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    Too much awesome grain to hide under a dark...

    Too much awesome grain to hide under a dark colour.

    An ultra violet or magenta shade in high gloss would look great.

    Will keep an eye on how this one progresses.

    Welcome to the Explorer...
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    Hi Eathan, welcome to the ever expanding Explorer...

    Hi Eathan, welcome to the ever expanding Explorer owners club.
    Neck pocket pickup mounting ring seems to be a common problem and suggest ensuring intonation is a higher priority than aesthetics....
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    Never seen them before. The stock kit pickups...

    Never seen them before.
    The stock kit pickups have good specs but didn't seem to have much too much grunt and output and I bought some Benson Customs a few years back. Quite expensive, even more so...
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    Yeah, I think the standard bass kit strings brand...

    Yeah, I think the standard bass kit strings brand name might be CRAP.....Chinese Rubbish Aussies Play....
    Seriously, D'addario or Ernie Ball medium round wounds aren't too dear and sometimes you can...
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    Sounds great Simon Sent from my SM-A520F using...

    Sounds great Simon

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    Hi Ozzie, Cheapie 1" to 2" brushes from BGSFOS...

    Hi Ozzie,
    Cheapie 1" to 2" brushes from BGSFOS which can be cleaned up in turps.
    I tended to use mostly cheapest 1" and throw them after 2 coats.
    Cheers Waz

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    Absolutely swear by brushing 1st & 2nd coats,...

    Absolutely swear by brushing 1st & 2nd coats, even on a natural finish as it goes on quicker and thicker from the get go.

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    That turned out looking awesome. Sent from my...

    That turned out looking awesome.

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    Hi Ozzie, Should look good with that colour...

    Hi Ozzie,
    Should look good with that colour scheme.

    Suggest trying brushing 1st & 2nd coats of TO before starting with rag applications as that prevents dragging the stain finish all over the...
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    Yeah, I can relate to that. Sent from my...

    Yeah, I can relate to that.

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    True, and you will learn plenty of ideas to go...

    True, and you will learn plenty of ideas to go back and either mod or improve the Yamaha. On any of my store bought guitars most of the cheap thin wire has been replaced with cloth push back stuff,...
  12. Thread: IB-5 Pots

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    Most of the kits come with standard sized...

    Most of the kits come with standard sized components, therefore not oversized or long shafts.
    If anything, you probably want to go with mini pots like Bourns or similar as they take up less space in...
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    Looks awesome. Last shot had me confused until...

    Looks awesome.

    Last shot had me confused until I realised it was a reflection of a clock somewhere in the background.
  14. Looking good. Never used that type of finish so...

    Looking good.
    Never used that type of finish so cannot provide any meaningful advice.

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    Agree with McCreed on needing minimum 6-8 coats...

    Agree with McCreed on needing minimum 6-8 coats before any sanding. Usually each additional coat can cover areas that didn't look so good and these tend to even out after several applications.
    50...
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    On my EX5 I drilled a hole in the middle of neck...

    On my EX5 I drilled a hole in the middle of neck mounting plate and located strap lock button there as neck dive is a big deal being such a long instrument. Luckily guitars aren't as long but neck...
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    Change rags after every coat to avoid build up of...

    Change rags after every coat to avoid build up of crud getting transferred to the next coat.

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    Sounds interesting Sent from my SM-A520F...

    Sounds interesting

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    Totally agree Sent from my SM-A520F using...

    Totally agree

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    Interesting question. Having built 2 explorers,...

    Interesting question.
    Having built 2 explorers, one set neck and the other bolt on, it is easier to finish as much as possible before setting the neck. Once set it is such an awkward shape to handle...
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    Hi Christian, Wise choice not proceeding with...

    Hi Christian,
    Wise choice not proceeding with Sea Foam & Tru Oil. I have what once was a nice blue Tele that these days is now green due to how TO ages and adds more of it's amber hue.
    Same thing...
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    You may need to go back to 80 & 120 to open...

    You may need to go back to 80 & 120 to open things up a bit before doing a final 180.
    Cheers Waz

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    Wise choice Sent from my SM-A520F using...

    Wise choice

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    You gotta be happy with how that looks. Well...

    You gotta be happy with how that looks. Well worth the effort.
    Cheers Waz

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    G'day Phrozin, yeah know what you mean about the...

    G'day Phrozin, yeah know what you mean about the missus, mine is the same and my collection is much smaller than yours.
    Got a semi scratch idea that has been on the back burner for quite a while but...
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