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    Hi Daw, looking good. Pretty brave doing a...

    Hi Daw, looking good.

    Pretty brave doing a solid cover over Ash as it has a habit of grain poking through eventually once all the sealer has dried out and shrunk back. I have used Tru Oil on all...
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    Lovely end grain on that body Ozzie. Looking...

    Lovely end grain on that body Ozzie.

    Looking good (as usual).

    Cheers, Waz
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    Nice version of an Explorer Monn1. Looks great.

    Nice version of an Explorer Monn1.

    Looks great.
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    Hi Lloydy, sounds like the same stock pickups...

    Hi Lloydy, sounds like the same stock pickups that came with my kit.

    The red & white are paired together and if you don't want to coil split just leave them alone and maybe seal bare ends with...
  5. Headstock Logo - Easiest & Cheapest Way Yet

    Just spotted this on YouTube and was compelled to share it.....

    http://youtu.be/k-63xsQqR7w
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    4 wire Guitar Fettish PUP should give you some...

    4 wire Guitar Fettish PUP should give you some easier spilt coil options than what I experienced however would not recommend trying to add a blend type knob as that didn't want to work properly with...
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    Still plenty of heat even after dark at this time...

    Still plenty of heat even after dark at this time of year in your neighborhood which should make things a bit more challenging.
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    Yeah, I reckon it's a keeper the way it looks in...

    Yeah, I reckon it's a keeper the way it looks in that photo.

    Wipe on process is very slow and labour intensive and prone to those 'Oh $#!?' moments when you inevitably sand through.

    I know we...
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    Good Vids buddy. Reminds me that I need to...

    Good Vids buddy. Reminds me that I need to practice scales more often.
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    Love my JBA-4 too but it is quite heavy and find...

    Love my JBA-4 too but it is quite heavy and find my Basswood MMB4 is lighter and more comfortable to play for longer periods of time.

    A headless would be a lot lighter.

    Wish that PBG had a...
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    Hi Ozzie, nice kit. On the neck & fret board...

    Hi Ozzie, nice kit.

    On the neck & fret board maybe tea or coffee staining might do enough to bring out the darker grain tones.

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
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    Looks cool. Just wondering where the strap...

    Looks cool. Just wondering where the strap buttons are as it might need them some day?
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    Bit late on the scene but love the colour of this...

    Bit late on the scene but love the colour of this Bass!

    As for shielding I have used both snail tape and the black graphite shielding paint on different guitar & bass builds with great success.
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    Never had any luck with standard 3 saddle...

    Never had any luck with standard 3 saddle bridges, even after trying a few different ones and ended up with 6 saddles on an ashtray style that works well on both Teles.

    Sent from my SM-A520F...
  15. Thread: December GOTM

    by wazkelly
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    Congrats to all entrants and particularly...

    Congrats to all entrants and particularly Hardcore & Sachin for building a couple of amazing Explorers.

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
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    On my EX1 I drilled a few more holes on the...

    On my EX1 I drilled a few more holes on the mounting ears and used screws bought from Repco (Aussie Auto Parts Store) that were long enough and also thin enough to do the job. Local Bunnings store...
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    On both of my Tele's I found intonation worked...

    On both of my Tele's I found intonation worked better with lower string trees and ended up buying a couple more of the B/E low spacers as it always sounded slightly out of tune all up and down the...
  18. Using water based stains with Timber Mate is very...

    Using water based stains with Timber Mate is very challenging but if you want the filler to absorb some colour there aren't too many other choices.
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    I would have a go at doing Timber mate filling the crack, leave for at least 24 hours to fully cure & dry out before sanding back, then leave for another few days.

    If the moisture/water content is...
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    Looks great Brendan. How does it play and...

    Looks great Brendan.

    How does it play and sound?
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    Just saw this on eBay.... ...

    Just saw this on eBay....
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    At that price you could almost be accused of...

    At that price you could almost be accused of stealing!

    Top score.
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    Sometimes the TO can go 'off' in the bottle once...

    Sometimes the TO can go 'off' in the bottle once it has been opened for a while or when temp has been higher than usual. What Simon said also makes sense as you need to make sure each application is...
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    I have used a couple of sticker kits and added...

    I have used a couple of sticker kits and added several coats of TO to keep them stuck down where one kit was rectangular block inlays on my maple fretboarded J Bass. You can also do the same with...
  25. Thread: December GOTM

    by wazkelly
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    Looks great. TO will usually go a darker shade...

    Looks great.

    TO will usually go a darker shade over relatively short period of time. On one of my builds done on natural basswood, which is fairly similar to natural maple, it has more of a light...
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