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    Note also that you'll really want to get a string...

    Note also that you'll really want to get a string retainer bar so a) the strings can be pulled down onto the locking nut, allowing you to use the main tuners to tune up and keep it in tune when...
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    Due to the thinner than normal body, the cover...

    Due to the thinner than normal body, the cover plate probably needs to be proud in order to fit the pickup selector switch in. If you do plan to recess the plate, measure first, as you are probably...
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    Hi and welcome. The proud control cover plate...

    Hi and welcome.

    The proud control cover plate is standard for the kit. Probably because the Ibanez S series also has it.

    Rough frets are to be expected with these low-cost kits. Some are...
  4. I havenít found a schematic for that exact amp,...

    I havenít found a schematic for that exact amp, but if it is anything like the MG15DFX, then almost all the components in the signal chain are similar, with the clean volume Ďchannelí really only...
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    It really doesnít natter which way the saddles...

    It really doesnít natter which way the saddles sit in term of sound. The bass side saddles are often arranged with the flat side to the rear just so that the string notch can be moved back further...
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    Unless they are really, really rattly, tuners...

    Unless they are really, really rattly, tuners rarely allow any slip. I've had one set of tuners (on a min 1940s Regal parlour), where the tuners were so bad through wear they had to be replaced.
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    It won't be the Epiphone tuners, it will almost...

    It won't be the Epiphone tuners, it will almost certainly be the nut. If you haven't got nut files, I'd really recommend you get some. Certainly a reasonable investment, but having a properly cut...
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    You'd be hard pressed to get a smaller gap than...

    You'd be hard pressed to get a smaller gap than in that photo.

    If you are going for a solid colour finish on the back/sides, then you can always put in a small amount of wood or grain filler...
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    Two very nice looking guitars. Well done. I...

    Two very nice looking guitars. Well done.

    I notice there's a slight difference in the distance between the bridge and the pickup between the two guitars. It's not much, only a couple of mm at...
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    Small enough of a gap not to worry about. It...

    Small enough of a gap not to worry about. It should fill quite easily with whatever finish you plan to use.

    Note that the neck does not sit with the tenon touching the rear of the neck pickup...
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    Iíve had to swap the screw-down nuts on tuners...

    Iíve had to swap the screw-down nuts on tuners around to get better fits in the past. Youíll probably find some are looser than others, so swap those with the stiffer ones. You may not get them all...
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    A single action truss rod will straighten the...

    A single action truss rod will straighten the neck and then introduce back-bow, so if the neck is already too straight, you won't want to tighten it at all.

    A double-action truss-rod obviously...
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    I bend a lot but like a really low action. As...

    I bend a lot but like a really low action. As long as the frets aren't really low, I'm fine.
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    Some gaps around joins are almost inevitable with...

    Some gaps around joins are almost inevitable with these kit guitars so all my set-necks have needed a bit of filling. But there's a big difference between a small and a relatively large gap and the...
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    I'd say that's very unlikely. If the frets are...

    I'd say that's very unlikely. If the frets are too large they generally won't seat properly. If they are flat to the fretboard then the slots should be the right size. Overly large frets would in...
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    A flat neck should be pulled into sufficient...

    A flat neck should be pulled into sufficient relief under string tension, so it must have had a significant reverse bow to start with.

    Either that or the neck is very very stiff indeed, so that...
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    You can now walking along dark roads with it on...

    You can now walking along dark roads with it on your back, and not get run over by cars.
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    Hi and welcome. Basically what McCreed said. ...

    Hi and welcome.

    Basically what McCreed said.

    Also, the body join looks to be pretty much along the centreline. Assuming that and looking at the bridge picture, the bridge is sitting very much...
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    Quick multimeter test to see what the resistance...

    Quick multimeter test to see what the resistance is like before doing another coat?
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    It certainly has been bloody awkward! I expected...

    It certainly has been bloody awkward! I expected this one to be plain sailing.
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    Should have crossed them harder! The front...

    Should have crossed them harder!

    The front wasn't as fine as I'd thought, as a section had a rippled finish from some kitchen towel I'd used to rest the front on (on wooden blocks) when spraying...
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    The amber tint builds up with each coat, so the...

    The amber tint builds up with each coat, so the more you put on, the darker the result.
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    *Unless you have an even number of projects, in...

    *Unless you have an even number of projects, in which case you need an odd number.
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    I'd use black knobs with the tortoise pickguard...

    I'd use black knobs with the tortoise pickguard myself.

    But a single ply pickguard would be more appropriate for a Jr, in which case I'd probably opt for a more traditional black guard and black...
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    Hi and welcome. That neck simply doesn't...

    Hi and welcome.

    That neck simply doesn't look like it's the correct one for the body. The body seems to be routed for a 'medium' tenon neck and the neck is a 'short' (i.e. no tenon) neck. I've...
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