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  1. Always go to the manufacturer rather than a...

    Always go to the manufacturer rather than a distributor if you can. Iíll need to get back to re-finishing the 5-string bass soon, so Iíll see how my brush-on version polishes up.

    Really sorry it...
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    Hi and welcome. Best to start a build diary...

    Hi and welcome.

    Best to start a build diary and ask technical questions there as that section gets more attention.

    But...

    1) Yes, for fret levelling you want the fretboard as flat as it can...
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    Iím really not sure what you can do about the...

    Iím really not sure what you can do about the neck. Itís always hard to tell exactly how twisted a neck really is from a photo, and if the frets arenít particularly level that can skew appearances....
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    As the original has only two magnets, it should...

    As the original has only two magnets, it should sound closer than the four-magnet version. DCR value sounds promising too. Onwards and upwards!
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    The truss rod is dual action. So you should be...

    The truss rod is dual action. So you should be able to get both concave and convex curves, as well as flat. Thereís a dead spot in the middld of the truss rod action where the nut feels loose. But...
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    Brave man! Let!s hope itís plain sailing from...

    Brave man! Let!s hope itís plain sailing from now on.
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    Itís not normal. The first kits of this type...

    Itís not normal. The first kits of this type came out a few years ago without them and were withdrawn from sale for not having the holes (as well as coming with the wrong wiring harness and...
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    The GPR-1 yellow reminds me of the yellow colour...

    The GPR-1 yellow reminds me of the yellow colour of the Selfridges bags (a posh UK department store). I had some control panels painted that colour when I was working on the construction of their...
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    Definitely not. More a canary yellow. TV...

    Definitely not. More a canary yellow.

    TV 'yellow' was originally an off-white/light cream nitro straight onto mahogany, then grain filled with a dark tint, with the 'clear' nitro lacquer of the...
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    Itís amazing how much space is simply taken up by...

    Itís amazing how much space is simply taken up by loose wires. You can cut everything mounted on the scratchplate down to a minimum, but all those controller wires are a set length because of the...
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    There are pros and cons to all three ways of...

    There are pros and cons to all three ways of fretting a board (cut flat, then radius/radius then cut slots flat/radius then cut constant depth slots), but they are all relatively minor differences. ...
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    It can be fixed and it won't be visible once the...

    It can be fixed and it won't be visible once the trem and rear trem cover are in place.

    The insert was still very firmly fixed and took a fair bit of removing. You either need a proper stud...
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    OK, if it is just like that switch and is an...

    OK, if it is just like that switch and is an ON/ON you can use it to split the humbuckers.

    The humbuckers should have four coloured wires and a braided screen. One of the wires will be soldered...
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    Hi and welcome. Are the switches really single...

    Hi and welcome.

    Are the switches really single pole double throw switches? For straight coil tapping you'd expect single pole (or double pole) single throw (two position) switches. If it's a...
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    It does look superb.

    It does look superb.
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    I'll warn you in advance that the neck angle on...

    I'll warn you in advance that the neck angle on the ES-1 is probably going to be too shallow to get a decent action using the kit bridge and its mounting kit, so you may need to buy a few replacement...
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    Looks like a great finish on there to me, well...

    Looks like a great finish on there to me, well worth the effort and tears.

    What's it sound and play like? Do you find the three wiring options per pickup useful?
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    Hi and welcome.

    Hi and welcome.
  19. I had that on my GSM-1, they were a good 3mm too...

    I had that on my GSM-1, they were a good 3mm too close, and ended up filing the holes out in the bridge so they fitted. Iím not really happy with that as itís so obvious but have yet to try out my...
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    You wonít pick up much interference at all from...

    You wonít pick up much interference at all from the control cavity in most situations, but you can find there are some electrically noisy locations where shielding the cavity does quieten things...
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    Not a great day for the build. Forgot to...

    Not a great day for the build.

    Forgot to support the underside in trem spring cavity area when knocking the post insert in.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/tYFGl2.jpg

    Rude...
  22. Glad you got it sorted. If you are unsure,...

    Glad you got it sorted. If you are unsure, always ask a question. There are no genuine questions that are dumb. Weíve all been in the position of starting out and not knowing, and only move on by...
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    Looks very nice indeed. Your cavity shielding...

    Looks very nice indeed.

    Your cavity shielding needs a tiny bit more work though. It's far more effective if you fully enclose the cavity with grounded shielding, which means putting tape on the...
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    The diagrams are electrically equivalent and will...

    The diagrams are electrically equivalent and will give exactly the same sounds.

    The two sides of the push/pull switches are identical and isolated from each other, so you can happily swap which...
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    The neck angle has normally been fine on the LP...

    The neck angle has normally been fine on the LP kits before, but as Stansby40 says, it's worth double checking.
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