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Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:30 am
by Rgand
Thanks, all.
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:21 pm
That's kinda awesome. I'll have to look those bridges up.
The more I fiddle with it, the more I like it. Here is their website. The one I have is the TKS-2 but they're all basically the same thing with diferent mounting plates.
Amon 7.L wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:55 am
Did I say I kind of like it, right?

Awesome touch on the neck plate too!
If it sounds and plays even 1% as good as it looks, no shoulder annoyance will be able to keep that beauty parked in the guitar rack!

If and when you have the chance and if you don't mind me asking, can you post a sound clip?

Once again, stellar work, truly inspiring.
Yeah, I kind of like it, too. ;D I'll see what I can do for a clip. It might be a bit until I can do that, though.
ThePearDream wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:48 am
Excellent work! It looks really good and the grain is dreamy. I'm a big fan of your ground connections as well.
I was really fortunate to have that piece of wood offered to me. The ground connections were a spur of the moment idea. I didn't want to run a whole pile of ground wires over to the PG. With that screw, a length of shielded wire took care of everything between body and PG. It also did the trick between the switch and the pots although I could have just used the copper backing.

I do have a very slight bit of single coil hum so if it bothers me, I can always shield the cavities with copper tape and enclose everything. It's not bad, though so I may not worry about it.

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:58 am
by Maggieo
Rgand wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:28 pm
And, finally!

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:-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:12 pm
by Rgand
Thank you, maglieo.

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:30 am
by Rgand
After I plugged this guitar in, I found it had some single-coil sounding hum. The grounding in it checked good. The longer runs were done with sheilded wire so I decided to see if sheilding tape really does help. I took it apart again. During spare minutes over the last few days I stuck copper tape in the pickup and control cavities. Today I finished the sheilding and re-assembled it. When I plugged it in, it was totally silent. With the volume all the way up, it was silent. No sound at all until I hit a string. 100 watts of pure tone. I switched pickups and played a few licks. The dogs ran out. My wife asked me to please stop that. I'm sold on sheilding those cavities. :D

Also, the other day I ordered some black tuner buttons to tie the headstock to the fret markers and pickguard. Photos after they arrive and get installed.

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:04 pm
by VPO
This is something else! I love this!

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:58 pm
by Rgand
Thanks, VPO. I'm looking forward to getting it all done.

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:07 pm
by Rgand
The tuner buttons came today. The photo doesn't seem much different but in person, they really work with the black PG, fret markers and nut.

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Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 am
by Amon 7.L
Fender should have hired you for the mixed reality department, you just proved yourself being exquisitely qualified.
All raise, guys!
Hats off!

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:23 am
by Rgand
Thanks, Amon. Much appreciated.

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:31 am
by Rgand
OK, last photo. The Roadhouse was designed to fit in an off-the-shelf rectangular Strat sized case.

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Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 am
by Maggieo
Rgand wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:31 am
OK, last photo. The Roadhouse was designed to fit in an off-the-shelf rectangular Strat sized case.

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I love everything in that photo. Well done! :-* :-* :-*

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:47 am
by Rgand
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 am
I love everything in that photo. Well done! :-* :-* :-*
Thank you. My phone only shows some things correctly. In this instance, it decided to show the guitar as it really looks. Of course, the case would never close with the whammy bar in place but it's there for the photo.

The carpet on the other hand looks like it's been on a garage floor for 20 years. Is this something Apple has designed into their phone cameras? :D

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:03 pm
by Shadoweclipse13
Rgand wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:47 am
The carpet on the other hand looks like it's been on a garage floor for 20 years. Is this something Apple has designed into their phone cameras? :D
Apple: making average, everyday life look shitty with an iPhone camera since 2007... Sounds about right.

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:32 am
by Rgand
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Rgand wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:47 am
The carpet on the other hand looks like it's been on a garage floor for 20 years. Is this something Apple has designed into their phone cameras? :D
Apple: making average, everyday life look shitty with an iPhone camera since 2007... Sounds about right.
:D :D

Re: Roadhouse Build thread

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:31 am
by mbene085
Inside and outside, you get a lot of little details right and they really add up. That is a superb build. Well done!