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  1. Strictly the ES-1 (and the real 335) are...

    Strictly the ES-1 (and the real 335) are semi-hollow because of their centre block to reduce feedback. But the ES-1 has a much lighter body than a real 335, and does tend to resonate a bit more as a...
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    Hi and welcome! Great work there. I...

    Hi and welcome!

    Great work there.

    I suppose now you've started you may as well get the pillar drill (make sure it has a throat deep enough to fit half a guitar body in between the chuck and...
  3. Thread: Hi

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    Hi and welcome. No such thing as a stupid...

    Hi and welcome.

    No such thing as a stupid question here. If you don't know, you don't know.
  4. I don't believe that it's proper zebrawood, but...

    I don't believe that it's proper zebrawood, but possibly ash (or similar) treated to give that stripy effect. PBG do at least one guitar with a true zebrawood veneer and it's quite different.
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    Why not! You know you want to.

    Why not! You know you want to.
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    Hi, Joe, and welcome!

    Hi, Joe, and welcome!
  7. Certainly worth upgrading the pickups before the...

    Certainly worth upgrading the pickups before the electrics get installed as doing it later is a PITA. Personally I'd go for a PAF-style pickup, but others have gone for high output units and it's...
  8. You look pretty much like spot on 25.5" scale...

    You look pretty much like spot on 25.5" scale length there to me. You are better off thinking about the full scale length, as the kit is for a 25.5" Fender scale.

    I know the routing is a bit...
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    Hi and welcome from all our respective lockdowns!

    Hi and welcome from all our respective lockdowns!
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    You can use water or spirit/alcohol based...

    You can use water or spirit/alcohol based stains/dyes on it. Spirit/alcohol stains are easier to use IMO, but tend to penetrate further than water based stains, so are more messy when you've got...
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    Just found out that (on the guitars at least),...

    Just found out that (on the guitars at least), they first went to a 12" radius in '83 then to the tighter 9.5" in '86. This was the period when there was a MBO from CBS in 85, so this was at the end...
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    The first Fender bases had a 7.25" radius just...

    The first Fender bases had a 7.25" radius just like the guitars did. But I have no idea why they changed. Maybe they used the same radiusing machinery in the factory for bass and guitar necks? The...
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    Probably because of the playing position. ...

    Probably because of the playing position. Playing a vertical neck, your fingers can curve around the fingerboard a lot more (and they naturally want to) compared to playing a horizontal neck where...
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    No it doesn't. They are totally different bits...

    No it doesn't. They are totally different bits of wire soldered together on metal eyelets in a hole through the bobbin base plate.
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    Hi and welcome, Wonks here. I'd drill the...

    Hi and welcome, Wonks here.

    I'd drill the pickguard holes later after the finish is on. All the time you're wet sanding, there's a risk of water getting in the holes and the wood swelling and the...
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    If it's the straight TL-1,...

    If it's the straight TL-1, https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/guitars/pit-bull-guitars-tl-1-electric-guitar-kit/, then as teh description states, it's a basswood body.

    Basswood is pretty soft, so...
  17. Thread: Tla-1

    by Simon Barden
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    Your bridge pickup could certainly come up a bit...

    Your bridge pickup could certainly come up a bit higher.

    And your control plate seems to be resting on the edge of the pickguard, rather than flat against the body. Something you don't really...
  18. Reading round the web, that seems to be the norm...

    Reading round the web, that seems to be the norm for these pickups, which I find surprising.

    Supposedlyeither a) it's supposed to run to a screw in the pickup cavity, and another wire from the...
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    Looking good, Trev.

    Looking good, Trev.
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    Hi and welcome. I've never done that style of...

    Hi and welcome.

    I've never done that style of finish, so won't comment on that.

    You can 'drag sand' the veneer lightly, with something like P400 grit. You can probably just feel some loose...
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    Hi Mike and welcome.

    Hi Mike and welcome.
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    Hi and welcome. Is that foil underneath...

    Hi and welcome.

    Is that foil underneath tinted clear coats?
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    Hi and welcome!

    Hi and welcome!
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    The screen from the output jack cable looks quite...

    The screen from the output jack cable looks quite long where it connects to the volume pot. It's possible this is touching a signal lug on the volume pot with the scratchplate on.

    Note that...
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    High DCR can just mean that they used thin wire,...

    High DCR can just mean that they used thin wire, maybe AWG44, rather than the more standard AWG42. The pickups aren't that wide, so the two coils within are going to be quite thin, so using thinner...
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