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Old 02-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #61
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #62
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KLittle question here. If I route the pickup/controls cavity 7/8'' deep, Is it goign to be deep enough to accept all the pickups and the pots and stuff?

EDIT: In fact, I'm not afraid for the pots and the pickups, but i dont know how deep it should be for the switch (this one).

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #63
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KLittle question here. If I route the pickup/controls cavity 7/8'' deep, Is it goign to be deep enough to accept all the pickups and the pots and stuff?


It will be deep enough for the pickups and the pots, however, most control cavities on strats and teles etc. are 1.5" deep. The switch is generally the reason why.

This is looking good, I didn't know a PRS like that existed till I saw it here, definitely a cool build.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #64
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Well, my body is 1.5 thick, so i cant really route it that deep... how tall are teles switches?

Also thanks

On a side note, electronics, pickups, string ferrules, tuners, and a nut new are on their way I'm still debating if i still use that martin-style truss rod, or if i should get a hot rod two way truss rod when I'll order the rest of the neck stuff(fretwire and radius block).
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:57 AM   #65
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Surely if you're making a PRS it ought to be a rotary dial switch?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #66
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Not, its a PRS EG, so its strat style.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/...G_SE_DONE_4.jpg
The actual switch is an import style tele switch from GFS.
Is an inch deep deep enough?
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #67
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I just looked at a couple different switches and they say a minimum depth of 1 3/8".

An 1/8" is quite a small amount to leave behind, but it should be OK structurally. However, I would only rout the amount of space needed for the switch, not the whole cavity that deep.

Also, just hold out till you get the switch. Measure the depth and give yourself a little extra for the wires, that is probably the best way to do it. I don't think an inch will be deep enough.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #68
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Well, i guess I'll have to wait. Altough, an inch might do it since the switch is smaller then other blade switches with the big ass round thing with 4 lugs on each side.

Also, got started on my fret bender, bought a couple washers and bolts and cranks today. The cranks are too small, dammit. I'll probably finish it next weekend, i have to buy longer bolts and some other stuff, as well as i have to drill the base.


The wheel for the tang-side(stacked some washer to have a groove in it for the tang).

Electronics should come in this week.

EDIT: About the finish... Lets say I dye the entire guitar red. What sould i use for sprying black paint? Can I use some kind of spray can of black paint for wood, and spray that on the stained wood?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:31 PM   #69
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Thanks, GFS. Exactly two weeks.


Two surprises: the links between the lugs and the stereo jack.


They shipped a stereo jack. I don'y know if that was accidental or not, but... can I just use it like a stadard jack by using only one of the tip lugs?

Electronics should be done this week bought wire today.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #70
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nice stuff, why the 4 pickups? and yes you can just use 1 of the tips
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:52 PM   #71
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I wanted HSS pickups, so I bought one humbucker and a strat set in the clearance section at GFS for 16,99 bucks. But since 3 pickup is too much for me, I'll just wire the two singlecoils in series (the yellow one is reverse wound) so it will be like one humbucker, but with a much more balanced sound since the two coils wont be stuck together like in a real humbucker. I also expect it to be a lot cleaner: the pickups in the set have a DC resistance goign from 5.5k to 5.9k, so even in series they will be from the high output 14k I have in the bridge.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #72
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Getting ready for the wiring (dummy cardboard pickguard)


Almost done! Still has the jack, bridge and pickups to hookup.


How the pickguard will look like, but in black. With knobs. And no cellphone.


My fret bender prototype. The two small wheels are ball bearings, the big wheel is a couple of stacked washers to make a groove for the fret tang. They are still two problems to solve: I have no handle for the tang-side wheel, and the later don't turn because of the nuts. what I'd need would be two vertical ball bearing... does that even exist? would be handy tho
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #73
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by vertical bearings, but there are a huge range of bearing types out there, so it's pretty likely that you could find what you're after.

I didn't use a handle for my wheel, and my wheels didn't really spin either - as long as your surfaces are smooth, the fretwire should be able to pull through by hand.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #74
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I mean like two washers side by side that can move independenly thus making the crank wheel super smooth when i turn it. Buth I guess I can live without it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #75
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You could use a single bush or solid bearing through the centre - they don't use a runner, so the two washers could move independently. You could work it up with thrust and/or tapered roller bearings, but that'd be far more trouble than it's worth: to be honest, you don't really need a fret-bender to be ergonomic, it just needs to get the job done. Kudos for putting the effort in though, it looks like it'll go the distance.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #76
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Thnks^^
I've already paid at least 30 for this one up to now. It's kinda a waste of money ATM, because i wont build another guitar until... the end of the year at the soonest, next summer at the latest. Its more of a side project thing... But I'm really proud of how it come up to now. Just need a crank and a proper base to look profesional
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #77
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More wiring.

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #78
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I'm sorry if I didn't read something in the thread explaining this... but is that a cardboard pickguard?
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I'm sorry if I didn't read something in the thread explaining this... but is that a cardboard pickguard?


He just uses it to fit everything in, he'll later put everything in a 'real' one
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