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  1. Thread: Rolf's TL-1A

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    Looking good Rolf! Very creative headstock design.

    Looking good Rolf! Very creative headstock design.
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    Welcome Freaky. Post pics when you get going on...

    Welcome Freaky. Post pics when you get going on the kit!
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    Welcome FB!

    Welcome FB!
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    Sticky: I only discovered this thread today... I...

    I only discovered this thread today...

    I really need to lift my game in this department :(
    Some very nice creative stuff preceding this post.

    I gave up on doing the water slide decals. I was...
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    Cool! Keep us posted.

    Cool! Keep us posted.
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    I can relate to the "putting things in a safe...

    I can relate to the "putting things in a safe place" scenario!

    If you don't know already, if you're upgrading your pots to full size (24mm) you'll need to route the control cavity a little wider....
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    Further to what Sonic said, whenever I do a...

    Further to what Sonic said, whenever I do a custom pickguard or need to mod one, the range of tools I use are flat, semi-round & round bastard files; flat, semi-round & round jeweller's files; sand...
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    I'll just reiterate what Simon said. It looks...

    I'll just reiterate what Simon said.
    It looks like you just need to align the strings by adjusting the lateral neck angle.
    If you measure the distance from your centre mark at the neck pocket to...
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    FCD, re: Septone Ac Laq, that is my my preferred...

    FCD,
    re: Septone Ac Laq, that is my my preferred rattle can clear coat (I think Sonic Mountain's also).

    I like it better than the Duplicoclor clear, but the Duplicolor base coats are fine IME.
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    Great post Simon! Nice work too.

    Great post Simon!
    Nice work too.
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    I've not seen that method before. I have...

    I've not seen that method before. I have certainly experienced the pain of fixing a run though!

    Seems like a great tip. Thanks for sharing the video!
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    Now that's the way it should be!!! Nice job.

    Now that's the way it should be!!! Nice job.
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    Thanks for posting your results. It's good to...

    Thanks for posting your results. It's good to have hard data to reference for these kinds of things.

    FWIW, I've seen 300k pots used for that "middle ground" value. Some like them when using a...
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    Cool! :cool:

    Cool! :cool:
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    Good on ya FCD. The treble bleed and bridge tone...

    Good on ya FCD. The treble bleed and bridge tone mod are standard in all my strat builds.
    My newest one (beginning next week) will also feature the 7-sound mod but I am also going to wire it with...
  16. Looking good Sonic. And thanks for posting such a...

    Looking good Sonic. And thanks for posting such a good diary. It gives me inspiration that I may be able to do my own scratchy one day!
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    Looks good FCD. I think that's quite a bold...

    Looks good FCD.
    I think that's quite a bold method for only a 2nd build. I tend to be too traditional, but maybe one day I'll see a fabric that just says "guitar" to me!

    Forum member Kac did a...
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    If spraying lacquer or other paint is a definite...

    If spraying lacquer or other paint is a definite no-go for you, you should definitely consider dyes. And there are heaps of things you can use ranging from inks to fabric dyes. As for a top coat,...
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    Cool! I'll be interested to hear what you think...

    Cool!
    I'll be interested to hear what you think of those Slick pickups. I've looked at them a few times, but never pulled the trigger.

    Cheers
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    You got to love a free guitar! Sounds like it...

    You got to love a free guitar! Sounds like it will be good project.

    re: the maple veneer shim, Can it not be trimmed back with a hobby knife/scalpel?

    It could then be "creatively hidden" during...
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    I'm a 14 day minimum guy now, but I am more...

    I'm a 14 day minimum guy now, but I am more inclined to go 21.

    I have done it after 7 on my early builds, but it really is a bit premature, regardless of what the MSDS may state.
    To me there is a...
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    Howdy pard'ner!!! Welcome to BYOG.

    Howdy pard'ner!!! Welcome to BYOG.
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    When you said "cigar box guitar" - that was not...

    When you said "cigar box guitar" - that was not what I expected!

    Very cool. Kind of has a retro-Danelectro vibe to it. Well done!
  24. D'oh!!!! Too slow! WeirdBits beat me to it! :p

    D'oh!!!! Too slow! WeirdBits beat me to it!
    :p
  25. EDIT: I just realised I missed the Black lead...

    EDIT: I just realised I missed the Black lead mentioned in the OP, sorry! WeirdBits got it right.

    I've deleted my post due to my silliness... :(
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