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Thread: TLB4M - Finally getting around to building this one

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    TLB4M - Finally getting around to building this one

    Hi,

    I've probably had this kit for over a year trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. It came to me one night recently in a flash of (drunken) inspiration and a few mouse clicks later the build was underway.

    Biggest decision was the pickup as routes have to be done from scratch with this kit. Went with a Nordstrand MM humbucker with the matching 3 band active pre. Next came the Babicz full contact bridge. Hipshot ultralite tuners and a blank tele control plate to take the 3 knobs. Olympic white Nitro to finish.

    Have already Tru-Oiled the neck.

    A mate is helping me with the pickup route, we should be done with that this week.

    A few mockup shots.

    Cheers,

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    OK so the body routing is done. Ready for finishing.Click image for larger version. 

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    I like the idea of this. Looks really cool.

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    Thatís a CHUNKY pickup! I like where this is going.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danglez View Post
    OK so the body routing is done. Ready for finishing.Click image for larger version. 

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    Are you going to stick with the pick guard? If you do would you consider reshaping it to remove the unnecessary bridge cut?
    Current:
    AST-1FB

    Completed:
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String (to be converted to 6 string)
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    Baritone
    Scratchie 12 string
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    What is that pickup...it looks like one from a musicman bass?

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    https://nordstrandaudio.com/collecti...s/the-bigman-4

    I am contemplating the pickguard question. I have a sheet of 3 ply wbw that I thought of using. Still not 100% sure if I want a pickguard at all. Will see how it looks once I've got some finish on it.

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