Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Misc.Vision » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:04 am

Wow,
I'm new to this site, and this is the first long thread that I have read. I am utterly impressed by the courage to take on this project and see it through. Excellent work, man.
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Pacreamer » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:33 am

What’s your tinting process like? Sorry for the noob question!

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by BeeTL » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:47 am

I love projects like this, fantastic work!
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:46 am

Pacreamer wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:33 am
What’s your tinting process like? Sorry for the noob question!
I use the tinted neck amber from ReRanch, and try to mist it on as evenly as possible. It may be easier with professional spraying equipment, but works ok with a spray can.

Many light/almost dry coats of mist work much better than wet coats of paint - which will make stripes/splotches happen. ...and then you'll need to sand the tint off and start over.

I tried the tinted lacquer from Behlen, but it is waaaaay too dark.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:38 pm

So, finally this is almost done - there are a few tweaks to do still, and a final buffing due once the paint decides to be totally totally dry in a year or so.



I used my funky wiring diagram - for some reason, the humbucker cuts out when "both" pickups are selected with the 3-way switch and the S1 is set to "parallel."

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:44 pm

...nope - the humbucker is working in parallel, but something odd is happening in the mini-pots.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:06 pm

:? Perfection! Another notch in your belt! That color is pretty great too. Reminds me of a blue-r version of the AVRI Sherwood Green in some of the pics. :-*

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:12 pm

kosmonautmayhem wrote:
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:? Perfection! Another notch in your belt! That color is pretty great too. Reminds me of a blue-r version of the AVRI Sherwood Green in some of the pics. :-*
That's what I was aiming for!
There is Lake Placid Blue under all of that tinted lacquer.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:15 pm

It looks so good!

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by DaddyDom » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:49 pm

And Leo is looking down and grinning.
His entire MO was for working musicians to be able to keep their guitars working by using modular construction. I think you have proved his point a few times over. :w00t: :w00t:

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:17 am

Oh god yes now I'm ready for the weekend!!!

BRAVO!
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Trout » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 am

Sir, well done :-*
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Danley » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:59 am

DaddyDom wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:49 pm
And Leo is looking down and grinning.
His entire MO was for working musicians to be able to keep their guitars working by using modular construction. I think you have proved his point a few times over. :w00t: :w00t:
I think Leo’s actual philosophy was: “You don’t have to repair anything, just buy a new body” :D Obviously no one here thinks that applies, so awesome job ;)
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by gusgorman » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:44 am

Incredible job.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by JVG » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:23 pm

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I keep coming back to this thread, time and time again. I just love the way this guitar rose from the ashes, so to speak.

For my own entertainment i put together some of the progress shots in one image...i think it tells quite an impressive story!

Cheers!
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