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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By RebuildIt
I use steel wool and a wide variety of other...

I use steel wool and a wide variety of other things. No cleaner or process is perfect for everything. Steel wool has its place, and it has some serious drawbacks that have already been mentioned. I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By RebuildIt
I would say your eventual goal should be to build...

I would say your eventual goal should be to build your own guitar totally by yourself, using only hand tools that you crafted and wood that you cut down and seasoned. But for starters, fixing a semi...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By RebuildIt
No, dont give up. Yeah its a hassle, and you...

No, dont give up. Yeah its a hassle, and you might not get exactly the sound you want, but you will have fun and get something special. Plus you will learn a ton. Start with just the string...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By RebuildIt
I have a guitar with no finish on the neck. It...

I have a guitar with no finish on the neck. It feels so beautiful.

With no finish you will want to be careful not to leave your guitar out in the rain, and perhaps even think about not bringing it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,490
Posted By RebuildIt
Lookin good! With only two single coil pickups...

Lookin good! With only two single coil pickups there isnt much fancy wiring you can do. Phase you have already planned, perhaps series/parallel? Any thoughts on more pickups?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,649
Posted By RebuildIt
Nice wood! Especially the fretboard. I love the...

Nice wood! Especially the fretboard. I love the brigde, too.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By RebuildIt
I buy cheap no-name pickups from China. They work...

I buy cheap no-name pickups from China. They work just fine. But I have lots of guitars, so if I cant find the sound I want right now, in the guitar I am holding, I grab a different guitar. If you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By RebuildIt
Nice restore! From garbage to glory.

Nice restore! From garbage to glory.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By RebuildIt
^ This! I've seen Jackson pickups on eBay in a...

^ This!


I've seen Jackson pickups on eBay in a variety of conditions and prices. (I have a Charvel that I rescued)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-15-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By RebuildIt
If that fixes it, you might want to check your...

If that fixes it, you might want to check your nut position and action. Often cheap guitars are shipped with too much clearance, forcing extra string bending to fret, which in turn throws off the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-15-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By RebuildIt
That is probably the #1 reason. Thanks TJ. I...

That is probably the #1 reason.



Thanks TJ. I have considerably more than some programming knowledge, so programming isnt a a show stopper. However, I also realize that it will most likely be a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-14-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By RebuildIt
Octave down

I posted a question in the Gear & Acc forum, but 1) I don't really like the answers, and 2) I think I asked the wrong question. That post is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-14-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By RebuildIt
Cheap Polyphonic Octave Down effect

I want a no frills, no options (well, perhaps an on/off switch) polyphonic octave down effect. Are there decent options other than something like T-Rex Octavius or EHX Micro POG? It could be a pedal,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By RebuildIt
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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By RebuildIt
I like it! I did pink flowered cloth on an...

I like it! I did pink flowered cloth on an acoustic for a little girl a few years ago. The cloth thing is ignored too often.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By RebuildIt
I've done JimmyPage wiring on an LP and was...

I've done JimmyPage wiring on an LP and was disappointed in how many positions sounded the same. But that didn't stop me from trying again.

I just did a modified Brian May plus a 4 way varitone that...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By RebuildIt
And dont be too proud to rip it apart and do it...

And dont be too proud to rip it apart and do it over if it doesnt seem right. Seems to take me three tries.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By RebuildIt
Wild. I like it.

Wild. I like it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By RebuildIt
When I made my first (and only so far) fretboard...

When I made my first (and only so far) fretboard I did all the shaping and sanding before I glued it onto the neck.

On a different guitar,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By RebuildIt
+1

+1
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By RebuildIt
Put a separate toggle switch for everything. A 5...

Put a separate toggle switch for everything. A 5 position switch is too limiting, even with adding a couple push/pulls you only get 20 variations. The problem is that it takes some good memory and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By RebuildIt
Good work. That is just a bit deeper than the two...

Good work. That is just a bit deeper than the two I have done, and sometimes I think mine are a bit too deep. How long did the filing and sanding take? How do you like the feel when you play it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By RebuildIt
As mentioned, it will sound as bad as say, a $20...

As mentioned, it will sound as bad as say, a $20 amp. That's only partly true, it will sound worse as it approaches maximum volume, so if its way over built and you never turn it up it might be OK....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By RebuildIt
I'm a fan of separate switches. They do take a...

I'm a fan of separate switches. They do take a bit of getting used to, and more stuff to remember, but it lets you have Every possible combination. Now the sad truth is about 80% of those sounds are...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By RebuildIt
Carving a pickguard is not hard and can be done...

Carving a pickguard is not hard and can be done with simple hand tools that most people already have, like a drill, hacksaw and files. A Of course, if you dont take a bit of time, your mistakes will...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By RebuildIt
If your buddy's guitar is cheap enough (and it...

If your buddy's guitar is cheap enough (and it sounds like it should be for all the things you said it needs) Then it would be a good thing to try it out on. Especially since $3000 is a ton of dough....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By RebuildIt
Routing is not expensive if you do it yourself....

Routing is not expensive if you do it yourself. Rough and/or ugly routing can have a pickgaurd over it. Complex wiring with a mix of different pickups will make many new sounds. You have nearly...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By RebuildIt
+1 You might want to hack some different slots...

+1

You might want to hack some different slots in the nut to get the spacing a bit more regular. You might be able to do something similar with the bridge, depending on type of bridge.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By RebuildIt
I like it.

I like it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-14-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By RebuildIt
Hard core cool

Hard core cool
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