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    Excellent work, both of you.

    Excellent work, both of you.
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    The fretboard can be levelled by scraping. I'd...

    The fretboard can be levelled by scraping. I'd use a sharp craft knife/Stanley knife blade or a single-sided razorblade and just drag it between the frets on the edge. You shouldn't have to do...
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    Ah, a baseplate for a slightly softer sound (it...

    Ah, a baseplate for a slightly softer sound (it spreads out the magnetic field from the pole pickups so a slightly longer length of string is sensed by the pickup). Makes sense to do so on the...
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    Nice. Presumably the white/black lead pickup...

    Nice.

    Presumably the white/black lead pickup is the RWRP one?
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    “Smell the plating”…

    “Smell the plating”…
  6. Fit the switch and don’t connect it at all? Or...

    Fit the switch and don’t connect it at all?

    Or stick some LEDs and a battery behind the slot and have it glow when you plug a lead in?
  7. Except you can't use a no-load pot as a volume...

    Except you can't use a no-load pot as a volume control. You can only use them on a tone control where the pot acts as a variable resistor. A volume pot is wired as a potential divider, and the...
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    Maybe because the body's all done and you just...

    Maybe because the body's all done and you just have to fit the bits?
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    How much more chrome could these knobs get? None...

    How much more chrome could these knobs get? None more chrome.
  10. The problem with cutting a plate down, is that...

    The problem with cutting a plate down, is that you lose the chrome on the ends where you cut.
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    I suppose that whilst the single coil neck...

    I suppose that whilst the single coil neck position on a Tele is pretty standard, there is no real standard for neck humbucker positions on them, and the rout position may vary slightly depending on...
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    Without watching the videos to check, I'd follow...

    Without watching the videos to check, I'd follow the wiring diagram. It's probably only a difference in where the ground wires are connected and it doesn't make any difference if a bridge ground...
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    Nice work. The guard fits the neck very well. ...

    Nice work. The guard fits the neck very well. Did it come like that, or did you have to work on it?
  14. You could get a blank Tele control plate (eBay...

    You could get a blank Tele control plate (eBay or Amazon) for much less than F3X's pre-drilled one, and drill it for just volume and tone controls, or you could go three knobs and do the G&L passive...
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    It's not the pot position, it's the basic way the...

    It's not the pot position, it's the basic way the pots are connected that affects the sound with the volume full up. The pickups have impedance, inductance and a small amount of capacitance. In...
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    A rather badly worded headline in that article. ...

    A rather badly worded headline in that article. It should read along the lines of "Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi names his greatest guitar riff off all time", which he gives as Smoke On the Water.
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  17. This is a good question, and it made me think...

    This is a good question, and it made me think (which is always good).

    Both setups work, and the difference is subtle and only affects the combined neck + middle sound, so it's a matter of personal...
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    From your description, there seems to be a wiring...

    From your description, there seems to be a wiring issue, probably related to the pickup selector switch, With the switch up or down, the each volume pot should only adjust the volume of its...
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    Phil, yes that's correct.

    Phil, yes that's correct.
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    Is it thick enough to split for bookmatching?

    Is it thick enough to split for bookmatching?
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    I note that the Allparts pickguards vary...

    I note that the Allparts pickguards vary slightly, though for Gibsons. The cream 1-ply pickguard has 45.5mm neck pickup ring cutout and the black and pearloid 3-ply guard cutouts are 44.5mm. ...
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    So, almost a medium scale fretless. Nice...

    So, almost a medium scale fretless. Nice thinking.
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    Yes, the straight grain of the white ash on the...

    Yes, the straight grain of the white ash on the current GST-1 kits definitely suits a nice simple finish.
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    That sort of burst suits a lot of different...

    That sort of burst suits a lot of different colour guards. Black looks good, but I do prefer a white. It's hard to get a guard that doesn't look too white. The guard and pickup covers on the...
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    For a guide, here's a Gordon Smith Strat I...

    For a guide, here's a Gordon Smith Strat I refinished for a friend (The GS finish was terrible)

    Original body (just started stripping before I remembered that I hadn't taken an original finish...
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