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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Explorerbuilder
That is probably contacting the bottom of the...

That is probably contacting the bottom of the pickup.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Just wire the ground of the pickup to the back of...

Just wire the ground of the pickup to the back of the pot and the hot to the left lug of the pot. Run the Ground wire from the jack to the back of the pot and the hot from the jack to the middle lug.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-17-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Thanks. There are more albums if you click on...

Thanks. There are more albums if you click on library. I think i have about 50 guitars in that account.
That neck is maple, mahogany, maple veneer and paduak for the center. Those are all very...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Personally, i dont believe neck and fretboard...

Personally, i dont believe neck and fretboard wood have very much influence on sound.
The main thing to think about with neck wood is stability and stiffness, and gluing properties.
Also, depending...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Explorerbuilder
2000 grit between coats is not going to take away...

2000 grit between coats is not going to take away brush marks. 2000 barley takes away microscopic orange peel.
Its nearly impossible to get a pro result with a brush. You need a really good brush...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Get a rubber mallet and try setting it a bit...

Get a rubber mallet and try setting it a bit lower first.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Explorerbuilder
That is a very short scale for G. That is even...

That is a very short scale for G. That is even too short for A, if you ask me. But hey, if you think it works.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Explorerbuilder
What scale is the guitar? Personally, i dont...

What scale is the guitar?
Personally, i dont think there is any chance it will be holding at decent tension at G and F. That almost requires a full baritone at like 30" scale
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-06-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I have used an 85 in the bridge before. It didnt...

I have used an 85 in the bridge before. It didnt sound bad, just different.
the 60 is my favorite neck pickup out of all pickups. It has amazing cleans, and is crystal clear with gain.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Not particularly. Like i had said, most TOM...

Not particularly. Like i had said, most TOM bridges are the same. The only real variation is the metal they are made out of and the finish.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Explorerbuilder
The above post is pretty much what i did. Online...

The above post is pretty much what i did. Online research and tutorials, and a LOT of hands on practice on low end stuff, moving my way up.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I personally think tone pros are way over rated....

I personally think tone pros are way over rated. Even my GFS bridge lasted longer and was higher quality than the tone pros i got.
But generally tune o matic bridges arnt too different. You could...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Meguires products are some of the best. Where are...

Meguires products are some of the best. Where are you located?
You can also go to a auto parts store, and they have foam buffing pads that can be used in a drill, 2 for about 10 bucks.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-28-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Any reason you wet sanded an already finished,...

Any reason you wet sanded an already finished, factory guitar?
It is going to be extremely difficult to get a perfect, swirl free finish by hand.
Also, scratch remover is still pretty harsh. You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-27-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Right, i meant that the brand or type doesnt...

Right, i meant that the brand or type doesnt change tone, not that the values dont.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-26-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Pots are not going to change your tone or make...

Pots are not going to change your tone or make the pickups sound better. Pot quality usually just means they last longer and dont start getting scratchy and things like that.
CTS and alpha are good...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Where are you looking? I think i only payed like...

Where are you looking? I think i only payed like 25 bucks for mine on ebay.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I am not saying it isnt flat. I am saying it...

I am not saying it isnt flat. I am saying it doesnt cut the same as a flat surface with sandpaper. Just the nature of a file with grooves makes things harder to work with. Just trust me. If you use a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I think a bastard file is a really inaccurate way...

I think a bastard file is a really inaccurate way of leveling frets, and it isnt as controllable as a flat bar. They arnt that expensive on ebay. I would look into one. I never have any random high...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-22-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By Explorerbuilder
What kind of fretwork are you referring to?...

What kind of fretwork are you referring to? leveling, crowning, or fret ends?
When you level frets, you want something long enough to do the whole fretboard at once, then you go back and fine tune...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Make sure all of your ground lugs are soldered to...

Make sure all of your ground lugs are soldered to the top of the pots. that is usually what stops a pot from not turning off all the way.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Explorerbuilder
titebond will only work if the whole guitar is...

titebond will only work if the whole guitar is bare wood, and it will also soak all the way through newspaper...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-20-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I agree with the above post. You have to...

I agree with the above post.
You have to remember that ideally, you want your frets to be round with a TINY point at the tops, as thin as possible.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Yes, you have to sand it down. You can buy...

Yes, you have to sand it down. You can buy grainfiller specifically for that, or you can use epoxy, but that is harder to get the hang of.
You also have to seal the body, or it will take 30 coats to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Explorerbuilder
You have to crown the parts on the right more....

You have to crown the parts on the right more. Naturally with the radius the edges need more. You have to get them completely even across the whole fret.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I guess it could be if there are some spots that...

I guess it could be if there are some spots that still need it. But overall a long leveler should do most of the work.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Explorerbuilder
If you do 3 at a time they will only be level...

If you do 3 at a time they will only be level with those 3 frets. You want to level them all at the same time with something large enough to get the full fretboard. There is no reason to just do 3 at...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Explorerbuilder
They dont make large flake paint in a spray can....

They dont make large flake paint in a spray can. It cant go through a nozzle on a spray can. It is always done by spray guns.
Some auto parts stores carry a duplicolor basecoat in a can that is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Explorerbuilder
I never go by measurements, i just go by feel. It...

I never go by measurements, i just go by feel. It should be barley enough to just barley feel it touch the fret when you push on it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-16-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Explorerbuilder
Check to see if you actually need it first. Fret...

Check to see if you actually need it first. Fret at the first fret and then at the last with your other hand. Reach with your playing hand pinky as far as you can and push down on the string, and see...
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