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    Wow the delivery was quick. The box arrived this...

    Wow the delivery was quick. The box arrived this afternoon. They swapped everything out and put in my extras....but they removed the precision bass pickups in the chrome hardware kit....and put the...
  2. Assembled save for strap locks.

    Here she is all assembled except for the strap locks.

    I think I have a operator error in the wiring....my soldering...I think that I am only getting one bank of magnets from the humbucker. ...
  3. The first coat of Cabinet Makers Wax is on.

    The body has hung for a little over a week now. So this morning on with the first coat of Gilly's Cabinet Makers Wax. It is applied with 0000 grade steel wool....rubbed hard in the direction of the...
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    I hope they are there for you now. They still...

    I hope they are there for you now. They still appear for me.

    Here are five anyway.
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    No. 30 is on its way.

    Tax present to myself.

    Number 30 is in the system.

    A zebrawood P Bass:-

    https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/guitars/pit-bull-guitars-dpz-4-electric-bass-guitar-kit-zebra-wood-copy/

    I...
  6. A moment of reflection, respect and gratitude.

    I have my own issues as to how I ended up trying to turn the PBG kits into my own version of therapy, artwork, and instruments. I believe we all do....from the first timer to the ingrained in the...
  7. Final coat of Buffing Oil is done.

    The seventh and final coat of Fine Buffing Oil went on last night. Quick buff with a fluffy and light micro fibre rag today.

    Front and Back straight-on shots just for you fretty. :)
  8. I will get there mate. Just applied coat seven...

    I will get there mate.

    Just applied coat seven tonight. Work again tomorrow...then give it a buffing or two and then see if wax is needed.

    I promise to take a front on piccy.
  9. Why thank you good sir.

    Why thank you good sir.
  10. Thanks mate. I like the feeling of the wood. So...

    Thanks mate. I like the feeling of the wood. So much easier for a wet sanding numpty like me too.
  11. 6 coats of buffing oil.

    Here is the body with six coats of the Fine Buffing Oil....still wet with the sixth coat...she does dull a little.

    One more coat tomorrow night after work, then let her hang for a week or so.
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    Brendan, The wood is not super smooth...but...

    Brendan,

    The wood is not super smooth...but how much sanding will be determined by if you a using timber mate....and in a big way the finish you intend to use....and the nature of the finish you...
  13. Mark I have to say it feels amazing. Low sheen,...

    Mark I have to say it feels amazing. Low sheen, very smooth yet I can feel the grain. I quite like it.

    I do 7 coats of the buffing oil. Then at least 4 coats of cabinetmakers wax. Then two coats...
  14. Restart yet again.

    I am really not that good at finishing with wipe on Tru Oil and wetsanding. I sanded through the edges yet again....so the wheel of death (random orbital sander) hit the body again. Sanded...
  15. Thanks guys.....I didn't know if people would...

    Thanks guys.....I didn't know if people would take the piss out of me. But it really made me feel good...and comfortable with what I am learning.

    Sonic....yep...same here....cases lined up. :) ...
  16. Amazing endorsement of this place.

    Through a friend of a friend I met and worked on the Bass guitar of a member of a serious musical collaborative outfit. (I been sworn to keep the name to myself....sorry.)

    Long story short....the...
  17. Thread: July GOTM

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    What a great month. Well done shambrick and...

    What a great month. Well done shambrick and especially bakers dozen. Amazing building happening. I love it.
  18. Thread: July GOTM

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    My bet for this month....actually my choices... ...

    My bet for this month....actually my choices...

    1. Jellos PRINCE guitar. Just WOW to the artwork and reverence to the purple prince. An amazing build.

    2. This one was hard....but the uniqueness...
  19. Thread: Prepping neck

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    Excellent advice. Ditto from me. I would add...

    Excellent advice. Ditto from me.

    I would add that tape off the neck pocket....but the bolt on necks are treated as a single item. The fretboard itself can be a different story.

    Maple...
  20. You are correct. I have removed the Bridge and...

    You are correct. I have removed the Bridge and Pickup covers. So much easier to play....and palm mutes are a lot to give up.
  21. The Random Orbital Sander for the win.

    I had about 30mins this afternoon just on dark and got the sander and 40/60 and 80 grit pieces out and attacked the front and the edges of the body of the Bass.

    It took some work to get the...
  22. Thread: July GOTM

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    Oh....P.S. $4-00 Bass thumb rest from E-Bay as...

    Oh....P.S. $4-00 Bass thumb rest from E-Bay as well.....nobody else had one. :)
  23. Thread: July GOTM

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    The QUICK 2 piece Ash body P Bass build.

    Build Thread is here:-

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=9529

    With working away getting in the way, this still only took 01 May 2019 place order....today 16 June 2019...
  24. Just the last few pics.

    Just a couple more.....

    I love that the wood is not perfect. The top edge has marks that look like cracks....but are scratches that cross the grain....the front back and sides have some wicked...
  25. Completely done now.

    Uncertain weather and a desire to have her finished has aligned and she is now totally complete:-

    Pitbull Guitars 2 piece ash body maple neck and maple fretboard precision bass kit. (GPB-4M)
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