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Rocknroller912
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26/04/2021 9:09 pm  

Professional builders aren’t offended by customers having specific requirements like no black plastic. It all adds to the challenge and it’s a great sense of achievement when you can tick all the boxes.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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26/04/2021 9:11 pm  

I don't (often) tell the chef what salt to use.

Fair enough @tv101...

Pratice on scrap...


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26/04/2021 9:50 pm  

Professional builders aren’t offended by customers having specific requirements like no black plastic.

@rocknroller912 (& @mattbeels).

There's a story to this guitar.

When I did my first BYOG workshop course (2007), we all stayed on-site, and sat around in the evenings drinking, talking, drinking, playing guitars, and drinking.

One of the guitars we sat around drinking playing was one of Mark's own builds.  It was a stunning guitar.  Better than anything I'd played.

I tried to persuade my wife that coming home with 2 guitars would be a great result from the course.  She didn't fully agree.  So, I didn't dare buy it.  Though I really -really- wanted to.

Scroll forward a few years and I was booked to do another (would have been my 3rd) course, booked, deposit paid, ready to go, but had to defer.  Carol filled the place, so someone else got lucky.

Rather than return the deposit, we had a chat, and I put it towards Mark building "a guitar, just like the one I played on that first course".  I sent up a few bits of hardware (PRS HFS & VB pickups & wiring) and Mark built the guitar.

I didn't spec any more than "like the one I played".  He did the rest.

It is, head & shoulders (or, more accurately, neck & body) my #1 guitar.  Even with the black plastic.

😉

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26/04/2021 9:56 pm  

Hot Slags went into my first Bailey BYOG course build.

@tv101 curiously that’s what I was planning to use for mine, so much more of the sound depends on what you plug it into it’s hard to get recommendations for pickups I’ve found. Too subjective!

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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26/04/2021 10:04 pm  

so much more of the sound depends on what you plug it into

Totally agree.

Most famous players have their sound, doesn't matter what pickups are on what guitar, through which amp, they still sound like you expect them to.

The pickups are but one component in creating the sound.  I think people choose the pickups based on the sound that they want (logical so far!), but it's actually their playing in the style that they want to emulate that does more in creating the sound - but they may still attribute it to the pickups.

 

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27/04/2021 12:06 am  

@tv101

Thanks for filling in the blanks on black plastic, I thought there would be a longer story.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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28/04/2021 5:23 pm  

So my two hot slags turned up today, along with the metal surrounds for them. Blanks due by the end of the week, this is gonna be fun 🙂

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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28/04/2021 6:19 pm  

Thanks for filling in the blanks on black plastic, I thought there would be a longer story.

@rocknroller912 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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28/04/2021 6:20 pm  

So my two hot slags turned up today

@tej Yeah I got two for mine a few years back, I’ve had a lot of fun. 

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28/04/2021 7:19 pm  

two hot slags turned up today

Woah @tej, have fun!!!

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29/04/2021 9:11 pm  

“Your parcel is on its way” 

Muhahhahahhahaa!

As you were...

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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30/04/2021 8:53 am  

“Your parcel is on its way” 

Yeah, but where's it on its way to?

😆 😆 😆 

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30/04/2021 8:58 am  

Yeah, but where's it on its way to?

@tv101 To me!!!!! Here!!!! ...and more importantly, soon 🙂 My mental attitude appears to have regressed to that of a child 😬 That’s probably a normal response to the arrival of blanks, tools and hardware, I’m sure there’s no need for therapy. 🎸🤔😛😁🤩😄🤪🤤

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30/04/2021 2:13 pm  

Nearly finished, few bits and piece to sort out...

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30/04/2021 4:16 pm  

@markbailey so I’ve adjusted the design to take the 24 fret board into account the neck join as I have it would be from under fret 23 to the front of the neck pickup cavity, I think? 
So the part I was wondering about was whether or not could bring the lower horn in further to give better access to the high frets or if this would compromise the possible integrity of the neck join?

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This might be a little clearer:

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