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Boysie8 02-13-2011 02:38 AM

Boysie8's First Build: The Near-enough Project
Hi folks, just thought I'd share with you my recently finished (about 30 minutes ago) first project. A couple of pics of the finished build below, if you want to check out the full build progress, hit up

My next project: buy some strings so I can try the ****er out.

jsync 02-13-2011 02:43 AM

Beautiful mate! Really great job with the carving.

walkingminstral 02-13-2011 02:56 AM

did you get the body from ash or make it yourself?

Boysie8 02-13-2011 03:33 AM

The bulk of the body's from some rimu 4x2 which I think came form some old beds. The cap was out of our ceiling, and the neck I had to buy from due to time constraints. (In other words, I made it myself)

Ratfish 02-13-2011 03:52 AM

That's lovely! Great work dude

walker-rose 02-13-2011 02:14 PM

Where are the controls?

Boysie8 02-13-2011 09:58 PM

Controls are on the amp. I never use them on my other electric, so I figured I'd just keep it clean and simple.

polishedbullet 02-13-2011 10:18 PM

So do the pickup wires go straight to the input jack or what?

salgala2000 02-13-2011 10:23 PM

Not even a switch though?

I can understand not having pots, but missing out on that neck pickup tele sound breaks my heart.

I have a bass wired straight to the jack, and I think it's good to have someway to kill the signal. I just built a killswitch pedal, but a volume knob works better if you're gigging also.

Boysie8 02-13-2011 11:17 PM

Yep, wired straight into the jack. You're right about the neck pickup salgala, it was a bit of a trade-off between simplicity and sound. I did wonder about having a killswitch between the bridge pickup and the jack - something I can always add later if I feel the need. Most tonal stuff, other than the pickup selection, can be varied using pedals or amp.

Lightbluemk2 02-14-2011 06:22 AM

Hey Boysie8 good to see some other kiwi guys on here, quick question about that tube pedal you made that's on your tdpri thread, im guessing its got a 12au7 valve in it? If so where'd you get it? Im doing a pedal build too and having trouble finding them anywhere in NZ except for used ones on trademe

Boysie8 02-14-2011 06:17 PM

That one was actually a second-hand ECC83 I think, the equivalent to a 12AX7, which I picked up from trademe. I have bought a couple of NOS 12AU7's for another pedal (Matsumin Valve Caster), which I got from a Chinese manufacturer on eBay. (Sorry I can't be more specific)

MattMez 02-14-2011 08:27 PM

Thats really nice man, proof that there is beauty in simplicity.

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