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Today was a little tidy here and there and then onto bridge fitting, pickup routing, control cavity and wire holes. I set the depth stop on my drill press to about 20mm and drilled the corners then routered the rest.

 

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Got the comfort carves done today. I had a go with the grinder and sanding disc on the arm carve but gave that up and went back to good old hand tools.

 

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Started the finishing

 

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Beautiful as usual. 👏👏👏👏

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Well it's taken a while but the finish is done at least. I'll get it all assembled in the next day or two. Thanks to this forum I found an old post about using osmo poly x which helped great!

 

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Finished at last, well ish lol. Found a high fret I missed, I often miss just the one. Anyway sorted that, still need to lower the nut a little too. Other thing is the string height is about 3mm at the 12th fret and the bridge is as low as it can go. Might either have to find another bridge that can go lower or recess the bridge.

Must admit though, it plays nice. Final vid will be up later today

 

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@nsj That one turned out great!


   
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@nsj Very nice work as usual. I would be tempted to route a shallow recess for the bridge to sit in rather than install a different bridge. All your screw holes and alignment is already there, it’s easier just to route out a bit extra depth, then the bridge will fit straight back in. Done!

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Ok, couple of things. First, I'm a plonker lol. String height is actually less than 2mm at the 12th which is perfect and also when I did a demo in my vid I wasn't using a bass amp plugin, I was using a speaker cab plugin lol.

 

Anyway, here's a pic of the back

 

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