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  Topic: Bridge string spacing
marksound

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:35 pm   Subject: Bridge string spacing
On a Strat, the narrower spacing will be more comfortable to play. If you're going for vintage spec, go for the wider one.
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
marksound

Replies: 7
Views: 72

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:16 pm   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
The plastic bobbins on some pickups are one piece. That's what the guy in the video was working on. The poles don't contact the coil. If it has ceramic magnets they're likely epoxied on, and the poles ...
  Topic: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
marksound

Replies: 7
Views: 72

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:23 am   Subject: Moving pole pieces on Strat Single Coil Pickups
I think some young moron is going to try this with a fiber-bobbin pickup and totally screw the pooch.

IMO, it's not worth the time or trouble, and there won't be much difference if any in sound. Th ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:38 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
Yup, it's mine.

https://i.imgur.com/1BgZ4UDl.jpg
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:15 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
I cobbled together a reasonable facsimile of the 78 chain strap. Strangely comfortable.

https://i.imgur.com/Z1txBwPl.jpg
  Topic: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
marksound

Replies: 10
Views: 270

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:23 pm   Subject: Acrylic lacquer vs Nitro lacquer
Acrylic lacquer is not recommended over nitro, as it creates a solid film that will not let the nitro gas off. I've used nitro over acrylic lacquer many times, using Dupli-Color Perfect Match colors. ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
How did that go with the 2k over nitro?

I've never had a problem. Test on scrap.
  Topic: Aging the back of an unfinished neck. Before/after Tru-Oil?
marksound

Replies: 3
Views: 170

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:51 pm   Subject: Aging the back of an unfinished neck. Before/after Tru-Oil?
Graphite works too. Either from a tube, like for door lock lubrication, or from a pencil.

I dirtied this one up with the side of a pencil in strategic locations, after tint and before Tru-Oil. He s ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:30 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
Assembled and resting. This lefty stuff is hard to wrap my brain around, everything bass-ackwards. Laughing

https://i.imgur.com/oNdmPell.jpg
  Topic: Anyone using electric sanders between coats?
marksound

Replies: 1
Views: 128

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:28 pm   Subject: Anyone using electric sanders between coats?
I've used a pneumatic palm sander for what you describe, but you have to be careful. Hand sanding lets you go slower, and avoid mistakes before it's too late.

I've also used the palm sander to wets ...
  Topic: What color looks good with Parchment?
marksound

Replies: 5
Views: 221

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:25 pm   Subject: What color looks good with Parchment?
Literally every color. Laughing
Pretty much this. Cool

Not every color looks good with black, mint, or tort. But parchment is an off-white and works with everything.

Bright white is good too, but ...
  Topic: Finesse It II
marksound

Replies: 5
Views: 275

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:24 pm   Subject: Finesse It II
Stew Mac drill pads.
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:26 am   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
Here she is. Nowhere near "accurate" but a ton of fun.

https://i.imgur.com/QwimzCWl.jpg

All I had handy was a 250K pot, so as I tend to do, I just went for it.
This body is basswood ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:23 am   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
All done.

The body is an old Ebay pre-painted basswood one that I gigged with for years, scuffed and repainted with RR Coral and 2k clear. The neck and pickguard are cheap K-Mise from Amazon, about ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
marksound

Replies: 1100
Views: 151135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:28 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
Quick and dirty project, just for grins.

https://i.imgur.com/GmvEF78l.jpg

All the paint was done in the space of about three hours. It's nasty up close, but I'm going full goose bozo on this one ...
 
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