What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:45 am

It'll be white...just wanna try to spray "pearl dust" over and clear coat it.
Yep, 25.5

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:47 pm

Pretty cool mashup of Fender designs. The alternate reality series should take note!

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Post by kifla » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:06 am

Thx. Although, I suspect that their R&D people spend a lot of time on this forum... ;) ;D

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by invisible man » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:39 am

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I’m adding shielding tape to my VM Bass VI now, in anticipation of a custom pickguard and Staytrem parts I have on order (foreshadowing). My first time shielding, bought a multimeter for this. All tape pieces show conductivity between them so far. Unfortunately the round part of the grounding part snapped off in my hands with barely any force. This was screwed into the wood through the shielding paint below the neck pickup. In my pic it kind of looks like it is still attached, but that is a shadow. The part of the grounding piece that still is attached to the wire looks like it might be crimped on rather than soldered. I’ve been avoiding soldering for a while, and will continue to avoid if I can due to lack of dedicated work space, family preference, & ventilation. Do I need a crimping/uncrimping tool or tools, or do I need to bite the bullet and solder a new grounding part? I haven’t worked on electronics before, am ignorant of what tools may or may not exist. Also need source for grounding part that won’t break with the weakest of forces.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:29 am

Does anyone make 1M push-pull pots?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by AcrylicSuperman » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:59 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:29 am
Does anyone make 1M push-pull pots?
https://guitarelectronics.com/bourns-1m ... 1ZEALw_wcB

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:10 pm

I always forget to check Guitarelectronics.com! Thanks!!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by andy_tchp » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:38 pm

invisible man wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:39 am
I’m adding shielding tape to my VM Bass VI now, in anticipation of a custom pickguard and Staytrem parts I have on order (foreshadowing). My first time shielding, bought a multimeter for this. All tape pieces show conductivity between them so far. Unfortunately the round part of the grounding part snapped off in my hands with barely any force. This was screwed into the wood through the shielding paint below the neck pickup. In my pic it kind of looks like it is still attached, but that is a shadow. The part of the grounding piece that still is attached to the wire looks like it might be crimped on rather than soldered. I’ve been avoiding soldering for a while, and will continue to avoid if I can due to lack of dedicated work space, family preference, & ventilation. Do I need a crimping/uncrimping tool or tools, or do I need to bite the bullet and solder a new grounding part? I haven’t worked on electronics before, am ignorant of what tools may or may not exist. Also need source for grounding part that won’t break with the weakest of forces.
Just cut the remnants of the old ring terminal off, strip back the wire and crimp (or solder) on a new terminal.

Probably minimal-to-zero benefit in only shielding directly under the pickup though?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Framus » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:35 pm

Put a new neck and some alternative fixings on my Harley Benton Belinda Stang

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Snake Hips » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:11 pm

kifla wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:02 am
Snake Hips wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:23 am
Ummm more details please
Something like this:
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Needs more finishing; this is just white primer.
Is this a standard mustang body or has it been slightly changed?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:45 am

Upper horn is from strat...and some other minor changes. If you like the design, PM me your email and I'll send you files ;)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:50 am

All red version of a thing I make called the Super Black:

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And a Moon Unit Delay/Verb for FM Scout:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:42 am

AMPS.

BF-15 combo. 2 x EL84, 15 watt amp with preamp in the 60's Fender vein. Lots of clean, lots of chime, and grit if you wanna crank it. 1x12 combo with a Jensen C12N. Added post-phase inverter master volume to keep it chill when needed:

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BF-15+ combo. Really very similar amp to the one posted above but with a tip in the other direction. No master volume, but an added and switchable Rangemaster/Ballsmaster style boost to the front end. Plays the same as if you had a RM pedal or amp-top unit in front of the input, but all internal. Transistor is a Soviet MЛ38a.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:37 am

Working on polishing up the body for my Domino Olympic (Aria 180X) copy. Color is Olympia Blue from Belton Molotow. I still need to get the decal applied, just waiting on the weather to warm up.

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And a few necks at various stages of finishing with Tru Oil.

Top to bottom: 26.9375" short scale baritone, Zebrawood/Maple, this will be going on my IBM Jagstang.
25" double maple for my Performer replica.
22.5" Rosewood/Maple for the neon green Duo-sonic.

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Also, trying to work up a logo, from scratch, for the Performer, that copies the style of the original.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by hexes » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:41 pm

6G4 Fender Super finally started. cut and drilled out some turret boards yesterday. Image

polished them up and started adding turrets today:
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