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Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:15 am
by noisepunk
601210 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:02 am
Is that hole under the pickguard an access port for the electronics? i.e. no back cavity plate?
yeah, no back cavity, i'm going to have to feed everything in with string like on a hollow body (i guess this is a hollow body :-/ ).

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:19 am
by jthomas
Don't forget to ground the bridge.

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:48 am
by noisepunk
jthomas wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:19 am
Don't forget to ground the bridge.
ooh, yes, probably would've forgotten to do that. that's going to be fun :wacko:

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:37 pm
by noisepunk
got to a "close enough" point with the finish, did a few layers of matte clear, and got the rest to 99%.

ignore the nut being glued in place, that's the 1% i have left to do:
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i'll also get better pictures once i get that last step finished up.

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:53 pm
by smjenkins
I love this! Are you going to put a logo on the headstock?

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:07 pm
by sal paradise
That looks amazing, great work. I wanna hear how it sounds!

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:09 am
by cooterfinger
Love it. Super job.

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:27 am
by antisymmetric
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Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:00 am
by blimpage
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Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:56 am
by noisepunk
nut's cut– still needs a bit of work on the low-e and a strings, but it's the first i've ever cut and i think i did pretty okay overall. point is that it's playing, it plays great, it sounds awesome– i'm in the middle of recording what will hopefully be an album and will try and get some clips later today.

anyways, here's what it looks like in some proper lighting:

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Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:02 am
by noisepunk
smjenkins wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:53 pm
I love this! Are you going to put a logo on the headstock?
i'm toying around with what that would look like. i was hoping i might find some cool old bobcat or lynx badge from something or another... or, i've been wondering what using a larger enamel pin might look like. long and short is that i haven't found the right thing yet, but it does look a bit vacant without something, especially now that i've stuck a few extra holes in it :fp:

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:19 am
by johnnysomersett
noisepunk wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:02 am
smjenkins wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:53 pm
I love this! Are you going to put a logo on the headstock?
i'm toying around with what that would look like. i was hoping i might find some cool old bobcat or lynx badge from something or another... or, i've been wondering what using a larger enamel pin might look like. long and short is that i haven't found the right thing yet, but it does look a bit vacant without something, especially now that i've stuck a few extra holes in it :fp:
This thing has turned out great! Love it.

About the pin idea...I never got around to it but you can get this amazing vintage Russian bird enamel pins on ebay that I was going to put on one of mine but never did. I think if you find the 'right' one, itll look great:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193751619612 ... Swa8JfsTkT

Just search for "Russian Bird Pin" or "Russian Bird Enamel" and there's plenty

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:14 pm
by Singlebladepickup
dang, this is sick. only thing I might have gone for would be a mirrored pickguard, but only for sake of tradition. this one looks cooler

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:40 pm
by smjenkins
I love the enamel pin idea for a headstock logo. Would fit this one really well.

Re: dano-bobkat project

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:02 pm
by noisepunk
johnnysomersett wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:19 am
About the pin idea...I never got around to it but you can get this amazing vintage Russian bird enamel pins on ebay that I was going to put on one of mine but never did. I think if you find the 'right' one, itll look great:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193751619612 ... Swa8JfsTkT

Just search for "Russian Bird Pin" or "Russian Bird Enamel" and there's plenty
funny you should say that– i found a soviet lynx pin which is pretty high on my maybe list:

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i should probably just snag it, but i feel like a namebadge should go next to it, and unfortunately not many badged things were named after medium-small cats ::)
Singlebladepickup wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:14 pm
dang, this is sick. only thing I might have gone for would be a mirrored pickguard, but only for sake of tradition. this one looks cooler
thanks, i'm happy with how that specific part turned out too :)
smjenkins wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:40 pm
I love the enamel pin idea for a headstock logo. Would fit this one really well.
i agree. this one would be perfect i think:
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they don't seem to be making it anymore though :(