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Leftee
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Jan 3rd, 2019 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s the oil I use these days.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 3rd, 2019 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Good to know!

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jan 3rd, 2019 07:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Cool! Keep us posted.

Bummer about the hole for the pickup wire.

Also, A little tip with your shielding, is run some from the "wall" of the cavities up onto the top, make sure it makes contact with the shielding on the back of the pickguard.

I now like to extend mine all around the top of the routes, but have also just done it in a few places like little "tabs". (see link)

This will ensure continuity of the "faraday cage".

shielding pix

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 3rd, 2019 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's a good idea. I ran out of tape for the control cavity so I need to get some more.

Speaking of holes, there's a hole from the neck pup to where the neck attaches. What's the purpose of that hole?

Here are a couple of pics of the neck

Back

LeftyMeister
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Jan 3rd, 2019 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

...and the front.

Front

Mick Reid
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Jan 4th, 2019 04:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

"...there's a hole from the neck pup to where the neck attaches. What's the purpose of that hole?"

That's usually a residual hole from the drilling of the holes that are supposed to connect the pickup cavities (for pickup wires).

The manufacturer can drill one long hole with one long drill bit straight through the neck pocket and consequently through the neck, middle and bridge pickup cavities.

It's odd that the hole is there in the pocket but not in the cavities.

re: the painted neck, I like it! I was unsure about it at first but after seeing it. I think it will look cool.

Keep the pix coming. It will be like a "build diary".


Leftee
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Jan 4th, 2019 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

That is just a killer color!!!

littleuch
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pwn me like it's 1999
Jan 4th, 2019 06:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like it, including the back of the neck. Hopefully you'll get along with its feel. I recently used Howard's Wax and Feed on my fretboards and like the way it darkened and added dimension.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 4th, 2019 06:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Mick!

Eric, I looked over dozens of paint strips to find the right one. It's amazing there are so many shades of copper.

Leftee
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Jan 4th, 2019 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

You nailed it!

LeftyMeister
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Jan 5th, 2019 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Eric!

Mike, have you been talking to my wife? She said today, "I just gotta be honest. The black pickguard doesn't compliment that copper color. It needs something with gold and black highlights."

The search begins...

reverend mikey
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Jan 5th, 2019 11:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

;^D

Leftee
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Jan 5th, 2019 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

FWIW

I agree with Mike and Penni.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 5th, 2019 12:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mike, is yours the anaconda?

reverend mikey
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Jan 5th, 2019 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I believe so... been a long time, but that sounds right.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 5th, 2019 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think I found the right pickguard. I emailed the seller to see if they can build one for me.

Paisley Goodness

Mick Reid
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Jan 5th, 2019 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's very classy LM.
I def see that working.


LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 6th, 2019 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ack! I got a toggle switch from work and apparently it's not heat-resistant. I melted it with the soldering iron. In addition, I've already drilled a 1/2" hole in the control plate.

Back to the drawing board...

littleuch
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Jan 11th, 2019 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd be interested in the sound once you wire it up. I'm contemplating a Warmoth "Jazzcaster" build that would utilize pickups laying around. P90 neck, Strat middle, Tele bridge.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 11th, 2019 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Will do! I hope to at least have a test run by tomorrow.

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