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#1461 User is offline   Dub-T-123 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 11:31 AM

Looking great Rabs!! Any more progress this weekend?


I've been working on a few finish samples for the cabinets. The gel stain that I got was absolutely hideous. So I'm going back to the water based dye stain that I had which I'm actually kinda liking.

This is a little darker than I want, I'm gonna try some water based pre stain conditioner to see if that lightens and evens the tone enough to bother with, if not I think I'm gonna just dilute the stain a bit

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 11:59 AM

No.. Havent been at it this weekend.. Tomorrow hopefully :)

And that stain.. Is that green?
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 03:29 PM

 Rabs, on 14 May 2017 - 11:59 AM, said:

No.. Havent been at it this weekend.. Tomorrow hopefully :)

And that stain.. Is that green?

Yeah it's green. Just did another sample with the conditioner and that's just what I wanted so gonna do that hopefully today
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:15 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 14 May 2017 - 03:29 PM, said:

Yeah it's green. Just did another sample with the conditioner and that's just what I wanted so gonna do that hopefully today

Cool... Im not sure if ive ever seen a green amp before? :-k
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:00 PM

 Rabs, on 14 May 2017 - 05:15 PM, said:

Cool... Im not sure if ive ever seen a green amp before? :-k

There's an amp company called Green that makes green amps which is in the Orange and Matamp family. Those have green tolex

I've seen green stained amps before too so it's not the first but should look cool.

I stained the cab today. The back panel is lacquered up, the cab is gonna have to wait till tomorrow, ran out of sunlight. Staining the cab went well overall. I have a couple little blotches on the side which I'm hoping to eliminate but the conditioner did its job
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:04 PM

Cool.. Look forward to seeing the pics [thumbup] (and eventually hearing it :))
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:57 PM

Here's something kinda fun. I built this little mic for my iPhone which can record a loud amp or full band without all the clipping that you get from the built in mic.

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Ironically I built this the day that I finally upgraded to the iPhone 7 which has no headphone jack. Anyway, my old 5C will just be a tool for capturing music ideas and maybe doing some demos now
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:03 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 18 May 2017 - 08:57 PM, said:

Here's something kinda fun. I built this little mic for my iPhone which can record a loud amp or full band without all the clipping that you get from the built in mic.

Ironically I built this the day that I finally upgraded to the iPhone 7 which has no headphone jack. Anyway, my old 5C will just be a tool for capturing music ideas and maybe doing some demos now

Very cool [thumbup]

Put a case on it and you could sell those I reckon :)
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:21 PM

 Rabs, on 18 May 2017 - 09:03 PM, said:

Very cool [thumbup]

Put a case on it and you could sell those I reckon :)

Yeah I agree. No idea where to even start with making a little plastic housing though. What I think would be better would be one that uses the lightning port and has like a 6" or so wire that holds its shape so you can set the phone down and easily point the mic at the speaker or whatever.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:24 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 18 May 2017 - 09:21 PM, said:

Yeah I agree. No idea where to even start with making a little plastic housing though. What I think would be better would be one that uses the lightning port and has like a 6" or so wire that holds its shape so you can set the phone down and easily point the mic at the speaker or whatever.

Buy some appropriate sized metal tubing? That's probably what id do..
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:51 PM

Pretty much done now.. I think :)

Next week we get to see the final results :D
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