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  1. What it s the body edge curvature radius on a Peavey Cirrus Bass?

    Also looking for the head angle of the Cirrus.

    If anyone has a Cirrus - Also looking for the knob placement on a 6-string...

    A: C-C low-eq to hi-eq

    B: C-C vol to mix

    C: C-C vol to low-eq

    D: C-C vol to mid-eq

    E: C-C mix to mid-eq

    F: C-C lo-eq to mid-eq

    G: C-C mid-eq to hi-eq

    H: C-C low-eq to mix

    I: C-Vol to edge of 24th fret


    ...and back cavities dimensions:


  2. sounds like a different issue and should probably be a different topic to save confusion.

    sounds like metallions frets are popping out of the board rather than protruding at the ends

    again it can be a humidity issue, but its a bit more tricky to fix - if they wont stay in place you will need to use some thing to help them. i find a little drop of superglue ran under the fret (and hopefully into the slot) with a little while in the clamps is usually enough

    although if it was bad enough i decided it needed a full refret i would use a little woodglue or epoxy in the slots to ensure they stayed there. depends how bad it was. wood glue doesnt stick to the metal, but it can be useful for slightly swelling the wood and hardening it around the tang.. epoxy comes out if the slots are truly shot.

    New Topic: http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=45576

    It's Very Old so humidity won't affect it either way on this issue.

    Maybe I'll try the superglue.

  3. I have some frets on a old Brand-name Classic neck that is protruding, bending up perpendicular to the fretboard surface, on the sides of the FB - flat in middle.

    You can press the fret-ends down by hand, about 0.5-1 mm, but as soon as you let go they rise again.

    The guitar is really Old, so humidity has no short time passing affect on this, either way.

    More like Metal fatigue, plastically getting back to it's original shape.

    I was thinking of applying some wood glue at the sides while pressing down for setting, but then you have to make sure that the (new) Fretboard-flat position of the fret won't be out of line and causing fretbuzz and whatever.

    Maybe superglue, as suggested.

    Has Anyone done it?

  4. I have some frets on a Classic neck that is protruding, bending up, on the sides of the FB - flat in middle.

    You can press the fret-ends down by hand but as soon as you let go they rise again.

    I was thinking of applying some wood glue at the sides while pressing down for setting, but then you have to make sure that the (new) Fretboard-flat position of the fret won't be out of line and causing fretbuzz and whatever.

    Has Anyone done it?

  5. Looks plenty stiff already with those laminations, but it depends on how slender the profile is and how effective the rod is in counteracting string tension. I can't imagine reinforcement being extensive or even necessary.

    Ask a local veterinary surgery to get an x-ray (I'm not sure if there are any professional implications for qualified x-ray operators in doing this) or rip that fingerboard off and have an eyeball.

    Realistically, I think just using common building techniques and decision making will result in a fine instrument and I doubt differences in reinforcement or rod length would be noticable.

    Building from pictures, ain't got no access to a Cirrus.

  6. There is no answer to that question.

    The stiffness woods you use for the neck (QS rock Maple vs. flatsawn Mahogany for example) and the back profile define the majority of the neck's properties. A combination of stability and adjustability is the ideal target. A neck that is too stiff isn't a good thing as you won't be able to adjust it when you need to; a perfectly straight neck is rarely ideal. It's just a balance, that's all.

    You'd be far better off building the instrument and learning from your results for future builds or staying relatively close to your benchmark instrument's specifics - the Peavey Cirrus.

    I'm getting it as close as possible to the Cirrus.

    Peavey won't reveal the extent or measurements of the "Graphite reinforcements".


    It's Walnut - WN/maple/walnut/maple/WN - neck. See Images on any 6-str Cirrus.





  7. Hard to tell without a pic, but hairline checks in burl walnut is not uncommon. If the wood is dry and seasoned, and being that its going to be laminated to a stable sub surface, I'd say wick in some water thin CA and call it good.

    Top img of plank with contour-outline of right piece + expected crack orientation.


    Bottom pic of cut piece, crack still visible - chip upper left corner from crack (went through) - "side" surface to be glued to maple.

    5cm thick WN piece, so bottom or top is cut 1cm.

  8. Having some Walnut for a bass body, Cirrus style.

    The outermost right walnut bodypart - surface to be glued to maple, se http://www.peavey.com/products/browse.cfm/...06%20Walnut.cfm - have a diagonal crack from top down towards the bottom, going about 2cm in at top and surfacing at the bottom (gluing surface).

    The crack is a hairline and doesn't really facilitate any real glue to ooze in.

    The issue is sound affecting and any possibility of the crack extending (from use).

    I knew it had a crack in the plank but cut it out to see the extent of the damage.

    Is such pieces useful or just to throw?

  9. whats the distance from your nut to body join? that tells us more than the scale length does.

    Body starts at about 24th fret, 667mm from nut.



    I got mine from Thomann.

    They certainly look and feel of good quality, won't be able to tell you how they perform in action for another couple of weeks.

    What lenght is it? Can't find any long ones there.

  10. ...Personally I would choose a fretboard wood that meets my requirements over using what is handy. It is just such a small amount of wood and is very important to the performance of your guitar. Look up the list of wood suppliers(Europe) here-Pinned topic. East Indian Rosewood is cheap, significantly harder and stiffer than Walnut and requires no finish. If a wood like EIR suits your needs better it will be work a couple dollars more. There are several Rosewoods that are about twice the price Walnut(given Walnut runs about $7-10bd. ft. and EIR runs about $15-22bd.ft* retail prices).

    There is no Seller in Sweden I know of that sells Rosewood for just double that of Walnut, it costs 5 to 11 times as much!!

    Walnut: ca 2500 Euro/m3 (local dealer),

    Pallisander: 11110 Euro/m3 (Fanerkompaniet AB),

    Eastindian Rosewood: 24300 Euro/m3 (Holm AB)

    So it's not just a couple of dollars more!

    "Just a small amount of Wood..."

    No Wood Dealer in Sweden sells less than a Whole Plank, 2-3 metres.

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