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    "Looks just like a Telefunken U-47"
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  1. Second Build: Offset Tele

    A few people have complained about compatibility with poly over shellac in woodworking forums. The Wood Whisperer on YouTube did testes which showed no apparent issues. It's difficult to tell, however I've never seen specific cases of problems. 2K isn't bad, but definitely not one to make a habit of using without protective gear. I couldn't recommend not using full eye, skin and respiratory though. It'd be irresponsible since any level of exposure is always "not good"! I think it's great as an easy finish though. Once we construct the booth at work, I want to use it more. http://www.projectguitar.com/gallery/album/73-lumi-custom-1951-5-p-bass/
  2. Second Build: Offset Tele

    It's what I'd do, whether it's right or wrong. Shellac is a nice simple base for (almost) anything, so to me it feels like covering your bases. If you don't have any shellac on hand, it might be simpler to go ahead with the schedule you had in mind. Shellac's pretty cheap and simple to use, so hell, why not. I've always found it great to work off for a number of things. The build I was referring to is the '51 P-Bass. The primer and 2K laid on really nicely. Probably just as well as they would have done otherwise, perhaps. It's difficult to say without A/Bing them.
  3. Second Build: Offset Tele

    I would just give it a light wash of 1-1/2lb cut shellac. Something light to stop up the wood. Whilst finish will not sink into fine-grained closed pore wood, it'll certainly drink it up. I did this on an Alder body, which is similar to Poplar in a fair few ways. It saved me a lot of work priming and painting.
  4. Guitars and Numbers

    I've spent a few hours thinking about this before replying. I keep typing a paragraph and then deleting it. I am sure that you have thought about the variables and potential for them causing exponential increases. You definitely go through a lot of strings!
  5. Good idea Scott. I'd go with that also. Doesn't hurt to try.
  6. Pariahrob's build log

    Wow! I got the email notifier and saw Scott's comment about Maple/Wengé and figured it would be quarter-inch type laminates....not that monster! It'll have a nice defined bottom end to it, that's for sure. It's great for clarifying the muddiness of woods like Mahoganies/African "Mahoganies" and adding more balance to Maple. I'm sure that's going to sound great right off the bat.
  7. Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    This is the basis of the conversation we had. It's just strange....
  8. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I guess that it's bad enough that we fuck with you, never mind your own head doing a number on you eh?
  9. Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    The ever-fantastic Paul over at Hobbit House said that he figured out what it was, then forgot. The best he can remember was that it has "something to do with either banded parenchyma or numerous evenly spaced tiny rays. Zebrawood does not have banded parenchyma but does have evenly spaced tiny rays, but I do not now see how they could lead to this characteristic." It's a very distinctive and unique feature which a few woods seem to exhibit. I myself can't see a single determining factor either. Paul thinks that it is something ridiculously obvious but obviously forgettable as it seems!
  10. Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    There's some intangible aspect of this build that is perfectly Japanese. Every post is a treat.
  11. Regardless, you're nothing short of being an absolute trooper for pulling off such excellent gloss finishes with brushes. Truly outstanding, and it makes those of us that spray or rub feel like we're cheating somehow.
  12. cnc rebuild

    Nicely described Mike. I see a lot of people using Raspberry Pi's (I have a couple) and other powerful development boards as the basis for CNC controllers. That approach appeals to me since the board works solely on that one function, whereas lack PC CNC operators browse the Internet for "entertainment purposes" during long cycles and then wonder why the machine gips or drops a bollock.
  13. Amps for setups

    I second the idea of using modelling amps. The number of tones and combinations you can perform tests with are astounding. Still, a reference amp of sorts is always good if comparative testing is a priority. Something super simple like a Fender Champ?
  14. The Luthier's Pantograph

    Re-sanded back through from 150 grit to 1000. I definitely think that a second fill with water-thin CA will help tidy the outline. Otherwise, this is super tight.
  15. cnc rebuild

    Am I right in thinking that parallel port driven machines are still king?