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    It's definitely wood.

    It's definitely wood.
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    It confused me until I could see the Aliexpress...

    It confused me until I could see the Aliexpress pictures and could work out what was going on.
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    Possibly Yucatan rosewood? ...

    Possibly Yucatan rosewood? https://www.wood-database.com/yucatan-rosewood/

    I've seen some pictures of it online with a grain pattern that's more like yours. Possibly there's a slight level of...
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    That surface looks a lot smoother than rosewood,...

    That surface looks a lot smoother than rosewood, which can be quite grainy. Looks more like a figured ebony to me.

    I need to look through the rosewood types on the wood database and see if it...
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    Always good news!

    Always good news!
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    Looks nice. What's wood is it supposed to be?

    Looks nice. What's wood is it supposed to be?
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    Thatís all looking very good.

    Thatís all looking very good.
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    About right. If it was a guitar Iíd consider...

    About right. If it was a guitar Iíd consider 1meg volume pots, but for a bass, unless you want it to be Rickenbacker bright, 500k pots in parallel should be fine. I always think 250k is a good tone...
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    I canít help but think those nuts are very...

    I canít help but think those nuts are very recessed, and there really canít be much wood between the nut and the pocket at all. ĎWafffer-thiní to quote Monty Python. Iíd be concerned that theyíll...
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    Remember you have humbuckers, not single coil...

    Remember you have humbuckers, not single coil pickups, so original circuit values donít apply.

    Pick your circuit and then decide on the pot values. V/V/T with no 3-way or individual pickup on/off...
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    You obviously haveít read what Iíve written.

    You obviously haveít read what Iíve written.
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    Looking at the Aliexpress pictures, you can see...

    Looking at the Aliexpress pictures, you can see itís a modified version of a standard 7/8-lug switch. Itís still split into two Ďsidesí to mimic a wafer switch, each with its own Ďcommoní connection...
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    Iím sure itís really McCreed-Smythe, a proper...

    Iím sure itís really McCreed-Smythe, a proper double-barrelled name.
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    McCreed was in there like a shot!

    McCreed was in there like a shot!
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    No, that's fine. Return the kit.

    No, that's fine. Return the kit.
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    No it isn't, Mick. It's a very different switch...

    No it isn't, Mick. It's a very different switch to that!

    If you get another 'import' style switch they should be a similar depth to the current one. But most should wire in a way similar to the...
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    This looks to be the switch and it's on a Chinese...

    This looks to be the switch and it's on a Chinese web site, which makes sense.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32463882707.html

    No real details about it, but from the photos, it looks very easy...
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    If it came with just those three tabs, then I'd...

    If it came with just those three tabs, then I'd expect the two end tabs to be the two pickup hot wires, and the central tab the output tab.

    The copper shielding will be grounded, and the two...
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    Make sure that there is is a good solder...

    Make sure that there is is a good solder connection from the volume pot ground tab (blue circle) to the back of the volume pot. And cut off the excess length of the tone capacitor (yellow circle) as...
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    I'm not familiar with the kit 3-way Tele switches...

    I'm not familiar with the kit 3-way Tele switches at all, but there are normally more tags along the top than that from what I've seen. Have any come off during your soldering attempts?

    That...
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    The top reshaping makes sense. On the bottom...

    The top reshaping makes sense. On the bottom section, just make sure that there's enough wood beneath the reshape to get a fixing screw in that's not too close to the edge of the control rout.
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    I can't find a kit with that reference. Did you...

    I can't find a kit with that reference. Did you mean this one, DSCM-1Q? ...
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    Unless they give the exact wood species and...

    Unless they give the exact wood species and ideally the Latin name for it, you are always open to the wide variety of timber types that make up the generic families of woods used in guitar...
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    It will certainly get you noticed! Maybe you...

    It will certainly get you noticed!

    Maybe you could add an F-hole to add to the range of guitar references used? ;)

    That style of trem visually helps balance the arrow headstock. Itís certainly...
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    Iíd try a test fit first. Earlier pics with the...

    Iíd try a test fit first. Earlier pics with the bridge in place looked a lot better than the one where youíve drawn lines on the photo.

    Iím not saying itís not out and you may even have to...
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