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by Henrique Schneiter
Tue May 05, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Car as a Kiln
Replies: 15
Views: 9454

Re: Car as a Kiln

Actually it sounds like a pretty good idea to me. But please tell me about the string nut on that picture.
by Henrique Schneiter
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 lacquer questions
Replies: 18
Views: 11202

Re: 2 lacquer questions

In my case, unfortunately late. A few weeks after sanding and buffing a white haze appeared on many spots. Nothing to do with "blushing" during the coating process. It happened to four instruments. Too bad the only solution is to strip all the bad finish and start over...
by Henrique Schneiter
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 lacquer questions
Replies: 18
Views: 11202

Re: 2 lacquer questions

I've had incompatibility even with different brands of solvents and lacquer, so I don't reccomend changing the method/product on the same finishing job. About the runs, if they're not REALLY bad, I just ignore them, keep applying the coats and leave the final leveling to the sanding/polishing proces...
by Henrique Schneiter
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: What Finish for Natural Feel?
Replies: 39
Views: 41660

Re: What Finish for Natural Feel?

I found that linseed oil cures faster than tung oil with similar results, and I've been using it for a while.
by Henrique Schneiter
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: John Kingma's version of a Teisco Del Rey
Replies: 18
Views: 5973

Re: John Kingma's version of a Teisco Del Rey

Cool retro feel! And clever bridge ground too.

Did you have the time to test drive that vintage tremolo? I'm building a guitar with the same unit right now, and I don't know exactly what to expect.

Cheers!
by Henrique Schneiter
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: new low budget build!
Replies: 43
Views: 15048

Re: new low budget build!

You have quite a long neck pocket, you didn't really need to extend the neck through the neck pickup cavity. Anyway that's looking great so far.
by Henrique Schneiter
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: second electric done
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

Re: second electric done

I like it very much, although the pickups seem way too hot to my taste. These knobs look terrific, could you post some close-up pics? Also, your neck attachment screws seem to go inside the neck pickup cavity, how did you deal with that? Shorter screws perhaps?

Great job anyway.
by Henrique Schneiter
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone want any LP info?
Replies: 37
Views: 14707

Re: Anyone want any LP info?

Some pics would be nice! Also the weight of the body without the neck and the hardware.
by Henrique Schneiter
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3951

Re: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck

Neck building scared me for years. Today I wouldn't let anyone do it for me because it's my favorite building step. You can really tweak playability, and perhaps tone, and it's funny. Surely you can get someone to do the gross work for you, but you'll miss it.
by Henrique Schneiter
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3951

Re: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck

"Like the fingerboard and binding is applied to the neck block before the neck is actually shaped?" Usually yes. There are many ways to skin the cat, though. "So if I had the neck already shaped and then apply the fingerboard and binding after I suppose there are some difficulties to consider?" Yes....
by Henrique Schneiter
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: what to match cocobolo back and sides with? Maple, Koa, or Black Limba
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

Re: what to match cocobolo back and sides with? Maple, Koa, or Black Limba

The maple will give the best contrast, and thus the best look in my opinion. Just remember that the cocobolo will release a yellowish stain over the neighboring woods once it gets contact with solvents in glues and finishes, and a clear colored wood will show it more than the others. Believe me, it ...
by Henrique Schneiter
Thu May 29, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Henrique Schneiter's First Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: Henrique Schneiter's First Bass

Thanks a lot Gilbert! Certainly you could do that, I forgot to mention that it's very well balanced and quite lightweight for a bass. I'm very happy with it. Peter, that's an optical illusion! The binding is flush with the sides and the top. The binding was installed before the carving, in the desir...
by Henrique Schneiter
Tue May 20, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Henrique Schneiter's First Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: Henrique Schneiter's First Bass

Thanks Peter! It's black plastic binding, that was installed before the carving on the top.
by Henrique Schneiter
Mon May 19, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Henrique Schneiter's First Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Henrique Schneiter's First Bass

My first try on a bass guitar.

Body: marupá
Neck: goiabão
Fretboard: indian rosewood

Electronics:
Golden Age Jazz Bass pickups
Balance pot
Tone pot

Finish:
Nitro on the body
Linseed oil for neck and fretboard

Comments welcome!
by Henrique Schneiter
Sun May 11, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finished build - Blackguard Tele Type
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Re: Finished build - Blackguard Tele Type

A classic! Noticed you did a different carving on the neck heel, could you show details?
by Henrique Schneiter
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fingerboard Radius Question
Replies: 9
Views: 5289

Re: Fingerboard Radius Question

By the way, the picture may give the impression that the binding is getting thinner towards the body, but it doesn't! It's just optical illusion from the perspective. I just don't have a better picture now anyway.
by Henrique Schneiter
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fingerboard Radius Question
Replies: 9
Views: 5289

Re: Fingerboard Radius Question

Not a dumb question at all. With a constant radius and a tapering fingerboard width, the thickness on the edges will taper as well. It's not much but can be noticeable, particularly if you have a tight radius and binding. Four solutions as I see: 1- Use a compound radius. 2- Sand the upper part of t...