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by Dillon
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project

Great project! I've never considered wrapping a bushing in tape to fit a larger hole, what a simple solution. I think I once made a dowel, glued it in and drilled a new hole just to make a bushing fit it - a shitton of time and effort it took me to do. As far as I remember those P90s have to be sup...
by Dillon
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project

Turned my attention to the body for a while. Either a previous owner had the most acidy acid sweat ever, or it was left out in the rain. How is there rust under the bridge?! Under all the hardware actually. http://i.imgur.com/qEhLS0qh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/dmm5A0yh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tL4GH42h.j...
by Dillon
Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project

Alright, finally getting started on this thing. Rather than work on the body damage, I decided to get it playing first. The frets were pretty beat up, and I wanted to try doing a level and crown. Amateur hour up in here but I'm satisfied with the results. A couple things surprised me after taking th...
by Dillon
Wed May 18, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project
Replies: 9
Views: 216

NGD - Squier VM Tele Custom project

A while back I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more guitars until I got all my broken ones in working order...and well, I've done a pretty good job of sticking with that, but at $100 I couldn't pass this up. This model is from the late 00s. I actually had one of these in 2010ish and regretted sel...
by Dillon
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Black Jazzmaster Project
Replies: 34
Views: 1623

Re: Black Jazzmaster Project

the neck pickup is a bloody Gibson USA something something, it's most probably a 498T because it sounds so much like my old LP Studio, but could be a Burstbucker too - there's no marking on it to discern. If it's a BB it ought to have a sticker on the back saying which one it is. Someone could've r...
by Dillon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Machine heads!
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Machine heads!

I have D'Addario (Planet Waves) auto-trim tuners on one of my guitars and love them. It seems like a gimmick but it's not. It's convenient, yeah, but they also hold tune well. That said, I'd probably just do Kluson-style with the slot where you pre-trim the string and insert it in the top of the pos...
by Dillon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Finishing a high school project

Well, it's not in perfect condition otherwise...the finish is gone from the edge of the fretboard, and it has several noticeable scratches. It does have sentimental value, though, so I I'm leaning toward fixing it. I really like the profile. On the other hand, the only one I can find for sale is $69...
by Dillon
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Finishing a high school project

Yeah, it was donated to me years ago as its own project from a friend who attempted to put larger frets on. He didn't have the proper tools or the time to make it work, and I guess he got tired of having it around. I might be able to fix them, but, big frets on a 7.25" radius don't make sense t...
by Dillon
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Finishing a high school project

I thought this was going to be about finally finishing that paper. Well, as part of the original high school project I DID write a paper on building it :D Wish I could find that. So...did I say I'd compare over the weekend? Yeah, I meant Tuesday night :lol: I found the old body...and then some! Lik...
by Dillon
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Finishing a high school project

Thanks! I haven't done something this big in years, and almost forgot how rewarding it is. So, just for fun...I found some pictures of the original high school project (the one that made it to completion), circa 2004. Not bad for a first shot, but it's a reminder of why I decided to redo it. Hard ed...
by Dillon
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Finishing a high school project

Well here's some of that then! Might be a while before the next update...I'm heading back home, where I don't have a proper workspace set up right now. But this has been good motivation to make that happen. Lopped off the extra bit of neck pocket. I'll fix the sides and edges later. You can also see...
by Dillon
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Finishing a high school project

Oh wow I remember when you first built this! Awesome that you're finally finishing it! Hah I wondered if anyone would remember :D That one actually did make it to completion (this was going to be round 2). But, a few years later I decided to refinish it, and while it was hanging to dry it fell and ...
by Dillon
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Finishing a high school project
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Finishing a high school project

I'm visiting my parents for Christmas and found something I forgot I left with my dad: A body I made 17 years ago when I was first learning to work on guitars. It's in pretty rough shape, but since he has a full shop, that's about to change! Here's how I found it...I had only roughed in a neck pocke...
by Dillon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: New Fender Vintera Line Leak thread.
Replies: 108
Views: 27152

These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar. Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades. To clarify, the HH Jag is $1149 US. And colors aside, it really doesn't look much different than the old Class...
by Dillon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: New Fender Vintera Line Leak thread.
Replies: 108
Views: 27152

^ That. But price aside, I can't understand why Fender think it's acceptable to offer any model in only two colors. TWO. It's sort of infuriating that you can get the vintage spec JM in ice blue with a matching headstock, but not the "modified" one. Same with the vintage spec Jaguar gettin...
by Dillon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: I am in love with this fakenbacker on aliexpress
Replies: 17
Views: 8654

Brand Name: Human Suitable For: Professional Performance Sounds perfectly reasonable to me :lol: In all seriousness I'm sure it's about the same quality as the Gibson fakes listed on the left (which aren't bad), but personally I can't support buying such a blatant fake. Except I kinda would because ...
by Dillon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: New Fenders/Squiers
Replies: 95
Views: 34337

Like dis? http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i65/Johnophean/BB4.jpg Love the look but it probably doesn't sound like you'd think. For one thing, one pickup would need to be RW/RP for it to not hum like a monster (can't recall if AVRI pickups are, but I'm pretty sure MIJ/CIJ and Squier are not). That...
by Dillon
Sat May 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: NGD. A Jag. Sort of.
Replies: 21
Views: 11818

Man, what a steal. I have that same neck on my partsguar and love it. I say refin and keep it unless you have something similar already.
by Dillon
Tue May 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: Lindo Rosetta
Replies: 16
Views: 8282

Do want the green one, though I'd also want a neck pickup. Seems you can't get them Stateside anyway.
by Dillon
Sun May 06, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: the new Billy Corgan Reverend. FFO EKWATTS
Replies: 17
Views: 8845

What's with the bridge / bridge pickup placement and shorter overall length on the single coil model? Is it an short scale?