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Thread: Drilling for through body stringing

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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    well done Ben, as long as the holes at the back are far enough apart to get the ferrules in you are laughing.
    Got a photo please ?
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    good job Ben the holes in the back are fairly straight and evenly offset. Hope you did an intonation check on the bridge placement before you did this. Most the tele kits I've built have the bridge pup cavity routed too far south
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    yeah i did, got a different aftermarket bridge and the saddles have got like an inch of adjustment on them so theyll be fine

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    Not a dumb question at all.
    Easy way is to clamp the bridge to body (use a longish chunk of tree to lay across bridge so you can clamp it easily) then move it around until you have the scale length set at the half wayish point of the saddle adjustment.

    There is always a workaround for glitches, mistakes and other Guitar building gremlins.....

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    Just saw this, if anyone want to try

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee2jYR9HZgk

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    Sorry I did not see this before. having a similar problem, a place where the drill press would not reach, I built this...

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...light=Fender3x

    I have used it a number of times since. It's not quite as good as a drill press, but it works nearly as well as my rather small one.
    Last edited by fender3x; 13-08-2019 at 04:04 AM.

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