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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-25-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
What is the purpose of the 10 megohm resistors on...

What is the purpose of the 10 megohm resistors on the switches? Will that prevent popping? Or is there another reason?


I've built quite a bit from schems, but I'm trying to learn more of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-24-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
The 8" Stewmac block seemed to work pretty...

The 8" Stewmac block seemed to work pretty well, but maybe I'll have to try a longer flat bar instead next time. How hard is it to keep the appropriate radius with a flat bar?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-24-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Is there a reason (besides cost) not to use a...

Is there a reason (besides cost) not to use a radius block (of the appropriate radius) to level frets? I've only done two levellings, but that seemed to work pretty good for me.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Haven't read the entire thread yet, but my first...

Haven't read the entire thread yet, but my first electric guitar was a Starcaster. I upgrade mine with a new nut, more springs on the trem to effectively block it, graphite saddles to eliminate the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I put a set of Dragonfires from eBay in my first...

I put a set of Dragonfires from eBay in my first build, figuring on upgrading down the line. But I was quite impressed with them. They sound great. Maybe I just got a good set, since everyone else...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
This guy knows what's up. Reality is, the type of...

This guy knows what's up. Reality is, the type of wood does not matter nearly as much as people think.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Good luck, test each component before you put it...

Good luck, test each component before you put it in and take your time to get everything right. It sucks to get an amp together and have it not work. Especially if you're like me and don't have the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,233
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I make progress in spurts, getting nothing done...

I make progress in spurts, getting nothing done for a while and then a bunch done at once. I've made progress on mine lately (without posting the progress - :p ) but I was figuring on a Jan 1...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-02-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Gack, was the deadline Nov 1? Ah well, I missed...

Gack, was the deadline Nov 1? Ah well, I missed the deadline on another 100GBP challenge. I was figuring the deadline was the end of the year. I'll still end up with a nice guitar eventually anyway....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Nope, but I'm not carving the end of the neck...

Nope, but I'm not carving the end of the neck till i have the fretboard on it and I'm not carving the pocket until I've carved the end of the neck.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-19-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Hey, I'm just posting up to let you guys know...

Hey, I'm just posting up to let you guys know this project isn't dead. It's just been waiting on cheap parts from China a lot. The current hangup (which I've been waiting about a month for) is the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-17-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,065
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I'd be a little leary about it being weak where...

I'd be a little leary about it being weak where you've filled it in with putty, but it looks like it'll probably be fine.

How are you carving it? It shouldn't take 10 hours to carve a neck. I've...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,368
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Nice, man. I'm not a big fan of explorers, but...

Nice, man. I'm not a big fan of explorers, but yours always look great. Glad to see you're bit by the bug to build again.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-10-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 19,296
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Really looking nice. Makes me wish I had a cnc...

Really looking nice. Makes me wish I had a cnc machine.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-17-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I recently discovered that the Menards near me...

I recently discovered that the Menards near me (I've always just gone to the Home Depot, since it's about 10 minutes closer) carries a limited supply of Mahogany, as well as a small supply of maple....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Do the rails flex at all when you're using it?...

Do the rails flex at all when you're using it? That's pretty much the only problem I can think of. Though the sawdust might clog up the bearings a bit too.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-12-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
One of the guitarists in my last band had a...

One of the guitarists in my last band had a Frontman 212, and he had it dialed in pretty damned good. He ran a MiM Strat through an eq pedal and a Tube Screamer into it, and it sounded great.
As for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
He attacked me first. Let this be the end of it....

He attacked me first. Let this be the end of it. And no, I don't play a modeling amp. I'm currently playing through a Bugera V22, which sounds good for some things and not so great for others. I'm...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,945
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I think I need to clear something up. Yes, in...

I think I need to clear something up. Yes, in general, a 'good' joint refers to a strong one. But in the context of this myth that definition doesn't work. If that's the definition you're using, the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Some of this board's 'best' are ******ed. But,...

Some of this board's 'best' are ******ed. But, keep it in the other thread.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
The wood species doesn't matter. 99% of a...

The wood species doesn't matter. 99% of a guitar's tone is in the electronics. It's just a way of manufacturers charging more for nothing.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
When I messed around with piezo pickups, I bought...

When I messed around with piezo pickups, I bought a $5 piezo pickup on ebay (like this one...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Here's one of the body...

Here's one of the body blank:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff260/Platypus_Vomit/2012%20100GBP%20Build/0211121857a.jpg

And one of it cut to profile...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,945
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I disagree. There are good butt joints and there...

I disagree. There are good butt joints and there are bad butt joints. Are you aware that every laminated neck ever built is based on butt joints? Granted they're very long butt joints, but they're...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,945
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I disagree. I was always told that no matter what...

I disagree. I was always told that no matter what a good glue joint is stronger than the wood around it. I just proved that a good butt joint is not stronger than the wood around it. So I've already...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Yeah, gypsy's right. Your action near the nut...

Yeah, gypsy's right. Your action near the nut will remain relatively unchanged, but as you get down the neck the center strings (D and G in standard tuning) will stay at the correct height off the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Ok, I just finished gluing up the body (pics will...

Ok, I just finished gluing up the body (pics will come tomorrow, I forgot to take some and it's too frickin cold to run out to the garage right now and take some - sorry). It's 7 pieces. There's a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-09-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,945
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
I have news! 1 myth busted already. A good glue...

I have news!

1 myth busted already.
A good glue joint is stronger than the wood around it - BUSTED
This statement simply is not entirely true. The wood around an endgrain to endgrain glue joint is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
Alright, I bought the wood for this today. The...

Alright, I bought the wood for this today. The body will be mahogany with either a rosewood veneer strip or a 3/4" strip of maple through the center. The neck will be maple with either 2 rosewood...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-03-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By DuctTapeNinja
-How old are you and what guitars do you play? 23...

-How old are you and what guitars do you play?
23 years old, and I play mostly the 2 guitars I built, though I also occasionally play my Epi Les Paul Standard and my heavily modified Fender...
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