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    Some necks are just like that. I once had a...

    Some necks are just like that. I once had a 'bitza' Strat with that deep headstock profile. No particular requirement for heavier gauge string set-ups to have that sort of deeper headstock. ...
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    Well done. Nice and clean looking. Is that...

    Well done. Nice and clean looking.

    Is that the highest the neck pickup will go? You probably don't have a lot more
    height before it starts to get in the way of the strings, but even 2mm is...
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    Have an enjoyable holiday and see you soon!

    Have an enjoyable holiday and see you soon!
  4. Thread: Gms-7z

    by Simon Barden
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    How long since the last coat went on? I'd...

    How long since the last coat went on? I'd certainly let it dry well (several days) before gluing.
  5. Thread: Gms-7z

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    Titebond won't adhere well to finish. It bonds...

    Titebond won't adhere well to finish. It bonds to the cellulose in the wood, so any finish stopping that happening will give a much weaker bond in those areas. What sort of 'oil' do you mean here? ...
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    Ooooh! That's nice. Very good choice and very...

    Ooooh! That's nice. Very good choice and very well implemented!
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    Which is normally true as a blanket statement for...

    Which is normally true as a blanket statement for a standard 6-in-line headstock but this is a 3+3, so the D and G strings have the lowest break angle and they will be the ones most likely to need a...
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    The tailpiece is only about 1mm out with the...

    The tailpiece is only about 1mm out with the veneer centre line going by the D and G strings positions where they leave the trapeze, so it's really just the design of the tailpiece that makes it look...
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    Hi Greg. The only glue issue I had with mine was...

    Hi Greg. The only glue issue I had with mine was quite a visible line down the veneer join, which is why I went with a few coats of the Vintage Cherry lacquer, which hid it nicely. It obviously...
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    Uneven fret lengths seem to be a common issue...

    Uneven fret lengths seem to be a common issue with this kit. On your one, it does seem more like some are very slightly longer than the board width, rather than some are cut slightly too short for...
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    Probably black with silver inserts like the SG...

    Probably black with silver inserts like the SG Jr. Though a lot did have gold knobs - but not as light a gold as those currently fitted.
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    ...Well the day after tomorrow. And it's not...

    ...Well the day after tomorrow. And it's not finished. Assembled, but not finished.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/924/4LA1fk.jpg

    There's a short on the bridge pickup wiring...
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    Hi and welcome. Hope you have fun with your...

    Hi and welcome.

    Hope you have fun with your build, whatever you choose.
  14. Thread: 12 string

    by Simon Barden
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    I thought they did, very similar with the full...

    I thought they did, very similar with the full Tele baseplate.
  15. Thread: 12 string

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    I've used a basic drill stand with a normal drill...

    I've used a basic drill stand with a normal drill to do it very well, just setting it up to drill through the hole at the bottom of the stand. Use the bridge holes as a template for marking the...
  16. Thread: 12 string

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    Youíd get 6 strings through the body and 6...

    Youíd get 6 strings through the body and 6 strings that top load, both with the kit bridge and the Gotoh one. There isnít room for all 12 strings to string-through) The kit bridge used to date is...
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    Ah, I see. A long drill bit is still needed to...

    Ah, I see. A long drill bit is still needed to allow you to get a shallow angle.

    Nice stain work, BTW.
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    Typically a hole from the neck to the bridge...

    Typically a hole from the neck to the bridge pickup cavity, and then from there to the control cavity rather than direct from the neck pickup to the control cavity. You'll need a 300mm long drill...
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    I didnít like Strats for ages, probably because...

    I didnít like Strats for ages, probably because all the ones I saw to start with when I got into guitars in the mid-1970s were large headstock ones, which I still dislike. It wanít until the return...
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    Runs take longer to dry than standard coats, so...

    Runs take longer to dry than standard coats, so need to be left longer to dry before sanding back. I always leave runs 2 days before sanding runs and blobs on nitro, as the solvent in it softens the...
  21. Thread: Hb-4s

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    You need to visualise the harmonics of a string...

    You need to visualise the harmonics of a string vibrating. Plenty of diagrams and videos online. The fundamental vibration has its peak amplitude in the middle of the string, with almost no...
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    That bridge pickup must sound pretty harsh and...

    That bridge pickup must sound pretty harsh and overly trebbly that close to the bridge. A shame they didnít install it just a bit further away for a more balanced sound. The Harmony H59 I restored...
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    Unless itís rough, there really is no point in...

    Unless itís rough, there really is no point in sanding the veneer. Maybe a Ďdrag sandí with P220 or P240, literally holding a piece of sandpaper loosely and dragging it over the top to remove any...
  24. Thread: 12 string

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    The ES-1 12 string seems to no longer be...

    The ES-1 12 string seems to no longer be available from PBG, at least ATM.

    The bridge on the TL-12s is poor and really needs to be upgraded to the Gotoh bridge it is a bad copy of (unless the...
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    Dunlop 65 is a range of guitar care products from...

    Dunlop 65 is a range of guitar care products from Jim Dunlop including lemon oil, a polish/cleaner and a spray wax. The polish/cleaner will be very mild and safe to use on just about any hard...
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