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    Work you way up to 220-240 grit sandpaper sanding...

    Work you way up to 220-240 grit sandpaper sanding with the grain until wood is as flat as you can get. No need to go finer as you get the shine in the finish not the wood. Fill with wood filler and...
  2. The paper style dust masks are garbage so don't...

    The paper style dust masks are garbage so don't use them unless they have a vent on the front and have a metal band where the nose fits so you can mould it to fit snug across bridge of the nose and...
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    If you go to the same green shed you can get a...

    If you go to the same green shed you can get a Craftright stainless steel 600mm and 300mm rule for $4.98 and there is less walking involved. Just use a fine round file and you know it is straight,...
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    Here is the easiest way to remove them and I know...

    Here is the easiest way to remove them and I know it works as I had to do it when I replaced a set of inserts.
    Take the screw that comes with the inserts, screw it in and put a piece of cardboard or...
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    Just to add my 2 cents worth. Fender did a...

    Just to add my 2 cents worth.
    Fender did a hardtail on a Starcaster that has a curved top by putting an aluminium block under the bridge which is easy enough to do and seeing as you said that the...
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    There is a plastic / polyester that is quite...

    There is a plastic / polyester that is quite strong as I used to use it for hinges on my RC planes and is easy to cut with a sharp knife called mylar which comes in various forms. It is used by...
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    I know most people shield their guitars but I...

    I know most people shield their guitars but I have built 6 and have never shielded any and now none of them make noise. I had a cheap strat and got a Laney LX12 cheap amp as a kit and had nothing but...
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    Would be interested in hearing what you think of...

    Would be interested in hearing what you think of the pickups as I was looking at their Jaguar set for a future build.
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    Just got my internet back so sorry for the delay....

    Just got my internet back so sorry for the delay.

    The only problem with the knurled inserts is you can push them in and pull them back out but due to the extra length they maybe harder to lever...
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    After looking at the problems faced with using...

    After looking at the problems faced with using standard parts but not knowing what the actual hole sizes of where you want to put the insert and after looking at what can be bought online, could you...
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    No need for a kit suggestion as you can make most...

    No need for a kit suggestion as you can make most of these with a custom build. There are no fixed rules about what pickups go into what body. I got ripped off again with my idea because of a...
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    When you order a custom 12 string make sure you...

    When you order a custom 12 string make sure you make it clear that you are indeed making a 12 string. I ordered a custom order of a LP Junior double cut and wanted a blank body with only the rear...
  13. Go to the big green shed and you can get a 1...

    Go to the big green shed and you can get a 1 metre steel rule for $17 and then invest in some aluminium angle they have for roughly $7 which measures 25 x 20 x 1.6mm x 1metre long and use some...
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    As for the cheap nut files, I bought a set and...

    As for the cheap nut files, I bought a set and found they were useless garbage, I then bought files that were roughly $20 each and they have done all 9 kit guitars and will probably be good enough to...
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    All up the $1100 was with postage included so it...

    All up the $1100 was with postage included so it is just 10% of the 1100 and it would be divided between the supplier of the guitar and the courier so at the worst if it is 10% GST plus the other 5%...
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    Depends on where maybe it originates from. I...

    Depends on where maybe it originates from. I bought in a guitar from England which cost me $1100 AUD and I then got hit with a $279 so called tax when it reached Sydney and they would not release it...
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    Firstly my collection of electric guitars numbers...

    Firstly my collection of electric guitars numbers 12, 4 finished store bought and 8 kits. The store bought bass cost me, on special, $299 and I had to replace the strings and replaced the nut which...
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    I stripped the guitar and gave the body a rough...

    I stripped the guitar and gave the body a rough sand to see how it was and how much filling was needed. I need to fill a few of the screw holes that held on the original pickguard and tuners so I...
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    So this morning I had some filling to do on a...

    So this morning I had some filling to do on a knot that seemed to get bigger the more I sanded it. I have now finished sanding with 120 all over and am happy with the finish as all cutter marks are...
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    Sorry about the confusion. The bass is an...

    Sorry about the confusion. The bass is an unfinished Pitbull kit which I started last night and the guitar is a finished playable guitar that I finished about 5 years ago. I am going to redo the...
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    SG Bass and Guitar

    With this build you get 2 for the price of 1. The finished guitar I did about 5 years ago with a kit from another Australian website before I found Pitbull. I replaced the original humbucker pups...
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    I normally adjust the truss rod so when I use my...

    I normally adjust the truss rod so when I use my notched straight edge the fingerboard is dead flat, or as close as I can get it, so I can level the frets. I have had one neck that I could not get...
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    After watching a video by Joe Walsh about how to...

    After watching a video by Joe Walsh about how to setup a guitar I have started to use a DB meter to set my pickup heights so no matter what pickup I pick it will be the same volume as all the others....
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    Life is too short to only play 1 style of musical...

    Life is too short to only play 1 style of musical instrument. I bought a LTD B-10 bass from JB for under $200 after I had my first cheap store bought Strat and it is a learning curve but you already...
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    When my Dad passed on I was given his mandolins....

    When my Dad passed on I was given his mandolins. One is a Suzuki which I do not know how he played it due to the fact the neck had a bad back bow so anything above the 5th fret was the same as the...
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