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Everything posted by Dub-T-123

  1. Gave you a trophy thing for the name “fish crumpet”
  2. Theoretically the single cut version should sound slightly “better” because the neck has more contact with the body and the pickups are further apart They should sound more or less the same
  3. https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/supplies/finishing-supplies/colors-and-tints-and-stains/colortone-touch-up-marker.html
  4. The pickguard, knobs, and tuners are not stock. The pickups look like they’ve been changed to me but that could just be the photo. In the photo it looks like the pickup covers are nickel and the rest of the hardware is chrome.
  5. No issue with it being easier, but my preference would be to do it myself I have the ebay mallet. I like the stewmac tools that I have but the prices on some of their things are stupid. Like a $5 mono jack or $5 Chinese plastic knob. An expensive hammer is something I understand as quality hand tools are not usually the cheapest. Some of their stuff is just the same brand you can get other places for twice the price
  6. All off the mahogany (or maybe utile as Rabs said) at our shop is flatsawn and I wanted to use quartersawn for the neck. I took a piece of flatsawn and cut two smaller pieces out where the grain was in a quartersawn pattern. I’m sure the seam wouldn’t be too visible but I thought it’d look cheap to have the two piece neck. Instead I laminated a ~1/16” piece of walnut in the center so it looks like I did it all on purpose. I think the little pinstripe running down the center of the neck should look cool. Planing a piece of walnut to 1/16” was its own little challenge without a drum sander 🙂 So in this pic you will see I didn’t really care much about the pieces being flush because it is all oversized and needs to be properly squared up anyway. But that joint is super tight and it should look great when the neck is shaped and hopefully be nice and stable
  7. Next you’re gonna wanna firmly glue the body blank to the workbench Cut roughly to shape on the bandsaw
  8. Still gonna do all the inlays, fretting, etc myself so it’s still a good challenge. Ok so I got some work done but forgot a sheet of measurements for the cavity depths etc so I didn’t wanna screw that up. Might do that tomorrow or Monday and maybe the roundover after. Here come some pics.. Here is my ‘hog after the first pass through the planer. Wooooo Not sure if I’ve got enough glue there?
  9. Ordered a pre radiused/slotted board from stewmac. Also ordered pre cut and radiused frets at the recommendation of Rabs. While looking into this I have found that unless I want to jump into full production mode, it will be much cheaper for a small quantity of builds to just buy the pre slotted pre radiused stuff
  10. Tomorrow will be day 1 of the first build. I’ve been telling one of my coworkers about my plans and he wants to build one now too so he’s going to start his build tomorrow with me. He doesn’t play guitar but he has some cool ideas. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I don’t have my trussrod or fretboard yet so I dunno how far I’ll get tomorrow but I’ll order some stuff I need from stewmac tonight. my goal is to have a LP Jr double cut body mostly complete tomorrow and a neck blank ready to route the truss rod channel. I have a lot of mahogany available at the shop but depending on what I can find I am curious about doing a 5 piece neck similar to what you’d see on a Norlin 335 Just had to share my excitement a bit here.. I will post pics tomorrow!
  11. As others have said these pickups are really new so not many of us here have much experience with them. That said, I see no reason to swap them preemptively. The stock pickups seem interesting As for a PAF style recommendation, for me at this point it is definitely the Gibson “custombucker” that I have in my new Les Paul. Best sounding pickups I’ve personally used. They are just a little “sweeter” sounding than other humbuckers I’ve used. Don’t know how to define that better.. Less muddy but not shrill? Make sure to take the guitar to a respectable tech if you do any electronics work. It will have to be fished through the F hole and the guy at GC is not going to be trustworthy for that job
  12. I doubt anybody here can help you find the exact paint. It looks similar to Fender Lake Placid Blue. Got any pictures of the guitar though? It’s almost always preferable to keep the guitar in original condition vs refinishing. Unless the guitar is really trashed you probably shouldn’t refinish
  13. If you google alpine white burst it pops right up with a model called the “Signature T” It seems likely that this would be the model in question rather than a Standard. Looks like it has the features of a normal “Standard” anyway so the seller is probably confused. Whether you like the trade or not is up to you. From what I can tell this trade values the Marshall around $300 which seems low considering the original price of about $1,500
  14. That thing has a bigger engine than my truck (which is not slow). Must be so fun to drive!! congrats that looks amazing
  15. I was really sad to hear this.. He’s right up there with any of the best guitarists of all time, it’s just a matter of who’s your personal favorite at that level. We should all strive to have the kind of skills he had
  16. IMO first set up the nut correctly then add lubrication. I would use graphite before using Vaseline or something like that
  17. Aside from being #1 it looks like the SN says “cool”
  18. Adjustable tuners are on every guitar, those other things in Walmart are tennis rackets
  19. Are you stocking up for Thanksgiving or was it just time to get some champagne? We will be firing off some Clicquot and Dom this Thanksgiving for sure
  20. My girlfriend and I are going to Utah next weekend. I think I’ll get a bottle to celebrate over there 🥳
  21. Wow what a STUPID “tech” at GC.. seriously never take a guitar to GC for “luthier” work
  22. Dude nice collection.. how does the R7 compare to the R9?
  23. Forgive me for posting such a beginner level topic but I was surprised how much I learned and benefitted from this video.. When I got my new LP I noticed the tech at Wildwood had tied the strings to the tuning pegs in knots. I’ve never tried this before but the tuning stability was excellent. I’ve been experimenting with different strings on the LP and figured I’d try a different method of installing the strings as well. Until now, I have been using what he calls the “fast wrapping method” in this video. That’s the way I learned from my dad and I thought aside from locking tuners that’s pretty much the only way to install strings. Now having seen this video, I’ve been using the “tech method” and I gotta recommend that you guys try it if you haven’t heard of this before. It takes a bit of practice getting the right length of string to start with but even the strings that I screwed up a bit on my first try stayed in tune beautifully. With a good setup and this tuning method, my LP is always perfectly in tune when I pull it out of the case and bends etc never pull it out of tune
  24. I’ve been hoping to see Pip around too. Can you believe I’ve never had Cristal? Gotta get a bottle now
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