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Re: New project...

Post by Singlebladepickup » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:20 am

bottom right. If you don't want the tele look for the upper horn, I would keep trying. In other words, don't do what is in that last pic.

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Re: New project...

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:27 am

Bottom right. Make me one too:)

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Re: New project...

Post by leokula » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:13 am

I say upper right body with bottom right headstock?
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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Thanks for the input! It occurred to me that the control knobs were right where I would hit them on the downstrum, so I moved them back. That made the pickguard a little wonky, so I decided to mount the vol/tone knobs through the back, move the switch (or do I need a switch?), and make the pickguard smaller. I also made the body about an inch longer, and tweaked the upper horn on one version, and made the "pointy" version a little more balanced:

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Re: New project...

Post by blimpage » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:35 pm

The bottom left body from your first post! :w00t: With that offset 3x3 headstock. Perfect.

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Re: New project...

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:03 am

With one pickup you won't likely need a switch, unless you want to have a cocked wah sound or bypass the volume and tone pots ("solo switch"). With one pickup you can't do phase or series-parallel...
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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:18 am

The "solo" switch sounds like an interesting idea...hmmm.

None of these so far completely did it for me--something not quite right. For a single bridge P90, I keep going back in my head to the double cut LP Jr. So I took the lower horn of the pointy version and mirrored it:

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I rounded out the butt a little bit. This might be it. Strap button behind the heel like an SG.
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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:39 pm

Still tweaking:

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The one on top, I think. Pigtail wraparound on order.
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Re: New project...

Post by Rgand » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:30 am

I also like the bottom right one in your first post. The upper line of the headstock matches the line of the body on both sides of the neck.

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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:32 pm

Okay, I made a little progress on this. I tweaked the design a bit, to get the balance right--here's the full size drawing:
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The back end is now big enough to fit a Bigsby, although I'm using a wraparound bridge here (may decide to switch later).

I rough cut a template with a coping saw
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...and then shaped it with the spindle sander, along with a pickguard template
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...and then made a 1/4" copy, and a 1/2" copy, and started the headstock template:
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Good progress for a Sunday!
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Re: New project...

Post by sirspens » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:43 pm

I don't know about anyone else, but I can't see the images from the last post.

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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:16 am

sirspens wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:43 pm
I don't know about anyone else, but I can't see the images from the last post.
I think I fixed it. Went back to Photobucket, which works.
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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:34 am

Okay, got some more parts--Pigtail wraparound bridge, Manlius Hot Howlin' Goat. Etc. And roughed out the body--under there somewhere...

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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:33 am

Cutting an angled neck pocket, using my old Rhoney Ponoko template (very close--close enough--to the Eden neck I am using):
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Re: New project...

Post by danbind » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:01 am

...and then routed the body. Starting to shape up. Some time on the spindle sander is in order to remove the wobbles from my handmade templates.
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