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    The bridge looks like the pre-lawsuit MIJ guitars...

    The bridge looks like the pre-lawsuit MIJ guitars that were sold as Teiscos and various other brands like Silvertones and Harmonys in the States. Ditto the pickups and other bits. If it has a bar as...
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    Do you mean the original Gibson 335? The centre...

    Do you mean the original Gibson 335? The centre blocks in the original was maple. They had two routes near the neck pocket and near the bridge for wiring. I had a 335 Fatneck Dot reissue at one...
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    The decal definitely looks more substantial than...

    The decal definitely looks more substantial than a normal slide decal, got some pearl.
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    Nice work on the finish. Looks factory. I like...

    Nice work on the finish. Looks factory. I like your decals too. Is that a backpaint reverse?
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    Here's a good way to get height adjustment in any...

    Here's a good way to get height adjustment in any P90.
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    Chunk of foam on bottom.
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    Here's a good way to get height adjustment in any...

    Here's a good way to get height adjustment in any P90.
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    Bear in mind DCr is also a matter of winding wire...

    Bear in mind DCr is also a matter of winding wire gauge. Tele neck pickups measure high DCr compared to equivalent bridge pickups despite a small winding pack and less winds due to 43awg. Also not...
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    It's funny - the basswood is funny old mismatched...

    It's funny - the basswood is funny old mismatched bits but it does flow. Even if it's 5 bits.
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    My bandemate's got one. He is not that much of a...

    My bandemate's got one. He is not that much of a tweaker but downloaded the newer firmware and the models are much better. It's not for me but he's been able to dial.some good modulation patches.
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    Build 4 - you know you're hooked when...

    You buy a body and neck just to use up spare parts from other kits.
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    We have high DCr hummers, six inline tuners and bridge/stop tail bits.🤔

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    For when you feel 'Some Kind of...
  11. Maple also being a closed-grain wood doesn't need...

    Maple also being a closed-grain wood doesn't need much sanding. If you use water to stain, my experience is between each coat, just use 0000 steel wool to knock down the grain. When I did my...
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    F&T are okay caps - there's nothing wrong with...

    F&T are okay caps - there's nothing wrong with Vishay. Sprague the brandname is owned by Vishay - if you cut the new big blue Spragues that llook good for restos apart, you find a small Vishay cap...
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    I'm pretty sure they fit in a Gibson 335 case so...

    I'm pretty sure they fit in a Gibson 335 case so similar dimensions.
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    It weighed 45kg as a combo. They came on casters....

    It weighed 45kg as a combo. They came on casters.

    If it's old check out the filter capacitors - if they're leaking goop it's imperative to change them. If one lets go they're messy and the...
  15. Thread: Need help!

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    Depends on the generation. The 83 generation of...

    Depends on the generation. The 83 generation of PCB is a double layer board has the glass board in two layers around the copper trace. It's actually very durable, hanging off the pots is a weak...
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    The thing I forgot to mention re: soldering is...

    The thing I forgot to mention re: soldering is you are not sticking things together with hot solder. That won't work. You are heating both bits so the solder flows onto them - as it solidifies, it...
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    A tip is to use something to hold one part. Those...

    A tip is to use something to hold one part. Those little modellers rigs Jaycar and electronic stores sell with alligator clips at the end of arms. I sit my pots bakwards in the guitar body to solder...
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    Okay - continuity is just checking your bit of...

    Okay - continuity is just checking your bit of wire or component is connected. Put your probes on the ends of a bit of wire - that's continuity. Normally you might measure between solder joins.
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  19. Perfect pitch is when you chuck the piano...

    Perfect pitch is when you chuck the piano accordion in the dumpster and it smashes the banjo....
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    $20 Aldi meter? Actually good value for money,...

    $20 Aldi meter? Actually good value for money, will do everything you need

    Here's a good guitar specific one. You only need to measure ohms - also handy for working out speaker impedance.
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    Nice job. I was debating glueing in the neck....

    Nice job. I was debating glueing in the neck. Think I might stick to bolts seeing as it's got them.
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    First mist coat of nitro 37045 37046

    First mist coat of nitro
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    I have a Dingotone finish on my SG Jnr. After a...

    I have a Dingotone finish on my SG Jnr. After a month it's smooth and pretty hard. I may put a coat of poly on. But it doesn't seem to be wearing. Feels pretty much like a normal satin finish.
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    Here's my No 2 build. Roger Rossmeisl was poached...

    Here's my No 2 build. Roger Rossmeisl was poached from Rickenbacker by Fender to create hollow and semi-hollow guitars like Coronado, Thinline and Starcaster. This kit was a second due a a binding...
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    Here's my first couple coats. Not finished yet....

    Here's my first couple coats. Not finished yet. Behlens Fruitwood and Noir Jet lacquer. Couple of join lines.
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