What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:47 pm

That looks great!!! I love that vintage shaped guard. With the slightly dulled down finish, it's very reminiscent of the old TV finishes...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:56 pm

ThePearDream wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:13 pm

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I'm into this thing for $175 now and I've got to say, I'm really enjoying it. It's featherweight, rock solid, and sounds really good with the factory pickups.
Beautiful! :w00t:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:35 pm

Thanks guys. It's no match for Perry's beauty on the previous page. But it's great for the price. I could see building a nicer one from scratch sometime down the road...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 pm

Those are fun to play, always remind me of Johnny Thunders and his supercool tone :)

How's the Wilko aluminium wraparound? I had one made of zinc alloy that never felt quite right, but I might give this one a try...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:16 am

epizootics wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Those are fun to play, always remind me of Johnny Thunders and his supercool tone :)

How's the Wilko aluminium wraparound? I had one made of zinc alloy that never felt quite right, but I might give this one a try...
This is my first guitar with a wraparound, so I'm not sure that I'm qualified to judge. But, it is certainly an improvement over the factory bridge - it feels more solid and is smoother under the hand and the tone is clear with tons of sustain.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Telemnemonics » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:57 am

epizootics wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:29 am
Hopefully this one will LEAVE my workbench soon...

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I had yet to have a build where everything goes wrong...Well, that's the one. It also happens to be the first guitar someone asked me to make them (for money! :wtf: ). I spent the last couple of days working on this pickguard. Daaaaaaaaaaamn do I hate how hard stainless steel is. But how do I love the results. A purely masochistic material.
My customer decided he wanted it painted in the end, which is fine by me as that bookmatched walnut top never wanted to take any finish correctly. It really looks like a piece of furniture in real life...
I like this one!
Can you post a better pic of it?
How does it feel in playing position?
Have you made this shape before or is it a one off?
Did the customer end up satisfied?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by will » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:16 pm

...finally getting around to dowelling a bunch of worn screw holes.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Squirrel » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 am

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Reluctantly building myself a pickup winder because I've got an almost dead Dynasonic which I really don't want to get lost in the post. Luckily I still have my old Meccano set. The motor is only from a PCB drill, but it's not like I need very much torque anyway. Just need to figure out some kind of counter, which will probably be the tried and tested calculator-and-reed-switch trick.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 am

Squirrel wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 am
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Reluctantly building myself a pickup winder because I've got an almost dead Dynasonic which I really don't want to get lost in the post. Luckily I still have my old Meccano set. The motor is only from a PCB drill, but it's not like I need very much torque anyway. Just need to figure out some kind of counter, which will probably be the tried and tested calculator-and-reed-switch trick.
sweet. if your looking for some bobbins to practice on, i have a set of jazzmaster bobbins that need rewound.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 am

Squirrel wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 am
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Reluctantly building myself a pickup winder because I've got an almost dead Dynasonic which I really don't want to get lost in the post. Luckily I still have my old Meccano set. The motor is only from a PCB drill, but it's not like I need very much torque anyway. Just need to figure out some kind of counter, which will probably be the tried and tested calculator-and-reed-switch trick.
The calculator-and-reed-switch way works, but it can be a royal PITA to set up correctly and will limit your winding speed to a few hundred RPMs. Depending on how often you want to wind pickups, I'd recommend a mechanical counter and timing pulleys/belt. You can find them for cheap on eBay (get NOS rather than Chinese, those are pretty bad) and they can handle fairly high speeds. PM me if you want specific references :) .

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Squirrel » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 am
sweet. if your looking for some bobbins to practice on, i have a set of jazzmaster bobbins that need rewound.
You know, I might take you up on that, but I have zero experience rewinding pickups so I wouldn't feel that great about practicing on other people's stuff right off the bat. I've got a dead Super Distortion in my junk pile that I'm going to try first, if I find I can actually do a decent job of it I'll let you know.
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 am
The calculator-and-reed-switch way works, but it can be a royal PITA to set up correctly and will limit your winding speed to a few hundred RPMs. Depending on how often you want to wind pickups, I'd recommend a mechanical counter and timing pulleys/belt. You can find them for cheap on eBay (get NOS rather than Chinese, those are pretty bad) and they can handle fairly high speeds. PM me if you want specific references :) .
Yeah I've heard from a few different websites that it won't register properly over a certain RPM, but it's my first time rewinding a pickup so I'll be going hella slow anyway. At the moment I'm not planning on rewinding any other pickups after I'm done with the Dynasonic, but if I do end up rewinding stuff regularly I'll build a proper machine with a decent counter. Thanks for the tip about the mechanical counter though!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:22 am

Squirrel wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 am
sweet. if your looking for some bobbins to practice on, i have a set of jazzmaster bobbins that need rewound.
You know, I might take you up on that, but I have zero experience rewinding pickups so I wouldn't feel that great about practicing on other people's stuff right off the bat. I've got a dead Super Distortion in my junk pile that I'm going to try first, if I find I can actually do a decent job of it I'll let you know.
keep me updated on how it goes then.

p.s. i also have a few dead pickups in my spares draw if you want em to practice on and we can consider it payment if you decide you can do my 2 jazzmaster bobbins.
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