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  1. Muddy neck humbucker??? Try a BASS CUT circuit!

    I can't believe I didn't catch on to this sooner. For years my relationship with humbuckers has been one of ambivalence. For a raft of reasons, but mainly not digging the neck pickup tone.
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  2. Thread: AES-1 Special

    by McCreed
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    That looks lovely Mark. I opened one of the...

    That looks lovely Mark.

    I opened one of the photos and thought "it's a shame he got a dog hair in the finish..."

    Then I realised it was on my screen! Nice work!
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    Just another "Partscaster"!

    Just another "Partscaster"!
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    Always a possibility the way things are going....

    Always a possibility the way things are going.
    My cunning plan is rebuilding myself one part at a time :o.
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    Incompatibility issue. An enamel base coat...

    Incompatibility issue.
    An enamel base coat should have had an enamel clear coat (or no clear at all). I've never done it, but AFAIK, enamel can simply be levelled and polished on it's own.
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    Thanks dozy! You mean with the guitars, right?...

    Thanks dozy!

    You mean with the guitars, right? :p
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    Well, my Tonerider HB (had to order from UK) and...

    Well, my Tonerider HB (had to order from UK) and 1 x HB pickguard are both in the country and have now made it to Brisbane.
    Not sure how quickly they'll both make it to my door, but it's a moot...
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    I hate to post anything negative about any PBG...

    I hate to post anything negative about any PBG products, as they're a great company and this is a great place. However I will not try DT simply because I have read too many threads by people that...
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    Good to see you completed your journey. Also glad...

    Good to see you completed your journey. Also glad to hear it plays well for you. That's always a bonus!
    I'd rather have a guitar that is cosmetically imperfect and plays great, than the other way...
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    No more stage diving and hitting the cymbals with...

    No more stage diving and hitting the cymbals with your bass. Problem solved :p.
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    I don't know about Simon, but more than couple of...

    I don't know about Simon, but more than couple of us here have learnt this the hard way :mad:...

    I was lucky and the head twisted off leaving just enough screw to grab with some flush end nippers...
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    Bold step for your second build. Good on ya! I...

    Bold step for your second build. Good on ya!

    I look forward to seeing your progress here as I've never attempted an inlay (and tbh, likely never will).
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    Interesting pickup mounting method! :p ...

    Interesting pickup mounting method! :p

    Congrats on your success.
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    This is her idea of a good time: 40844

    This is her idea of a good time:

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    I know SFA about building pedals, but I just...

    I know SFA about building pedals, but I just noticed your latest avatar... Noice!!!

    Oh, and glad you got it sorted too!
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    That must be a west coast thing... east coast we...

    That must be a west coast thing... east coast we say "exy".
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    This build has run awfully smoothly. You sure you...

    This build has run awfully smoothly. You sure you haven't done this before??? :p

    The poly brings the grain out nicely. Good work.
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    Nice! I'm not a fan of gold hardware on my own...

    Nice! I'm not a fan of gold hardware on my own guitars due to how it wears, but it always looks great when brand new & shiny!

    The gold absolutely suits that guitar. Those pickup rings a pretty...
  19. Thread: Pick Guard Fit

    by McCreed
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    If you're certain that everything's clearing the...

    If you're certain that everything's clearing the routing, and you're able to push is flat in the middle with light pressure (like with one finger) I wouldn't worry about it. It will be fine once you...
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    LOL! I won't post a photo of my wife of 24 years!

    LOL! I won't post a photo of my wife of 24 years!
  21. Thread: Pick Guard Fit

    by McCreed
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    Hi and welcome. I can't see by the photo, but...

    Hi and welcome.
    I can't see by the photo, but how high/low are the pickups adjusted currently?

    I find the top of the pickup covers (not the pole pieces) end up about 3mm above the pickguard once...
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    Ah yes, I think I've heard that before. They're...

    Ah yes, I think I've heard that before. They're very good looking.


    This is our Kelpie-X [Cinder] that suffers from rare condition called "crazy eyes".

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    She is very much the...
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    You do know that not a Kelpie, right??? :p

    You do know that not a Kelpie, right??? :p
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    Welcome! Lots of helpful and handy folks here to...

    Welcome! Lots of helpful and handy folks here to get you through.

    Cheers,
    Mick
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    Also great for making my dog go absolutely effing...

    Also great for making my dog go absolutely effing nuts!!!

    I don't know what it is, but as soon as I start using the blow gun she comes flying out of the house to the shed and wants to bite it!
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