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  1. ShatnersBassoon

    the mv shelter for abused guitars...

    Yes it was my first guitar that I reckoned was a step up above from the Squier. Interestingly, it has those magnets on the back of the pickups! Maybe it was a partscaster all along? It always played well but to be honest my Squier sounded better, and it was made of ply! (I know because I dented the finish one day and it showed through). I was young and silly and thinking that the ply element automatically made it a bad instrument, I gave the guitar to some kid. Years later he brought the guitar along to my house and I was amazed at how awesome it sounded.
  2. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    I would love to be able to keep the rich reddish hue, however I believe that the colour darkens with age? I suppose if I lacquer it that will help? Maybe?
  3. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    Yes, very heavy too. I was given this because a friend of mine has a planer and he put in some wood I have bought recently and it got torn up in to pieces. It was a piece of 'Golden Phoebe' that I got from China. I was going to use it as a cap/droptop for a Tele Thinline build. It was very dry and brittle...accidents happen. He just offered me some wood in exchange
  4. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    Thanks, the close up on the first photo certainly has similarities with my pieces. I will update on the sanding aspect. Either way, I love the look of it! It was a darkish brown before it was planed.
  5. ShatnersBassoon

    the mv shelter for abused guitars...

    Move over rover...and let Jimi take over!
  6. ShatnersBassoon

    bought a 3/4" flamed top... have a look?

    Lovely flames there...I just tried to plane some flamed/quilted wood...well a friend did in a planer...and it got shredded in to pieces
  7. ShatnersBassoon

    the mv shelter for abused guitars...

    That’s a very tasteful collection, a bit of bling but nothing too over the top. Classy! I have a Mexican Strat that has a massacred body that is the result of me trying to take off the thick poly...I tried to burn it off years ago I may take the neck off it to use in a current Tele build...haven’t decided yet.
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    Is this Bubinga?

    I seem to have lost the ability to edit the post. Anyway, it’s pretty heavy too!
  9. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    I have just got something rather lovely looking from a woodworking friend, free! It looks more than ideal for a body. However he has no idea as to what wood it is. Its a beautifully rich reddish colour that was difficult to pick up on the camera. To me, it looks like Bubinga. What do you think?
  10. ShatnersBassoon

    Cheap pickups

    Thanks so much for the detailed reply! I will check out the Bootstrap pickups. Funny you should mention the magnets on the bottom of cheap pickups, I have a really cheap Strat copy that has those and it sounds dull and lifeless. As for the Hot Rails, I have a Kent Armstrong one in a Mexican Strat and it sounds very good, including with a clean sound; well articulated. I may use it in a project.
  11. ShatnersBassoon

    Cheap pickups

    I mean really cheap, those Chinese jobbies that often turn up on the bay, much like this- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Guitar-Neck-Pickup-w-Bridge-Line-Plate-Set-for-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar/382536271978?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170221124951%26meid%3D905d4ea9af1f443d9b4d5faaee2d5f31%26pid%3D100643%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D382536271978&_trksid=p2045573.c100643.m3226 Are such pickups often any good do you reckon? At the risk of being controversial, what makes pickups (especially single coils) so expensive anyway? Surely theres not a massive amount of factors that come in to play when it comes to a pickup? Gauge of wire...type of magnet...This is ignorance talking no doubt
  12. ShatnersBassoon

    A quick question about 🥜

    Like this I take it? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202240289581
  13. ShatnersBassoon

    A quick question about 🥜

    Cheers man! Will have a look
  14. Hi, just a quick question. Whilst browsing eBay I have noticed quite a few pre radiused boards with slightly unusual radiuses such as 16 etc. I have noticed that the nut slot depth tends to follow the radius of the board in these listings. However most nuts that you buy are either flat (on the bottom I mean) or more standard radiuses such as 9.5. Out of curiosity I have looked for nuts with these more unusual radiuses and can’t find any. Could anyone shed any light on this? Is it just a matter of modifying a nut so that it fits nicely in the slot? I would imagine that this would be difficult with a brass nut. Anyway...thoughts? Whoops! A double post I notice. Apologies!
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    Double post, apologies!