What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by tammyw » Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:12 pm

Just did a simple bridge swap this weekend, put a Floyd Rose Rail Tail on the Apple Fritter guitar. I was curious about the Rail Tail since it was introduced a few years ago, but they were expensive so I put it off until MF had 20% off last week. It's a drop in replacement for a six screw bridge, but it still took a couple hours to get it set up.

It's certainly well made and I think it looks nice, but the vibrato action isn't very great compared to better things. Still feels nice and solid anyway, and I got the narrow string spacing which aligns better with the pickups than the original bridge and brings the string in from the fretboard edges a good bit. Probably wouldn't get one again, but overall it's an improvement.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:20 am

working on my jazzblaster thinline
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by johnnysomersett » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:23 am

Fixing up my friends guitars and the nut made me laugh. The absolute state of this...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:31 am

johnnysomersett wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:23 am
Fixing up my friends guitars and the nut made me laugh. The absolute state of this...

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i feel like there should be one of those "no x has all these" for cij offset fenders.

no CIJ has not had a shitty nut, a TOM at some point, non-microphonic stock pickups.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:33 am

WOW. Concave nut to match the convex board.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Embenny » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:53 am

tammyw wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:12 pm
Just did a simple bridge swap this weekend, put a Floyd Rose Rail Tail on the Apple Fritter guitar.
I love that pickguard, I love that paint colour, and I especially love your solution to the problem of having too much blank space behind the bridge.

Never heard of that bridge before. Looked it up and it seems interesting.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by johnnysomersett » Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:55 pm

I'm not even sure how you can even get a nut cut that shitty. No wonder he couldn't get it set up well :D

New nut on order. Will have to get back to it when I'm back from holiday.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Ceylon » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:31 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:20 am
working on my jazzblaster thinline
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Oh I like this one. Where's the body from?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by jazz&tele22 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:08 pm

New bridge arrived, correct spacing and radius. New thimbles installed, body came with a mismatched set somehow. And. I got got the shielding done last night. Time to get the neck shimmed, electronics transferred over to this guard and maybe make some proper sounds.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:15 pm

jazz&tele22 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:08 pm
New bridge arrived, correct spacing and radius. New thimbles installed, body came with a mismatched set somehow. And. I got got the shielding done last night. Time to get the neck shimmed, electronics transferred over to this guard and maybe make some proper sounds.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by efiug » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:01 pm

bodhi wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:15 pm
jazz&tele22 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:08 pm
New bridge arrived, correct spacing and radius. New thimbles installed, body came with a mismatched set somehow. And. I got got the shielding done last night. Time to get the neck shimmed, electronics transferred over to this guard and maybe make some proper sounds.

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Oooh, nice color! :w00t: Do you know the name for it?
believe its called Candy Tangerine

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by michel v » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:09 pm

That shielding looks TIDY.

I've never seen Candy Tangerine in real life. I think I'd like a Jaguar in that colour.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by jazz&tele22 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:27 pm

bodhi wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:15 pm
jazz&tele22 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:08 pm
New bridge arrived, correct spacing and radius. New thimbles installed, body came with a mismatched set somehow. And. I got got the shielding done last night. Time to get the neck shimmed, electronics transferred over to this guard and maybe make some proper sounds.

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Oooh, nice color! :w00t: Do you know the name for it?
As has been said, this is leaning to the Candy Tangerine side but I believe that has a little metal flake in it for the sparkle.

This is an old Tele of mine. This was Fenders official Candy Tangerine.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by jazz&tele22 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:36 pm

michel v wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:09 pm
That shielding looks TIDY.

I've never seen Candy Tangerine in real life. I think I'd like a Jaguar in that colour.
Thanks.

I only went up 3/4 of the way in the cavity since the tape is narrower but I'm guessing it's enough. Maybe? Hopefully?

I replaced the guard shielding with tape, it was a weird plate before, sat very awkwardly on the body and added a ripple underneath. Never seen something like this before.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

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