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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By thegrungyhippie
He means that a humbucker will not fit into your...

He means that a humbucker will not fit into your guitar body, if the current routing is for single coils only. That is, unless you have the ease of the swimming pool rout.

www.seymourduncan.com has...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-15-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By thegrungyhippie
My advice is this: Continue playing the...

My advice is this:
Continue playing the acoustic, and start putting away a small amount of money each day towards that electric. You will get much more life and be so much happier with a guitar...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-14-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Don't waste your money. Go and actually try out a...

Don't waste your money. Go and actually try out a few instruments, pick one you like, and start saving! I wouldn't buy it before you try it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-13-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By thegrungyhippie
^so true hahahaha :p: Regardless of what it...

^so true hahahaha :p:

Regardless of what it is, It looks great and was a steal.
Nice job TS!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By thegrungyhippie
If its an RG with a Edge pro... yes it'll have a...

If its an RG with a Edge pro... yes it'll have a locking nut. If its a standard trem... no. And tuners still play a very important role, otherwise you could just throw any crappy tuners on the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-12-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Exclamation Im sorry man, I'm not sure what you mean. Do you...

Im sorry man, I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean that my neck is sitting super high off the body? If thats your concern... yeah. I had to switch to bolt on, so I'm making the frets level with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-12-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Sorry for the double post: I got too jacked up...

Sorry for the double post:

I got too jacked up when I realized I didn't have studs for half the assembly. I should have looked closer but the bridge is specified as a replacement bridge, so I have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-12-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By thegrungyhippie
wow I get it now. That Guitar Fetish SOB didn't...

wow I get it now. That Guitar Fetish SOB didn't give me studs for my bridge. Thats why I'm so confused. I'm done buying stuff from him.

Well... I'll try to get some studs out of him and now my...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-12-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By thegrungyhippie
How do I know how deep to drill for the bridge...

How do I know how deep to drill for the bridge studs?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Take it easy man, you bought the neck! The...

Take it easy man, you bought the neck! The hardest part!

Just take some measurements off of one of your other guitars or even better: see if you can take measurements off a guitar in a shop that...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-11-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Right, I drew out the scale length and post...

Right, I drew out the scale length and post placement on my plans to be sure. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-11-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Mint explains it perfect, I used the volute for...

Mint explains it perfect, I used the volute for added strength to my headstock.
Thanks for the comments guys! Right now I'm working on routing the controls and installing that TOM. Also, making...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-11-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By thegrungyhippie
The wire that runs from the post to the control...

The wire that runs from the post to the control cavity, it's for grounding right? And should I attach the wire to the post like I would a trem claw? I'm unfamiliar with wiring in anything other than...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-11-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Long time, no post. Here's some progress photos...

Long time, no post. Here's some progress photos finally :D

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8656/photo0175.jpg (http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=photo0175.jpg)
By banjomaster...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-11-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By thegrungyhippie
How does one install a tune o matic?

Yeah I know, It's probably simple. I can't find any information or tutorials on installing a Tune O Matic bridge! I've got my bridge and my scale length laid out but I'm stumped on how to install the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By thegrungyhippie
If you've never used a router before, don't...

If you've never used a router before, don't install the floyd.

Or at least practice on a scrap piece multiple times before hand!
Forum: The Pit 02-28-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,965
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Oh man! Just barely made it. Thats a great pushup...

Oh man! Just barely made it. Thats a great pushup workout. The last 2 sets are the only ones that hurt real bad though. I'll be using this in the future!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-28-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,930
Posted By thegrungyhippie
My fretboard from Stew Mac wasn't tapered. Here's...

My fretboard from Stew Mac wasn't tapered. Here's what I did:

1. Made marks on both the neck blank and the fretboard (width at the end of the fretboard, and width at the nut). Then drew lines,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-28-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By thegrungyhippie
You def want to angle your head on a PRS style...

You def want to angle your head on a PRS style set neck!

You could raise your neck so the fretboard is level with the bridge if you don't want to do a neck angle. Just another way of getting the job...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-28-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,667
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Are you going to go all out with it or just do a...

Are you going to go all out with it or just do a little section? If you want it to stay, I'd for sure go all out and sand/ clearcoat the whole body. If you don't mind it fading and want to do...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By thegrungyhippie
^Listen to LP! I didn't notice that, and it makes...

^Listen to LP! I didn't notice that, and it makes sense on a Squier bass for it to be a veneer.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Alright cool, good to get some input on those VEH...

Alright cool, good to get some input on those VEH pickups.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Do this, but use the shape of your headstock and...

Do this, but use the shape of your headstock and tape off your fretboard. Also run tape along the edges of your headstock as to keep the paint from the back of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By thegrungyhippie
A super distortion in the bridge, but because I'm...

A super distortion in the bridge, but because I'm trying to save some money a GFS pickup in the neck. (Possibly one of those new GFS Van Halen wannabe pickups in the neck).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Pics!

Pics!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Ah gotcha! I'm interested in the natural top on...

Ah gotcha!

I'm interested in the natural top on the P Bass, I don't recall seeing anything like that lately. Mostly just sunbursts which get kinda boring.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By thegrungyhippie
Explorer Build! (Lots of pictures!)

I've been working on this one for about a month and a half in woodshop now.
Specs:
Maple body (yes... I know what you are thinking. I'll explain later)
Walnut neck
Rosewood fretboard
2 Humbuckers...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,722
Posted By thegrungyhippie
TS, I know you don't have a bandsaw but to...

TS, I know you don't have a bandsaw but to Mitchell?: wouldn't a bandsaw work? scroll saw?

Nice looking project TS :D
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By thegrungyhippie
It'll be a 6 string with a thick neck, the neck...

It'll be a 6 string with a thick neck, the neck is wider to fit the octave strings. If this is ok with you, go for it.

Personally, I'd sell it. Or keep it until you realize you like 12 strings, I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By thegrungyhippie
wait, you're gonna strip that finish? You crazy...

wait, you're gonna strip that finish? You crazy boy?
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