    I am going to do the ES-5V with a blonde finish of butterscotch DT. Which colour Timbermate should I go for - presumably white.

    Maybe no filler needed??

    Please confirm.

    Cheers
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    Hi Guys Thanks very much for the welcome. ...

    Hi Guys

    Thanks very much for the welcome.

    Cheers

    Steve W
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    Butterscotch Question

    Hi All

    I am soon to start an ES-5V kit with the finish to be Dingotone Butterscotch all over.

    I am worried about how this finish will look over the white bindings or whether I need to mask the...
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    Hullo Fellow Guitar Friends

    I am coming back to jazz guitar playing after many years away. Currently play keyboards in recent times. So glad to find this site so I can finally own all the dream guitars I have lusted over. My...
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