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  1. Wow, this new addition to CITES is rediculous. Just how far back are they going with this? Just stating prior to 2 Jan 17 doesnt really say much. Are they taking this all the way back to 1947?
  2. Have any of you worked with this wood before? I have enough to build two instruments with and was wondering on its viability on use as neck wood? Originally was planning on using it laminated with either maple or another common neck wood that would augment its color like wenge or similar. As far as air darkening, It was fairly coca cola red when I bought the lumber and hasnt darkened too far off from that, maybe a little deeper, but nothing like how purpleheart changes
  3. Just about had this project done and pulled an ultimate impatient bonehead maneuver. Let us reinstall the tremolo post studs with forgetting to remember yyour dumbass removed material from the top route at 2am and while tapping the stud in you blow through the backside of the guitar. Luckily all damage is within the confines of the spring cavity and is essentially in one piece. Just need to glue the splitting and clamp it up. Put the project aside a few days as i have too many things on my plate to be dealing with this type of stuff right now. The refin looks nice, but the color did an odd one during the process. Have pictures of about 90% of it. Will start a new thread for it to document after Christmas. If i dont post til then, everyone have a God Jul, Christmas, hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or hwatevah youz celebrates. Please be safe so youre around next year. Already seen too many drunks on the road this week driving lime idiots for my liking.
  4. Before you invest in EMGs, look into some quality passives and a preamp. Lots more tonal possibilities going that route. Keep the layout simple by using cermet pots mounted to the preamp pcb so they wont be seen. Granted you wont be able to adjust on the fly, but most rock/metal bassists are the set and forget types in regards to their tonal settings and access to a working volume pot is usually more than enough adjustable control for them. Not to be read as a dig to anyone, just an honest observation. You may also give Neal Moser a shout for any non original hardware you may be needing.
  5. MrMuckle, any follow up on this? Was a fairly interesting topic.
  6. True, but we've all seen the videos explaining where once pickups and amps come in, the actual construction material of an electric guitar is really reduced. Acrylic guitars sound good, metal guitars sound good (my only experience playing/hearing was test driving a Jackson Roswell once), high end wooden guitars sound good, low end wood guitars sound good, MDF (Mosrite) guitars sound good. the only common factor they all need regardless of materials used is quality construction and a good setup. I thnk the only real mitigating factor in the end would be which guitar sounded fuller and which sounded thinner. That to me would be only different between the instruments materials mass and density. Before anyone says anything, all instruments would be played through the same exact rig, and all tuned to standard tuning. All instruments would have to have same body shape and scale. All hardware, electronics, strings, and frets would be the same (components from the same manufacture lot if possible).This way we are comparing different apples of the same sub species but from different orchards instead of apples to oranges.
  7. Oh, thems peoples...I will just plug in my concrete Tele into my amp and shoo them away.
  8. Bandit in an alley... Pure gold there. SO... Who is going to start gingerizing their builds like firewood guy?
  9. I guess I never hit "Post" as I could have sworn I replied to this. I repaired the neck problem by routing away wood on the bottom of the neck pocket. The neck now sits almost 1/4" deeper into the body. This resulting in exposing a separate but related problem. The tremolo top route was not deep enough to accommodate the lowering of the tremolo into the body to correctly create the proper tremolo angle as shown in the Edge installation manual. I did not trust using my router to correct this due to not having a bit where I could it with a template. The only place in town which carries a bit selection with top bearings in the diameter bit I wanted to use wanted $65 for a mid grade bit. They also do not sell individual bearings so I could adapt the tools I already own. As a work around I picked up a straight cut bit made for a Dremel tool. I created a set of acrylic templates using the pre cut top route dimensions and using the top rout depth measurement from my RG, I fixed the top route depth. This then led me to correcting the old original spring route cavity to modern dimensions, creating a behind the spring slope the installation manual calls for as well as lengthening the same cavity to accommodate the use of common size tremolo springs. Ibanez size springs are only sold via Ibanezrules.com unless you want to pay premium from Ibanez, or the stealership. I also like the feel of regular generic "Fender" sized springs anyways. During a break on this project, I watched a video on Youtube on tinting oil for oil finished via two different methods. The first is by using a linseed based oil paint(oil paint as in Bob Ross and Happy Trees and Clouds) diluted by linseed, the second by using the same type of dye I used in my other thread when I refinished this guitar two years ago. This calls for adding the dye to the oil based and then adding in acetone to the mix which breaks up the solids in the dye allowing it to mix with the oil. I really want to try the oil paint method seeing how I can mix the color I want so I sanded the finish off the guitar. Dont worry I compensated for any wood removed off the top of the guitar when routing the tremolo/neck issues by removing a little more then the exact amount needed to correct the problems. Once the body is sanded down to 600 grit, I will make a photo log of the refinish process and post in a new thread in the refinishing forum.
  10. Where they are still held off from total global domination by their Nemesis Divina who goes by Aliphatic Resin.
  11. Has anyone checked out using hydrographics for adding graphics to their finishes on any of their guitars? I ran across this method of finishes when I was looking at finishing some motorcycle parts I have. Once I saw what could be done, I had to rethink my previous plan I was going to do for my Triumph, then when watching more of these videos I saw that they were using the same method on guitars. The only draw back I see are that most shops that do this finish tend to use stock images and custom images aren't too available. The materials to create the graphics ( printable film and chemicals) are not too expensive. The expensive part is a large scale printer. Either way I think this type of finish is beyond neat. This was the video I first saw the technique done on motorcycle parts. The flames on that first tank are wild.
  12. Well I finally tackled this job tonight. No pictures as I went about it too fast as well as my confidence wasn't that good and was winging it. The template I made was slightly smaller than the pocket which I cleaned up with a chisel. Will sand it flat tomorrow as the router bit left trail marks in the wood. The pocket was lowered 2/10". The neck sits proud of the face of the body similar distance to my RG's now. While messing with this I went and took some measurements of all the routs dealing with the tremolo. The top rout is a mess and do not think it is possible to fix unless I use a dremel router bit. It needs to be lowered into the guitar body some. I can't believe I paid $300 to have this tremolo installed back in 1989. The only measurement the guy got right was the mounting posts distance from the nut as well as the distance from each other(At least that was corrrect, the rest of the routing was just ugly). The spring cavity was 4.5mm too short, as was the depth of the spring cavity. As per Ibanez Edge manual the depth should be 18mm at claw end and 25mm at through hole. I had 14mm and 16.7mm respectively. This was I suppose one of the reasons the block kept bottoming out when I would pull up on the bar. I fixed that with a chisel as this was easier than trying to figure out the proper angle to make a template for a router.
  13. Well I can say for a fact that Sustain doesn't live behind any of my pickups. That is where Dust and Pickdust live in their hovel. Across the street from them lives Sweat Gunk and Blood Drops. All of whom are getting evicted rather soon. Sustain lives between the neck plate and the neck. He says those other folks are just too trashy for his taste.
  14. Can images for this thread be updated by those who originally posted them if possible please?
  15. Here are some videos that were taken of the set I did session work for last month in Whitehall Maryland for Philadelphia based Blood Not everyone's cup of tea, but the show was a blast. There are three others that will be linkable if you click the title at the top of either of these and go over to that video site. Several other of my band's videos are there as well.