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    Most who flip the control plate move the vol pot...

    Most who flip the control plate move the vol pot to the front for volume swells, tone pot in the middle
  2. I use copper shielding tape to tighten that gap...

    I use copper shielding tape to tighten that gap if required.

    Snail & Slug repellent tape from The Big Green Shed has exactly the same electrical properties as the much more expensive shielding...
  3. Thread: July GOTM

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    Brilliant work one and all, the bar just keeps...

    Brilliant work one and all, the bar just keeps going up
  4. The female of the species can have some very...

    The female of the species can have some very weird thought processes.

    We are empty nesters in a fairly large 4 bedroom house and I put dibs on one of the bedrooms some time back, they are now...
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    Surely there must be one or two lathe owners in...

    Surely there must be one or two lathe owners in our midst.

    My mate has a lathe and was an incredible machinist until he had a debate with the rear end of a hilux on his motorbike, major brain...
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    Have you got a mate with a lathe, turning new...

    Have you got a mate with a lathe, turning new posts up out of stainless would be pretty easy
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    Welcome, you have picked probably the easiest kit...

    Welcome, you have picked probably the easiest kit to build first up.

    Compare the kit bridge with the Wilkinson I'm pretty sure you'll find there is a difference and that is where your pickup...
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    That it was a lady that asked you to restore it...

    That it was a lady that asked you to restore it is obvious.

    A gentleman wouldn't own a banjo.
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    I got some period correct.3x3 Klusons from the US...

    I got some period correct.3x3 Klusons from the US for the 1970s SG200 I'm restoring.

    Price was more than acceptable

    Restoring is a bit of a stretch at the moment because I haven't touched it...
  10. A guy who lives near me stuck Variax guts in a...

    A guy who lives near me stuck Variax guts in a Tele body a couple of years ago
  11. Not a new concept but interesting none the less....

    Not a new concept but interesting none the less.

    This could be fun
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    Shouldn't need more than a drop or two of CA (...

    Shouldn't need more than a drop or two of CA ( superglue )
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    I'd be leaving the pickguard off that rather nice...

    I'd be leaving the pickguard off that rather nice looking cap unless you have a certain look in mind as I did with the Tuff Dog.

    As for how I made mine.

    I ordered the white pearloid pickguard...
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    Grab a drawing of the bridge off the Wilkinson...

    Grab a drawing of the bridge off the Wilkinson site and drop it on the body with the barrels in roughly the right place and see what the outcome is before ordering the bridge.
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    Justin Guitar ( Justin Sandercoe ) is from...

    Justin Guitar ( Justin Sandercoe ) is from Tasmania and has a serious CV with international A list artists.

    He has an excellent way of simplifying things
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    The Wilkinson bridge should be fine mine was.

    The Wilkinson bridge should be fine mine was.
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    1. The 3 holes will be for the bridge but I don't...

    1. The 3 holes will be for the bridge but I don't see a hole for the earth wire, I would have expected it between holes 2 & 3
    The whole area between those 3 holes and the bridge pup rout is under...
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    Thanks for the complement on the Tuff Dog, of the...

    Thanks for the complement on the Tuff Dog, of the 5 guitars in the rack it is the closest to hand so gets played a bit.

    Planning ahead is a good thing, I had no idea what I wanted when I did my...
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    Funny I never bothered to see if such a pickguard...

    Funny I never bothered to see if such a pickguard existed off the shelf when I built the Tuff Dog.

    Just ordered the pearloid option, blew a photo of the Tuff Dog up to size, traced it out and the...
  20. What's the diameter of the post FW, the clamp on...

    What's the diameter of the post FW, the clamp on my pedestal drill broke it is a different brand that I got from Mitre 10 something over 30 years ago but looks very similar

    I may need to have a...
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    G'day Dave, I don't follow what is being...

    G'day Dave,

    I don't follow what is being released these days, the last new Tele I played was the FMH flamed maple top and twin buckers through a Princeton and a little Vox I couldn't find a tone I...
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    That's prototype No.1. I've been a Tele guy...

    That's prototype No.1.

    I've been a Tele guy for well over 40 years and the snakes head just doesn't do it for me, probably change the characteristics of the 1st three strings as well.

    To each...
  23. Ah, gotcha now. Trust Weirdy to come up with...

    Ah, gotcha now.

    Trust Weirdy to come up with something unique
  24. Just looking at the pics of a very nice build,...

    Just looking at the pics of a very nice build, the line I have quoted above has me puzzled given that it is a single pickup bass with a staggered single coil pup.

    As the redhead from Queensland...
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    Nice work right there

    Nice work right there
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