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    100% the reason why I got them. Sent from my...

    100% the reason why I got them.


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    2 coats. Minwax specifically, but I know that...

    2 coats. Minwax specifically, but I know that Fornbyís is the go-to for Tung Oil loyalists. I just had MW lying around from when I used to make bentwood rings

    One super thick coat that I let dry...
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    Thanks dude! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Thanks dude!


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    RD-4 build. An ode to doom metal.

    Aaaaand itís finished, need to do a few more tweaks to the setup (including taking down the skyscraper of a nut that it came with, Jesus Christ) and figure out the neckdive common with cool shaped...
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    If it came with soapbars I would have bought 3 by...

    If it came with soapbars I would have bought 3 by now.


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    Well yeah, but the pole spacing is off...

    Well yeah, but the pole spacing is off nonetheless.


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    The thing is the Model Js are the same exact size...

    The thing is the Model Js are the same exact size and spacing as the kit pickups.


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    Yeah it pokes out a bit. To-do list. Sent...

    Yeah it pokes out a bit. To-do list.


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    Also, yes. My apartment is a goddamn mess. ...

    Also, yes. My apartment is a goddamn mess.


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    RD-4 build. An ode to doom metal.

    Sorry for the lack of pics but I work stupid hours and this was all done at like 4AM: wired the electronics up for the cavity, banged in the bridge ferrules, relocated the front input to the side,...
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    Moving the jack?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180817/34cf5ef1b3ee456ba2109c546bd79170.jpg

    So I used a 1/4 to drill the hole into the cavity and as a guide then a 11/16 Forstner bit about 1Ē in and itís nice...
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    Same. Iím not a big Nirvana fan but his...

    Same. Iím not a big Nirvana fan but his signature bass is a huge inspiration.


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    Yeah that was my general feeling. Now I have an...

    Yeah that was my general feeling. Now I have an excuse to buy forstner bits! I agree about the hole depth. I was only gonna go maybe 1Ē-1 1/2Ē at most and just a small hole for the wires. That...
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    Moving the jack?

    Hey dudes, so I have an RD-4 bass kit. The input jack is front mounted and I want to drill out the side to have the jack over there because front mounts are uggo. Any advice on what type of bit to...
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    2 coats of tung oil applied and the body and neck...

    2 coats of tung oil applied and the body and neck have a nice smooth finish. I might buff the neck to make it glassy smooth but itís still got an awesome feel to it.

    Time to start slapping parts...
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    RD-4 build. An ode to doom metal.

    So I decided to sand back the dye using 500 grit to smooth it off. Aaaaaaand now itís relicíd:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180811/b05bece27c7f54a980f81431c8790524.jpg...
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    Itís not thick but I can do some light machining...

    Itís not thick but I can do some light machining to shorten them.


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    Those are perfect. Sadly, they donít ship to...

    Those are perfect.

    Sadly, they donít ship to ĎMurica.


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    RD-4 build. An ode to doom metal.

    Okay so I sanded the body 120 - 250 - 325, and a quick shot of 400 on the neck. Smoooooooth!

    My choice of color? Black Rit Dye!...
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    I seriously canít find these things anywhere. ...

    I seriously canít find these things anywhere. Crazy idea: can I just put bottom ferrules on each side?


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    Charcoal stain?

    Hey riffmasters! Looking to stain my project bass a charcoal color. Not quite black, not quite grey. Any recommendations?


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  22. Hah! Sheís a Sphynx. She has a super light...

    Hah!

    Sheís a Sphynx. She has a super light layer of peachfuzz on her but sheís basically nakie. The breed has retarded high metabolism so sheís actually usually quite warm. She feels like a...
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    Iíd love to, but Iím not nearly a good enough guitar player to justify one. Plus Iím more of a bass player.

    I do go 8 string when Iím feeling fancy though:
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    I REALLY like that color man! Sent from my...

    I REALLY like that color man!


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    Good call. I think Iíll be alright because itís...

    Good call. I think Iíll be alright because itís 2x2 on the headstock.


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