Steve Handley
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

@nsj thanks, both good suggestions, although I tightened the trussrod to the point of creaking alarmingly to get it not quite straight. i do have a ...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

@russ thanks Russ - this one was quite challenging as I was breaking a lot of new ground for me.

4 weeks ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

Ugh, here’s a thing. The frets aren’t quite level, so I decided to revisit that. I can’t quite get the neck flat, even with no string tension. With th...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

So, ladies and gents, I give you: „The Guitar that didn’t want to be Built“ as I know it affectionately I know it by a few other, less affec...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

Hi everyone! I put together the Explorer-like in mock up …. Nothing is bolted down in the mock up, but I’ve subsequently checked and drilled mo...

7 months ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

@nsj yeah, I’m not sure what happened. I was planning to do exactly that, but then didn’t 🙄 🤔

9 months ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

So, finally mocked up the Floyd Rose rout (note tactical use of screwdriver as there is no string tension to keep the bridge level. I’ll try to get th...

9 months ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

yep, I picked up a router template set, so that should help, but never underestimate the level of my ineptitude 😉 Thank you for the pointer as far...

1 year ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose

@swepri thank you for your suggestion. I really don’t know why I didn’t think of that myself! My old garden bench is in the workshop waiting to be up ...

1 year ago
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RE: Installing frets in loose fretboard

@russ thank you - that’s all the encouragement I need 😋

1 year ago
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RE: Explorer (or maybe LP) with Floyd Rose (update 1) - body shape

Explorer bodies take a lot of wood! Given that I’ve never made a body with rout for a trem system, FR or otherwise, I guessed that the chances of me m...

1 year ago
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RE: Ever get the feeling that a build is cursed?

@nsj I wonder whether that’s it. I mean, on the one hand, I’m paranoid about the possibility of the router tipping and leaving those tell-tale grooves...

1 year ago
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RE: Ever get the feeling that a build is cursed?

@nsj well, I wondered about the bearing, but it spins freely by hand, and I used it afterwards on the other side of the neck without problem. The ne...

1 year ago
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RE: Ever get the feeling that a build is cursed?

Hi everyone, so, an update. Sorry it’s taken a little while, but I’ve been on holiday. Firstl, it looks like my first assessment of what had happe...

1 year ago
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RE: Ever get the feeling that a build is cursed?

Now, that’s an interesting idea! I’ll certainly have a play with that and let you know how it works out - thank you!

1 year ago
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RE: Ever get the feeling that a build is cursed?

Thank you for the suggestion about the neck depth. I had already cut the neck to depth, so that’s probably not going to go. I think I will take one...

1 year ago
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RE: Ever get the feeling that a build is cursed?

Thanks Koen - ever the source of sage advice 🤣

1 year ago
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