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by Edgar Jessop
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: Brass binding on Garcia tiger/rosebud

...I ordered some brass 14 gauge square brass stock... Did you say this brass binding is for the perimeter of the body? It's my understanding that 14 gauge measures about 5/64 in. Five sixty fourths ( .078" ) seems pretty small for body binding. Did you mean 4 gauge? 4 gauge is 15/64 in. just under...
by Edgar Jessop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fretboard inlay advice
Replies: 57
Views: 25970

Re: Fretboard inlay advice

Steve Sawyer wrote:You guys and your CNC rigs!!! :roll: :)...
And then this happened...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHbI_B2sPA0
by Edgar Jessop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup wiring advice requested
Replies: 0
Views: 4310

Pickup wiring advice requested

I'd like to get people's opinion. I drew this diagram to wire a strat type guitar with an added 4th pickup that is always on. I'm not an wiring expert but it seemed simple enough to do by just adding the 4th single coil directly to the output lug of the switch. What do you think?
by Edgar Jessop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fret buzz..where to start
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: Fret buzz..where to start

Freeman Keller wrote:...Edgar, two things. ...That's about as low as you can take the nut slots without problems.
Thanks.
by Edgar Jessop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fret buzz..where to start
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Fret buzz..where to start

I'll be working on a guitar that has fret buzz on the E6 string, frets 2, 3, 4 and 5 only. I'll probably just use one of my small needle files and touch each fret top and then recrown but I'm curious, on which fret do you guys and gals typically start? At the sixth fret and work your way down or on ...
by Edgar Jessop
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Converting fretboard radius
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Re: Converting fretboard radius

Edgar, As I see it there are a few concerns. 1. You will take a fair amount of wood off the outside edges of the fingerboard. You will likely have to deepen the fret slots so that the tang will go all the way down. If you feel comfortable with that and there is enough depth on the fingerboard that ...
by Edgar Jessop
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Converting fretboard radius
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Re: Converting fretboard radius

it looks like it's unbound, so check your fingerboard thickness. Take the nut off and double check that it's not a veneer fingerboard. If you have sufficient thickness, go for it. If you think you might get marginal on thickness to refret, think about your options. 10" is less than I am comfortable...
by Edgar Jessop
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Converting fretboard radius
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Re: Converting fretboard radius

Barry Daniels wrote:Make sure the radius will fit your bridge.
Strat type hard-tail bridge.
by Edgar Jessop
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Converting fretboard radius
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Converting fretboard radius

I have a Peavey electric that I plan on refreting. But, I want to convert the fretboard radius from 15 3/4in. to 10in.. I want to avoid simply replacing the neck if possible. So, I'm thinking of sanding the board to the 10in. radius using my sanding caul. The neck has a rosewood board and dot fret m...
by Edgar Jessop
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What electric guitars have you built because you couldn't buy it?
Replies: 18
Views: 15657

Re: What electric guitars have you built because you couldn't buy it?

I had accumulated some extra parts so to get rid of them I decided that I needed a korina wood chambered flat top LP Special replica with a Bigsby, three pickups with a master volume and two tone controls, and a 5-way switch.
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by Edgar Jessop
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The Hossenfeffer Bass
Replies: 69
Views: 59787

Re: The Hossenfeffer Bass

Adapt one of these methods for drilling string ferrule holes using an alignment pin in the table to your tuning machine hole project.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... rule+holes
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by Edgar Jessop
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Want to get this look
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: Want to get this look

I found another picture of what I'm looking for.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/Ro ... d/MKDB.jpg
by Edgar Jessop
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Want to get this look
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Want to get this look

I'm near the finishing stage of a korina wood flat top electric similar to the guitar in this eBay auction. And I'm looking to achieve a similar look except that I want the pores filled much darker (black) than the guitar pictured and I'm wondering what material to use. I'll be using KTM 9 from Stew...
by Edgar Jessop
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mario Labonte's JazzBird
Replies: 10
Views: 7827

Re: Mario Labonte's JazzBird

Mario Labonte wrote: ...sometimes after I shake a chord the strings are still going a bit sharp.
I can't tell if those are locking tuners or not but in either case try using the fewest possible winds on the posts to minimize the posibility of slack building up.
by Edgar Jessop
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tune-o-matic Intonation Limits
Replies: 11
Views: 7116

Re: Tune-o-matic Intonation Limits

I had a similar problem and I fixed it...twice.
by Edgar Jessop
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: figured top strat
Replies: 19
Views: 6342

Re: figured top strat

At what angle is the headstock pitched back?