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  1. Thread: Eko

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    It needs a new truss rod. Sent from my ONEPLUS...

    It needs a new truss rod.

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    Made some progress... I think I now have the...

    Made some progress... I think I now have the color on the headstock and it is looking reasonably good. Put on the decal as well so that it would be ready for the top coat.

    Next project is the...
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    I have. There were no customs issues. You...

    I have. There were no customs issues.

    You should be aware that there will be a heavy shipping fee. I think Pit Bull is still roughly competitive with equivalent US shippers. I don't think anyone...
  4. Thread: Eko

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    The good news may be that it's worth fixing......

    The good news may be that it's worth fixing... Ekos are really cool and unique. I have a beautiful old case from one that I plan to use for a strat... Better than the Fender cases of the same era....
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    This paint is "low velocity" so I am actually...

    This paint is "low velocity" so I am actually never more than 3-4 inches away. There's definitely some splatter...but it flattens a bit as it dries and seems to sand out easily. Maybe I need to get...
  6. Sticky: FWIW, I made a tracing of the control layout on...

    FWIW, I made a tracing of the control layout on my ES4-B, and then made a PDF so that I could make copies that would be proportional. I'd be happy to share...is there a way to upload a PDF?

    Sent...
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    If it's like most basses 30" is not an exact...

    If it's like most basses 30" is not an exact measurement. This also has a curved top and a trapeze tailpiece. So the recommendation t
    to do a careful mock build to make sure how everything will fit...
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    I started to put some paint on the headstock...

    I started to put some paint on the headstock today... Starting small.

    I got the paint to work OK on a piece of pine through trial and error. Isanded flat with 220. Then sprayed. I sprayed one or...
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    You may have to reduce the size of the image....

    You may have to reduce the size of the image. Can't be larger than 1500x1500.

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    Looks great, and totally unique Sent from my...

    Looks great, and totally unique

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    Very cool! Really love how it looks. Did you make...

    Very cool! Really love how it looks. Did you make the pickguard? I am looking for one just like it.

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    I totally agree. No other tool will do what a...

    I totally agree. No other tool will do what a good plunge router will. And no other tool I own scares me as much.

    You're holding in your hands a motor with the power of a lawn mower, but with...
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    On the area around the neck pocket there is a bit...

    On the area around the neck pocket there is a bit of visible area around the top of the pocket. I will try first on a non-visible area. The mfg of the topcoat says it should be fine as long as the...
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    Took another look at the neck. It's really just...

    Took another look at the neck. It's really just the front of the headstock where I have damaged the finish. Maybe I'll just paint it the same color as the body. I was going to do some stripes, but...
  15. Thread: Mosrite MKA-2

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    Hmmm... I have had a chip in the rosewood...

    Hmmm... I have had a chip in the rosewood fingerboard on a '75 p-bass for years... Finally an idea of what to do with it! Great idea!
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    I am thinking I will test on a chunk of pine...

    I am thinking I will test on a chunk of pine before doing anything else....

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    I think the mfg says the paint needs to be...

    I think the mfg says the paint needs to be absolutely dry. It's highly recommended by a number of places including Stew Mac...


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    Thanks! I am thinking about using General...

    Thanks! I am thinking about using General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat, and could use it on the whole guitar. It is supposed to dry with virtually no yellowing, so maybe a little...
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    Good luck! Sounds like a good plan. Will be...

    Good luck! Sounds like a good plan. Will be curious what you do with the pickguard ;-)
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    ...Usually you make the tone and volume pots...

    ...Usually you make the tone and volume pots agree, so if volume is 500K the tone would be too. Turning the tone pot back to 7 or 8 on a 500K audio tone pot or about 5 on a linear tone pot is 250K so...
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    You can run the humbucker in parallel, but if you...

    You can run the humbucker in parallel, but if you do I bet you won't like it much. Out of phase is even worse IMHO. On a split humbucker series usually sounds best, so if you do want a parallel...
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    I have to stop reading...it's just confusing...

    I have to stop reading...it's just confusing me...

    https://www.woodshopnews.com/columns-blogs/shellac-as-a-sealer-its-all-just-hype
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    Slowly but surely I am coming to the idea of...

    Slowly but surely I am coming to the idea of using shellac as the sealer top (to be painted) and sides and back (to be finished natural). Also basically have decided to use the acrylic paint. What do...
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    I will see if I can find the video, but I have...

    I will see if I can find the video, but I have been "researching" the use of shellac as a sealer, and saw something on it as a hardner. The idea is to cut the Shellac to around 1 pound so that it...
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    So do you actually use it as grain filler as...

    So do you actually use it as grain filler as well? I don't know that I need much. I am guessing the back and sides are basswood on the ES body. Does not seem like it will need much filling and...
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