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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Molly wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Swapping the main board on my TSL100. The old one was fine. No sign of damage. Just a precautionary upgrade. Hard to find consensus on where the bias should be. I'll do some more research tonight.

Old one at the bottom of the pic. Noticeably more transparent.
What's the deal here? Manufacturing defect?

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Cdog wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Molly wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Swapping the main board on my TSL100. The old one was fine. No sign of damage. Just a precautionary upgrade. Hard to find consensus on where the bias should be. I'll do some more research tonight.

Old one at the bottom of the pic. Noticeably more transparent.
What's the deal here? Manufacturing defect?
Ocd more likely.
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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WellyBlues wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Cdog wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Molly wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Swapping the main board on my TSL100. The old one was fine. No sign of damage. Just a precautionary upgrade. Hard to find consensus on where the bias should be. I'll do some more research tonight.

Old one at the bottom of the pic. Noticeably more transparent.
What's the deal here? Manufacturing defect?
Ocd more likely.
Older boards have a reputation for bias drift and other issues related to conductive boards. Probably a bad reputation relating to the minority of amps but it was a cheap upgrade and I really like the amp so figured it was worth it.

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Some F holes...

Thinking of finishing it kind of blue like the test bits you see. 'Yous' approve?

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Yes please.

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Jay wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Some F holes...

Thinking of finishing it kind of blue like the test bits you see. 'Yous' approve?

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NNOOOOOOO .... blue might be the worst colour fo a guitar ever (sorry Conway) .. I think a ceruse finish might be a good option here?
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willow13 wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Jay wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Some F holes...

Thinking of finishing it kind of blue like the test bits you see. 'Yous' approve?
NNOOOOOOO .... blue might be the worst colour fo a guitar ever (sorry Conway) .. I think a ceruse finish might be a good option here?
Ceruse is a finishing methodology as I understand it to bring out the grain. It doesn't preclude colours. See below example of a ceruse finish:

Edit - just reading that, one should not use ceruse on softwoods, which this top is... So that one is out then.

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That's what I imagine Conway's house looks like :mrgreen:

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Jay wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:46 pm


Edit - just reading that, one should not use ceruse on softwoods, which this top is... So that one is out then.

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meh anything is possible ... with technique a ceruse finish with soft wood is doable .... just use fine steel brushes to bring up the grain


NOTE I have never done a ceruse finish so just ignore me :rofl: ... so want to do one. I bought some pine (yes a soft wood) to try one on so will see how it goes :evil:
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jeremyb wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:09 pm
That's what I imagine Conway's house looks like :mrgreen:
yes even down to the horrid carpet
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Furniture by Westone.

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Workbench was a computer for a long, little while...

Spend quite a few hours on working out how to fix 3x3 tuners on a Corvette type offset headstock (which has a 2x4 design). I think I finally have something that may work with my chosen machine heads, while retaining perfect straight strings through the nut to the tuners... See CAD snapshot below - obviously it won't have the Gretsch logo.

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Today I created first a soft template, then a hard template, then a test headstock...
Drilled the 10mm holes in about 6 steps and inserted the tuners. It is going to work :D (even the D string tuner will freely turn).

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That's cool! I like the asymmetry. Nice design! :)
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Cdog wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:43 am
That's cool! I like the asymmetry. Nice design! :)
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I looked at so many headstocks and in the end decided to bastardise the Gretsch Corvette one to a 3x3. And yes, it is totally asymmetrical, angles, curves, etc
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