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Old 03-03-2019, 12:42 AM   #451
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I mounted the controls to the pick guard.


Pretty straight forward. The pickups have springs that allow adjustment of height once it's strung.


I have not yet noticed the upside down pickup in this picture.



Time to solder shit.






The red white and black wires were soldered on according to the diagram the control rig came with. 1960s Jimi Hendrix schematic.



What's wrong with this picture?


Derp. I always do something like that when I build things. Always. I was trying to put the pick guard on and it wouldn't go. That bridge pickup wasn't lining up with the cavity... And I couldn't really see what was touching. Once I removed and rotated the bridge pick up 180 I was able to fit the fucking thing on flat. But another faux pas was revealed.

I should not have drilled the holes for the pick guard without the junk hanging from it. The switch kept me out of alignment with the pre drilled holes. Next time I'll wait. Not a big deal, as the holes were tiny and they were far enough off without being visible that I simply re-drilled all but 3 of them.
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:57 AM   #452
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After correction:

I hung the bridge and springs and stepped back to admire it.



I'm going to have to take the neck back off before I string it. I need to drill the hole for the upper strap button and the neck is in the way... Maybe I can get that hand drill in there though...


Knobs

Tomorrow is going to be a big day

Christ. Look how clean my bench was
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Old 03-03-2019, 01:09 AM   #453
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What's left to do...

1. Button
1a. Date on the heel.
2. Nut slot filing
3. String it
4. String trees
5. Drill holes for back cover
6. Set up the saddle height and radius.
7. Set intonation
8. Tune it
9. Think of what song I'm going to play first (try to talk me out of doing Whole Lotta Love)
10. Post triumphant youtube video
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:10 AM   #454
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Yay! I can't wait.

ROCK N ROLL!!!
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:20 AM   #455
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9. Think of what song I'm going to play first (try to talk me out of doing Whole Lotta Love)
I always thought he was exclusively a Les Paul guy but forums say the first album was recorded with a Telecaster. Game on

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Old 03-03-2019, 09:25 AM   #456
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You were in the enviable position of being able to acquire any tools, hardware, and material you needed/wanted, without waiting more than a few days.
That shortens the time line, but makes the learning curve steeper where you may have to make two or three decisions before learning the result of the first one.
Neither does it allow you to bypass the blood, sweat, and tears, or the slivers, cuts, cold, and frustration, nor the hours of research.
Certainly some of the accolades for your stunning success goes to your patient and supportive roommate. A winning team.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:41 AM   #457
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Hmm. Maybe I should do purple haze instead. It is a Jimi wiring schema.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:50 AM   #458
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Star Spangled Banner's opening notes.

In the front yard, through a full stack.

At 6 a.m.

Whut? That's how Jimi woulda done it.

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Old 03-03-2019, 11:01 AM   #459
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In the rain?

She is so hot, you do need an epic launch.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:35 AM   #460
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Star Spangled Banner's opening notes.

In the front yard, through a full stack.

At 6 a.m.

Whut? That's how Jimi woulda done it.

This. Except the 6am part. Glad I asked for ideas. Thanks Digr.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:38 AM   #461
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Can Amanda make the video?
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:39 PM   #462
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This. Except the 6am part. Glad I asked for ideas. Thanks Digr.
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:57 PM   #463
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Can Amanda make the video?
I'm sure she'd be willing. Not as sure she'd want to appear in it. She's in Tony's neighborhood having a day out with the girls today. One of them is knocked up, after a lot of science and vitamins. So she'll be gone all day. I'm going to have to re learn that riff. Hopefully I have time to finish it enough to play it and film it tonight. I'm thinking about asking Pete to teach me his technique for setting up a guitar. The strat is so butter that I want this one the same way. He gets $80 for a set up, so I was thinking of offering him $150 to teach it.

I've got the ground wire put through and soldered to the claw,

the button mounted on the top horn...

And I'm breaking for lunch.
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:58 PM   #464
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I hate to say it, but my nut might be too short...
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:06 PM   #465
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Short or low? Shim it?
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