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Old 05-19-2013, 06:31 PM   #21
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Not really a fan of metal guitars bt this is shaping out to be quite sexy
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #22
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Routing finished on the front.


And the back.


And a satisfying milestone.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #23
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looks really great
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:30 AM   #24
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Good day yesterday.

Recessed jack hole.

"Jack hole"

Belly carve.


Neck joint.


And got the thicknessing jig out to make cavity covers.




Looks like a nice day again today.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #25
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Quick update and some ropey pictures from the past week or so.

Headstock veneered.


Oiled. The flame looks quite spectacular in the sun.


Shield paint.


Pickups in. That shield paint is awful stuff. Comes off on your fingers as soon as you get near it and then rubs off onto everything you touch.


And neck on.


Just the electrical stuff to do.


It's getting close now. And the closer it gets the more nervous I get. And I hate doing the electrical hookup because it's so fiddly. I'm quite excited about getting something playable soon though.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #26
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The cheeky little magnets are looking good ;D
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:13 AM   #27
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The cheeky little magnets are looking good ;D
Yeah, I'm quite pleased with those. Fortunately I had a router bit exactly the right size. Of course, a sensible person would've checked their router bits and bought magnets sized to suit but I tend not to work like that. Luckily it worked out okay this time.

So I spent 3 hours hunched over a hot soldering iron last night and it actually went rather well. Solder flowed and bonded well, didn't accidentally burn anything and I didn't even burn myself until right near the very end.

Did as much as I could outside the cavity first.


And then got it all settled so I could hook up the jack and pickups.


This is the first build where I've actually had the courage to chop the pickup wires to the correct length instead of just coiling it up in the cavity.


All in all, I was happy. But plugging in to my MS2 and giving a quick tap on the pickups with a screwdriver did not give a reassuring click. Not from any pickup, however I switched it. At this point I did something unusally sensible: I took a deep breath and went to bed.

However, I did have ten minutes before I left for work this morning to do a quick continuity test with my multimeter and found the culprit:


Somehow I'd managed to dislodge the main hot connection to the jack. Should be an easy fix. *fingers crossed*
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #28
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However, I did have ten minutes before I left for work this morning to do a quick continuity test with my multimeter and found the culprit:

Somehow I'd managed to dislodge the main hot connection to the jack. Should be an easy fix. *fingers crossed*


Good on you for knowing when to take a break, i have the same problem sometimes when i just ram my head into a wall repeatedly instead of stepping back and realizing the obvious problem sometimes.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:33 AM   #29
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It's done.













I'll post sound samples or a video when I get around to it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #30
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #31
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Where do the trem springs attach?


Great job man, I would of personally modified the headstock but it looks great either way.
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Where do the trem springs attach?
Usual place.



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Great job man, I would of personally modified the headstock but it looks great either way.
It was a paddle headstock that I shaped myself. I sketched and sketched but never got very far from the classic Ibanez look - I was kind of aiming for a hint of Fender in there. But given that I'm not keen on Fender heastocks it really is only a hint.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #33
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Awesome parts/custom build you got there. Shame about what happened to the arm rest part of the body. Hope it isn't too uncomfortable being a flat top!

Must say that's some funky tremolo spring layout you have there. Why not have one either end and one in the middle?
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:36 AM   #34
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Must say that's some funky tremolo spring layout you have there. Why not have one either end and one in the middle?
Dammit. I knew that picture would open a can of worms. So I'll come clean.

Firstly, the hole for feeding the neck pickup wire through prevented me from mounting the trem claw properly centrally, hence the general wonkiness.

Secondly, the block was a little deep (I hadn't allowed for the fact the cover is recessed) so I had to take 5mm off the bottom. Having done that I had to re-drill the spring holes so the springs would sit fully in and unfortunately the drill bit broke off in the middle hole.

Trust me, it bugs me that it's not all nice a symmetrical but at least I don't have to look at it and having got it nicely balanced for my usual gauge of strings I don't fancy messing with it again for a while.

Oh, and not having the arm carve is not a problem at all.
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