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richyc
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19/09/2020 11:37 am  

Hi

I’m Richard from Cardiff and I built my first guitar with Mark on the course last June and had a brilliant time! Just finished making my first home build (Telecaster), mainly in the back lane with an old Black & Decker workmate, but with lots of help online from Mark and following the videos to remind how to do it - it was almost as enjoyable second time around, but could have done with the good soup and company I had in Scotland. Telecaster turned out OK and plays pretty well but I’ve noticed that the guitar sometimes has a vibrating or ‘warbling’ sound (without the guitar being amplified) especially if I strum hard on the strings and I’m wondering if the truss rod is a bit loose. If I tap the back of the neck at the headstock end it sounds like it may be knocking/rattling. Doesn’t happen all the time and doesn’t seem to affect the sound when plugged into the amp but any help/thoughts would be most appreciated

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Rich


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19/09/2020 11:40 am  

Try putting just a little more tension on the rod to see if that stops the rattling - a tensioned rod should not rattle - maybe it is just loose?

Measure twice, cut once...


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19/09/2020 12:04 pm  

@markbailey thanks, i'll try that 

i'll also message soon about ordering more wood for a 2nd home build - it's a bit addictive !


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19/09/2020 12:24 pm  

it's a bit addictive !

@richyc No, it’s VERRY ADDICTIVE!!! Good on ya! Welcome to the crackhouse of Guitar Building! 

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19/09/2020 12:32 pm  

it's a bit addictive !

I don't remember seeing any warning on the videos. I'm only part way through my fisrt build and now iv'e been and gone and got a kit for my for my next one. Just couldn't stop myself.


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19/09/2020 12:53 pm  

You have to blame the dealers......tempting you in with the free video stuff and then when you are hooked............

 

 

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19/09/2020 12:54 pm  

Warnings - ‘guitar building can seriously damage your weath’

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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19/09/2020 2:46 pm  

@frocesterbill how are you?  i see you've been busy since last summer in Scotland!


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19/09/2020 3:49 pm  

@richyc - I'm pretty good - the bug really took a hold after being in the workshop in June last year - two builds completed at home and a Bailey acoustic kit in the garage waiting for some time....

How about you?

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19/09/2020 4:35 pm  

@frocesterbill yeah i'm ok thanks - working from home since Covid hit has allowed me a bit more time to make a guitar at home - need to build another soon and i think i need to move house to get a better workshop than the back lane ! I may have finally worked out what i want to do when i grow up!


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19/09/2020 4:36 pm  

You have to blame the dealers......tempting you in with the free video stuff and then when you are hooked............

 

That's a very good point @frocesterbill

IIRC, when I attended my first Bailey course, I had ~5 guitars.

Now, I have "a few" more, many of which I've built myself.  It's addictive ... but in a good way, as I learn something new on each one.

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19/09/2020 5:06 pm  

Now, I have "a few" more, many of which I've built myself.  It's addictive ... but in a good way

Tell me about it @TV1010101 and these are the ones my wife knows about...I have a few dotted around at friends...it’s a risk as you might not get em back but at least I’m still alive, if the wife found out I’d be screwed....

 

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19/09/2020 5:13 pm  

.I have a few dotted around at friends...

That gives me an idea ...

You build some, send them to me.  "They're not mine, they're Deej's".

I build some, send them to you.  "They're not mine, they're tv1010101's".

Marcel builds some sends them to us.  "These ones are Marcel's - look at the name".

We build some more, and pretend they're Marcel's.  (HE doesn't need any more).

 

Perfect @Deej!!

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19/09/2020 5:59 pm  

I built 5 in 5 months after seeing Bailey’s live streams. About to start my 6th, my first Bandsman! At the rate I’m going that is 12 a year. The main reason is, I got quite a lot of guitar wall hangers and really cannot put those to waste. Haha.


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19/09/2020 6:25 pm  

So Deej when will you be sending the guitars to look after for you just in case we tell Mrs Deej how many you really have..........

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Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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