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  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:19 am   Subject: LP Junior kit build
I have been using Watco wipe-on polyurethane for the clear coat. It seems pretty good so far. I'm not wiping it on though, I'm using a foam brush. Goes on nice with no brush strokes, dries slowly but ...
  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
Views: 348

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:47 pm   Subject: LP Junior kit build
This Varathane one-step stuff is nearly indestructible... In order to get rid of the brush marks in the finish, I have been wet sanding with a 60(!) grit sanding sponge for over an hour... on just the ...
  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
Views: 348

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:54 am   Subject: LP Junior kit build
I never really liked the Varathane when I’ve (albeit a limited about) used it, I found it ended up being too dark in general, it was harder to get lighter stains out of it. That being said, the proj ...
  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
Views: 348

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:36 pm   Subject: LP Junior kit build
I used the "cherry" coloured Varathane brush-on poly on the body, two coats so far:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50642449947_134bb4febc_b.jpg

The colour is more like red wine th ...
  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
Views: 348

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:33 pm   Subject: LP Junior kit build
One of my best guitars (and certainly the one I pick up the most) was one of these kits. But it was a strat, and they're nearly impossible to get wrong.

http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.ph ...
  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
Views: 348

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:17 am   Subject: LP Junior kit build
Today I got a coping saw and some finishing supplies. The store I went to was out of the Minwax Polyshades so instead I got some Varathane poly that's tinted in a slightly darker cherry colour than wh ...
  Topic: LP Junior kit build
astro

Replies: 12
Views: 348

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:38 am   Subject: LP Junior kit build
I've always wanted an LP junior. Right now everything I have in my collection is either a Fender/Squier, or a copy of Fender.

I ordered an LP Junior kit on Amazon, got it today. The description say ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 3266

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:10 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
Shocked Shocked Shocked
All around impressive job

Thank you!

If I'm not mistaken you built a mustang of the same colour a couple of years ago

Yes I did, but it was not exactly the same co ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 3266

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:16 am   Subject: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
So now I have all the parts, took weeks to get here due to COVID. The body ferules were a bit small but work as intended.

I harvested the saddles from the Gotoh/Wilkinson bridge and stuck them on t ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 3266

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:09 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
I just could not adapt to looking at the fugly bridge on this bass. It was like seeing a fresh dog turd in the middle of my favourite carpet every time I looked at it. Functionally it's great, but it' ...
  Topic: the current state of the surf green mustang bass in 2019
astro

Replies: 42
Views: 8112

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:19 am   Subject: the current state of the surf green mustang bass in 2019
For those who want a Fender PJ mustang bass, Best Buy Canada has the sonic blue model for $575 Canadian dollars.

That's about $434 US dollars, or $35 more than the Squier Mustang Bass.

I have no ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 2489

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:35 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Fantastic job! I especially love the epic story behind its completion.

Thanks, dots!
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 2489

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:30 am   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
I managed to carefully unsolder the caps and to resolder them into their proper spots. Wasn’t easy as the leads were cut very short. But I succeeded. Strangle switch is very useful, I was worried it ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 2489

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:51 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Looks sick.

Is it a Satin finish?

Thanks!

Yeah, paint is satin. I was going to clear coat but then I thought that doing so would take me another 5 years, so I didn’t bother. Didn’t even ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 2489

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:57 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Looks ace

Thanks!

I opened it up and looked at the caps with a magnifying glass... I put the strangle switch cap on the tone pot and vice versa. Oops. Don’t know if I can save the ca ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 2489

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
Fuck that’s a good lookin’ VI.
At least if the strangle is just a capacitor issue, it’s an easy fix. How ya finding the hotter pickup in the bridge?

Thanks!

Bridge pickup balances nicely ...
  Topic: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 2489

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:59 am   Subject: My new toy, 12 years to finish building it!
It’s a Bass VI

12 years ago, I wanted a bass VI, and there were no options other than Fender’s custom shop or vintage at the time. I could afford neither. This was before the Squier and the Paw ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 3266

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
So I gave up trying to find a bridge from a bronco/musicmaster/musrtang bass, and ended up using the fugly bridge that I already have. Got a mint pickguard, wired up a lace sensor red I had in my part ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 3266

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:02 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
GFS have a lot of decent looking bridges, but I assume they'll be too big for the bridge spacing on that body

You’re right, fender shortscale basses have a narrower string spacing than the long s ...
  Topic: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
astro

Replies: 14
Views: 3266

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Another musicmaster bass: making a decent bridge
So I enlarged the neck pocket on the body with a wood file and my dremel. Now the neck fits nice and tight in the pocket.

However, I chipped the paint around the neck pocket with the file:

https ...
 
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