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    TL-1R The King's 3rd Pitbull build

    It's arrived!

    Nothing spectacular this time (cough cough).
    A straightforward work-horse that resembles an iconic scheme.

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    cheers, Mark.

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    Everything looks to be in good nick.

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    Neck isn't what I'd describe as a tight fit, but certainly no gaps.
    I'll be using an original 4 screw Fender bridge plate...any day now.
    Probably be the standard yellow/black colour.
    Not so much into 'relic-ing' but not a glossy finish either.
    Function-over-form, so there's what's called an 'elbow' cut and a 'belly' (more like 'rib cage' for me).
    I'll also be using the non-asymetrical neck plate.

    cheers, Mark.

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    Once again going with 'vintage' style tuners.
    Only 8mm so it's out with the dowels again.

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    I'll have extra sheets of veneer left after my JM-1 re-finish.

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    cheers, Mark.
    Last edited by king casey; 12-04-2019 at 05:06 PM.

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    Look forward to watching this unfold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    Look forward to watching this unfold.
    Hi Mark. There won't be too much involved in this one.
    I'll probably just use the kit pickups for the outset.
    Everything else is being collected.
    i.e. vintage 8mm tuners.
    3 way switch.
    Switchcraft style input jack.
    Asymetric neck plate.

    Lot's of elbow grease today with the rasp and sandpaper.
    I've got the elbow and tummy cuts done.
    There was sharp edges to the frets and discover about 9 of them required some reduction.

    Usually try to include some photo's in every post but dropped the ball today.
    I'll get some progress shots up tomorrow.

    cheers, Mark.

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    I値l be watching this with interest having just ordered the same kit virtually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I値l give it a go View Post
    I値l be watching this with interest having just ordered the same kit virtually.


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    Cheers, If I run into any issues I'll document them here.

    Will try to get this up and playing well before any finish goes on.
    Have to wait for the bridge to turn up before much else.
    So far...
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    Rear belly cut
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    Scale length. With the neck inserted, long steel ruler either side.
    Then determine centre. Then measure the 25.5" from the nut.
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    Meanwhile headstock re-dowel/ re-drill. Waiting on veneer.
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    Cheers, Mark.

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    You致e done some great work already.


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    TL-1R The King's 3rd Pitbull build

    When you fix the bridge and your measuring halfway to the 12 fret from the nut. Then again down to the bridge where the strings sit or rest. Those things are movable to get the intonations so how can it be accurate ?
    I知 thinking about the pit bull video.
    Last edited by I値l give it a go; 14-04-2019 at 08:59 AM.

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