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    Sweet. Thanks, guys. 24 hours it is. It'll be...

    Sweet. Thanks, guys. 24 hours it is. It'll be at least two months before any strings go on it, so no dramas there.
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    Set neck clamping time

    Seems like a simple enough question but I can't find a definitive answer. When gluing and clamping a set neck, how long should one keep it clamped? I was just going to leave it clamped for about 24...
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    It all comes down to scale length. The distance...

    It all comes down to scale length. The distance from the inside edge of the nut to the 12th fret should be the same as the distance from the 12th fret to the bridge. So, place your bridge and...
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    BTW, I got myself an OLP MM1-FR black quilt top...

    BTW, I got myself an OLP MM1-FR black quilt top many years ago. Great guitar for the price - couldn't afford to splash out for the proper MM. These things were licensed copies. Still Chinese made,...
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    Welcome Greensy. I look forward to seeing your...

    Welcome Greensy. I look forward to seeing your progress in the build diary section. Be warned, these kits are like heroin. Before long, you'll have (at least) one of everything.
  6. Thread: October GOTM

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    Very nice from every one involved. This is why...

    Very nice from every one involved. This is why I'll never embarrass myself by entering one of my builds in GOTM.
  7. Thread: Ground to bridge

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    If I threw away every guitar I made a mistake on,...

    If I threw away every guitar I made a mistake on, I'd have the grand total of three guitars, and they would be the three commercially built guitars I bought.
  8. Thread: Ground to bridge

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    Oops. You edited while I was replying to your...

    Oops. You edited while I was replying to your original question. Sorry to hear that.
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    Not being sure what type of bridge you're talking...

    Not being sure what type of bridge you're talking about but talking specifically about tune-o-matic bridges, I only ever drill a hole from the pickup cavity to on of the post holes and poke the...
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    Next issue. There's a nice groove/crack through...

    Next issue. There's a nice groove/crack through the middle of the first three frets. I'm guessing that might need some filling with CA glue, some sanding and a bit of a sealing coat to smooth that...
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    First issue looks like a non-issue. I put the...

    First issue looks like a non-issue. I put the pickups in with the neck and noticed that the housings are progressively bigger and all seems to line up in a straight line, to the naked eye.
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    Build #11 - AGM-3F

    I'm building this alongside an AG-1F. I received the AG-1F a while back and I've just started on the clear coats for that. Since this kit just arrived, I've now got something to do while waiting...
  13. Thread: Just joined

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    There are many people here with way more...

    There are many people here with way more knowledge than I'll ever have and all are willing to help out. Welcome aboard.



    My condolences. :p
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've got plenty of time...

    Thanks for the heads up. I've got plenty of time to think about that and get replacements/upgrades. Already got two other builds on the go and I just don't have the room to try doing three at a...
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    Just found out the issue with the second kit. ...

    Just found out the issue with the second kit. Apparently, the initial shipment was oversold and I only got one of them. No dramas, but Adam has kindly offered an upgrade to an AGM-3F. Seemed like...
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    I built one of these kits and here is the wiring...

    I built one of these kits and here is the wiring diagram I used. It's actually 2 tone pots and one volume pot.

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    Toneriders get my vote for value for money also. ...

    Toneriders get my vote for value for money also. Only ever used the kit pickups up until my last kit when I decided to splurge for Tonerider hot classics (TL). My latest order is for two identical...
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    Thanks Simon. Your words always fill me with the...

    Thanks Simon. Your words always fill me with the confidence I lack on most occasions. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of trying the spray gun. I mean, it's not even my guitar,...
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    Utterly Confused On Sealer Compatibility

    I've spent half of my day prepping and laying down a coat of sanding sealer on a recently stripped back IB-7 kit that I'm doing all over again. I'm doing this mainly due to poor finishing technique...
  20. Thread: Build #12 - IB-7

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    Ready for the sanding sealer. Not sure how (or...

    Ready for the sanding sealer. Not sure how (or if) I'll attack the recessed parts. Only the Floyd cavity will be partially visible. I'm worried about using too much force as some of those bits are...
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    Boof the Supervisor

    Every time he sees me carrying a guitar neck, he's straight up and at my heels.

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  22. Thread: Build #12 - IB-7

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    Slow progress but progress nonetheless. Only got...

    Slow progress but progress nonetheless. Only got the fiddly inside curves to get through. Unfortunately, that's the bit that needs elbow grease.

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    It certainly is. Two coats on the body and three...

    It certainly is. Two coats on the body and three on the neck. The intensifier and many tru-oil coats should darken it up a little.
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    Sanding done and fixed a couple of minor dings...

    Sanding done and fixed a couple of minor dings with the old steam iron trick. Colour coats on. I've opted to not do the dark first coat / sand back, and I'm sticking to a more subtle flame. I'm...
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    Thanks for the tip, Simon. I'll look into that,...

    Thanks for the tip, Simon. I'll look into that, however I don't normally bother with things like cases. I don't have enough room in my house to store all my guitars in cases and they don't leave...
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