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by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

If you're talking electric necks in a pocket, I think four 8/32's are fine. If it's an acoustic type heel, then you need two 1/4".
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thicknessing Binding.
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Thicknessing Binding.

I use wooden bindings. If there’s to be a side purfling line, I glue veneer strip to binding stock with Titebond II. Binding strips are cut on the band saw then run through the drum sander to thickness. Reason for Titebond II is that it tends to not let go with heat when bending the binding strip. ...
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thicknessing Binding.
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Thicknessing Binding.

Sounds like a good way to me. I cut it with the band saw and run it through the drum sander.
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 302

Re: Wow! Rulers Are Not the Same! Recommend An Accurate Straight-Edge?

I always measure once and cut twice, so accuracy is not a problem for me.
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hemlock tops
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Hemlock tops

I built this bass with a hemlock 4 piece top from a quartersawn board I got at the lumber yard. I knew nothing about the sonic qualities of the wood (and still don't) - it was only my second build, but it was pretty tight grained and cheap. It sounds OK, but not enough volume to cut through an outsi...
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seeking wiring guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Seeking wiring guidance

Does your switch look like this https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-fxdzp2uudp/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/2592/6554/alpha_3_way__86350.1592699691.jpg?c=2 or like this https://media.musiciansfriend.com/is/image/MMGS7/Strat-Tele-3-Way-Pickup-Selector-Switch/361331000000000-00-500x500.jpg The ground...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Seeking wiring guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Seeking wiring guidance

You could start with something like this. I don't have any experience with p90's (only single coil and humbuckers) - are yours 2 or 4 wire, and is your switch a Gibson toggle type? 300k pots and the 0.047uF cap should be fine.
p90-2-p0t.jpg
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 16
Views: 5178

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

I've finished another. This one's a cutaway, kelobra back, sides and headstock veneer (I didn't pore fill), spruce top, mahogany neck, Honduran rosewood fret board and bridge, maple binding, marquetry top purfling, maple and walnut rosette, JJB-330 pickup. It's my first cutaway, and my first fret bo...
by Peter Wilcox
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Warped Madagascar Rosewood Back
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Warped Madagascar Rosewood Back

If the back is to be radiused, it would be nice if they are both cupped in the same direction when they are book matched (but usually not), and if so, I don't think it's a problem.. However, it would be better if they are flat when you prepare them for joining and join them. I have had some success ...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Making fretboard inlay dots
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Making fretboard inlay dots

Thanks for the video, Paul - food for thought. I chuck a piece of wood about 3/8" square by 6 or 8" long into my hand held drill and hold it against a disc sander, both turning, making a 1/4" diameter rod (or about 3/32" for side dots). I make it for a tight fit into the dot holes, glue it in, then ...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: grounding individual bass bridge units
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: grounding individual bass bridge units

This suggestion probably too late for you as you've already made the bass. I've used those on several basses. It's another reason I like a zero fret (besides making nut fabrication much easier) - ground one of them, and as long as you're using metal strings, the others will be grounded through the f...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 1883

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I just use Tru Oil on necks. I apply it with my bare fingers - leaves a smooth coat and leaves it on the wood, not soaked into the applicator.
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Weird buzzing behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Weird buzzing behavior

Adam, I think first you have to see if it's the room, so if feasible go back to the place it worked ok and hook it up to the old amp like everything was originally. If it works ok there, hook it up to the new amp there to see if it's the amp. If it's ok, take the old amp to the new room and hook the...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Weird buzzing behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Weird buzzing behavior

I set up in a new space, and I'm getting an irritating buzzing from my Eastman T185. Does it still happen in the "old space" or in a different space/room? Does it make any difference if you rotate the guitar or yourself or the amp? Any difference if you touch the strings? I assume you haven't chang...
by Peter Wilcox
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ideas? Dinged Spruce Soundboard (photos)
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Ideas? Dinged Spruce Soundboard (photos)

This probably won't work if you've already tried steam, but it might be worth a go. They look like dings to me, not gouges, so all the wood should still be there. I'd try more focused wet heat, by filling the dings with water and let it sit for an hour or so, adding more water if it soaks in. Then s...
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Ebony fingerboard-bridge-head plate two sets.
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Ebony fingerboard-bridge-head plate two sets.

I sent you another in response to yours today with my shipping location. Let me know if you got it.
by Peter Wilcox
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Good source for alder?
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Good source for alder?

Thanks Marshall. I'm not traveling at all these days, but I'll keep it in mind if I get down that way again.
by Peter Wilcox
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Good source for alder?
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Good source for alder?

I have to drive 150mi round trip to get wood - I suppose it depends on where you're located. I go in person so I can look through it. Also, I only go when my wife wants to go shopping. :)

https://www.hugheshardwoodschico.com/ in Chico CA
or
https://www.mastercrafthardwood.com/ In Reno
by Peter Wilcox
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Ebony fingerboard-bridge-head plate two sets.
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Ebony fingerboard-bridge-head plate two sets.

Joel, I sent you a PM last night, but don't see it in my out box, so I've sent you another - hope you get it. I'd like to buy those sets.