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10pizza last won the day on August 22 2017

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About 10pizza

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  • Birthday 09/20/1973

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  1. nice, clean looking body and cavities. good luck finishing it. Looks like the hard work has been done!
  2. haha, ofcourse! you can tell by my answer I'm not used to building with pickguards
  3. Hey , I see 2 options, depending on the type of finish you're aiming for: 1.If you'r going to finish it with a solid color paint job: saw a piece of pine or other easily available wood in the shape of the pickup cavity, glue it in and fill up with flexible wood filler or two-component filler and then sand absolutely flat. This will then need serious priming to make sure you don't see the glue-lines throught the finish. I've done this on a few guitars with good result. 2. If you want a see-through burst or oiled finish: glue on a new top and cover the pickup-cavity with that. T
  4. nice model! Gotoh parts see to be readily available? or not in the UK?
  5. found a few spare hours again yesterday, so did some work on my neck, routing it to desired thickness and shaping it after rough saw. Also routed the truss rod. Again I'm using material that I have lying around, so using a body-side trussrod-adjustment with a wheel. Used that on my first build as well, pretty happy with it. But... while preparing a setup to remove 5mm of the back of the neck I made a rookie mistake .... forgot to fasten the router bit so the routing depth went everywhere. had to glue in a piece of maple to repair it, so a lot of extra work because of a stupid li
  6. I use Ibanez/Chikyu diamond fret files. A set of narrow, medium and wide files with two sides, one rough and one fine. not cheap but since I regularly have to do some fretwork for customers they are well worth their money.
  7. I've had good experience with Rothko&Frost, you can do one offs, sheets and also in metallic colors. they're in the UK, but shipping shouldn't be that bad in an envelope.
  8. very nice looking table! great result with the iron-on band on the table top. timeconsuming, but indeed joy!
  9. here we go again. this will be a build based on my last one, the prototype Swel AT1. goal is to learn from my mistakes building the first one and improve on aesthetics and finish. Like the blue one before, this will be a nice color finish. Last week started with preparations for neck, yesterday did some routing, drilling and sawing. One of the things I learned from last build that it's hard to get a nice output jack access drilled at an angle to the body, so I drilled it before I sawed out the body. also last time I used the router to route the complete cavities for pickup
  10. Remember your avatar I believe! very nice instrument build here, impressed!
  11. nice pics! how did you do the joint exactly on the neck? Did you glue a block on the angled cut and then routed the top flat with the neck?
  12. Always love this discussion! Totally agree with @Bizman62 I'm sure there is an effect of the wood on sustain (ie, how long the string keeps vibrating) but that's all the pickups are able to 'pick up'. With all components involved in the electric guitar chain, this is something negligable. playing it without an amplifier might make a difference in sound, but that's not the intention of an electric guitar, is it Also totally agree with the 'traditional' wood statement. It's not like Leo spent 10 years building tele's and comparing all the tonal characteristics of different wood s
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