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    Hi FunkedOut. I was staining Epiphone junior...

    Hi FunkedOut.
    I was staining Epiphone junior with a water based ink and Tru-Oil lifted it and spread it around.

    I got myself some 'Bombay' brand india ink from a general stationary supplier 'Riot...
  2. Tends to rub off onto your trousers if you play...

    Tends to rub off onto your trousers if you play sitting down.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Yes, I guess in hindsight it was a stupid...

    Yes, I guess in hindsight it was a stupid question.

    The most popular items will be knocked off en mass.


    cheers, Mark.
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    Floyd Rose on ebay

    In some circles 'Floyd Rose' get's a bum wrap.
    So you'd be seeing some cheap one's doing the rounds eh?
    Or perhaps this is just another one of those scams.
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    cheers, Mark.
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    I'll say. The oil will start lifting the colour...

    I'll say. The oil will start lifting the colour and the action of spreading it will move colour around.
    I ended up using India ink instead.

    cheers, Mark.
  6. Looks like a Real Estate Agent's concept of...

    Looks like a Real Estate Agent's concept of 'gardening'...except you've blotted your copy book by leaving some vegetation.

    You'll be swinging that double bass around like it's made of balsa by...
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    Could be either. I ran out of patience with it. ...

    Could be either. I ran out of patience with it.

    Lost count how many times I've removed the strings to test it out.
    It's currently in the 'too hard' basket whilst I gird my loins for the next...
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    I did try it with my JM-1 build....

    I did try it with my JM-1 build.
    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8973&page=6&highlight=JM-1+King%27s
    Maybe from using el-cheapo parts but I haven't managed to get it to...
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    I've been mulling over the idea of getting an...

    I've been mulling over the idea of getting an aftermarket tremolo.
    One thing that irritates me about the Fender is the action going up and down as you use it.
    Entertaining the idea of a 'Trem-King'...
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    Excellent result. I know how hard it is to...

    Excellent result. I know how hard it is to conceal a blocked up tremolo rout.

    Envy how you have accomplished the string holes.

    FWIW I got a similar neck colour using good 'ol FW Golden Teak.
    ...
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    Couple of mm (edit) both sides. I used one of...

    Couple of mm (edit) both sides.
    I used one of these.
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-170w-42-piece-rotary-tool-kit_p6290175

    cheers, Mark.
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    On go the lights and out comes the banjo....it's...

    On go the lights and out comes the banjo....it's closing time.

    cheers, Mark.
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    I left one sitting on the back seat of my car. ...

    I left one sitting on the back seat of my car.

    When I returned there was two of them.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Sure. Dowel it with wood glue. Once it's cured...

    Sure. Dowel it with wood glue. Once it's cured you drill the holes in the correct location.

    cheers, Mark.
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    I would use dowels to fill the holes. Wood filler...

    I would use dowels to fill the holes. Wood filler won't have the integrity.

    cheers, Mark.
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    For the sake of closure, I'll upload a new demo...

    For the sake of closure, I'll upload a new demo of this project.
    Swapped out the standard pots for CTS one's but retained the kit capacitor.
    Using the kit bridge pickup.
    Playing it through the Vox...
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    Hi Glynn. If I had gotten a new kit instead of...

    Hi Glynn. If I had gotten a new kit instead of repainting the same one, I'd be up to 7 of them by now.

    I have 2 Tele's and one Strat-Tele.

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    cheers, Mark
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    Whilst I'm at it. I've also finished the...

    Whilst I'm at it.
    I've also finished the umpteenth Squier colour scheme.
    Now a Pete's Purple Tele tribute.
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    cheers, Mark.
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    After several weeks of extreme patience... I've...

    After several weeks of extreme patience...
    I've finally reached completion.
    Once I put a sealer over the raw finish it dulled the yellow to an orange hue, which I didn't like.
    Therefore (as it's...
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    I've just discovered you may have to drill the...

    I've just discovered you may have to drill the control plate holes a tad wider also.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Not a bad effort. I could identify some tunes...

    Not a bad effort. I could identify some tunes also.
    You are not going to get reasonable sound quality out of a poxy phone.
    I usually plug my guitar straight into a Focusrite, but seeing as you have...
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    Thanks. I guess it's a case of trying it out for...

    Thanks. I guess it's a case of trying it out for myself.

    cheers, Mark.
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    Thanks Glynn. It highlights how strange my brain...

    Thanks Glynn. It highlights how strange my brain works.
    I spent the whole day on learning just the 'B' string with 'find the note'

    On day 2 I did the same with 'G' string..

    When I revisited...
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    I had the same thing happen to me. I just started...

    I had the same thing happen to me. I just started back from scratch. Upload them again using the same method and it seemed to work.

    cheers, Mark
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    Definitely an improvement visually. Those JM-1...

    Definitely an improvement visually.
    Those JM-1 pickups are crammed together in no-man's land IMO.

    I note that you are keeping the bridge.
    Was thinking of putting the one off my JM-1 into a strat...
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