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  1. Thread: Djp-fs1

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    I often use a set of artists acrylic paints to...

    I often use a set of artists acrylic paints to mix up and match the surrounding colour to help hide small cracks and marks. Nothing fancy, just a cheap beginnerís set from Amazon. Iíve never had a...
  2. Thread: Djp-fs1

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    Iíve no idea what the Pitbull woodglue is. I was...

    Iíve no idea what the Pitbull woodglue is. I was i initially under the impression that it was Titebond, but the original red label stuff is a creamy yellow, and the kit stuff was recently described...
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    Did you buy it its own seat on the plane? ;) ...

    Did you buy it its own seat on the plane? ;)




    I think that's what you meant.
  4. Iím not sure about Ďproblemsí, as those early...

    Iím not sure about Ďproblemsí, as those early Big Muffs are highly sought-after. The very first Big Muff Pi units are generally considered to be the best sounding Muffs. There were small...
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    Nice work, Trevor!

    Nice work, Trevor!
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    Shipping, duty/taxes, or total cost including...

    Shipping, duty/taxes, or total cost including shipping?
  7. Why the wrong value caps?

    Why the wrong value caps?
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    Yes, thatís right. The pickup and output wire...

    Yes, thatís right. The pickup and output wire connections to the volume pot are the same regardless of whether itís Ďmoderní or Ďvintageí. Itís just the connection to the tone pot that varies. ...
  9. All looking good. Sharpies are wonderful things...

    All looking good. Sharpies are wonderful things for covering up small marks and repairs. I use them all the time.
  10. Thread: Jba

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    Hi and welcome. Don't worry about it. It's a...

    Hi and welcome.

    Don't worry about it. It's a mistake many people have made.

    But any other queries, don't be afraid to ask.
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    If it works, it works! Well done. Is it deep...

    If it works, it works! Well done.

    Is it deep enough at the ends to accommodate the pickup mounting screws and legs? If not, you should be able to deepen the ends with just a drill.

    I normally...
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    I too have been plagued by tooling marks or even...

    I too have been plagued by tooling marks or even self-imposed coarse sandpaper scratches that havenít shown themselves up before a finish started being applied. Iíve often had to sand right back a...
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    Youíre certainly getting stuck in to the build. ...

    Youíre certainly getting stuck in to the build.

    Several people here would advise against using steel wool if possible. As well as shedding all those metal fragments on the surface that youíve...
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    As I said, tone circuits are personal and what...

    As I said, tone circuits are personal and what suits me may not suit others. So it's worth getting a few cap values and having a go yourself. I rarely use my tone controls anyway, so unless I am...
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    I notice youíve got 0.047uF caps. Itís all down...

    I notice youíve got 0.047uF caps. Itís all down to personal preference, but the Ďstandardí fitment for humbuckers these days is 0.022uF, with 0.047uF being the Ďstandardí for naturally brighter...
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    I donít think Iíve ever measured the final string...

    I donít think Iíve ever measured the final string gap at the first fret as I do it all by eye, but basically as low as you can get without the string buzzing on the first fret. I did try and use a...
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    Well, the best of luck with it! You've got an...

    Well, the best of luck with it!

    You've got an almost solid-coloured body, so if it does go a bit wrong, you should be able to patch it up.
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    Foam arrived today. So I cut it down to size,...

    Foam arrived today. So I cut it down to size, then after I took this pic I decided to stick a bit on the front so that it filled the bottom of the case instead of having a deeper section by the...
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    Will it be exposed or will it be covered by a...

    Will it be exposed or will it be covered by a pickguard?

    If exposed, you'll need to keep it very neat (even with a pickup surround). Whilst Forstner bits are a good way of removing a lot of wood,...
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    Ig0r - single-handedly creating a Ďboomí in...

    Ig0r - single-handedly creating a Ďboomí in guitar building.
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    A typo. 24.75Ē. I will correct that. But it...

    A typo. 24.75Ē. I will correct that.

    But it was lucky I had radius gauges to check the fretboard with, otherwise I would have automatically used a 12Ē radius block to level the frets with.
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    It does play really well. Iím finding the 42mm...

    It does play really well. Iím finding the 42mm neck width at the nut to be slightly on the narrow side for my fingers. Iím more used to a 43mm spacing with the strings just that bit further apart. ...
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    You can sand maple veneer lightly, but you only...

    You can sand maple veneer lightly, but you only really get one go at it before you then risk sanding through to the glue layer beneath. So you donít want to use too concentrated a dark stain...
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    Definitely replace all those tuner screws with...

    Definitely replace all those tuner screws with stainless ones. The kit ones are just plated pot metal and even if you do drill a pilot hole thatís only just smaller than the thread diameter, thereís...
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    I can see a version of ĎStairway to Herniaí...

    I can see a version of ĎStairway to Herniaí coming up. ;)
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