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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-08-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
...and here's the last piece of the...

...and here's the last piece of the puzzle:

http://www.seittipalvelu.fi/guitarproject3/final-12.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-07-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Ok, so I got the #3 back for a final setup and...

Ok, so I got the #3 back for a final setup and now the active electronics have been installed, intonation set up and so on. This time around the preamp turned out to have quite a bit more gain than...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-23-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Phew... finally it is done. Though at the moment...

Phew... finally it is done. Though at the moment I don't have any pics to prove it :) We had a gig last weekend where my band was performing first and my brother's band was the main act and I wanted...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-09-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! Here's the first test-fit with the...

Thanks! Here's the first test-fit with the strings on. It already plays nicely although it still needs a proper setup.

Strings line up pretty...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By jenrg
Apart from action and intonation, I've also seen...

Apart from action and intonation, I've also seen a few cases with the same symptoms where the nut has been too high. Project Guitar has some tutorials on doing the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By jenrg
Also, if the discolouration is due to blocked UV...

Also, if the discolouration is due to blocked UV it will probably even out in time as the lighter area is now also exposed to UV.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Time flies and slowly but steadily this project...

Time flies and slowly but steadily this project sees some progress. Getting close to being fully finished but there's still a lot of little details to do. Cavity shielding + covers, truss rod cover,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! First off, I had the logo cut out from...

Thanks! First off, I had the logo cut out from vinyl. Then after the first clearcoats and light sanding I placed the logo on the headstock. Then it was just more clearcoats (+ sanding in between) to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
The buffing will still have to wait because I...

The buffing will still have to wait because I don't have proper tools and I'm not going to do it by hand. I'll go to a workshop of a local luthier to do it, hopefully sometime soon. In the meantime...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Current status in pics: Headstock sanded flat....

Current status in pics:

Headstock sanded flat. You can still see some tiny bubbles that I hope will go away with further sanding + buffing. I may have sprayed the first clear coats too thick or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Sorry to let you down but it's not finished yet...

Sorry to let you down but it's not finished yet :) The frets have been leveled, crowned and polished and I'm currently sanding the whole thing absolutely flat for buffing. I'll also move to another...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,108
Posted By jenrg
You could try vinyl decals, they can be done in...

You could try vinyl decals, they can be done in almost any colour. Basically it's a sticker cut from vinyl and you can clearcoat over it. It does take more coats to get it perfectly flush but it's...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-04-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Here come the pics as promised. The appearance...

Here come the pics as promised. The appearance changes quite a lot depending on the lighting and viewing angle but overall I'm very happy with the results. Now there will be final sanding and buffing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Phew... after some serious sanding and more...

Phew... after some serious sanding and more lacquer the finishing part is done now. :) I'll post pics tomorrow.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Just a quick status update, the first coat of...

Just a quick status update, the first coat of clear is on and today I'll be doing some sanding, adding headstock decals and spraying some more lacquer on it. Sadly I only have crappy pics of it and I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,386
Posted By jenrg
Now that's an original design. This is one of the...

Now that's an original design. This is one of the best builds I've seen lately (or ever). Not redoing classics or copying existing models (not that there's anything wrong with that either, I just...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-13-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! Back in business, I finally had time to...

Thanks! Back in business, I finally had time to properly sand the top + headstock and I also got to do some tests with the water based stain I'm using. The results were ok and so I went on and put...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-04-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By jenrg
Like already mentioned, it would be pretty much...

Like already mentioned, it would be pretty much impossible to tell a resistor value that works without measuring. Jfets have so wide manufacturing tolerances that even if you'd find the right value...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-28-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Here are the pics of what I've done since I don't...

Here are the pics of what I've done since I don't remember when. Next up will be trying different methods for staining the black.

Filled the fret ends with superglue + ebony dust as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-26-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Surprise :D I bet you all thought this build is...

Surprise :D I bet you all thought this build is dead and buried... Well, it's not :) Although nothing much has happened during past months, I have done some little things like filled the fret ends...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-31-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! BTW, I tweaked the redirection settings...

Thanks! BTW, I tweaked the redirection settings and now all my old pics should be working again.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Holy crap... I just realized none of my previous...

Holy crap... I just realized none of my previous pics are working. I had to move them (well, URL-wise only the top level domain changed...) and I have set up a redirect but maybe UG is not following...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-27-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Well here's a little somethin' again. This has...

Well here's a little somethin' again. This has gone super slowly lately but there's not much left to do in terms of shaping so from now on it'll be a lot of sanding and then it's time for stain and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By jenrg
That's what I'm thinking too. I should have made...

That's what I'm thinking too. I should have made a battery holder accessible without opening the back cover...

BTW, what exactly are the downsides to using the output jack as a power switch?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By jenrg
Switching onboard electronics

I have a question about switching onboard electronics.

I used a self-built onboard FET preamp on my second build using a stereo jack as a power switch (has worked fine) and without a bypass switch....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Not much done this week, I just thought I'd throw...

Not much done this week, I just thought I'd throw in a couple of pics.

Began shaping the heel.
http://www.seittipalvelu.net/guitarproject3/neck_heel3.jpg

Getting...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Talking about bolt-ons, I just bolted the neck on...

Talking about bolt-ons, I just bolted the neck on this one. Fits very well, actually I will have to sand the joint a bit so it doesn't get too tight when the lacquer is applied.

AANJ? At the moment...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-17-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 48,596
Posted By jenrg
Wow... I haven't checked this thread in ages and...

Wow... I haven't checked this thread in ages and now I read the whole thing through at once. I'm smiling now =) Good job! I was very close to selecting ZR2 as the bridge on my second build before...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,126
Posted By jenrg
Thanks! The finish will be transparent black....

Thanks! The finish will be transparent black. Probably done with water based stain straight on wood and PU lacquer on top.

My opinion on neck joints is that a properly made bolt-on is just as good /...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-06-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 32,996
Posted By jenrg
Schaller Hannes...

Schaller Hannes (http://schaller-electronic.com/hp153521/Schaller-Steg-_Hannes.htm)
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