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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 109
Posted By Explorerbuilder
All that does is wear off the finish on your...

All that does is wear off the finish on your tailpiece. I will never do it like that.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-18-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Hard to find black nickle/ cosmo black hardware...

Hard to find black nickle/ cosmo black hardware these days. Gotoh makes a good bridge in black nickle.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-18-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Explorerbuilder
hipshot 7 string sets have an .080" hole on...

hipshot 7 string sets have an .080" hole on the 7th.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Dont think you can split a pickup with just a...

Dont think you can split a pickup with just a switch.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Explorerbuilder
All wood has grain. Depending on the cut of the...

All wood has grain. Depending on the cut of the piece determines how much grain shows.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Any real reason you need this information? Every...

Any real reason you need this information? Every single headstock differs. There are only a few on the market that eve have relatively straight pull.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I dont know why there is always so much bad...

I dont know why there is always so much bad advice about using wood glue for your nut. Wood glue doesnt bond to plastic or bone in any way whatsoever.
Just use 2 dabs of super glue, that will hold...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Explorerbuilder
The thing about those style of fret files is that...

The thing about those style of fret files is that they arnt designed to just run over the fret while being perfecly square to the fretboard. You have to angle it to the side so it takes off of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Explorerbuilder
My second question is why are you going to be...

My second question is why are you going to be using ash in a neck? Unless it is perfectly quartersawn, you are going to have a ton of grain lines that you can feel while playing it. Just stick to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-08-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Explorerbuilder
There arnt really any other options other than...

There arnt really any other options other than moving the neck.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Unless you have an extremely tuned ear, you arnt...

Unless you have an extremely tuned ear, you arnt going to hear much difference.
What part of the guitar are you planning on using ash on?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-05-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I cant tell what you mean by "curved...

I cant tell what you mean by "curved up" by the pictures. That term doenst make sense to me.
Also, "high relief" doestn make sense as well. do you mean action?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Google search is incorrect in this context, then....

Google search is incorrect in this context, then.
I use paduak in about 75 percent of my builds. I use it on necks, fretboards and tops.
It is not oily in any way. It is like a cross between wenge...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Paduak is not an oily wood, and finishes stick to...

Paduak is not an oily wood, and finishes stick to it just fine.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Explorerbuilder
You can just oil it. But with every finish it...

You can just oil it. But with every finish it will darken considerably.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-21-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Does it have miter slots? if not, there is no way...

Does it have miter slots? if not, there is no way to make a sled to accurately slot each fret.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-12-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Explorerbuilder
On every guitar finish, you have to wet sand to...

On every guitar finish, you have to wet sand to at least 1500 grit. That will get your orange peel out. Then you buff it.
You only need as many coats that will prevent you from sanding through.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-08-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Explorerbuilder
This isnt going to make it feel more...

This isnt going to make it feel more "slinky"
Your jaguar feels that way because it is a shorter scale.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Because it takes months to fully dry and never...

Because it takes months to fully dry and never dries that hard.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Explorerbuilder
.023, that is why their fret saws are that kerf.

.023, that is why their fret saws are that kerf.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-08-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Explorerbuilder
.020 is way too narrow. It will be very hard to...

.020 is way too narrow. It will be very hard to get the frets in the slot and it when you do it will cause the neck to back bow.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-05-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I have that fret crowning file. It is ok, but the...

I have that fret crowning file. It is ok, but the size is a little off. You have to angle it or else it just takes the top of the frets off.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-05-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Explorerbuilder
The minwax will yellow like crazy. Trust me, i...

The minwax will yellow like crazy. Trust me, i have used it for almost ten years.
Are you using the gloss minwax? There are different sheens. YOu still have a lot of coats left to go. Then you have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-04-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Explorerbuilder
"poly" is a very relative term....

"poly" is a very relative term.
Polyester is good stuff, what htey use in factories.
I was referring to polyurethane, which is what most off the shelf wood finishes are. They already have an amber...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Polys will yellow dramatically as well. The...

Polys will yellow dramatically as well. The waterbased has a blue tint, so that wont be a problem. But oil based will always yellow.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Explorerbuilder
He was probably suggesting that you...

He was probably suggesting that you "need" t use nitro, which yellows over time and doenst stay clear, which a lot of off the shelf clear coats do.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-03-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Sounds like you have the wires reversed, so it is...

Sounds like you have the wires reversed, so it is out of phase in that position.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Again, the old pickups still make no difference...

Again, the old pickups still make no difference when wiring new pickups.
You would just use a new diagram of the pickups you are using, since you have to rewire the whole thing anyway.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Explorerbuilder
The main problem wit an ash neck is the huge...

The main problem wit an ash neck is the huge grain lines. If it isnt perfectly quartersawn or you carve into runout, it will never feel the same as the other areas of the neck. You will always feel a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Why do you need to know the codes for them if...

Why do you need to know the codes for them if they are coming out? If you know the duncan codes then you should be able to put them in no problem.
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