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by Jedi Clampett
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: router bit for use with templates
Replies: 12
Views: 9380

router bit for use with templates

I am learning to use a router with a template to route neck sockets, control cavity and pickup routes. These are for fender style solid body guitars. So likely needs a bearing that rides on the top so that I clamp template to the top and it follows the template and routes the cavity. Looking for sug...
by Jedi Clampett
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Trimming electruc guitar body to line
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

Trimming electruc guitar body to line

I cut out my guitar bodies with a saber saw (incorrectly often called a jig saw) so have a jagged edge and not to the line left by the template. So my options are likely use a spindle sander and sand the body back to the template line or use a router, but that would need a 2" long straight router bi...
by Jedi Clampett
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: coloring tele magnets black for stealth in blk pickguard
Replies: 2
Views: 3278

coloring tele magnets black for stealth in blk pickguard

wondering if there is a way to color the tops of a tele neck pickup black with a black cover so that it is stealth in a black pickguard? Obvious you can see from close inspection, but with an uncritical eye from a distance would be invisible?
by Jedi Clampett
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup book
Replies: 9
Views: 8523

Re: Pickup book

One thing I have learned in fifty yrs of playing guitar, that the garbage no tone cheap instruments and amps of my youth, the cheap crap that we used till we could get a real gibson guitar and fender amp, that we had to use because it was cheap crap, is now very valuable and venerated as tone monste...
by Jedi Clampett
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: partially fretless bass, likely reinventing the wheel.
Replies: 14
Views: 10603

partially fretless bass, likely reinventing the wheel.

In 1957 The fender precision bass got a 4 saddle bridge. The reason being that when soloing in the upper frets, it would lose intonation. Seems to me that the neck being fretted to the 12 fret, but fretless above allows the use of a vintage 2 saddle bridge and then the musician plays fretless when s...
by Jedi Clampett
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Veneer project
Replies: 28
Views: 16102

Re: Veneer project

When he was alive I used to email Chip Todd, he is most certainly the father of modern electric guitar construction, he used thin veneer and just glued it with pressure, no vacuum bag.
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: antique finish with checking for knotty pine
Replies: 6
Views: 4184

Re: antique finish with checking for knotty pine

Great ideas all of them, I don't the hide glue crackle finish will work for me because from what I read it only works on paint, maybe I am missing some information. I want the grain to show thru. I think you can get the effect I want by using nitro and then spraying it with freon, but I don't think ...
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: antique finish with checking for knotty pine
Replies: 6
Views: 4184

Re: antique finish with checking for knotty pine

So, am going more for the yellow look on the P bass.
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: antique finish with checking for knotty pine
Replies: 6
Views: 4184

antique finish with checking for knotty pine

I am building a bass guitar that draws inspiration from the Fender '51 P bass. Not a copy of the bass, but it has that great country western look and so does knotty pine. So the shape and hardware will be similar to the old fender p bass and the wood and finish similar to the old Gretsch Roundup Gui...
by Jedi Clampett
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Split he neck w pre
Replies: 1
Views: 2736

Split he neck w pre

Am building a guitar with a Tele bridge and pup. The neck pup will be a Duncan 59 with a coil split due to expected low output thinking about an outboard preamp or compressor, any thoughts about matching volume so no volume drop when using coil split?
by Jedi Clampett
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finding nickel Tele and precision bass hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 3574

Finding nickel Tele and precision bass hardware

Am hoping to relic the hardware so need source of supply or as although strip chrome back to nickel. When replying about stripping let us know if you have exp?
by Jedi Clampett
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: no option to delete
Replies: 8
Views: 5046

Re: Thin veneered elect guitar without binding

I am planning to to put thin veneer on a precision bass body copy. I used to correspond with with the late Chip Todd who never bothered to vacuum bag, but found using weight sufficient. The problem area would be the edges. I am not planning to use binding, but round over the edges, so the veneer wil...
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Bass bushing too small for hole, epoxy fix or ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

Bass bushing too small for hole, epoxy fix or ?

My bass bushings are a little small for the headstock tuner hole, they fit the tuners fine, but the bushing has a 5/8" od and the hole is a little bigger. Am wondering is a little liquid weld would do the trick. The tuners are already mounted. The alternative I see is plugging he holes and redrillin...
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fitting bass neck to body fender style
Replies: 4
Views: 4603

Re: Fitting bass neck to body fender style

It worked, I scraped the neck pocket of excess finish, a little sanding and it fit thanks for everything
by Jedi Clampett
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fitting bass neck to body fender style
Replies: 4
Views: 4603

Fitting bass neck to body fender style

Just curious as to what you do to fit a slightly oversized Precision bass neck to a slightly undersized fender style body? I assume that I just take a wood file and make the same number of strokes on each side of the bass cavity until the neck drops in, but you may have some other way. This of cours...
by Jedi Clampett
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: onboard usb charging for onboard efx
Replies: 6
Views: 5663

onboard usb charging for onboard efx

For powering onboard effects, I thought it would be good to use usb charging, any thoughts about this?
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 9v battery box for guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 6004

Re: 9v battery box for guitar

space is not the issue, I am trying to get 9v to the electronics and what my options to do that are? creativing a cavity to hold the electronics is not the issue, it is how to power it with a battery? For example there may be a way to attach a battery box to a strap and power thru a strap jack? Just...
by Jedi Clampett
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 9v battery box for guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 6004

9v battery box for guitar

Am planning on putting some Guitar fetish mod boards into a guitar I am building.
Looking for suggestions to buy a battery box or other options?
What do you use to power onboard guitar effects and why?
by Jedi Clampett
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: modifying a beatle bass into a beatle guitar using tele hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 4987

Re: modifying a beatle bass into a beatle guitar using tele hardware

how would I know what glue it is? anyway, I used a trim router and routed the edge then took a razer knife and removed the top, now am sanding it and making a new .25" flat plywood top. The problem with using steam is that the whole guitar might come apart. Have to put more blocks in it and shorten ...