What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:51 pm

Not my style of music, but that sounds really awesome. There are a couple of 8-string players who really intrigue me with how they play.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:00 am

andy wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:28 pm
On a total unrelated note: Anybody have an tips on polishing aluminum??
Mother's Billet Polish works a charm, it's what all the aluminium neck guys use to keep our gear shiny and clean.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:57 am

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I got this Epiphone 2x10 cabinet and loaded it with some Jensen’s
pulled from a Hammond tone cabinet, I really like 2x10.
I’m making a partial plexiglass back panel, I have to experiment
how much to close off.
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I love how this looks roughy the size of a big-box Marshall head. Like you could have the shortest half stack around hahaha.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:03 am

Chassis and a head cab just waiting for the final parts. This one's gonna be a sort of half-power Sunn Model T thing. 2x6550 in a small package.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by andy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:25 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:00 am
andy wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:28 pm
On a total unrelated note: Anybody have an tips on polishing aluminum??
Mother's Billet Polish works a charm, it's what all the aluminium neck guys use to keep our gear shiny and clean.
Nice. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by andy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:05 pm

A bit more progress on the 1000. Shiny!!!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:24 pm

andy wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:05 pm
A bit more progress on the 1000. Shiny!!!
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That thing is gonna be wicked

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:44 pm

andy wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:25 am
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:00 am
andy wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:28 pm
On a total unrelated note: Anybody have an tips on polishing aluminum??
Mother's Billet Polish works a charm, it's what all the aluminium neck guys use to keep our gear shiny and clean.
Nice. Thanks for the recommendation!
No problem, happy to help!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by andy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:20 pm

The Mothers polish is a blessing! Miracle sauce.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:45 pm

andy wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:20 pm
The Mothers polish is a blessing! Miracle sauce.
Great news, looking forward to seeing some shiny update pictures👍
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:23 am

I've had my CV JM since June/July and I love it, but I finally decided on upgrading the pickups. The pickups in it aren't bad to my ears, but it's not exactly what I've always wanted for a JM sound. I got a little money for Xmas and in the last 24 hours have ordered a set of Novak's (JM-V for the neck, JM-FAT for the bridge), a 9.5" radius Staytrem bridge, some Stew-Mac neck shims (the 3-pack), and some 3-way Mustang switches.

I've got a custom black anodized guard on order from our own Gdayj for a month or so (quick work and great communication, just a bit of time shipping from Australia to the US).

A few months ago, I bought a set of orange pickup covers from one of our own, via Shapeways, Shepherd And Crow.

When it's done and properly set-up, it'll be a white JM, with a black anodized guard, and orange pickup covers.

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Gonna wire it up like this. Rhythm circuit will work for both pickups, and both the lead and rhythm circuit will have their own 3-way slider switch.

I'm debating whether to get some black pickguard screws for it. Most of the time I see black guards, the guitars still have chrome/nickel screws and it looks strange to me. But I haven't decided if I will get some black ones or not.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:36 pm

finally got around to adding another pickup to this guitar.
had a robert smith pickup with a broken case so rehoused it into a p90 cover and routed the body. it sounds pretty cool.
not in love with the all black switches, been toying with other options.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:02 am

Purfect Nik! I like the 'much-too-close-together' looks, keeps the right amount of wonk in the design.

I spent the whole of last week down in Southern France prepping blanks from my dad's stash. Necks mostly, but I found the time to cut those two:

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...matching Bobkat-ish bodies. Me and an old friend are thinking of reforming our old band, and what's cheesier than matching guitars?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:37 am

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:39 am

Flatwork for a small batch of split coil pickups. ;)

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