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  1. Actually, I'd just like to give it a see-thru Black lacquer however, I haven't been able to find it anywhere in a spray can. It doesn't have any special grain or nuthin, I just wanted the ease of use that a spray can affords! I do one-offs all very different so didn't want to spend much on it.
  2. I've got a basswood body I want to stain Black to show the grain, What do you guys use as a wash coat to keep the basswood from soaking up stain unevenly?
  3. It is a Vox Student Model. They had a huge run back in the 60's and they're powered by radio tubes that are or were readily available back then but Now, Not so much. I'm going to try and build on what they have in it but with a 12AX7 and a 6V6 IF they will operate with the current electronics or get someone to mod it with easily obtained tubes of todays amps. I wanted to throw the Idea out here to see if anyone knew of any mods before moving onto more drastic measures.
  4. I've been scanning the web for any mods for this cool little amp to no avail. They are not easy to find but at the moment It's been having a hard time cranking the way it used to. I replaced the tubes with direct replacement tubes but it still has trouble. If any of you have any ideas about modding this little beast I'd be interested in hearing what you think.
  5. Quite a while back I remember someone on this board building this style guitar w/Water beads custom paint that was superb.
  6. Thanx Fellas. Finishing is NOT my strong suit however, I've had it my mind to shade it with Aerosol Mahogany Toner to get a sunburst top. It's 3 piece Basswood so It's gotta have a colorant because Let's face it, it's not a pretty wood. I'll be patching her up prior to completion but thats the plan and I have been planning a little bit ahead. I usually fly seat of the pants making mods as I go but this one I want to turn out good.
  7. Check it out here Here's a brief look.
  8. I'm starting a new build and whilst cutting the neck pocket my Jig slid and left me with an unsightly groove at the heel. Unless you guys come up with something ingenious I'm gonna just cut in a small layer patch in that area. I just realized I don't have my pics online anywhere to show the damage. Maybe soon I can sign on with picbucket or something.
  9. You just have to push the wood thru a little faster. Built a drum sanding machine way back when and it looks like a mini lathe. Put a straight piece of metal on the side between the mounting blocks but I never thought about mounting an adjustable bed under the drum. That's pretty clever. And, I already have the biggest majority of the work done. I'm putting a pic of it on the photoblog soon.
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