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About krazyderek

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    Guitars (playing, composing, making, fixing, reading up on), hacky sack, eating and delivering pizza, cycling.

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  1. unless you want to mess around with veneering the pickup it's self, or trying to glue together an incredibly fragile box made of veneer then the easiest option is to rout. this would be the most practical and safest way i can think. get a scrap peice of wood that's more then big enough, measure the outside of the pickup for depth, and exact measurements. now using 4 peices of wood or something as your template guide's double stick those onto the wood as your template to make the box, then route at appropriate depth (probably take you a couple of passe's) now make sure the pickup fits in there snug, but not to tightly... ok, so you should have a fairly big peice of wood that was easy to clamp while routing, that now has a route in it, (no a hole that goes all the way thru) measure out another box 2mm or so bigger then the route, and cut just outside that line on your band saw/scroll saw, then sand to final shape, being sure to measure carefully every 10 or 20 seconds of sanding to make sure you don't sand those walls down too thin... hope that was clear... unless of course you have a cnc machine then just press the green button
  2. depends what kinda of guitar you have, if it's a generic strat copy chances are they will... if it's an Ibanez RG or look alike, that might be a bit harder to find localy, call around though. If that fails there are several online store that carry pretty much any pickguard you'd want. yes, knobs are available in black... and depends what kind of pickup covers you need,
  3. So i'm in the process of building my jig and i'm trying to figure out where the body supports go on the plywood.... is there any specif places ? i basicly just took a couple of bodies and traced them on the plywood then marked areas where the supports would contact all the bodies without hitting any rear router covers.. I'll have a seperate set of inserts to put the rods in for electrics... and then eventually accoustics. On a side note, GuitarFrenzy puts a bend into his threaded rods that support the DI's, but doesn't that make them kinda hard to adjust up and down? While doing a bit of research i found this pic and it looks like the stew one just has those rods offset... I'm also kinda a little undecided on... is the length of the rod / how high in the beam to put the tightening knob.. looks like my knobs will be 1-1/2" down.. and the rods will be ~8" long... There's also a problem with the headstock support rod... i checked on a couple of necks.. the rod seems to come up and hit the tuners on more then one of the guitars i have around.... anyone else notice this? i just moved the rod towards the tightening strap a bit to fix it... just thought i'd ask... Lastly, wasn't mimf selling a set of plans on their site somewhere? i've tried searching this site and mimf and i can't find it anywhere...
  4. here's the auction GF was talking about http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...me=STRK:MEWA:IT I decided not to go with it, i'm going to laminate a beam and make my own from scratch too
  5. ROUTERS Plunge, pro, fast depth adjustment to preset depths, con: you'rs is good. NECK SHAPING for spokeshav , pro: fast wood remover, con: can cause tear out or bumps if used incorrectly or on certain grains. Sander, pro, smooth accurate wood removal, con:lot's of dust, vacum needed for safe breathing. something like that?
  6. hey frenzy, what kind of grainfiller was that? water or oil based? i imagine oil if you sent the guitar off to be pro finished?
  7. go to your local music store and see if they have a peavey wolfgang, it's a top mount floyd, ie it sits on the top of the guitar directly, no routing, and no pulling back on the trem, only down. depending the depth of the neck pocket and the thickness of the neck at the heel, it may not require any neck angle. These are the only instructions i know of to install a floyd. Floyd rose installation instructions for a stratocaster
  8. you mean save it to your pc? or just view?
  9. only one complete so far, others are right behind
  10. well i used tremclad Flat Black rust paint, but any paint wood do i suppose
  11. I wanted to change the pickups on my strat so i figured i'd try something new with the pickguard while i had it off. Here is a tutorial that will show you how to get creative with your pickguard and create something unique. Do It Yourself Pickguard Tutorial Here's a little teaser
  12. the magnum is cool, but i don't like the contrasting neck colour, and i though it was nice to have an accoustic instead of usual line of electrics.
  13. like hyunsu said, it's all in your head, read and make sure you fully understand what you're doing, then practice your skills on some spare wood, knowing what to do, and how to do it is 75% of the battle
  14. My name is Derek, I'm a hobbyist builder,I dove into making guitars feb 2003, and i'm just finishing those first guitars now, i've got a bunch of krazy ideas but i have a hard time keeping concentrated on one project. I work as precisly as possible and often spend days thinking about how to do something before proceeding to the next stage of construction on any and all of my guitars. Before that i'd take my guitars apart all the time to see how they worked, i've also done repair work, and parts upgrades on both my fender squire guitars. All my guitars i'm working on (from scratch) can bee seen here I've been playing guitar for probably 8 or more years, i would class myself as an amateur metal/rock instrument musician. You can hear some of my songs here I'm 21 and I've done 2 years of University majoring in Economics, after graduating from highschool with a 77% average and a bilingual certificate. I have no idea what i want to do in life other then relax, play some guitar and be happy.
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