Building my own guitar.

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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby Deansolo » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:17 am

It's my job. :)

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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:12 am

Rock wrote:Yep...sounds good to me....let me know if u decide to sell it. :)


I'll probably sell it :D

what guitar will you be putting it in ? ;)
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby Rock » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:55 pm

Have an old Ibanez, that it would go in nicely. :)

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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:17 pm

does it matter if it's trem-spaced ?!
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:39 pm

sorry Rock, I'm keeping it and I'm ditching the actives.

I just ordered a SD Custom-5 for the bridge ;)
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:06 am

lic.Floyd ordered.

Gotoh tuners ordered.
Damn, I paid too much shipping for the tuners,
but the actual shipping fee didn't show until
I got a confirmation letter for the purchase.

Ah well, hopefully I can work something out with
the seller, and if not ... well, I guess atleast one seller
on eBay is happy ;)
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby Rock » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:38 pm

LOL....Thats how they get u sometimes Metalhead, with crazy fkn shipping costs. :(

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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:10 pm

Rock wrote:LOL....Thats how they get u sometimes Metalhead, with crazy fkn shipping costs. :(


i must've misread it somehow, I think :?:

eBay seller wrote:S/H is $6.50 within the continental US.
To calculate combined shipping and handling, take the greatest s/h
and add that to ½ the s/h of the other items. All items you wish
combined must be paid at the same time. For Canada and
non continental US multiply the combined continental US total
by 1.4.
For all other International s/h multiply the combined continental US total by 2.


I somehow got that to $6.50 + 3.25 x 2 8O :? :(
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:40 pm

anyway .. uhm ...

I thought I'd check inside my Deans control cavity
and boy was that confusing 8O

this is what I got so far ...


bridge pickup:

black -> volume
bare -> volume
red -> switch

neck pickup:
bare -> volume
white -> switch


I won't be using a toneknob though, and no fancy
stuff as phaseswitches ... atleast not now ;)

I will be using a push/pull (or a push/push) volumeknob
for pickupswitching.

Both the PAF Pro and the SH-5 are 4-conductor models,
how the heck do I install them ?! 8O :?
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:07 am

I finally acquired the poly-urethane 2 days ago, after looking
for it forever, so the first layer was applied today at work
just before I went home, so it can dry during the night :D

how long will I have to wait before I can sand and
do layer #2 ?
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby stratattack » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:36 am

wait at least 3 more days just to be sure then wet sand with a 800 gritt sand paper then put on the second coat but the next time you wet sand use a 1500 grit this time . you may have to go with another coat depending on how glassy yah want it I usualy go with three when I use Poly. .
Q, will you be sparaying the poly or using a pad ? because that has alot to do with being even coats!
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:57 am

stratattack wrote:Q, will you be sparaying the poly or using a pad ? because that has alot to do with being even coats!


I'll be spraying.
I have my job-headquarter in industrial-house(?) so they
let me borrow the key during the easter holidays and
an air-driven spraygun :D
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:12 am

as soon as my hangover is cured(coffee does miracles ;))
I'll be off to sand it and put on a second coat :D
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby stratattack » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:49 am

MetalHead wrote:
stratattack wrote:Q, will you be sparaying the poly or using a pad ? because that has alot to do with being even coats!


I'll be spraying.
I have my job-headquarter in industrial-house(?) so they
let me borrow the key during the easter holidays and
an air-driven spraygun :D

Cool that'll make the difference I hope it turns out like Glass metalhead 8)
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Re: Building my own guitar.

Postby MetalHead » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:56 am

this poly-urethane was high-blank so there's a possibility
that I don't need any clearcoat :)

oh, I took some pictures with a friends digi-cam,
so I'll put'em up later today !
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