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  1. I have enough of a break in the action to be...

    I have enough of a break in the action to be thinking about replacing the nut on my Fender acoustic. As I was contemplating knocking the old one out I noticed that the bottom of the nut is not...
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    Bienvenidos! Will be looking forward to the diary

    Bienvenidos! Will be looking forward to the diary
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    I have "played" it every couple of days and...

    I have "played" it every couple of days and banged it around, stretched the strings, ets. The low E string is tuned to C, and the other strings in 4ths above that to put higher string tension on. I...
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    Just a bit more on the finish. An odd thing...

    Just a bit more on the finish. An odd thing happened on the last coat of Aqua Coat filler and some of the coats of top coat (General Finishes High Performance Satin). I got this weird sort of cloudy...
  5. I think it depends a little on what you get from...

    I think it depends a little on what you get from them, but my experience has been good. They are great answering questions. I have a set of "modern vintage" Lil'Punchers (blade humbuckers for Tele...
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    Wow! I was blissfully unaware of the differences....

    Wow! I was blissfully unaware of the differences. I generally go with the product mfg's recommendation on grades of sandpaper to use... but just now realized that on my last couple of projects the...
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    Beautiful job! Cruising over the the deets now...

    Beautiful job! Cruising over the the deets now...
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    I don't disagree. But the blues has survived...

    I don't disagree. But the blues has survived racism, appropriation and segregation. It'll survive a little snarkiness. Just grist for the mill.

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    That is going to be a truly awesome, unique axe!...

    That is going to be a truly awesome, unique axe! Nice get! The one thing I'd suggest is putting the controls a little closer to the guitar...
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    I did not see this as a critique of the drummer....

    I did not see this as a critique of the drummer. Also, Colin nailed it about the recording. Drummers are often the only member of the band who doesn't have a volume control. Nothing very unusual...
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    I didn't say they were still teenagers... The...

    I didn't say they were still teenagers... The oldest is now 30. They were at their most unfiltered critical at that age. I am pretty sure that living through their teenage years is also part of what...
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    You might be surprised. I am old. I play 12 bar...

    You might be surprised. I am old. I play 12 bar blues. I try to be deferential. I have had 4 teenagers. Believe me, I can live with the fact that what I like is not everyone's cup of meat. I don't...
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    Playing with folks you like is great. Doing so...

    Playing with folks you like is great. Doing so front of an audience that enjoyed it is awesome. I hope you'll keep posting. There is something really fun about listening music recorded live. I also...
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    I just sanded one of mine a bit. Gently as FW...

    I just sanded one of mine a bit. Gently as FW suggested. Mine was very close to flush so I just used a little 320. If it is very proud

    I don't think you need to worry about the radius too much....
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    I have never seen painted on dots, although I...

    I have never seen painted on dots, although I supposed it's possible. The dots I have gotten on Pitbull necks (as well as on other aftermarket necks) are made of plastic and are a fairly cheap in...
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    Wow! I had not looked at their prices. I should...

    Wow! I had not looked at their prices. I should say that the Pitbull bass neck fit well on the $35 body I bought on ebay.

    The price on the Stratosphere is not bad for a licensed product (not...
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    I am doing a build the other way round. I have a...

    I am doing a build the other way round. I have a pitbull neck that I am putting on a no-name fender body from eBay. Fit is fine.

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    I think I must have been writing my post when...

    I think I must have been writing my post when FW's went up.



    In my case, it was not too bad to fix. The piece came off clean. It's not in a place that bears any sort of load, and I was able to...
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    If I had it to do again, I would get one of...

    If I had it to do again, I would get one of these:

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    I have the single bearing version that I was using with on a router table when this happened:

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    I did an initial cut with a...
  20. Thread: GBBO Project

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    It sounds pretty fun. I had a car that color...

    It sounds pretty fun. I had a car that color once, though it didn't glow in the dark unless it overheated.

    There is not a lot of room there for a pre-amp. It will be interesting to see how you...
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    I have now completed the grain fill. What you...

    I have now completed the grain fill. What you seen the pic, in the order of application is three coats of stain, then 3 coats of 1lb shellac, with 4 coats of grain filler on top. 5 coats of grain...
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    I am very impressed by your work, Robin. Doubly...

    I am very impressed by your work, Robin. Doubly so when I realized that in at least three of the pictures it's clear that you are doing this without your glasses!

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    It sounds like you have the right thing in mind....

    It sounds like you have the right thing in mind. I sort of think of upgrades in order. First get it playable, then the things that make it more playable or sound better. First the tuners, then the...
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    Not with dye stain, anyway. The stain MFG and...

    Not with dye stain, anyway. The stain MFG and users on the internet have mostly suggested using it Aqua Coat over not under.

    Here's a vid from the Aqua Coat people. They're also using the same...
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    Added a coat of shellac on top of the stain. ...

    Added a coat of shellac on top of the stain. Next stop, pore filling with Aqua Coat.

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