swepri
@swepri
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RE: Vintage lipstick pickup question

@rathius Since the margins are small, maybe you could shorten the springs a little? I would try to calculate the required pickup height over the b...

7 months ago
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RE: first scratch build : a neck through 12 string semi hollow telecaster style guitar

@tyreman Congrats! Turned out very well. 👍 Did you get the balance right with both weight relief and 12 tuners?

7 months ago
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RE: Bench build

@boo A piece of art! Will last a generation or two. But isn't it slippery with that glossy finish?

8 months ago
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RE: Shielding Paint

I have only tried the Crimson Guitars stuff. Expensive little bottle, but does the job well. Probably the same ingredients anyway. I had problems wi...

8 months ago
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RE: Router suggestions

@liebe As @nsj said, longer shafts on the router bits is useful. I use these:/p>

8 months ago
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RE: Bench build

@boo Nice! Built with love and care. Do you dare to actually use that fine bench when finished? 😀

8 months ago
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RE: Bass time

@nsj That one turned out great!

8 months ago
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RE: Second build

@liebe Looking good!

8 months ago
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RE: Bench build

@boo That is a solid bench!

8 months ago
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RE: Let's try a bolt on

It is the MicroJig system with dovetail grooves. The clamps costs an arm and a leg, but it is worth every swedish krona.

8 months ago
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RE: Let's try a bolt on

@liebe I followed the great step-by-step process from @boo that he posted in this thread:/p> I admit, drilling the access hole was not the easiest s...

8 months ago
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RE: Let's try a bolt on

@russ By the looks of it, the result is very consistent. I had no problems with fret ends springing up and they all seems to be seated properly. I hav...

9 months ago
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RE: Let's try a bolt on

Today I pressed the frets in with my brand new fret press. It is a bit fiddly to use the press, but the end result is more consistent than using a ham...

9 months ago
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RE: Nut position on glued on and bolted on neck

@nortski In the end it will be personal preference of course, but there are practical reasons too. The way Fender does it allows for a nice transition...

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

Sounds familiar, somehow... 😀

9 months ago
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RE: Hi from tropical Leeds!

@nortski Welcome! If not using a bandsaw, maybe you could borrow a decent powered jigsaw for the curvy bits...

9 months ago
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RE: Nut specs for the Build Your Own Electric Guitar course

@nortski I don't think the exact specs matter that much. Shaping and slotting the nut is done very late in the process and you make it fit the guitar ...

9 months ago
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RE: Fret slot depth

@nortski It is not unusual to fill the slot with glue, either before inserting the fret, or using thin superglue applied at the fret ends. This should...

9 months ago
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