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    DP First Build

    Hi

    TL 1 Kit
    Chrome Babicz Bridge
    Chrome control plate
    Upgraded Electronics
    Tonerider Vintage Plus set
    Black Grovers
    Black Neckplate
    Black Strap Buttons
    Clear Pick Guard - we will see how that ends up

    The journey begins

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by LADAVE View Post
    Hi

    TL 1 Kit
    Chrome Babicz Bridge
    Chrome control plate
    Upgraded Electronics
    Tonerider Vintage Plus set
    Black Grovers
    Black Neckplate
    Black Strap Buttons
    Clear Pick Guard - we will see how that ends up

    The journey begins

    David
    Welcome David, looking forward to your build mate.


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    Hi David, welcome to the forum and wish you luck with your new toy which contains some serious upgrades.

    Cheers, Waz
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    Welcome David
    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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    Hi

    Lots of measuring, thinking, measuring, thinking, reading online etc etc. Just to add a bit of excitement to my first build the ToneRider Bridge pickup base plate is slightly bigger than the routed cavity. The upgraded pots are also a tiny bit wider than the cavity and the 4 way switch is very close to the bottom.

    Act of bravery - out with the dremel. Put the dremel away and measure, think, measure etc etc.

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    I'm installing the controls the wrong way around to personalise it a bit. I may have to take out a bit more under the switch to allow for shielding. Need to be accurate as there's not that much room for error.

    All good, still enthusiastic

    Regards

    David

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    Thanks Waz

    Love your work

    I figure that I don't have a lot of chances at this (hard to sneak anything past the missus) - plus I'm getting to an age where I reckon I can treat myself

    Regards

    David

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    Well done so far, looking good mate.


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    4 way switches are quite deep and need a bit more depth to allow for attached wires too.

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    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    Drilled the through string holes

    My portable drill press would only reach the outer holes. Had to make a jig - lots of test holes and here we are:

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    Bit of tear around the ferrule holes - will be tidied up when filling for painting but a good lesson if I do a natural finish on another project

    What next? that would be sanding

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    The reverse control plate is a common mod for country players, puts the volume pot in a better position to wrap your pinky around for swells

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