What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 am

niksureal wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:16 am
the original pink finish was never good and constantly bothered me so i finally decided to refinish it.
weirdly, even though i didnt change a single thing, even used the exact same shim, the bridge now has to be bottomed out to get proper string height. hopefully the neck stays put and i dont have to take it apart again to add a new shim to lower the strings so i can raise the bridge.
gah. this guitar is cursed.
EDIT: just put a shim in so i wasnt thinking about it. adjusts much better now.
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Cursed maybe, but certainly looking good!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by thephza » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:20 am

niksureal wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:16 am
the original pink finish was never good and constantly bothered me so i finally decided to refinish it.
weirdly, even though i didnt change a single thing, even used the exact same shim, the bridge now has to be bottomed out to get proper string height. hopefully the neck stays put and i dont have to take it apart again to add a new shim to lower the strings so i can raise the bridge.
gah. this guitar is cursed.
EDIT: just put a shim in so i wasnt thinking about it. adjusts much better now.
Are those round switches coil-splits for the humbuckers? What kind of switches are they? I love them!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:55 am

SuperAxe wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 am
Cursed maybe, but certainly looking good!
ha. thanks.
thephza wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:20 am
Are those round switches coil-splits for the humbuckers? What kind of switches are they? I love them!
they are bog-standard rocker switches. on/off for each pickup (single coils). can find them on most electronics sites/ebay/amazon etc.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by early_onset » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:19 pm

Perry wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:27 pm
I've been working on a tenor baritone for some time--stopped a while ago and have now started again. I paint most of my pickguards, and this is the second attempt with this one--using about six colors. The pickguard is five-ply, so there will be a border once the paint is scrapped off the edge.

This guitar is mostly made from parts from other guitars. One of the few items I bought specifically for it was the bridge. Still a long way to go until finished, but it's getting closer.
More of this, please.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:30 am

early_onset wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:19 pm

More of this, please.
Thanks for your interest. This is a photo of the headstock. I'll try to send another photo of the nearly completed pickguard on Friday.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by thephza » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:39 am

niksureal wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:55 am
they are bog-standard rocker switches. on/off for each pickup (single coils). can find them on most electronics sites/ebay/amazon etc.
Interesting and cool... so do you have them wired kind of like a killswitch?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:20 am

thephza wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:39 am
niksureal wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:55 am
they are bog-standard rocker switches. on/off for each pickup (single coils). can find them on most electronics sites/ebay/amazon etc.
Interesting and cool... so do you have them wired kind of like a killswitch?
pretty much.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:25 pm

Updated photo. The switch looks out of place and will be changed. I'd like to use the switch because it was on the same guitar as the pickup, but it doesn't fit the look of this guitar.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:57 pm

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took delivery of this beast today. it looks cool but imho, it's far from perfect (for me anyway) the wrhb is a house of tone model..... it sounds good. the p90 is a tonerider r90. it sounds good but i dont think it suits the guitar. it also needs a new 17th fret. the relic is fairly well done. not the best i've seen but far from the worst. the bridge and tuners are a bit too fancy for me. it's got one of those babicz bridges which i played for 20 mins and just couldn't gel with. the tuners are planet wave locking tuners which seem a bit..... pointless on a guitar without a trem. but hey. i got a friend who already wants them.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by funkyeah! » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:02 pm

Perry, that is whacky in the best possible way and I love it. How does it balance on a strap?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by wingnutkj » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:56 am

Perry wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:30 am
early_onset wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:19 pm

More of this, please.
Thanks for your interest. This is a photo of the headstock. I'll try to send another photo of the nearly completed pickguard on Friday.

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That's one for the Faces in Places thread.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:57 pm
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took delivery of this beast today. it looks cool but imho, it's far from perfect (for me anyway) the wrhb is a house of tone model..... it sounds good. the p90 is a tonerider r90. it sounds good but i dont think it suits the guitar. it also needs a new 17th fret. the relic is fairly well done. not the best i've seen but far from the worst. the bridge and tuners are a bit too fancy for me. it's got one of those babicz bridges which i played for 20 mins and just couldn't gel with. the tuners are planet wave locking tuners which seem a bit..... pointless on a guitar without a trem. but hey. i got a friend who already wants them.
I love that guitar, who did the paintjob?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:48 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:57 pm
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took delivery of this beast today. it looks cool but imho, it's far from perfect (for me anyway) the wrhb is a house of tone model..... it sounds good. the p90 is a tonerider r90. it sounds good but i dont think it suits the guitar. it also needs a new 17th fret. the relic is fairly well done. not the best i've seen but far from the worst. the bridge and tuners are a bit too fancy for me. it's got one of those babicz bridges which i played for 20 mins and just couldn't gel with. the tuners are planet wave locking tuners which seem a bit..... pointless on a guitar without a trem. but hey. i got a friend who already wants them.
I love that guitar, who did the paintjob?
dunno. it's a decent paint job though.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:28 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:48 am
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:57 pm
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took delivery of this beast today. it looks cool but imho, it's far from perfect (for me anyway) the wrhb is a house of tone model..... it sounds good. the p90 is a tonerider r90. it sounds good but i dont think it suits the guitar. it also needs a new 17th fret. the relic is fairly well done. not the best i've seen but far from the worst. the bridge and tuners are a bit too fancy for me. it's got one of those babicz bridges which i played for 20 mins and just couldn't gel with. the tuners are planet wave locking tuners which seem a bit..... pointless on a guitar without a trem. but hey. i got a friend who already wants them.
I love that guitar, who did the paintjob?
dunno. it's a decent paint job though.
It looks fantastic , where did you buy it from?
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