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by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

Slowy wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:08 pm
3mm thick poly. Hides many sins.
1mm nitro not so much.
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

I'm cautious about adding too much water to wood, but open to ideas!

It's not the end of the world to be honest. Will require more sanding, a bit more grain filler, but other than that I'll cope.
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

So, first fuck-up. Had to happen eventually. Raised grain and sanded. Cleaned off the wood dust, and everything looked awesome. Strongly considered not filling the grain. Decided to give it a go. Mixed the putty-like grain filler with water at about a 2:1 ratio. Was almost certainly still too thick....
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

Will probably go for top-loading bridge.

Also, as it's gonna take me ages to buy bridge, make pick-guard etc, I think I'll just bash on with painting and accept finish cracks will happen.
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

Thanks, will use an old credit card.

I'm going to be doing a solid colour, so probably doesn't matter if I apply the filler straight onto wood, right?
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Amp Talk
Topic: recs for small combo with emulated out?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: recs for small combo with emulated out?

jeremyb wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:54 am
Something like a Marshall Origin? https://www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/marshal ... ifier.html
Awesome amp on paper. Really didn't dig it when I played it though.

DSL series would be my preference, even for low gain. Also has emulated line out.
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Gig Guide
Topic: Anyone want to come to a rock show in Hamilton tonight? Free tickets inside
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Anyone want to come to a rock show in Hamilton tonight? Free tickets inside

rickenbackerkid wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:32 am
We’re carefully booking small theaters so that 250 people make it look pretty good :-)
I do the same with making sure I have tiny thighs.
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Gig Guide
Topic: Anyone want to come to a rock show in Hamilton tonight? Free tickets inside
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Anyone want to come to a rock show in Hamilton tonight? Free tickets inside

Hi All, As you know I've been touring a bit with The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show. Our final 2020 show is tonight in Hamilton and I'd love to catch up with a few of you buggers. Post below if you want free tickets, I can promise a fantastic night out with great lights, sound and excellent ...
by robthemac
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

Yeah that's fine, just dilute it a little bit and rub it in. Then rub it some more. Dilution will raise the fibres of the wood so you'll need to sand them off, but wait for the water and the filler to totally dry out otherwise you get an ugly slurry in the pores and you'll need to start over. With ...
by robthemac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: various electric guitar parts
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Wanted: various electric guitar parts

Cool! Claimed.
by robthemac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

I've decided to fill the grain on the front but leave the mahogany on the back and sides unfilled. I love the look of nitro on unfilled grains, but I want to practice filling grains and sanding before I try and refinish my Strat. The edges of the body are quite sharp so I don't think there'll be an ...
by robthemac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice
Replies: 73
Views: 1186

Re: Partscaster project: Updates / photos / advice

So body has arrived and looks great! Excuse shitty lighting, dirty carpet, low res image. It actually does look great in person. Neck fits as it should. Will get some advice on getting it lined up perfectly down the line. received_212030733662308.jpeg I don't have any other parts yet, but I've got a...
by robthemac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: various electric guitar parts
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Wanted: various electric guitar parts

willow13 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:19 pm
robthemac wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:58 pm
willow13 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:13 pm


i'll taken if Robthemac doesn't want them
Hands off, they're mine.
:rofl: ... I did "dibs" them what ever that is :crybaby: :mental:
Oh, if you had previously put your name on these then all yours!'
by robthemac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: GAS
Topic: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?
Replies: 10430
Views: 709791

Re: Forums have been slow, how about a 'In the mail' thread?

Guitar looks great! Digitised background annoys they hell out of me though.
by robthemac
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: various electric guitar parts
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Wanted: various electric guitar parts

willow13 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:13 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:06 pm
I've got 2 of these you can have for $50. Also brand new, never been used (though I bought them several years ago)

https://reverb.com/uk/item/520444-might ... ckup-cream
i'll taken if Robthemac doesn't want them
Hands off, they're mine.