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  1. Yes, well said.

    Yes, well said.
  2. The control plate will act as a shield, as it's...

    The control plate will act as a shield, as it's conductive. In theory, it will be grounded by the signal ground, i.e. the output jack ground is connected to the volume pot, which in turn is connected...
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    Cool. Thanks. I have learnt something today ;-)

    Cool. Thanks. I have learnt something today ;-)
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    Thanks McCreed. Yes, there is a fair bit of...

    Thanks McCreed. Yes, there is a fair bit of orange peel, and I am resigned to the grain texture showing through, as I didnít get that flat enough before starting with the nitro. Out of interest, why...
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    Try the soldering iron and wet cloth trick first...

    Try the soldering iron and wet cloth trick first - that should reduce the dent.
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    Thanks guys. I get the impression this is...

    Thanks guys.



    I get the impression this is standard issue with this kit, i.e. they're supposed to have that figure. I am very happy with it, although I'm making a pigs ear of finishing it, but...
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    There are a number of ways to finish TO, and it...

    There are a number of ways to finish TO, and it really boils down to personal preference.

    Some will say that you shouldn't need any polishing - your final coat of TO should be good enough as is....
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    Yes, true. I have since wiped and sanded off the...

    Yes, true. I have since wiped and sanded off the mess I had made of it, and started again with very thin coats of TO, and it's working much better. I think I'm used to TO being fairly forgiving in...
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    I wouldnít put try oil over a rosewood board. I...

    I wouldnít put try oil over a rosewood board. I think youíre better off with a finish that soaks in. Iím in the process of finishing a maple board with try oil, and itís not much fun. It tends to...
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    I've now spayed a few coats of clear, and I think...

    I've now spayed a few coats of clear, and I think it's looking good. I think I'm going to stop there and leave it alone for a couple of weeks. I've still got some clear left, but I think I'll keep...
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    I am. The stain didn't really seem to take to the...

    I am. The stain didn't really seem to take to the fretboard, but the colour's turning out daily even with the Tru Oil. Here's a photo - taken in bright sunlight, so I'm afraid the colours don't look...
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    I didn't add any colour to the Tru Oil - this is...

    I didn't add any colour to the Tru Oil - this is with the diluted stain on first, and then two coats of TO.
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    Thanks McCreed. I have a Parchment 'guard here,...

    Thanks McCreed. I have a Parchment 'guard here, but also a pearled one on its way - I'll make that choice when it arrives. The Parchment one is looking pretty good though.
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    Yes, good point. I've got a couple of coats of...

    Yes, good point.

    I've got a couple of coats of Tru Oil on mine now - here's how it looks. I'm pleased with the colour - what was a very subtle shade after only the stain has got much deeper with...
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    Oh, I think it already has ;-)

    Oh, I think it already has ;-)
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    Here it as after the second can of blue nitro. I...

    Here it as after the second can of blue nitro. I think my technique must have improved, as this seemed to go on much better, i.e. quickly made a big difference to the depth of the colour.

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  17. Pitbull sell it, but they're out of stock at the...

    Pitbull sell it, but they're out of stock at the moment. I bought my Tru Oil from Ebay seller ozgunmart. 240ml for $40. The smaller bottle might not cut it ;-)
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    That looks great - I'm sure your son is very...

    That looks great - I'm sure your son is very happy with it!
  19. Yes - I didn't look closely enough. I haven't...

    Yes - I didn't look closely enough. I haven't made a guitar with a basswood body (yet), so don't really know what to expect. Edit: Ah, it's Ash.

    I guess that really leaves a key decision, JD - do...
  20. Your burst looks good. I believe the ST-1 is...

    Your burst looks good. I believe the ST-1 is basswood, so you should be OK without filling the pores, because it shouldnít really have any. What sort of finish are you putting on it?
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    Here's my current build. I was thinking of adding...

    Here's my current build. I was thinking of adding a few drops of FW Prooftint to Tru Oil, but everything I read about doing so made it sound like a bad idea. In the end, I have diluted the stain - 2...
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    I love how this guitar's turning out. Bummer...

    I love how this guitar's turning out. Bummer about the pick guard - I agree it would be nicer to have the engraved side on the back. Is there anything you could seal the black paint with before...
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    Yes thatís one whole can. How much of it ended up...

    Yes thatís one whole can. How much of it ended up on the guitar is another matter.
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    Itís transparent blue nitro from...

    Itís transparent blue nitro from SydneyGuitarSetups.

    http://www.sydneyguitarsetups.com/nitrocellulose-lacquer-translucent-blue-sydney-paint-australia-guitar
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    Thanks DM. I've since sprayed a can of...

    Thanks DM. I've since sprayed a can of transparent blue, which has reminded my how bad at spray painting I am. Unfortunately I had the nozzle oriented incorrectly on the first coat, so I've got some...
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