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    Just be aware that ash has a very open pored...

    Just be aware that ash has a very open pored grain and will require grain filling is you want to have smooth glossy finish. There are numerous ways to do this, but you can decide what works best for...
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    Welcome Supanove. There's a pretty strong...

    Welcome Supanove.



    There's a pretty strong "brains trust" here. Between all of us, we should be able to get you across the line!

    I'm presuming you're thinking about a transparent finish with...
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    Welcome Johnny. A tele kit is a good place to...

    Welcome Johnny.
    A tele kit is a good place to start. I too had never owned one until I built one! (I now have three!)

    There's lots of good knowledgeable people here that are generous with...
  4. Thread: Gpb-4m

    by McCreed
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    Hah!!! I recently posted a thread with that as...

    Hah!!!

    I recently posted a thread with that as the title!

    These things happen...
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    39??? (again :o)

    39???


    (again :o)
  6. Thread: New build

    by McCreed
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    Welcome. Your first diary post is a bit of a...

    Welcome.
    Your first diary post is a bit of a teaser though... what kit are you getting?
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    I still advocate for making your own pickup...

    I still advocate for making your own pickup mounting ring out of a material of your choice that will be an enhancement more than the "ugly black" one.

    Also, I wouldn't use double-sided tape on the...
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    Hbd! //////////

    Hbd!

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    "Turpentine" in US. However, I prefer to wipe...

    "Turpentine" in US.
    However, I prefer to wipe down with methylated spirits (denatured alcohol in the US) if I'm considering a water based dye.
    I have no scientific reason for this. It's just based...
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    I could go an IB or XB (or any of the "shredding...

    I could go an IB or XB (or any of the "shredding kits") but they are all sooooo not me :o.

    I could probably be comfortable with an XB-1, but this latest strat was already "one more I didn't need"!
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    Thanks dozy! There was short time when I...

    Thanks dozy!

    There was short time when I thought I might have ended up with an absolute tone turd. When I still had the locking tuners on there and I just couldn't get the nut to work, despite...
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    Thanks XP!

    Thanks XP!
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    Thanks Simon! Exactly! I half entertained...

    Thanks Simon!



    Exactly!
    I half entertained trying to modify them but decided it wasn't worth it when I had a brand new set of standard Gotoh's sitting there. Maybe a project for another...
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    Thanks BD! I had nearly all of the parts on...

    Thanks BD!

    I had nearly all of the parts on hand that I have acquired over the past few years, but that said, you just got me to do a quick tally... best estimate is about $375-400.
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    OK... finished... Quick review of parts and...

    OK... finished...

    Quick review of parts and specs:


    Poplar body w/ polyurethane sunburst finish
    Fully shielded cavities
    Modified white pearloid pickguard and back plate (stainless steel...
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    Wow, that's truly a mirror finish! Nicely done. ...

    Wow, that's truly a mirror finish! Nicely done.

    I recently did a drop-fill repair on a black polyurethane (factory) finish and I now know why people say solid black finishes are the hardest to...
  17. Thread: XB1 custom kit

    by McCreed
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    Re: pickup rings, youíre correct that they want...

    Re: pickup rings, youíre correct that they want to slope towards the neck. Also the highest one is for the bridge pickup and lower for the neck.

    Re: ground wires, you can use separate single...
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    Looks good from my house! Thatís a bonus to...

    Looks good from my house!

    Thatís a bonus to large pickguards like on strats and telescope. They can hide a multitude of sins if necessary!


    Edited bloody predictive text!
    ďstrats and telesĒ...
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    LOL! Good one Trevor! I hadnít thought of...

    LOL! Good one Trevor!

    I hadnít thought of that. I can give it to my wife just like the socket and wrench set she received for Christmas one year!!!
    Thanks
  20. Thread: TLA-1 Build

    by McCreed
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    I'm bit late to the party here, but there is a...

    I'm bit late to the party here, but there is a technique known as "Ceruse" or Cerusing (aka liming, I think).
    IIRC, there have been a couple PBG builds here that were finished this way.

    HERE is...
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    Thanks Simon. One more year until our "silver...

    Thanks Simon.

    One more year until our "silver anniversary". My wife hasn't murdered me and disposed of the body yet, so there's hope we can make it!
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    Ready to string up and set up... However going...

    Ready to string up and set up...

    However going away for the weekend so will have to wait until next week. But it is our 24th wedding anniversary so I can certainly make the concession :o.
  23. Hi Systolsys. I can't tell you about the ST...

    Hi Systolsys.

    I can't tell you about the ST models but, I my PBG ash TL (from 2018) is a finished thickness of 42mm (1-21/32"). I would speculate that it likely started at around 42mm pre-sanding...
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    I was going to add this as an edit to previous...

    I was going to add this as an edit to previous post, but I'll just put here on it's own.

    The the only time I work "across" a fret is if I'm just doing a single fret (eg: say I replaced 1 fret and...
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    Nice work rabbit. Kiss was never my thing, but I...

    Nice work rabbit. Kiss was never my thing, but I appreciate the craftsmanship going into this.

    However, it looks really heavy, is it?
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