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  1. Thanks guys, I’ve been spending the day sanding the body and it’s now smooth as a baby’s bottom :)
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  2. Youz aint no bloody true blue Aussie unless ya can pass the attached test. Flamin' mongrels... Aust-citizen-test_2020-04-17.pdf
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  3. Ok, ok, here's a story of recklessness and restlessness. A few weeks before I started my last big run of work, I was looking at the pile of offcuts I had accrued underneath my staircase, and thinking about how I should really reduce my level of clutter in the household. That was really it, y'know, the whole thing is just a big clean-up mission, and definitely not because I wanted to build another guitar... First up, I had to figure out whether my offcuts were of the correct dimensions to start a guitar build. I had nothing wide enough, but several thinner pieces, so a 7-piece laminate neck it shall be. I've got Maple, Walnut, Oak, and Queensland Maple in there, and the whole sandwich should be long enough to do a neck-through. Got those bits all planed, trued, glued and clamped, and then sat down to draw up the plans. Now, I've never even owned a Flying V styled guitar at all, so we can mostly put this one down to curiosity. On the few occasions I've tried one out, however, I've always been seriously pissed about the inability to play sitting down. Not everything's a gig, man, and I practice seated! So I needed to shape the lower run of the guitar to accommodate for balance. The weird little arse-end was in part inspired by the LTD Arrow, but equally it just came about from the lines of the insides of the "V" coming together. If I'd just met them in the middle, it would've looked strange. The carves are penciled in at this point. I'm going for a single pickup, most likely an EMG 81 until somebody can convince me otherwise, and a single volume control. Wings are Queensland maple, fretboard will be Tassie Oak stained black, reverse headstock, and a 27" scale length for all that baritone badassery. Scarf jointing, by hand, with a tenon saw. With all the power tools and jigs available to me nowadays, I still feel most confident doing it slow and steady. Marking out all four sides and checking regularly is the way to go. Hate clamping up scarf joints though! I tried the salt trick, which helped a bit. And at this point, I'd like the drop the bombshell on thickness. Not body thickness, not neck thickness, but neck-through thickness....
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  4. Hello again! This one, I've been planning to build for nearly ten years. I was always a fan of the Warwick Infinity NT bass, and in a previous life I started building one back in the UK. I think I even started a build thread, back in the day, but I dare not go find it! I moved over to Australia before it was even close to finished, and left the project behind. After I got back into the luthiery saddle last year, I figured I'd grab some timber and give it another go. @Prostheta, it's happening... 34" scale length, 5 strings, 24 frets. Queensland maple and maple neck, walnut wings, flamed maple top, and cocobolo fretboard. MEC pickups and preamp, Warwick 2-piece bridge and hardware. Alrighty, timber shots! Ran the old rusty handsaw and jigsaw, depending on mood, through the Qld and Maple pieces and set them in my router sled setup for a solid thickness. Note to anyone who remembers my last build - I finally got myself a router! Hand plane over all faces, slathered with wood glue, and right into the clamps. Glued the wings on, and laid the template over the top for a look, before grabbing that old jigsaw again for some rough shaping. Scarf joint got done here as well, and headstock ears too. Rough shaped, and I'm starting to get real excited about this thing... See y'all next time! - Jam
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  5. Love it. This is gonna be crazy. And that piece of ebony is perfect for the mull-lam look.
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  6. Now there's an "oh crap" moment! SR
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  7. That's a stunner Andy! The purple heart really looks nice with walnut. SR
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  8. Yep, naturalised Aussie here, and still kickin' around. @curtisa I had laugh at that Citizenship test. And then I showed it to my partner, who's on her PR at the moment, and told her these were the questions they'd ask her when the time comes...
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  9. Now that's what I call a compliment Thanks!
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  10. Oh those flamin drop bears are annoying. One of the little buggers dropped smack on to my right said fred the other day on my way to the pub. He ripped my winter singlet to shreds but then got distracted by a bunch of boy scouts that were close by and tore after them. Lucky, cos I had my good going out thongs on and couldn't hoof it away too fast, Good thing the lady from Wildlife Rescue showed up wearing the right PPE and sorted the little blighter out
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  11. That bass just makes me want to go for a walk in the woods at sunrise listening to Thin Lizzy, it's so beautiful.
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  12. That advice is spot on, use some of this and those scuff marks will come right off
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  13. Just another observation looking at your cardboard mockup. Chances are those cabs load from the front, not the back. So you need to make sure you have all the room you need for a FULL 12" circumference. With room for the 'tangs' (the speaker clips) if you're planning on using them. If you're drilling straight in and just using screws for mounts, make sure you've got good wood meat there. From the cardboard mockup, it looks a little tight and thin on the edges there for my blood. I'm not sure what your holes represent, a full-on 12" cutout or the cone cutout. If you wanted to go full-nuts-on custom with it... If you add separators to each section to isolate them... You could then add partial ports to either just the sides or all three sections. So you could have any combination of closed back / open back / ported back. Just depends on how you design it. If I were going to all that trouble, I'd want options. I'd build it in.
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  14. And the finished shots Oh - and just to prove that it does indeed fit in a Hiscox electric guitar case Matt has promised me a soundfile (you really don't want to hear one played by me ) - I'll post the link when I get it. Thanks for looking. I'll try to kick off the next build thread before the end of the weekend : -think semi acoustic vibe - think Trini Lopez florentines - think ebony top EBONY TOP?????????
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  15. After 3 days of intermittent tomfoolery with the electronics…. the result is…. NEW GUITAR DAY!!! new guitar day!!
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