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  1. Definitely that! I just prepared a chicken for the oven, it looked a lot like the clearcoat version and I expect it to get a similar Pecan burst with some Koa darkness at the wingtips. Roasted and baked to deliciousness instead of raw...
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  2. Well I may as well kick things off for this month. This is my second scratch build (ironically finished before my first). I built it partly at home and partly at a woodworking club I am a part of. I made it because everyone needs a strat in their collection and it gives me some more experience prior to fully delving into more complicated builds like my 12-string Rick Copy. Name - Desert Colours Body - Australian Red Cedar Neck - Queensland Maple Fretboard - West Australian Sheoak There are side dots but obviously no fretboard dots because I didn't want to interrup
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  3. Hi there! We present anew the same guitar as last month in the hope that there will be more talking about it . Every question is welcome! ALABARDA Neck, back and sides: hollow monocoque structure in carbon fiber Top: carbon fiber Neck shape: thin D Fingerboard: flat in carbon fiber
 Frets: medium nickel silver
 Nut: carbon fiber Dots: aluminium
 Machine head: carbon fiber by Heart-Sound 
 Bridge: strings-through-body in carbon fiber with steel saddles Switch: 5 position
 Pickups: P90 by Electrical Guitar Company
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  4. I haven't read all the conversation but I used to compare pickups a lot, and what I found is my hearing wasn't always the best. After doing comparisons for hours I couldn't tell the difference between a Neck Pickup and a Bridge
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  5. Wood WILL expand and contract.... that's why the subtle cracks appear in the joints in set neck guitars, when it swells the heel of the neck, or tenon on set necks will expand.... but the mortise, or neck pocket will get smaller as the surrounding body expands.. it only takes a little and a well fit combination are no longer compatible, requiring further "fitting". r
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  6. OK, so I did a mockup. Except for the two black knobs, this is all the actual hardware that will be used. I only had 3 gold knobs in the knob drawer to work with for the mockup. I included one of the older pics so you can see the difference between the clearcoat Spruce and the Pecan Burst it has now. Shooting that light Pecan burst really paid off, so thanks @komodo. Also I tried a 3x3 as well as the angled Koa headstock. This thing is turning into a far more 'Jam-Band' guitar than I ever imagined it would be when I did the initial build back in 2011. Like, WAY more. I
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  7. Personally I can hear really subtle differences between some of the timber pairs when they're played back to back. But they're super-borderline, to the point where if I went out of the room for 20 seconds to put the kettle on and came back, if I started playing one sample at random I'd never be able to tell what I was listening to. They're certainly not the earth-shattering differences some people claim to be able to hear when comparing identical guitars made from different timbers.
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  8. I've not tried one yet, however I have access to the battery version of the Makita RP0700 at work. I've just not used it since the weight of the battery at the top is the most immediate cause for concern. Those small base routers are tippy as it stands, never mind with a huge 5,0Ah battery bolted on top! I can't compared the brushed 240V version to the brushless 18V version really, however I'd be wanting to know the "apparent HP" (this can be meaningless if you think about it) of the motor. They're trimmers when it comes down to it, so being able to work hardwood at any level is more of a frin
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  9. Some more comparisons for your examination. Same deal as before: 3x2 strikes of a low-E, D and high-E, each example alternates between two timbers. The 'new' timber is played first followed by the tas oak (weight = 1140g, typical Janka = 6000N) for reference using the following pattern: Low E pluck <new timber>, Low E pluck tas oak, pause Low E pluck <new timber>, Low E pluck tas oak, pause Low E pluck <new timber>, Low E pluck tas oak, pause D pluck <new timber>, D pluck tas oak, pause D pluck <new timber>, D pluck tas oak, pause
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  10. I copied that from old Höfner and newer Rivolta guitars. It was easy to do on the miter box too!! Very clean result cutting both the margins and the pearloid! I decided to bind the f holes too. Too much superglue makes your eyes misty!
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