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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 163,440
Posted By -MintSauce-
It really depends on the surface. If you're...

It really depends on the surface. If you're refinishing a guitar that's already been sealed and painted before (and you're using a solid colour), you can just key the surface and then hit it with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,333
Posted By -MintSauce-
Yeah, either light amber or wine red still....

Yeah, either light amber or wine red still. There's plenty of time to decide though.

Things have been slow with my new job and basically having no free time. I managed to get the maple cut into...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By -MintSauce-
That inlay is absolutely superb. Great work!

That inlay is absolutely superb. Great work!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By -MintSauce-
I hate to be negative, but this honestly looks...

I hate to be negative, but this honestly looks quite awful. You're going to end up with a butt joint between the two neck pieces, relying on the strength of glue alone to support the neck under...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By -MintSauce-
You need to keep sanding really, but you're...

You need to keep sanding really, but you're always going to have some dye that's stained through from the top, so you might be sanding forever. Try setting up a vacuum cleaner or air hose to keep the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By -MintSauce-
Have you checked the scale length too?

Have you checked the scale length too?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-17-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By -MintSauce-
I saw these being sold on eBay recently. I won't...

I saw these being sold on eBay recently. I won't link to them for obvious reasons, but yeah...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By -MintSauce-
If it's the bridge pickup you've got the gap on,...

If it's the bridge pickup you've got the gap on, I think it's a problem with their CNC or whatever at the factor. I've got the same issue on my EC401FM, where the screws have been drilled a little...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-09-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By -MintSauce-
1. Just sand lightly with 320 to key the surface....

1. Just sand lightly with 320 to key the surface. If you sand to the wood, you're going to have to prep the surface again... which means sealer and undercoat (not primer, since you already have a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By -MintSauce-
Is it worth trying some heat with a soldering...

Is it worth trying some heat with a soldering iron? If you've got a single action truss rod with a removeable nut, the expansion from heating might be enough to crack the thread and either turn it or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By -MintSauce-
If your bridge is angled forwards like in II,...

If your bridge is angled forwards like in II, then you need to balance the tension by either adding that third spring or screwing the spring claw in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By -MintSauce-
Do you have any pictures of your wiring job?...

Do you have any pictures of your wiring job? Also, check your battery and make sure you've raised the pickup very close to the strings. If you're that worried about your gig, it might be worth wiring...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By -MintSauce-
Have you checked your battery connection and...

Have you checked your battery connection and raised the pickups very close to the strings?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By -MintSauce-
It really depends on the guitar. As long as you...

It really depends on the guitar. As long as you can route a cavity for the switch, drill a hole for it and then drill a wiring channel through to the pickup cavities, it should be grand.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By -MintSauce-
Did you centre the finetuner before stringing it...

Did you centre the finetuner before stringing it up and tuning with the machine head?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By -MintSauce-
Sharp work as always. I can't wait to see how the...

Sharp work as always. I can't wait to see how the latest one turns out!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By -MintSauce-
^ Yeah, it's a slightly pointless upgrade if the...

^ Yeah, it's a slightly pointless upgrade if the tuners actually work, since the locking nut holds the strings in tune. Grovers are good, but a little pricey. My two ESP/LTD guitars have got...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By -MintSauce-
If you're getting buzzing on all frets, it's more...

If you're getting buzzing on all frets, it's more likely to be that your action is too low, or your nut slot is cut too deep. Raise the action on the bass side until it's fixed.

Also, when you were...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Posted By -MintSauce-
Moved to GG&A

Moved to GG&A
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By -MintSauce-
It's not too warm at all. It's actually not as...

It's not too warm at all. It's actually not as fat and warm as the 85 and it's almost between an 81 and 85.

What's the guitar you want to put these in? I'd actually second Dave's recommendation of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By -MintSauce-
If you're in the UK or don't mind postage, Axetec...

If you're in the UK or don't mind postage, Axetec make a suitable top-loading hardtail.

Bear in mind that using a Tune-O-Matic would also mean working in a neck angle or recessing the bridge, which...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By -MintSauce-
What's the guitar the new pickups will be going...

What's the guitar the new pickups will be going into? I'm a fan of the 81/60 combo in mahogany and I also get good results from a Blackout AHB-1 in an alder V. As much as I love EMGs, I have to admit...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By -MintSauce-
1. Titebond Original or epoxy. What you're doing...

1. Titebond Original or epoxy. What you're doing is no different to a Les Paul or something with a figured cap. You can use anything from a vacuum press to a bag of cement. Most people will use MDF...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By -MintSauce-
Just measure your current screws (they're...

Just measure your current screws (they're probably M5 or so), then find some replacements on eBay for pennies/cents.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By -MintSauce-
What guitars, pickups and effects do you use? Do...

What guitars, pickups and effects do you use? Do you have any bands as examples?

It might be worth looking at Blackstar, Randall and Hughes & Kettner. Look into a decent boost or distortion pedal...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By -MintSauce-
It depends on your tuning really. If you're using...

It depends on your tuning really. If you're using a standard tuning (E standard, D standard, C standard, whatever), go with even spacing like in the picture. If you're using a drop tuning (drop D,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-14-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,333
Posted By -MintSauce-
Amber would look stunning! It's a toss-up between...

Amber would look stunning! It's a toss-up between amber and wine red at the moment...


or flamingo pink...


The neck wood has arrived, but I've been too busy to get started with it. Fun times ahead...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By -MintSauce-
If you don't like the regular EMGs, try the EMG-X...

If you don't like the regular EMGs, try the EMG-X series or the new EMG 57/66 combo.

The Seymour Duncan AHB-1 or AHB-2 Blackouts are worth a shot too. The AHB-1 isn't quite as aggressive as an EMG...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By -MintSauce-
This thread hasn't been updated in six years. I'm...

This thread hasn't been updated in six years. I'm sure he's found a solution by now...

Closed.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,333
Posted By -MintSauce-
Damn, I didn't know those models existed! :eek:...

Damn, I didn't know those models existed! :eek:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/sapeleandmaple/IMG_2521_zps2643d666.jpg

I need to make the neck and route the pocket before getting...
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