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    Cool! We learn by doing! I've never done a full...

    Cool! We learn by doing!
    I've never done a full replacement, just repair or replace the odd dot. I look forward to seeing your process. Post pics!
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    Ahhh, those pics look better! Nice gloss there....

    Ahhh, those pics look better! Nice gloss there. That should polish up like glass.

    Whether you stop or do more coats is entirely up to you. This is definitely a case of more is better. The hardest...
  3. Thread: Build 4 - AG-2

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    Looks to have a good gloss there. Look forward to...

    Looks to have a good gloss there. Look forward to final assembly!



    You're not alone! I'm generally happy enough with the results I get, but none of them are flawless. I do seem to improve with...
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    That's a nice colour, and will look great clear...

    That's a nice colour, and will look great clear coated and all put together!



    A lot depends on your budget and if you think you will be doing more builds/repairs/mods.
    A variable temperature...
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    FWIW, I thought the "I'll let you guys get back...

    FWIW, I thought the "I'll let you guys get back to your 12 bar blues." comment was pretty snarky.

    I think diminishing someone else's music with your 12 bar blues comment is exactly what you were...
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    Some may look at that as six bridges... I see it...

    Some may look at that as six bridges... I see it as six guitars...

    Here's another on to look at: Wilkinson on Amazon

    32 bucks (free shipping if you have a Prime account). I have one sitting...
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    Nuh... sounds like an extension on the house is...

    Nuh... sounds like an extension on the house is the only way to go.
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    You shouldn't have any trouble finding a single...

    You shouldn't have any trouble finding a single A500k pot (audio/logarithmic) mini or full size. The problem may be cost as the postage for one pot is likely to be more than the pot itself.

    I...
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    Hi dobes, and welcome. If you find that...

    Hi dobes, and welcome.



    If you find that you don't like the feel of the Tru Oil, you can safely go over it with polyurethane. Happy to advise if it comes to that, but I'd be surprised if you...
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    Slow and steady wins the race! Looks like you...

    Slow and steady wins the race!

    Looks like you made yourself a little spray booth with an extractor fan and everything.
    You gotta love back shed ingenuity! Good on you.
  11. Thread: SG Gibson

    by McCreed
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    If you post pics, It will be easier to diagnose...

    If you post pics, It will be easier to diagnose from this side of the computer.

    Do you have the cavities shielded? If it's dead quiet with no sound, my first guess would be a short to ground.
    ...
  12. Thread: AES-1 Special

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    Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    Nice and glossy! Good work!

    Nice and glossy! Good work!
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    Still chugging along! That's great! I have not...

    Still chugging along! That's great!

    I have not used the Crimson finishing oil, but my understanding is it's very similar to Tru Oil. If that assumption is correct, 6 coats is very few IMO if your...
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    With maple I put as many coats on the fretboard...

    With maple I put as many coats on the fretboard as I put on the back whether I'm doing a hand applied finish (Tru Oil/wipe-on poly) or spraying lacquer or poly; satin or gloss.
    You can do as many or...
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    Those factory sanding marks will be completely...

    Those factory sanding marks will be completely invisible once a clear coat goes on there.

    I have never sanded them out of any maple board I've done. To be honest, I suppose I never even thought to...
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    One thing worth noting regarding sandpaper and...

    One thing worth noting regarding sandpaper and grades/grit, is there is a difference between what we call 240 and what is called 240 elsewhere (mostly US). A lot woodworking & guitar building info is...
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    FrankenWashie beat me to it. Looks like sanding...

    FrankenWashie beat me to it. Looks like sanding marks to me as well. If you're keen on doing the mod though, go for it!
  19. Thread: DJP - flying v

    by McCreed
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    Bud-ump tishhhh!!! 🤮

    Bud-ump tishhhh!!! 🤮
  20. Thread: DJP - flying v

    by McCreed
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    Don't you know that would kill the tone????

    Don't you know that would kill the tone????
  21. Thread: DJP - flying v

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^...

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    You need to get a hat just like Elisabeth's and only wear it when you play that guitar!
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    Headstock came up nicely!

    Headstock came up nicely!
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    This is my experience as well. I've only done one...

    This is my experience as well. I've only done one PBG kit with a maple neck, but I'm quite confident saying the fret markers are not painted on. Also, IME maple fretboards shouldn't require any...
  24. Glad you got it sorted and hope everything is...

    Glad you got it sorted and hope everything is working for you!
  25. Unfortunately wire colour is not necessarily...

    Unfortunately wire colour is not necessarily consistent from kit to kit, and there are also differences between pickup and jump wire colour to what may appear on the wiring diagrams.

    I believe you...
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