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Old 02-28-2019, 11:55 AM   #436
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Less than buying a new neck and having it set up. And a new neck would halve the value of the guitar.

Now, consider the money I've spent on my new hobby as a result of this repair kindling my interest.... It's gonna take some time to get in front of that.

If I can sell a couple some day... Maybe
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:00 PM   #437
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If I ever needed to buy one, I'd buy it from you.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:51 PM   #438
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Ditto

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Old 02-28-2019, 11:22 PM   #439
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Great news !!! Maybe a couple post-op pics of the patient?
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:33 PM   #440
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PhatPix, you sound like an unindicted co-conspirator in this guitar business.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:45 AM   #441
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I did take it home, and I gotta say, it plays better than it ever did. Ever. The action is wicked low and light, intonation is on point (he uses the 1st & 13th to set that, btw. I asked why and he said that occasionally you've got a nut in the wrong spot, but the octave is more reliably perfect from one fret to any other 12 steps away.)

So in all it cost me $400 total. I've got to let it adjust to having strings on again for 2 weeks and then take it back for a 'little kiss' on the 13th fret.

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Old 03-01-2019, 10:25 AM   #442
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Great news !!! Maybe a couple post-op pics of the patient?
There's I little blister in the lacquer on back


I want to let that alone for a bit and see what it does before I file it down.

Stainless frets

They're like butter


I'm keeping it in the case with a humidity pack while it settles
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:23 PM   #443
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The last piece of wood I ordered (the orangish long one ^) turned up first. The guy was super nice and quick responding to my initial inquiry. He threw this into the box :



This is very similar to the flamed Maple neck blank I have.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:38 PM   #444
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Installing the tuners. I finally figured out why 3 of them had green dot stickers. They're just a bit shorter than the others. I'll use them for the thinner strings because they're very....



streamlined...


You can see the extra 3/32 of post between the two in focus here


And the thick strings might pop off the top. Good thing they're locking tuners.



There is a post inside the post that's threaded. On the left the post is up, middle is halfway etc.. It's got a dome top and it rises on its thread as you dial the knob on the back.


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Old 03-02-2019, 12:56 AM   #445
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Faraday Cage

The pick guard has aluminum under it.

The copper is one piece that will contact the aluminum and surround the pickups.

I did the back too, but it probably has no effect. Who knows.




I laid out the pick guard and jack plate, then taped them in place.

Did you notice that I added a hole to the pick guard where I cut the horn off?


I had picked up an old style drill recently because the Crimson guitars videos convinced me I'd need it. Turns out I did.




I forgot to acknowledge Digr when I had words coming out of my mouth in meat space.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:32 AM   #446
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I was busy posting you may get a copyright crackdown from YouTube when you noted it yourself!
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:55 AM   #447
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Maybe they'll leave it alone because I credited the band?
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:06 AM   #448
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lol. nope


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Originally Posted by an email in my updates box
Hi lumberjim,
A copyright owner using Content ID claimed some material in your video.
This is not a copyright strike. This claim does not affect your account status.
There are either ads running on your video, with the revenue going to the copyright owner, or the copyright owner is receiving stats about your video’s views.
  • Video title: Drilling pick guard holes. Getting close!
  • Copyrighted content: Tennessee Jed (Remastered Version)
  • Claimed by: WMG

Forgot about the song that followed Iron Horse.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:36 AM   #449
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They monitor for incidental background music?!?

Damn.

ETA: It's probably best to not acknowledge any association w/me to the general public.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:46 PM   #450
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Have you seen the Steve Vai collection, pictures of 400 guitars.

https://www.vai.com/steves-guitars/

I was surprised how many don't have pick guards.
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