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by Peter Wilcox
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 24
Views: 7613

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

Thanks for the kind words, Mark. All my builds are for the learning experience, so these fit right in. I was able to try making rosettes, binding fretboards and headstocks, making cutaways, and doing top, back and side purflings (even though they didn't come out very well). I really like the adjusta...
by Peter Wilcox
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Roasted ash neck/fingerboard
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Roasted ash neck/fingerboard

I used polyurethane on some bass mahogany fingerboards years ago. One I jammed with every week for a couple of years didn't show any wear. I never really played the others much.
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 24
Views: 7613

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

Well, this is the last of the four adjustable neck acoustic/electric dreadnoughts I started a long time ago. It's been a real learning experience, and reinforces my knowledge that I'll never make a perfect guitar. This one has Australian lacewood back and sides, and taught me that I'll never bend or...
by Peter Wilcox
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 24
Views: 7613

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

Glad this thread was of help, Mark. Let us know what you come up with.
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: 9
Views: 1104

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: 13
Views: 1264

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: 13
Views: 1264

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: 2094

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: 753

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: 553

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: 553

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: 24
Views: 7613

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: 617

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: 1294

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: 701

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: 4362

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: 1139

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: 1139

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...