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    Nice job on the burst. Grain looks great.

    Nice job on the burst. Grain looks great.
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    That's certainly your choice, but with a...

    That's certainly your choice, but with a strat/tele type of nut, and presuming it's cut properly, the E A D strings shouldn't require a tree or bar even with that distance to the post.

    And not to...
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    Very nice Simon. I do agree with your cosmetic...

    Very nice Simon. I do agree with your cosmetic changes of the knobs and pickup covers though. Sometimes it's those little things that make a big difference.



    Are they ever? Most of mine seem to...
  4. Thread: Sixty Six Body

    by McCreed
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    That'll weigh in at a manageable weight even by...

    That'll weigh in at a manageable weight even by the time your done with neck & hardware.

    My Ash tele (one in avatar pic) finished up at 3.7kg, and that was after I did a swimming pool route for...
  5. Thread: Sixty Six Body

    by McCreed
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    Quite a transformation from the rough-cut slab in...

    Quite a transformation from the rough-cut slab in post #1. Good work!

    As for errors, the only thing I can see is a slight routing mishap on the edge of the control cavity. Should be easy enough to...
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    Yikes!!! What kind of paint are you using? ...

    Yikes!!! What kind of paint are you using?



    12" (30cm) is too far IME. 10" is as far as I'd go, but 8" is where I would try to consistently maintain. (25 & 20cm respectively)

    Also the speed...
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    It may, but if you have more paint, I would...

    It may, but if you have more paint, I would consider one last re-spray after fixing the runs before you apply your clear.

    I'm only speculating here, but the streaking may be from spraying too far...
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    You just can't help yourself, can you? :p I...

    You just can't help yourself, can you? :p


    I know the feeling...
    I've declared no new builds, but have a couple "re-imagining" (as Hollywood likes to say) projects that I'll be doing.
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    Are you spraying a metallic or non-metallic...

    Are you spraying a metallic or non-metallic colour?
    If non-metallic, you should be ok as the gloss of the clear coat will be what you see when done.

    I don't sand metallic coats unless I need to...
  10. Glad you got a result you're happy with!

    Glad you got a result you're happy with!
  11. Thread: Firebird pup

    by McCreed
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    Ain't that the truth! I have a number of...

    Ain't that the truth!
    I have a number of expensive cheap guitars!!
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    YES!!! NOT for the nut! Thanks for pointing that...

    YES!!! NOT for the nut! Thanks for pointing that out Simon.

    FWIW, the veneer I get is roughly .6-.7mm thick and I have sanded down to as thin as .4mm before with little effort. That gap in the nut...
  13. Good stuff Sarg. You mentioned the action is a...

    Good stuff Sarg.

    You mentioned the action is a bit high. Do you have any downward adjustment in the saddles left?

    If so, I would do that first, then adjust the pickup height based on the final...
  14. Have you adjusted the pickup heights? You...

    Have you adjusted the pickup heights?
    You typically need to have the "treble side" of the pickup adjusted slightly higher than the "bass side".
    You don't want either side so high that the magnetic...
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    Hello, and welcome. Unfortunately most (if not...

    Hello, and welcome.

    Unfortunately most (if not all) kits will have small defects that require overcoming. Fortunately, nothing in yours seems insurmountable from what I can see.
    Whilst those...
  16. Thread: EXM custom

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    Bummer! That's one of semi-irrational fears. I...

    Bummer!

    That's one of semi-irrational fears. I use sturdy metal hooks to hang my bodies & necks, but I often worry about walking into the shop one morning and finding something on the floor that...
  17. Thread: Tlb-4m

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    Nice mirror finish there ozz. How's it sound...

    Nice mirror finish there ozz.

    How's it sound with the SD? And how do you like the high-cut position?
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    I've kept the two that I got, but I only use them...

    I've kept the two that I got, but I only use them for things like for switching. One is currently connected to the start/stop pedal for my drum machine. Works fine for that sort of thing. Would never...
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    I've been doing this for a while, and I've yet to...

    I've been doing this for a while, and I've yet to produce a truly flawless finish (or flawless anything!).

    Good advice from Simon on sanding the edges and applying "extra" coats on them when...
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    Thanks for info Stan.

    Thanks for info Stan.
  21. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ahhh, that all makes sense.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ahhh, that all makes sense.
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    Well if if feels and plays as good as it looks...

    Well if if feels and plays as good as it looks you're winning!
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    I'd try the hair tie trick. It won't put enough...

    I'd try the hair tie trick. It won't put enough pressure on the strings to effect the tuning, but just enough to dampen the vibration above the nut.
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    Nice work Sidewinder. Is neck profile like a...

    Nice work Sidewinder.
    Is neck profile like a real PRS? I never got used their Wide Fat, Wide Thin profiles (in the SE range). I think it's the "wide" part. The USA models have a multitude of...
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    I like it! I'm going to do a pine tele scratch...

    I like it!

    I'm going to do a pine tele scratch build one day.
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