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Thread: Scratches on fretboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglindan View Post
    On the Tapatalk main page, click the big Add New button, then search for build your own guitar

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    Yes, thanks.
    Now it won't let me send a photo from my phone gallery and it doesn't tell me how to resize it.
    I haven't had a chance to start my kit yet as I'm pretty busy with work.
    I'm just about to send the scratch plate off to earlpilanz on ebay to make me a black 3 ply one.
    I've had one from him before, is he known on here?

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    Sorry, I've never used a 3rd party scratchplate maker.

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    Yes but for people without all the tools and a workshop like me it is a handy resource was all I meant really.

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    GAStronomist Simon Barden's Avatar
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    It looks reasonable. But I no longer use eBay otherwise I'd be tempted to try them out. Doesn't look like they've got a non-Bay outlet. I'll need to make at least a couple of scratchplates for my builds and I'm not looking forwards to it, as I know it;s so difficult to get good straight lines and good inner corners from modifying existing ones.

    If they've got the original as a template, it's very easy to make another. The kit scratchplates are often just that little bit different in size/shape to off-the-shelf scratchplates.

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    I've sent him mine for a black 3ply one, for a black sg jr with upgraded pup and electronics.


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    J.R. You can have at the scratches with impunity, using sandpaper of increasing fineness, until the scratches are invisible/gone. Just protect the frets so you don't scratch them. You'll never notice the board being a little low. Hell you can scallop the lot of them if you can be bothered.
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    Of course you'ld have to finish the wood after removing any oil or other finish. For a rosewood board my preference is tung oil. You can wet sand it in with 2000 grit wet and dry and there forms a slurry of wood sanding and oil that fills in small irregularities, ends up feeling like a baby's bum. Wipe it off after 30mins, rub it down a few times as it takes a feww days to dry.
    Stewmac strat, tele
    DIY starcaster
    PBG LP-1M x2
    HB-4 x2(L)
    12 string strats x3
    Ex1(L) Ex1(R)
    TBJ5
    PB4(L)
    PBG2
    IB-5(L)
    ES-1TL x2
    scratch lapsteel (half finished)
    AG-1(L)

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    it;s so difficult to get good straight lines and good inner corners from modifying existing ones.
    Lot's of practice with a jigsaw and various types of sandpaper (taped to side of the ruler for straight lines).

    cheers, Mark.

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    I have ideas about how I'll get straight lines, but I'll need do do some small cut-outs to fit around some P90s, and getting those neat is a bigger issue. Another learning/swearing experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfred View Post
    J.R. You can have at the scratches with impunity, using sandpaper of increasing fineness, until the scratches are invisible/gone. Just protect the frets so you don't scratch them. You'll never notice the board being a little low. Hell you can scallop the lot of them if you can be bothered.
    Thanks

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