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    Thanks McCreed. I'll definitely take what you've...

    Thanks McCreed. I'll definitely take what you've said on board. I'm not sure why I took such a stupid shortcut but it's definitely a learning opportunity.

    I'm going to have a crack at fixing it....
  2. Thread: ESB4 New Build

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    Mate thank you for the generous offer and I'd...

    Mate thank you for the generous offer and I'd gladly accept your help.
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    [copied from the other thread] Hi All - thanks...

    [copied from the other thread]

    Hi All - thanks for the suggestions and ideas.

    I sent some of the photos to an instrument repair shop here in Perth and his thoughts were that the glue would be...
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    Hi All - thanks for the suggestions and ideas. ...

    Hi All - thanks for the suggestions and ideas.

    I sent some of the photos to an instrument repair shop here in Perth and his thoughts were that the glue would be embedded in the veneer.

    His...
  5. Thread: ESB4 New Build

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    Advice/ideas?

    Was hoping for any suggestions or ideas on how to tackle these issues especially the dotting. I've posted a similar thread in the finishing section of the forum so apologies for the double up.
  6. Thread: ESB4 New Build

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    First hurdle

    So just before attempting to stain the front of the body, I think to myself how much I like the colour and that I'll be scraping the binding soon and that everything is going well so far...

    Photo...
  7. Thread: ESB4 New Build

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    Staining the front and beginning of issues

    So before attempting to tackle the front of the guitar, I received some really good advice from DarkMark regarding the binding and using automotive tape (thankyou again!).

    Picked up some 6mm...
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    ESB4 New Build

    Hi All

    Retrospectively beginning my build diary after working on the bass for the last 2 weeks. I have been a long time reader of the build diaries and have learned so much. This is my first...
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    Another section with spots and the glue line...

    Another section with spots and the glue line running up the middle of the guitar.
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    Spots on maple veneer help please!

    Hello all

    Had a go at staining my ESB 4 this evening. I have the following spotty patches and I'm not sure what they are? I didn't sand the veneer before staining. The patches feel smooth and not...
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    Hey DarkMark - I am just about to start staining...

    Hey DarkMark - I am just about to start staining the front of my ESB4 and I am worried about the binding/purfling around the f holes and face of the guitar body. Can you please elaborate on the tape...
  12. Any updates on when the ESB-4 basses will be arriving?

    Apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere on the forum
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    That's an awesome username IGIAG! Just read your...

    That's an awesome username IGIAG! Just read your post re the tele. That was the first kit I built although it was not a pitbull. I built it all stock parts and it was a very good way to keep costs...
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    Thanks all for the welcomes! DarkMark yep...

    Thanks all for the welcomes!

    DarkMark yep would be keen to pick your brain
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    Darkmark mate I am in Pally too!

    Darkmark mate I am in Pally too!
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    Thanks FrankenWashie! Website says May/June...

    Thanks FrankenWashie! Website says May/June delivery so it wont be for awhile yet.

    Have gone through some of the other semi hollow bass and guitar builds and I am looking forward to the set...
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    Hello - newbie waiting on the ESB-4!

    Hi All

    Just signed up recently. Newbie from Perth.

    Have purchased the semi hollow ESB4 and waiting for that to arrive. It will be my second build but my first Pitbull kit.

    Looking forward...
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