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    Looks like the switch is doing absolutely nothing...

    Looks like the switch is doing absolutely nothing except being on in one position and off in the others!

    I'd seriously think about getting some capacitors and resistors and modifying it to be like...
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    Worth checking with a multimeter if the existing...

    Worth checking with a multimeter if the existing shielding sheet under the controls has an insulated back to it. If so, you'll need to cover it over with new copper tape so that the 'guard shielding...
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    Copper tape is the easiest thing to find. As...

    Copper tape is the easiest thing to find. As long as it's got a conductive adhesive, any sort will do. Also marketed as slug repellent tape, which can be found in Bunnings (if open) or Amazon or...
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    If it's not, just say its a fan fret neck. ...

    If it's not, just say its a fan fret neck.

    All good stuff.
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    It's mainly so that when you're playing, you can...

    It's mainly so that when you're playing, you can ground your body via the bridge and strings to stop it acting like an aerial for RFI. It also means that your body is now capturing and grounding a...
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    It is, but only really benefits you if you've...

    It is, but only really benefits you if you've shielded the cavities as well.
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    The tone pot simply sends all the higher...

    The tone pot simply sends all the higher frequencies to ground, and as the noise is mainy higher frequency noise, that's why it seems to disappear. If it was mains induced 50/100 Hz (or 60/120Hz)...
  8. Log pots for tone can give a more even response...

    Log pots for tone can give a more even response in treble roll-off as they operate on tone more quickly (it's the other way round when used for volume). Linear pots for tone can give you a slower...
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    It's theoretically slightly better if you can...

    It's theoretically slightly better if you can avoid multiple ground circuits, but practically, any extra noise created (or rather, not reduced) as a result is so small to be insignificant against the...
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    But a real Flying V should have two volume and...

    But a real Flying V should have two volume and one tone pot. If you can take some pictures of the wiring components we can see what you've got. The kit picture seems to show just one capacitor in...
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    I'm assuming Aussie mineral turps = UK white...

    I'm assuming Aussie mineral turps = UK white spirit or turpentine substitute.
  12. 'Insert image' icon on the post toolbar. Maximum...

    'Insert image' icon on the post toolbar. Maximum picture size to upload is 1500 pixels on any side and less than 1Mb in size , so you'll probably need to resize any photos you have. Once the pic...
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    Looks good to me. It's the overspray that makes...

    Looks good to me. It's the overspray that makes the burst. I really dislike 'bursts' with a 'blend zone' that's only a couple of mm wide. Some clear over the top will also help blend it all in.
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    Hi and welcome. No S-series style clone...

    Hi and welcome.

    No S-series style clone guitars. But someone once did take an IB-7 and sand down the edges to make it very much like an S-series. It was a Guitar of The Month, back in 2017. ...
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    I've asked Brendan to see if he can have a look...

    I've asked Brendan to see if he can have a look and maybe get a diagram added for the bass, but with the various CV19 restrictions, it may be a short while. But a photo or two would certainly help...
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    The capacitor value only changes the basic sound...

    The capacitor value only changes the basic sound when the tone pot isn't turned up fully. There's too much resistance from the pot set at 10 for the reduced treble roll-off with a smaller capacitor...
  17. But what you don't want are the strings being too...

    But what you don't want are the strings being too long, so that the main part of the string starts wrapping round the tuner post. It's a tricky balancing act!
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    Certainly not a 3+3 set as the tuner positions...

    Certainly not a 3+3 set as the tuner positions relative to the centre would be reversed on three of them (plus you'd have four 'outer' tuners with one half screw hole and and one full screw hole).
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    The wiring could be a slightly harder than it...

    The wiring could be a slightly harder than it first would seem, as the kit includes a 3-way switch (unlike the original Precision/Telecaster bass). So it's probably got a similar arrangement to the...
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    No, but others here have.

    No, but others here have.
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    Good news. The kits aren't perfect, and you...

    Good news. The kits aren't perfect, and you really need to spend a fair bit more if you want a kit that's guaranteed good enough for a nautral or stained + clear finish, but most are good enough for...
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    34224 Nice!

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    Nice!
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    Really nice. As you say, not perfect, but still...

    Really nice. As you say, not perfect, but still great-looking.

    There's the Non-Pitbull Guitars section of the forum, so probably best to post a non-PBG build in the general section here...
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    The body end of the neck is fixed, so the more...

    The body end of the neck is fixed, so the more concave bow the neck has in it, the more the strings are being raised up at the headstock end, which will increase the height of the strings at the body...
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    It's just that if it's got a lot of neck relief,...

    It's just that if it's got a lot of neck relief, then the action will be high at the body end of the neck.

    You've also got the option of cutting the notches in the saddles deeper. I had to do...
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