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BY Lostininverness
#841116
GrantB wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:
GrantB wrote:Counter sink the trem :wink:

I'll bear that in mind for the next one, thanks :) !


I was half joking, but I know it's been done before. That's where bigsby works well, low string take off point. The Duesey trems work so well though... work of art they are.

I did take it that you were, but fully! Seems like a lot of work, with the associated f-up potential. Their version of a bigsby has the same type of roller over the strings and that is the schizzle.
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BY Reg18
#841123
First coats of lacquer going on!
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BY Reg18
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And after 5 coats
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BY Reg18
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Is 5 coats enough? I layered it on pretty thick the last 2 coats, dont want to deaden the resonance too much!
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BY Bg
#841134
Reg18 wrote:Is 5 coats enough? I layered it on pretty thick the last 2 coats, dont want to deaden the resonance too much!


As long as you concentrated on the edges and you don't mind wear through. yes.

Looks like you need to flatten it too - there goes 3 coats.
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BY Reg18
#841135
Bg wrote:
Reg18 wrote:Is 5 coats enough? I layered it on pretty thick the last 2 coats, dont want to deaden the resonance too much!


As long as you concentrated on the edges and you don't mind wear through. yes.

Looks like you need to flatten it too - there goes 3 coats.


Hmmm Might add another couple tomorrow for good measure. Neighbours will undoubtedly be sick of the sound of a compressor switching on and off by this time of the day
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BY Bg
#841138
seriously, I'd give it at least 3 coats per day over the next 3 days. Flattening every day. Then leave it a few days before hitting it for a final go.
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BY GrantB
#841140
Keep going!
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BY jeremyb
#841167
kdawg2a wrote:Definately give it more. It'll rub through pretty quickly when you're polishing it up.


Aroused.