What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Surfysonic » Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:59 am

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Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:42 am
My Tele is back on the bench... In the end, the change of bridge and the added black plate to cover the previous one just didn't work. So, back to the original bridge. And the black guard was fine in color, but the shape was wrong, so that had to go too. Went for white this time. And I always liked the binding tape on Danelectros, so... :whistle: (but it's just regular matte vinyl tape, and it wasn't cut completely straight, but it's barely noticeable) New knobs are coming soonish. And is that a banjo armrest?

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Looks great! Hope to see more photos when finished. Cool ideas! 8)
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:41 am

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8Ω with 16 Ω option) reactive attenuator. $100-115 in parts for amps under 35 watts, maybe $150 for a 100 watter. just missing the inductor (monday). will be a pretty boring hammond box for the prototype, but I have 2 more on the bench getting fancy houses.

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it’s got 3 switchable stages of attenuation, and one bypass switch.

I am skeptical of this design for one reason: these resistors drop power handing rapidly as they heat up unless mounted to a very specific heat sink. I use them as dummy load for amplifiers, but keep them mounted to large pieces of metal.

the designer claims that a hammond box this size with air holes is just fine and dandy. he’s done the math and countless iterations have been built. so here we are! thanks to JohnH/JohnDH for the work!

I’m building them for the cost of parts for a few friends. it’s dead easy to add a switchable fan for long gigs/rehearsals, as well as temperature meters, but at minimum I may shove a 12v fan in mine.
Oh, funny, I have the same parts that have been sitting in a drawer for like 5 years, otherwise I would probably have been able to chip in with actual information. Funny how time passes and projects wait (patiently or not). There's a handful of other attenuator alternatives around depending on the specifics of what you might need, some of them reverse-engineered from commercial options, but there seems to be a lot of people vouching for this particular build over at the Marshall forum.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by hexes » Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:10 pm

bodhi wrote:
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Oh, funny, I have the same parts that have been sitting in a drawer for like 5 years, otherwise I would probably have been able to chip in with actual information. Funny how time passes and projects wait (patiently or not). There's a handful of other attenuator alternatives around depending on the specifics of what you might need, some of them reverse-engineered from commercial options, but there seems to be a lot of people vouching for this particular build over at the Marshall forum.
attenuators are always a poor compromise. I’ve built a few. john’s new simplified design made me test one out before I built it for a coworker.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:56 am

Quick pictures, awaiting for strings...

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Reminder: the pickup is wired straight to the jack, knobs only have an aesthetic fonction. :ph34r: They will soon be replaced with thoses:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by michel v » Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:16 am

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I think I'm finally done butchering this poor Reverend :o. Next step is trying to make a passable pickguard for it.
I made this plywood pickguard to test the shape while waiting for parchment pickguard blanks to arrive. But now that I look at it, I quite like the colour, so I think I'll leave it like this for now!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by hexes » Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:08 am

michel v wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:16 am
michel v wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:32 am
I think I'm finally done butchering this poor Reverend :o. Next step is trying to make a passable pickguard for it.
I made this plywood pickguard to test the shape while waiting for parchment pickguard blanks to arrive. But now that I look at it, I quite like the colour, so I think I'll leave it like this for now!

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that actually looks killer!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by michel v » Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:44 am

hexes wrote:
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that actually looks killer!
Thanks! I'll keep it like that if I can get used to the feel of the material.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by michel v » Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:53 am

Gordon wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:56 am
Reminder: the pickup is wired straight to the jack, knobs only have an aesthetic fonction. :ph34r:
I like the black ones that are on it now :) . Where did you find them?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:10 pm

michel v wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:53 am
Gordon wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:56 am
Reminder: the pickup is wired straight to the jack, knobs only have an aesthetic fonction. :ph34r:
I like the black ones that are on it now :) . Where did you find them?
On that note, also, what are the replacements? Never seen any like either before....
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:01 pm

Just got a package of goodies from eyguitar. Here's a peek at a few things to come.

Testing the fit of some Thunderbird pickups in a pickguard template. 8)
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A couple of new pickguards for my strats. It's time to move those volume knobs for good. And, uh, 5 sets of bridge thimbles, cause I buy them shits in bulk these days. :whistle:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:12 pm

michel v wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:16 am
I made this plywood pickguard to test the shape while waiting for parchment pickguard blanks to arrive. But now that I look at it, I quite like the colour, so I think I'll leave it like this for now!

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Keep it! :w00t:
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Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:53 am
I like the black ones that are on it now :) . Where did you find them?
It's a Duesenberg SingleTwin Domino (basically a noiseless P90 in HB form). I got it years ago; I had a friend in Italy to buy it for me as the shop wouldn't ship worldwide (and it was $30 cheaper there). Now it's fortunately easier to find. :D
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On that note, also, what are the replacements? Never seen any like either before....
I changed the pole pieces. :w00t: The easiest pickup mod there is...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by michel v » Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:06 pm

Gordon wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:12 pm
michel v wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:53 am
I like the black ones that are on it now :) . Where did you find them?
It's a Duesenberg SingleTwin Domino (basically a noiseless P90 in HB form). I got it years ago; I had a friend in Italy to buy it for me as the shop wouldn't ship worldwide (and it was $30 cheaper there). Now it's fortunately easier to find. :D
I should've been clearer, I was asking about the knobs! :)
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by sal paradise » Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:45 pm

ThePearDream wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:01 pm

A couple of new pickguards for my strats. It's time to move those volume knobs for good.

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I keep staring at this like a puzzle 🤯 where are you moving them to?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:29 am

michel v wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:06 pm
I should've been clearer, I was asking about the knobs! :)
Ah, sorry! :D Read too fast, my bad... I found them on eBay almost 10 years ago now; they were sold as VOS radio knobs, if I remember correctly. It was a package of 4, so I have two extras. I bought them for for a different project (but cancelled and transformed into this one). I've never seen any other like this since...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Hellion » Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:35 am

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Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:03 am
One of a batch of laminated archtop panels... I can get one a day though the vacuum bag.
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Whoa! I thought of doing this to fix an old Gretsch with a missing side panel (portion). I recognized the Roarocket name and then saw the plastic. Does it work? Must see more pics, plz!

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