What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:48 am

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I've managed to make myself a few decent necks recently. Practice makes perfect though, so I'm working on a few more using budget friendly B grade woods. All three are 22.5" and one is a lefty just because.

I'm thinking of putting one on a Bullet Mustang body and making a 3/4 Duo-Sonic II.

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what's your method for drilling the headstock truss hole?
Long drill bit?
Yeah, one of those long "airline" bits. Most importantly though, I have a 3D printed jig I designed. It was my first time using it, but it worked exactly as I hoped. I'm looking forward to seeing how the hole comes out once I sand in the transition.

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Post by kifla » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:46 am

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Arm and belly cuts for today. If weather permit, will start finishing next week.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:28 am

Just wrapped these.

A couple of Powerful Boosters. Original 18V Colorsound Power Boost circuit with BC184L transistors:

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A couple of Custom Drives. Klon Centaur circuit:

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And a Custom MkII Tone Bender with AC125 germanium transistors:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:16 pm

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Found an old project...routing out a swimming pool... :)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:41 am

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Second swimming pool routed out...

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Maybe I'll put carved top on it...will see.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by jobo » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 am

Here is my latest creation...a mash up of Duosonic, Tele, Strat and Musicmaster bass... Meet the Red Rocket!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ARAMP1 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:25 am

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:28 am
Just wrapped these.

A couple of Powerful Boosters. Original 18V Colorsound Power Boost circuit with BC184L transistors:

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A couple of Custom Drives. Klon Centaur circuit:

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And a Custom MkII Tone Bender with AC125 germanium transistors:

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Those look amazing! Totally different style than what's on your website. Will you be switching to that, or are they one-offs?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:38 am

ARAMP1 wrote:
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Those look amazing! Totally different style than what's on your website. Will you be switching to that, or are they one-offs?
They're one-off/small batch items. Anything done in smaller quantity than 25 i'm not getting enclosures powder coated and printed, so the faceplate is a workaround.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Nudger » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:06 pm

jobo wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 am
Here is my latest creation...a mash up of Duosonic, Tele, Strat and Musicmaster bass... Meet the Red Rocket!
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Luv it!
Did you go with a 25.5 scale?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by jobo » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:40 pm

Thanks man! Yes, 25,5 scale and 7,25 radius, total Stratoesque feel. But this combined with Spanish walnut 1-piece body & the Firebird pickup takes it into Gibson territory...quite crunchy and with tones of sustain. Love the result, pretty proud of the body (first time I was building one from scratch) and the finish.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Nudger » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:30 pm

Nice..Had jags n duos in the past and they never got played.. slapped 25.5 necks on last 2 duos and its just great!
Duo body is longer than strat so really good match.
Stratosonic n Telesonic.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:06 pm

jobo wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 am
Here is my latest creation...a mash up of Duosonic, Tele, Strat and Musicmaster bass... Meet the Red Rocket!
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Nicely done on the build and finishes!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:10 pm

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:28 am
Just wrapped these.

A couple of Powerful Boosters. Original 18V Colorsound Power Boost circuit with BC184L transistors:

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A couple of Custom Drives. Klon Centaur circuit:

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And a Custom MkII Tone Bender with AC125 germanium transistors:

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Good stuff Tony! What’s the Tone Bender?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Norrin Radd » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:17 pm

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:28 am
Just wrapped these.

A couple of Powerful Boosters. Original 18V Colorsound Power Boost circuit with BC184L transistors:


A couple of Custom Drives. Klon Centaur circuit:


And a Custom MkII Tone Bender with AC125 germanium transistors:

That is some damn impressive work! :w00t:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:53 am

Scout wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Good stuff Tony! What’s the Tone Bender?
MkII version of the Sola Sound Tone Bender. Nothing exotic or changed in this one...same circuit as it was in 1966.

Norrin Radd wrote:
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That is some damn impressive work! :w00t:
Thanks!!!
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