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by Shawn Ball
Thu May 30, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What factors allow lower action on some guitars than others?
Replies: 12
Views: 4313

Re: What factors allow lower action on some guitars than others?

My opinion (take it how you will, and maybe with a grain of salt) is that it's a balance of neck/bridge geometry and fretwork. I just picked up a cheap Gibson Les Paul Special at GC, and the fretwork is immaculate. Looks like they finally got their Plek machine dialed in, because I dropped the strin...
by Shawn Ball
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: how do they construct a hum canceled p-90?
Replies: 9
Views: 8282

Re: how do they construct a hum canceled p-90?

I significantly reduced the hum in my LP Special DC style build by placing an "air coil" in the control cavity. I used an old ceramic Tele bridge pickup sans the magnet. Wired it up in series after the pickup switch, and can bypass it with a push/pull pot. It doesn't cut 100% of the hum, as the numb...
by Shawn Ball
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14485

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Great looking axe, there! Nice work...
by Shawn Ball
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?
Replies: 19
Views: 7613

Re: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?

At the ReRanch site under "Basic Refinishing" then "Aerosol Sunbursts", they recommend making a cardboard template slightly smaller than your guitar body, and spraying your burst from the edge, so you'll get a slight amount of feathering to soften the line of the black or brown burst as it blends in...
by Shawn Ball
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistakes made while building early guitars
Replies: 59
Views: 40651

Re: Mistakes made while building early guitars

I think one of the biggest mistakes I made on my earlier guitars was trying to dimension the neck width/string taper exactly on the saw as opposed to going slightly oversized and then sanding to fit. I ended up with sloppy neck joints that I then had to use veneer to "shim" on either side in order t...