What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm

removed some broken tuner mounting screws and installed some new kluson style tuners. did a setup. glad to have this one back in action.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by rolie » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:29 am

niksureal wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm
removed some broken tuner mounting screws and installed some new kluson style tuners. did a setup. glad to have this one back in action.
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Nice, love japanese guitars.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:13 pm

niksureal wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm
removed some broken tuner mounting screws and installed some new kluson style tuners. did a setup. glad to have this one back in action.
Looks very cool in the blue. :-*
Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:45 pm

Thanks. Yeah, it's a cool one.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by tribi9 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:30 am

rolie wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:29 am
niksureal wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm
removed some broken tuner mounting screws and installed some new kluson style tuners. did a setup. glad to have this one back in action.
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Nice, love japanese guitars.
These were made in China, or Taiwan, can't remember but not Japan.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:10 am

They were made in Taiwan.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am

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white better than fender yellow
and swoop template
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:15 pm

ludobag1 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am
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white better than fender yellow
and swoop template
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Coming along nicely!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 am

Nothing on my workbench, but an hypothetical question: I've seen Bronco basses turned into Bass VI (Bass VIes? :-/ ), but how much work does represent doweling the 4 tuner holes and then drilling 6? For someone with very little tools and space, other than a simple Dremel? Hypothetically speaking, of course. :ph34r: Thanks!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:10 am

ludobag1 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am
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Me like. What do you have in mind for finish? LPB?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:40 am

swoop done ,i have move the Template to have Something more like the 66 marauder proto rather than the starcaster headstock where the swoop is smaller (big headstock in fact even with the swoop)
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for the finish i think Something sparkly if i find some orange flake near me ,or a metalic ,blue or not ? i find i have already an ocean turquoise ,a sherwoodgreen guitar then Something more reddish ? lpb is cool but is too much waited for a marauder ,need Something more personal to my tastes ;)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:46 am

Gordon wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 am
Nothing on my workbench, but an hypothetical question: I've seen Bronco basses turned into Bass VI (Bass VIes? :-/ ), but how much work does represent doweling the 4 tuner holes and then drilling 6? For someone with very little tools and space, other than a simple Dremel? Hypothetically speaking, of course. :ph34r: Thanks!
if you have an hand drill ,some glue ,some dowel is doable ,but made a Template before drilling the hole for correct spacing ,a support or drill colonne is better to have straight hole ,but with hand drill and some patience and a Template is totally doable(stewmac sale some drill Template for this ,i would love to have one :-* but it is way too much expensive with all the taxe plus fdp to buy from stew for me )

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Sklivas » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:56 pm

Gordon wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 am
Nothing on my workbench, but an hypothetical question: I've seen Bronco basses turned into Bass VI (Bass VIes? :-/ ), but how much work does represent doweling the 4 tuner holes and then drilling 6? For someone with very little tools and space, other than a simple Dremel? Hypothetically speaking, of course. :ph34r: Thanks!
How wide is the nut on your Bronco's bass? Some basses have necks that might be a tad too narrow to take 6 strings. I think vintage spec for the Bass VI is somewhere between 1 5/8" to 1 11/16". Some "regular" 4 string basses are closer to 1 1/2".
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:25 pm

Sklivas wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:56 pm
How wide is the nut on your Bronco's bass? Some basses have necks that might be a tad too narrow to take 6 strings. I think vintage spec for the Bass VI is somewhere between 1 5/8" to 1 11/16". Some "regular" 4 string basses are closer to 1 1/2".
1.5" (38.1 mm) :ph34r: But this transformation has been done before, I assume the playability isn't an issue. ;)
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by garyptaszek » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:13 am

This arrived last week, great work Nik :-*
It’s coming together slowly...
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