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    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
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    Yayup! Great job!
    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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    Hope it's okay. My first build and what a learning curve. A TL-1TH kit with
    recessed control plate and jack socket. Coil tapped Artist Bull bucker pickups.

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    The QUICK 2 piece Ash body P Bass build.

    Build Thread is here:-

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ead.php?t=9529

    With working away getting in the way, this still only took 01 May 2019 place order....today 16 June 2019 completely finished.

    Pitbull Guitars 2 piece ash body maple neck and maple fretboard precision bass kit. (GPB-4M)

    https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/...-kit-ash-body/

    Body, neck, fingerboard all finished with Feast Watson Fine Buffing Oil, followed by Gillys Cabinetmakers Wax, and finished with Gillys Carnauba Polish.

    Body has three different shades of timbermate. Outside edge is walnut.....next inside that is Cedar/Blackwood...and then in the middle is a neutral timbermate coloured with vintage amber colortone dye.

    None of the colouring is really obvious. The neck was just done front to back with the Cedar/Blackwood colour.

    Upgrades:-

    From Pitbull with the original kit purchase:-

    1 x (Set) Entwistle PBXN pickups
    1 x Tusq nut
    1 x Sprague Orange Drop 0.047mf capacitor
    1 x Switchcraft 1/4inch jack socket
    1 x Bourns Mini Audio taper 250k pot (Used in Tone position.)

    From Real Parts:-

    1 x Chrome Bridge Cover
    1 x Chrome Pickup Cover
    1 x Wilkinson 4 string Bass bridge.
    1 x Bourns Push Pull 250k pot (Volume and push-pull for series and parallel.)
    1 x set GOTOH Elephant Ear Bass Tuners.
    1 x (Set) Schaller style strap lock buttons (Chrome.)
    2 x Metal Dome knobs (Chrome.)

    Ordered online at PBG on 01 May 2019. All complete at the end of the day today 16 June 2019.

    That is so much quicker than paint or Tru-Oil finishes.

    I used sandpaper...but only through to 240grit...I used 00, 000, 0000 grade steel wool...and I used a fine sandpaper foam block to roll the edges of the fretboard. I did a complete taping up of the fretboard...marking of the frets...flattening the truss road and neck checked flat.....frets all levelled.....then sanded, steel wool and finally AutoSol polished. The ends of the frets were filed smooth and then with the freetboard rolled as the sanding foam block passed over.

    I covered the control cavity with strips of copper tape from a 50metre roll I have, and also used the same on the complete underside of the pickguard. I also used two x nylon washers from the Green shed on the shafts of the two pots under the pickguard.

    My wiring harness was made by me. I used White and Black vintage push back wire. I extended the pickup wires to reach both sides of the push-pull pot with this wire also.

    I used 60/40 lead solder at 400 degrees whenever any soldering was needed. I used the leads (legs) from the capacitor to make jumper connectors for the push pull pot. (The external wires are all soldered on....but I used the leads to create the cross pot connections and the earth connections.)

    I love that the wood is not perfect. The top edge has marks that look like cracks....but are scratches that cross the grain....the front back and sides have some wicked growth marks, knots and even a ding or two. The bottom edge is not as nearly clearly defined with growth rings as other bodies I have....but still feels and looks great.

    This tree has lived a life before it became a Bass Guitar....and I love listening to the stories it continues to tell.
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    Last edited by ozzbike; 16-06-2019 at 05:12 PM.
    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2018. MMB-5

    Winner G.O.T.M. March 2018. JBA-4

    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2017. BG-46

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    Mentor ozzbike's Avatar
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    Oh....P.S. $4-00 Bass thumb rest from E-Bay as well.....nobody else had one.
    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2018. MMB-5

    Winner G.O.T.M. March 2018. JBA-4

    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2017. BG-46

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitargords View Post
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    Hope it's okay. My first build and what a learning curve. A TL-1TH kit with
    recessed control plate and jack socket. Coil tapped Artist Bull bucker pickups.
    Hey guitargords the pictures aren't showing up.
    I remember something similar happening to me, I think I had to re-upload them.
    Probably explains why folk are not waxing lyrical about your handiwork.

    cheers, Mark.

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    A lot of Ashy goodness this month

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    Hi All,

    I humbly offer my submission.

    This is my first build and was challenging but lots of fun.

    I started with a thinline kit TL-1TB and then customised it with a series of mods to arrive at something close to my desired guitar:

    - Replaced the tune-o-matic bridge with a wilkinson tele half bridge, cut down to allow access for the Bigsby
    - Converted the pickups to hard mount without the pickup ring
    - Replaced the pots, capacitors and jack
    - Added a treble bleed circuit
    - Adjusted the neck breakover angle
    - Routed a larger control cavity
    - Designed and fabricated my own pickguard
    - Rounded over the rear edge of the body
    - Carved the neck to allow better access and feel
    - Upgraded to Grover locking tuners and bone nut

    The finish is Holts Duplicolour black and clear coat acrylic.

    Hope you like and thanks to the forum members for help along the way.

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    Amazing attention to detail there Shambrick. Well done.
    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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    Well there are some epic builds in this months GOTM. Now mine is completely finished I値l throw mine in as well.

    I did have help finalising the set up, but I知 so pleased. To me it sounds awesome just like a Tele should. I will post some videos tomorrow on my build page.

    Firstly I must thank everyone who gave me advice and help along the way. You guys are awesome, you know who you are.

    Mine is a TLA-1 and completely stock.


    Cheers Glynn


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