What's on your work bench?

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:07 pm
Jay wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:55 pm Fret level, crown and polish, followed by a setup. While everything is off, a big clean as well. First photo shows many years of player 'damage', the second photo shows a small selection of the gunk I scraped off on either side of the frets (you can see the layers of gunk in the first photo right next to the frets).


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_Fretboard gunk JAY_1736.JPG

I recognize that inlay pattern… nice guitar!
Ah, but these inlays were used on a few models though...
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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Jay wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:27 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:07 pm
Jay wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:55 pm Fret level, crown and polish, followed by a setup. While everything is off, a big clean as well. First photo shows many years of player 'damage', the second photo shows a small selection of the gunk I scraped off on either side of the frets (you can see the layers of gunk in the first photo right next to the frets).


_Fret dimpels JAY_1723 - Copy.JPG


_Fretboard gunk JAY_1736.JPG

I recognize that inlay pattern… nice guitar!
Ah, but these inlays were used on a few models though...
I know, and they are all good guitars :-)

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Frets done, board cleaned and oiled. New strings, plays like mayonnaise :wink:

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This pickup was playing up a little (shorting) and had a very short wire. Shorting happened in that short wire so took the opportunity to change it to a long 4 wire pickup allowing for serial & parallel humbucking as well as single coil use.


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Replaced the ugly stock chrome bridge on my bass with a black wilkinson one with brass saddles, just waiting for the black tuners and string tree to arrive now...
Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:38 pm Replaced the ugly stock chrome bridge on my bass with a black wilkinson one with brass saddles, just waiting for the black tuners and string tree to arrive now...
So those black ferrules are still available?
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robthemac wrote: Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:48 pm
jeremyb wrote: Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:38 pm Replaced the ugly stock chrome bridge on my bass with a black wilkinson one with brass saddles, just waiting for the black tuners and string tree to arrive now...
So those black ferrules are still available?
They are, too small for bass strings :-)
Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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Wasn't happy with the last swirly paint effort on this pedal, so I had another go. This time primed and painted before doing an acrlyic pour and clear over top.

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That's looking great! Whats the pedal?

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Big shout out to Jay. That AS200 he rewired is mine. It is now up and going, and it is just wonderful. These guitars are not over-rated.

This one had not been used in over 15 years and when I got it the original pickups we’re long gone. I got an original pair of Super 58s from Gumtree in Oz. It took over 2 hours to get all the gunk off the fretboard. Urgh. But totally worth it. There’s still a few little things to fix, but there is no hurry now it is playable. This is a guitar I’d been hunting for several years.

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I should add that it had an original pair of Dimarzio PAFs fitted, the first series they made I think. Which it turns out are now in demand again. So I might get a few dollars back also :-)

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:50 pm Big shout out to Jay. That AS200 he rewired is mine. It is now up and going, and it is just wonderful. These guitars are not over-rated.

This one had not been used in over 15 years and when I got it the original pickups we’re long gone. I got an original pair of Super 58s from Gumtree in Oz. It took over 2 hours to get all the gunk off the fretboard. Urgh. But totally worth it. There’s still a few little things to fix, but there is no hurry now it is playable. This is a guitar I’d been hunting for several years.
Awesome! It’s a great looking guitar, and Jay is a proper
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Cdog wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:26 pm That's looking great! Whats the pedal?
Cheers. It's just a cheap Mosky DOD clone. I also did a spare 1590B enclosure I had hanging around.

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:50 pm Big shout out to Jay. That AS200 he rewired is mine. It is now up and going, and it is just wonderful. These guitars are not over-rated.

This one had not been used in over 15 years and when I got it the original pickups we’re long gone. I got an original pair of Super 58s from Gumtree in Oz. It took over 2 hours to get all the gunk off the fretboard. Urgh. But totally worth it. There’s still a few little things to fix, but there is no hurry now it is playable. This is a guitar I’d been hunting for several years.
Love to hear a happy ending.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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robthemac wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:04 pm Love to hear a happy ending.
Even better to get one
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