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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By Phoenix V
It's genuine but the attempted repair is...

It's genuine but the attempted repair is completely shoddy. Which is enough for me to say no. I'd rather buy one with a clean break that's been untouched that I can repair.

Asking too much for it
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Phoenix V
I don't recommend using WD40 for pots as this...

I don't recommend using WD40 for pots as this will deteriorate the carbon film and gum up the pot wiper. The residue will also attract and stick minute dust particles. Possibly the tiniest amount in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Phoenix V
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Phoenix V
Yeah first of all, determine what your current...

Yeah first of all, determine what your current scale length is like someone above has suggested.

It appears from the photos that the saddles are at their max setting to maximise the string length....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Phoenix V
The negative is the braid. The positive or hot is...

The negative is the braid. The positive or hot is the centre wire inside the cloth sheath.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Phoenix V
Sure can. I just recently cabled up a guitar with...

Sure can. I just recently cabled up a guitar with EMG actives and the guitar only had one master volume and one master tone with 3 way switch for two pickups. I left out two pots. The EMG sites have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-13-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Phoenix V
Not being obvious, but you know you can empty out...

Not being obvious, but you know you can empty out solder suckers of all the built up solder schrapnel right?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Phoenix V
Hi. Been a while since I worked with transistor...

Hi. Been a while since I worked with transistor gyrator circuits but tried my own calcs and I get a different response to what you get with the circuit.

Looking at the transistor gyrators I calc a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Good question. Still debating it. Going to buff...

Good question. Still debating it. Going to buff it up anyway and if it looks too 'lollipop' it's simple enough to fade it. Watch this space! :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-08-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Update: Managed to get some supplies. Edge...

Update:

Managed to get some supplies. Edge masking tape, naptha and rattlecan clear acrylic.

Masked off all the important holes and cavities. Probably overdid it a bit as I didn't have to mask...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Thanks! The splines don't rotate. The inserts...

Thanks! The splines don't rotate. The inserts lift out vertically as you screw the posts down :y:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Thanks. Yeah I admit it did catch my eye, and for...

Thanks. Yeah I admit it did catch my eye, and for the price it is a great project guitar to keep me occupied for a while.

Tomorrow I'm off on holiday for a week so this will be my latest update...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Yeah started at the headstock after I stripped...

Yeah started at the headstock after I stripped everything. Drip filled the old tuner holes and used the Dan Erlwine razor shave and sand paper strips. Will post photos when I get around to it.

As...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Back from my break. Hope everyone had a great new...

Back from my break. Hope everyone had a great new year!! I sure did!! Still feeling it a little bit :)

Anyway, before I went away I drip filled many of the major isolated dents and nicks. Then I was...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Got onto stripping all the components...

Got onto stripping all the components yesterday.

I bag and label everything. I also sticky tape all the screws into the holes of the components they are meant for. Mainly because it can be weeks...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
The pickup selector & poker chip need...

The pickup selector & poker chip need replacing. I have these on hand as spares from previous projects and as luck would have it, they are also in cream. Happy...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Phoenix V
Epiphone Les Paul LP100 Project (Warning, Long and Picture Heavy Thread)

Well summer is here, and to be honest in recent years I've been concentrating a lot on my playing and much less on gear and mods.

Even though the playing has come along well, I spotted an old...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Phoenix V
The korean made 3 way switch for Epiphones. The...

The korean made 3 way switch for Epiphones.

The body is slightly wider than the standard 3 way flap contact switches, but still fits into a Les Paul switch cavity so check before you buy if you have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-13-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Phoenix V
If its your first time and lack confidence take...

If its your first time and lack confidence take lots of good photos of inside the control cavity so you can undo if you make errors.

Do one bit at a time. Like change over one pickup then test the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Phoenix V
Agree with the above response. You're...

Agree with the above response. You're ovrrthinking it. Use your warranty and get it replaced.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-08-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Phoenix V
A 40watt iron will be plenty with a medium flat...

A 40watt iron will be plenty with a medium flat end conical tip will melt big electrolytic pads pretty quickly. You don't want to go silly with the wattage unless the iron is adjustable. Too hot an...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By Phoenix V
Eh. I say go for it, but don't go trying to mask...

Eh. I say go for it, but don't go trying to mask it all up as if it gives you some technical or tone advantage. We all know it doesn't.

If you got the money just do what you want, man.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-01-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 52,497
Posted By Phoenix V
Yep Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrated it

Yep Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrated it
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 489
Posted By Phoenix V
Everyone needs a good nut lube every now and...

Everyone needs a good nut lube every now and again. :devil:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Phoenix V
Both of these have excellent you tube tutorials...

Both of these have excellent you tube tutorials if you spend time doing some research. Its not that scary.

I'll start you off.

Go look through Sully's Guitar Garage videos on you tube and also...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Phoenix V
Rob is right. If the top photo is what it looks...

Rob is right. If the top photo is what it looks like now, the guitar top needs lots more sanding. The black may be gone, but there is still a hint of undercoat and what looks like filler.

Its ready...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Phoenix V
For assembling pre made parts you don't really...

For assembling pre made parts you don't really need schooling or to pay someone to be be taught. If you were wanting to create a guitar from raw materials then that's different as you are entering...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,166
Posted By Phoenix V
Nice one Minty. I get almost as much enjoyment...

Nice one Minty.

I get almost as much enjoyment from restoring and modding as I do actually playing the end result.

Will keep an eye on this one. Has great potential.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Phoenix V
Read through this. Ultimate Killswitch thread...

Read through this.

Ultimate Killswitch thread (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1288038&page=1&pp=20&highlight=killswitch)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-29-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Phoenix V
Got any photos

Got any photos
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