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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    Jul 2017
    Toowoomba, Qld.
    Welcome aboard. I grew up in Armidale and Coffs was our summer holiday destination for many years. Couldn't believe how much it had changed when I went back recently.
    Build 1 - Shoegazer MK1 JMA-1
    Build 2 - The Relliecaster TL-1
    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG AG-1
    Build 4 - The Sonicaster TL-1ish
    Build 5 - The Steampunker Bass YB-4
    Build 6 - The Howling Gowing ST-1

    "What I lack in talent I make up for with enthusiasm"

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    Nov 2017
    coffs harbour

    Red face outcome

    Hey all, sorry! I havent been too active!

    more or less followed the instruction guide, used twine to line up the neck and bridge placement, but honestly the neck was so tight in the pocket there was no room for movement without sanding.

    I've just finished the build, ended up painting it purple then light blue. relicing back some parts to expose the purple. I used two cans of dulux spray paint from bunnings and then a can of white knight clear acrylic. sanding regularly with 600 grit paper.

    I had a couple of small issues, like the replacement bone nut was a lil small for the width of the jba4 neck, but didnt end up mattering much. also the neck bolt holes in the body were uneven, like a crooked rectangle. but with some fiddling they still fit in through the neck plate holes.

    Other than that there were no real issues, just plenty of time and a relaxing first build.

    I'll post some pictures tomorrow! plays amazingly with stock everything, although I replaced the pots with some CTS 250ks from Realparts and put in a bourns blend pot between the two PUPS. oh and a sprague 47 orange drop.

    Thinking of either a strat or jazzmaster next. would be nice to make the jazzmaster with the dual circuit design, dont think the pitbulls come with that stock

    I stained the neck with feast and watson golden teak stain. it looks amazing, nice a vintage custom shop style. polished with some 0000 steal wool for even polishing around the neck, that works really well. also didnt use a grain filler, i really like the visible grain, especially on the back, its a subtle reminder than the guitar is actually made of wood lol.

    Heres a lil video of me doodling around after I set up the intonation.

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    GAStronomist Simon Barden's Avatar
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    Oct 2016
    Reading, UK
    Nice relicing job. Nothing too extreme. Well done!

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    Overlord of Music Andy40's Avatar
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    Oct 2015
    Nice work mate. now i know what to upgrade mine too
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Build #6 - STA-1HT | Completed
    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 - Completed
    Current Build #12 - ATL-1SB
    Current Build #13 - GST-1
    Current Build #14 - FBM-1

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    Mentor JohnH's Avatar
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    Apr 2017
    Canberra, Australia
    Sounds great man
    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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