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darrenking
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@johnnierox-boo I meant another cover plate on the back so only the pick up itself would be visible from the front


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@darrenking This is my Ibanez JEM with direct mount pickups, also wood screws. The clear scratch plate has no functional purpose, it’s purely aesthetic. I think this is a great look but using a metal bar (threaded) for the pickup height adjustment screws (machine screws) to go into, is a much more elegant solution. 

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I meant another cover plate on the back so only the pick up itself would be visible from the front

@darrenking Oh I see! Well, yeah I suppose you could, it’s quite a nice idea. I could run into a problem with bridge pickup if the guitar has a trem, that room at the back would be taken up with the spring cavity. 

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That's a good Q @darrenking.  I'll have to think about that!!

Right, having completely forgotten to think about it ... my sub-conscious has clearly been working on it because an idea has just popped into the empty space I call "my head".

Off to the workshop to mock something up ....

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Off to the workshop to mock something up ....

Back from the workshop ... here's the results.

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You’re hiding it well......

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How to fit different bridges i.e. Gotoh wrap over, Wilkinson, tune-o-matic, Hannes, Floyd rose. How to work out exact placement and alinement plus correct height For neck angle to hit the bridge correctly.

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How to fit different bridges i.e. Gotoh wrap over, Wilkinson, tune-o-matic, Hannes, Floyd rose. How to work out exact placement and alinement plus correct height For neck angle to hit the bridge correctly.

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Yes, yes, yes yes! Let’s do this please! I still haven’t fitted a floating trem on two posts, I was just going to do it trial and error but if we can do this, I would be a happy man. @markbailey I am just about to buy a Wilkinson WVS50ii 

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Hi

  Wondering if you are dyeing a top. Any tips in faux binding.

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@clinton Yes - Staining, Double Staining, Bursting, and Fake Binding - all coming soon!

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@boo

Has anyone suggested a

Guitar case making session - particularly the interior profiling?

This would be invaluable 


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@mikeyrjiom

 

By using CNC, I  thought Mark meant Coffee 'n' Cake????


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Has anyone suggested a

Guitar case making session - particularly the interior profiling?

This would be invaluable 

@eddie6string This is another fantastic idea. I’m sure a lot of us have already wondered about case making, I know I have, but it keeps getting shoved down the evergrowing list. I’m glad you mentioned this Eddie, I think it’s a must. @markbailey 

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Case making??

I'd be amazed if we could do a better job than Hiscox, or for anywhere near the cost!  Or, if you're looking slightly lower down the cost scale, there are loads at £50-£60 to fit most guitar shapes?

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@eddie6string

Guitar cases made from wood are very heavy, they need to be fibre glass or ABS plastic to get any strength and be light enough to carry. I've made wooden cases for small accordions and flutes a long time ago using good quality plywood for the structure then covered with book matched 2mm veneer to look nice. Solid wood could split along the grain if it had a nock so probably wouldn't be strong enough on its own.

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@rocknroller912

Fairynuff!

 

I've got clients in USA & Australia wanting Electric Lady models,  so Flight case specifications apply  - that's why I suggest Mark might just advise on internal design/construction 


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Its not to do with guitar building but I think it would be awesome to see a live stream of Mark and Carol doing a gig!! That would be a nice treat, plus viewers could donate money for it like super chats. maybe a one off live stream it would be awesome!!


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@markbailey

scalloped fretboards and asymmetrical neck profiles please!

Practice on scrap...


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Yeah that and how to rout/cut a blade switch into a body please.

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@mattbeels

This is how I've done it ...

Using a very thin router bit in my Dremel to make the rough cut ...

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Then using a thin file to straighten up the edges of the cut (the masking tape is there to show where the straight edges need to be!).

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Finished ...

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Just be *very* careful when you're routing out the cavity - you need to end up with ~2mm of wood left where you're fitting the switch.

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