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    I've not seen that method before. I have...

    I've not seen that method before. I have certainly experienced the pain of fixing a run though!

    Seems like a great tip. Thanks for sharing the video!
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    Now that's the way it should be!!! Nice job.

    Now that's the way it should be!!! Nice job.
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    Thanks for posting your results. It's good to...

    Thanks for posting your results. It's good to have hard data to reference for these kinds of things.

    FWIW, I've seen 300k pots used for that "middle ground" value. Some like them when using a...
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    Cool! :cool:

    Cool! :cool:
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    Good on ya FCD. The treble bleed and bridge tone...

    Good on ya FCD. The treble bleed and bridge tone mod are standard in all my strat builds.
    My newest one (beginning next week) will also feature the 7-sound mod but I am also going to wire it with...
  6. Looking good Sonic. And thanks for posting such a...

    Looking good Sonic. And thanks for posting such a good diary. It gives me inspiration that I may be able to do my own scratchy one day!
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    Looks good FCD. I think that's quite a bold...

    Looks good FCD.
    I think that's quite a bold method for only a 2nd build. I tend to be too traditional, but maybe one day I'll see a fabric that just says "guitar" to me!

    Forum member Kac did a...
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    If spraying lacquer or other paint is a definite...

    If spraying lacquer or other paint is a definite no-go for you, you should definitely consider dyes. And there are heaps of things you can use ranging from inks to fabric dyes. As for a top coat,...
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    Cool! I'll be interested to hear what you think...

    Cool!
    I'll be interested to hear what you think of those Slick pickups. I've looked at them a few times, but never pulled the trigger.

    Cheers
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    You got to love a free guitar! Sounds like it...

    You got to love a free guitar! Sounds like it will be good project.

    re: the maple veneer shim, Can it not be trimmed back with a hobby knife/scalpel?

    It could then be "creatively hidden" during...
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    I'm a 14 day minimum guy now, but I am more...

    I'm a 14 day minimum guy now, but I am more inclined to go 21.

    I have done it after 7 on my early builds, but it really is a bit premature, regardless of what the MSDS may state.
    To me there is a...
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    Howdy pard'ner!!! Welcome to BYOG.

    Howdy pard'ner!!! Welcome to BYOG.
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    When you said "cigar box guitar" - that was not...

    When you said "cigar box guitar" - that was not what I expected!

    Very cool. Kind of has a retro-Danelectro vibe to it. Well done!
  14. D'oh!!!! Too slow! WeirdBits beat me to it! :p

    D'oh!!!! Too slow! WeirdBits beat me to it!
    :p
  15. EDIT: I just realised I missed the Black lead...

    EDIT: I just realised I missed the Black lead mentioned in the OP, sorry! WeirdBits got it right.

    I've deleted my post due to my silliness... :(
  16. Thread: Rolf's TL-1A

    by McCreed
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    re: binding, whilst you can sand it, it find...

    re: binding, whilst you can sand it, it find scraping is more efficient and effective.
    With sanding, it can be difficult to *not* get a rolled edge on the outside of the binding. Scraping provides a...
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    Just jokes btw!

    Just jokes btw!
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    Well, you did write a book on railway history......

    Well, you did write a book on railway history... just sayin'...
  19. Nice SM. Necessity is the mother of invention! ...

    Nice SM. Necessity is the mother of invention!

    I know I mentioned this in a previous thread but, a Safe-T Planer in a drill press would be perfect for thicknessing your fretboards.
    They're wide...
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    Welcome! Can't go wrong with a TL kit for a first...

    Welcome! Can't go wrong with a TL kit for a first build.

    The design of the tele is about as rudimentary as it comes for an electric guitar, but still provides all the fundamental geometry and...
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    I haven't played the THR's, but have a number of...

    I haven't played the THR's, but have a number of online friends that really rate them.

    Modern solid state amps are really sounding fantastic these days.
    I'm a true convert as now have a Roland...
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    Welcome Kevinbigy. Tele is a great kit to start...

    Welcome Kevinbigy.
    Tele is a great kit to start with. Depending on what your previous trade was, I'm sure you'll find that experience will cross over into the build at some point. Measure twice, cut...
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    Dang you two & your blue guitars!!! Now I'm...

    Dang you two & your blue guitars!!!

    Now I'm seriously contemplating one of the PBG 2-piece ash ST bodies done up in trans blue...
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    The two main differences are the the body...

    The two main differences are the the body construction and neck choices.

    STA-1 has 4-piece Ash body with a Rosewood FB neck only.
    GST-1 specifies 2-piece Ash body and gives you a choice of Maple...
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    Sticky: If you're using a Windows PC, there is "Paint"...

    If you're using a Windows PC, there is "Paint" which is free as it's included in the Win OS in Programs.
    Easy to use, intuitive, free. You can choose to re-size by percent or pixels.

    That's my...
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