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    Ok...I may have been hasty. In another thread, I...

    Ok...I may have been hasty. In another thread, I mentioned that I found a really amazing resource for bass wiring (http://www.ak-line.com/medium/Bassschaltungen.pdf). After looking through it, it...
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    It's not usually possible to sheild on a...

    It's not usually possible to sheild on a semi-hollow, but yours might be an exception because the control hole is relatively large.

    Best I have been able to do with an ES 335 type is use shielded...
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    Good idea. I am partial to bamboo chopsticks as...

    Good idea. I am partial to bamboo chopsticks as dowels. Hopefully that's what your BBQ sticks are made of. Bamboo is super dense super strong.



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    Astounding Bass wiring resource

    I was searching for wiring schematics for bass guitars that have 2T2V and a switch....and just stumbled onto this.

    http://www.ak-line.com/medium/Bassschaltungen.pdf

    This is written in German,...
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    So some decisions are made and some are...

    So some decisions are made and some are pending...

    This bass will have two humbuckers. One in mudbucker position, and one in p-bass position.

    Controls will be 2V 2T, The "V" pots will have...
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    You might start with this thread... Additions to...

    You might start with this thread... Additions to it are also welcome. https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=9054

    or this one...
    ...
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    I just finished putting top coat on my test...

    I just finished putting top coat on my test pieces. The mfg says to use 3-4 coats applied with a foam brush. I used 6. The mfg says that recoat time is about 2 hours with the top coat. Light sanding...
  8. I am a novice too when it comes to finishes...but...

    I am a novice too when it comes to finishes...but I am using a water based poly to try to avoid tinting my blues.

    One a related side note, I matched the light blue paint color almost exactly with...
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    Nice to know I am not the only old dog learning...

    Nice to know I am not the only old dog learning here...

    My daughter had some nail polish that was very close to the right color. Not perfect, but better. Another of my daughters likes to remind...
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    31642 I painted the top. Still planning to do the...

    31642 I painted the top. Still planning to do the back and sides natural if I can "Si dios quiere" as we say here in Miami. I know the pic is blurry, but that's how everything looks in my garage ;-) ...
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    I keep lurking and hoping you get some good...

    I keep lurking and hoping you get some good suggestions. All I can say is that you are in good company.

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    I have had two of these ES bodies with flame...

    I have had two of these ES bodies with flame Maple veneer, and to me it's pretty much a miracle when someone gets a good finish out of one. A number of builders with lots of experience have ended up...
  13. That sounds right on the wiring. The posts are...

    That sounds right on the wiring.

    The posts are have been a dilemma for me. Assuming everything lines up properly on your mock build, you may not want them to go all the way in until you are ready...
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    Me too. Haven't mounted the Klusons yet...

    Me too. Haven't mounted the Klusons yet tho....hoping the quality is good.

    I have a set of Grover's that were OEM on a '68 Fender Coronado that are still smooth as silk. So the cost per year is...
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    Looks great in the pic. Beautiful SoCal color....

    Looks great in the pic. Beautiful SoCal color. Where are you getting the pickguard?

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    I'd trim any wire that just sticks out, like the...

    I'd trim any wire that just sticks out, like the one on the cap. As long as it doesn't touch anything that's not already grounded it shouldn't matter either way. I'd just do it to keep it from...
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    Independent volumes is probably better for this....

    Independent volumes is probably better for this. More standard for J wiring and there's no switch....

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    1+ on the veneer. You want to look for something...

    1+ on the veneer. You want to look for something really white. There are some build pics of Simon doing this... Haven't seen him for a while but he was the king of veneer. Nice thing about veneer is...
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    I liked the graphic ;-) Here's a tutorial on...

    I liked the graphic ;-)

    Here's a tutorial on testing with a multimeter...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-8uj95330

    Your wiring is simpler than what is depicted in the video, but the...
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    I have only used the inductance function to see...

    I have only used the inductance function to see if my pickups' specs were what the mfg said they should be. Of course the only pups I have that *tell* me what the inductance specs should be are my...
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    ¨¨ The confusion may have been partly that this...

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    The confusion may have been partly that this diagram is labled...

    "“Jazz Bass” Pick-ups to 1 Volume, 1 Tone "

    ... it should be 2 V 1 T ;-)
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    My multimeter is not as fancy as McCreed's. The...

    My multimeter is not as fancy as McCreed's. The "fancy" one cost me less than $20. It will measure inductance (which is useful for pickups), capacitance and resistance. That's all you need for what...
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    Sticky: Time to resurrect this thread... I saw this on...

    Time to resurrect this thread... I saw this on the interwebs. Not sure how I feel about it, other than the tortoise shell "veneer" is sort of innovative. Clearly this bass has suffered from a lack of...
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    I do... Mostly with an ohms meter. I check...

    I do...

    Mostly with an ohms meter. I check the pickups to make sure that each coil gives a resistance reading that it should. I test all the pots to make sure that the total resistance is right....
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    Of course...Alps, Alpha and Gotoh pots won't...

    Of course...Alps, Alpha and Gotoh pots won't require changing the control plate...

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