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Thread: Andy40's Monotone Tweed Deluxe build diary

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    Mentor Marcel's Avatar
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    There are so many times I've considered getting a kit like this... all the parts, a nice chassis and cabinet, nil stress on getting hard to find bits, and a set of instructions to put it together... and I always have rejected it because of the shipping and import duties.

    Getting parts locally for my AC18W head cost me close to AU$900, and we all know how that shaped up... Lol.. My Blues Jr IV brand new and delivered only cost me AU$800...

    Maybe one day when I win big on Lotto...

    Happy birthday, and have fun...
    Builds-
    #16 PBG IB-1Q http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8754
    #15 PBG TLA-12 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8444
    #14 PBG PRS-1H http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8021
    #13 PBG SGM-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7771
    #12 PBG JK-2
    #11 Scratch build AC15 clone head
    #10 PBG RCM-4F
    #09 PBG ES-1TL
    #07 partscaster Alder Denim Tele.

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    Overlord of Music Andy40's Avatar
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    Still doing research before I start building.

    Does anyone know the pros and cons of lacquering the tweed?
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Build #6 - STA-1HT | Completed | Co-Winner - July 2017 GOTM
    Build #7 - ST1JR - Completed
    Current Build #8 - JBA-4
    Build #9 - Semi-scratch build Tele x 2 - Completed
    Current Build #10 - PRS-1H
    Current Build #11 - AGJR-1
    Current Build #12 - ATL1SB

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    The pros are that it keeps the tweed clean otherwise it can pick up a lot of dirty marks. Can't think of any cons. I recently varnished a tweed amp with a brushed-on single coat of water-based poly varnish and that was easy enough to do (and I could do it inside).

    You can of course use a tinted lacquer to make it more yellow, like Fender do with their lacquered tweed cabs, but clear will provide protection if you want it to look more subdued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post

    You can of course use a tinted lacquer to make it more yellow
    So you have that unused half a bottle of Tru-Oil sitting on the shelf.

    cheers, Mark.

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    Overlord of Music Simon Barden's Avatar
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    Don't forget to remove the grille and all the other fittings first.

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    Overlord of Music Andy40's Avatar
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    Good points, thanks Simon.
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Build #6 - STA-1HT | Completed | Co-Winner - July 2017 GOTM
    Build #7 - ST1JR - Completed
    Current Build #8 - JBA-4
    Build #9 - Semi-scratch build Tele x 2 - Completed
    Current Build #10 - PRS-1H
    Current Build #11 - AGJR-1
    Current Build #12 - ATL1SB

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    Uncle Doug just recently uploaded a series of youtube videos about the Oscilloscope and how to use it to trace out the signal path of an amplifier, definitely a must watch series.

    Hey Andy, how's the build process going?

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    Overlord of Music Andy40's Avatar
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    Thanks for the interest Doc. I'll definitely check out uncle Dougs vids. This year I'm getting absolutely flogged at work so I am hoping Ito get some time off at Easter to put this together. I have been checking out https://www.evatco.com.au/

    for some pretty good quality amp parts. next time I think I'll just make my own cab and get the parts from there.
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Build #6 - STA-1HT | Completed | Co-Winner - July 2017 GOTM
    Build #7 - ST1JR - Completed
    Current Build #8 - JBA-4
    Build #9 - Semi-scratch build Tele x 2 - Completed
    Current Build #10 - PRS-1H
    Current Build #11 - AGJR-1
    Current Build #12 - ATL1SB

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