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    Thats just the right side... I have 4 more cabs...

    Thats just the right side... I have 4 more cabs on the other side :)
    Sorted :)
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    Left to right: 'Loughran' Pitbull EXA-1 Kit...

    Left to right:
    'Loughran' Pitbull EXA-1 Kit Guitar, Gibson 76' RI Explorer, Greco EX800H
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    Interestingly I did a recording comparison (Accept Balls to the Wall and just using bridge pickup)...
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    Done. Its easy writing a review when you honestly...

    Done. Its easy writing a review when you honestly believe in the product.
  4. We had very little time for the complete project...

    We had very little time for the complete project and based on some Youtube videos Shellac looked promising as it dried fast and was easy to work with.
    On selecting the product we wanted an Amber...
  5. Thank you, if the finish hasn't dried in say a...

    Thank you, if the finish hasn't dried in say a month from now I will try that.
    Thing is.. the tin says, do not cut/thin.
    So I may need to just opt for a 'fresh' / in date can of the same Amber...
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    Here is a short demo of the completed guitar. A...

    Here is a short demo of the completed guitar.
    A little rough playing, apologies..im rusty at the moment. Had a long break over the Christmas period and can't believe I forgot Eruption!
    How quickly...
  7. Will my Bullseye amber shellac finish ever dry???

    How long does shellac usually take to totally cure?

    I just played my guitar for a couple of hours and on finishing it was literally stuck to my t-shirt!
    Maybe I have invented a finish that...
  8. Small sample offcuts could be included with each kit

    Here is a suggestion for Pitbull Guitars to consider.

    On preparing to apply finish to our EXA-1 we were flying a little blind, as although we applied the intended finishing shellac to a sanded...
  9. Alternate wiring circuit for 2 hum, 2 vol, 3-way toggle.

    Hi folk,

    I just finished a build and wanted to share my rough wiring diagram, just incase it is of use to someone struggling here.
    Although the build I completed was my first, im not new to...
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    Day 11 - Completion!! Was a rewarding day...

    Day 11 - Completion!!

    Was a rewarding day today, but not without its challenges..


    On gluing the neck last week, we suspected that we hadnít got the neck seated entirely flat in the body...
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    Day 10 Although the shellac was a little gummy...

    Day 10

    Although the shellac was a little gummy at a few small areas of build up, we used a remedy of fine wire wool, or lightly dampened cloth with metho, or 1200 grit very light sandpapering, as...
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    Day 9.. This is what waiting on shellac drying...

    Day 9..
    This is what waiting on shellac drying looks like... it was a little early for beer unfortunately.
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    We also applied the water slide decals today and added another coat of the...
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    Diary Update, Day 8: this Shellac isn't...

    Diary Update, Day 8: this Shellac isn't hardening. we left the thin coat overnight (actually longer) and it is still soft, like gum.

    Turns out that this Zinnisers Bullseye Abmer shellac, has a Lot...
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    Well the glue was certainly suffice and the neck...

    Well the glue was certainly suffice and the neck is set solid! :)

    But..on re-checking neck angle alignment, it is a little higher than it was when we checked during the 'unglued test fitting'. So...
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    42583 The clamps come off today! :) ..and...

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    The clamps come off today! :)

    ..and sanding resumes.. hahah..
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    Wow, you have gone through quite some transitions...

    Wow, you have gone through quite some transitions with the paint scheme. I only just found this thread and I really liked your original green with the flame cap showing though. (About your third or...
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    EXA-1 - First build. A Father & Son project

    The kit arrived and on inspection I was surprised at how cleanly machined/crafted the body and neck were. No deep gouges at all and very little glue mess to sand out.

    The electrical components...
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    My story.. The Beginnings: I started playing...

    My story..

    The Beginnings:
    I started playing at the age of 14 after begging my parents to order me a Satellite Strat copy from the Kays Club book (a kind of mail order, pay by instalment thing...
  19. Thankyou for the prompt responses guys. I...

    Thankyou for the prompt responses guys.

    I inspected the neck again this morning, as I was going to take a few photos (Thankyou for the idea Brendon).
    But I was unable to get a photo showing any...
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    Yet another member from Brisvegas

    Hi Guys,

    By way of introduction, im Gerard ('G'), 57years old (apparently) and I have been playing guitar for over 40years.. and still loving it!
    I have played in hard rock bands in Ireland in...
  21. Advice on correcting Explorer kit Twisted neck.

    Hi Guys,

    My first post and immediately its in the I need help section..

    My first Pitbull kit (EXA-1/ash body explorer) arrived and on opening yesterday I discover it has a badly twisted neck....
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