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by Jeff Mills
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: you ever get a string that won't intonate?
Replies: 12
Views: 5528

Re: you ever get a string that won't intonate?

This is a good time to learn to adjust the intonation by ear. I use the 17th fret and play the harmonic over that fret and compare that note to the fretted note. Assuming the harmonic is in tune and the fretted note sounds flat, you need to shorten the string (move the saddle forwards). If the fret...
by Jeff Mills
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Filling hole - suggestions, please!
Replies: 17
Views: 5828

Re: Filling hole - suggestions, please!

Pretty chunk of wood that hole almost looks like it may be in a good spot for a 3-way switch. If it were mine - I would stablize the sides with some thin CA then pack it with clear two part epoxy mixed with coffee grounds. Then I would Level and scrape it flat. If it's still low then I would continu...
by Jeff Mills
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: EB2-4CF in Black Walnut

Hi Jeff, please note that we do not allow self promotion on this forum. Please review our policy . Also, we do ask that you keep all posts about a single project in the same thread, that's why I've moved this post in with your others. Thanks. There I go causing trouble again... I need to re-read th...
by Jeff Mills
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: EB2-4CF in Black Walnut

For some reason your images don't show. I used different browsers, same thing every time. I'd really like to see the build, would you mind reposting the pics? Sorry about that here are the pics https://sites.google.com/site/millscustomsawing/2012-12-02_1.jpg https://sites.google.com/site/millscusto...
by Jeff Mills
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

EB2-4CF in Black Walnut

I have a 2 WIP thread open but figured since this one is done I figured I would start a new thread - I hope that's ok? There's a little blurb, pics and specs below. Only other thing I can say is shes one sweet ride, it plays and sounds just as good as any bass I've ever played - I am pleased beyond ...
by Jeff Mills
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: 2 WIP

I love your attention to detail. The bound necks and body, and the small binding on the headstocks sets the woodwork off nicely. My vote goes to the narrow TRC. How are you routing for binding on the headstock? It is a neck through, so it's all one piece before routing, I'm assuming. Or, do you rou...
by Jeff Mills
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: 2 WIP

Nice looking basses! I like the shape of the walnut bass. How does it balance with the short upper horn? Back in the early 90s I started designing a hollow body bass, and it looked a lot like that. It ended up as a solid body and very different looking. I anticipated some neck dive due to the short...
by Jeff Mills
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: 2 WIP

A couple more WIP pics Logo on different sized truss rod covers. https://sites.google.com/site/millscustomsawing/2012-11-23_1.jpg https://sites.google.com/site/millscustomsawing/2012-11-23_2.jpg After some Grand kid time in Southern Cali and Thanksgiving - I got cracking again on the all walnut one ...
by Jeff Mills
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Width at 12th fret
Replies: 4
Views: 4107

Re: Neck Width at 12th fret

Hi Philip, This is the formula I use when I build basses and I use .125 for d - hope this helps...

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by Jeff Mills
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel

Another option (If you're not doing a cap) is to cut the wiring channel into the side of the wing that will glue-up agains the center-strip/neck. Then either your pickup-route will connect to it, or depending on where you put the channel, you'd only have to drill from the pickup-cavities to connect...
by Jeff Mills
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First one done!
Replies: 20
Views: 8519

Re: First one done!

wow what a beaut if I could make a whistle sound here I would. I really like the way you cut your nut slots angled like that - makes for easy stringing hu?
by Jeff Mills
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickup Position Placement
Replies: 22
Views: 7389

Re: Pickup Position Placement

I don't know guys... I asked a similar question on another forum and was not so nicely reminded of the "mathematical Formula" for pickup placement. When I asked the person for the formula I got no response other than find it out for yourself... I'm of the impression if someone wants to believe in ma...
by Jeff Mills
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow
Replies: 65
Views: 21562

Re: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow

I really like your design and the woodworking looks super clean.
by Jeff Mills
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel

Newbie here also but enjoying it !!! I'm not saying what it did is right, there is more than one way to skin a cat. I routed a 5/16 wide by 3/8 deep channel in the lower wing stopped just before the electronics compartment and about 1" shy of the end of the wing. I then drilled a 5/16" angled hole f...
by Jeff Mills
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: 2 WIP

I also enjoy WIP pictures and like them both, but if forced to choose only one I'd choose the Walnut. Is there a substantial difference in weight? The Maple looks like it must be heavy. I also like the walnut one better. It has a nice Rickenbacker retro look without being an exact copy. The bridge ...
by Jeff Mills
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: 2 WIP

My back ordered bridge came in today finally :D So I routed it into the all walnut one and set it up - plays nice. Here's a few pics of them together... Still a lot more to do till they are both completed, but it's really nice to have them both strung finally... I think they are starting to look mor...
by Jeff Mills
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lacquered Fretboard
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: Lacquered Fretboard

John, your probably doing it right. It's easier to remove excessive CA glue from a lacquered surface than from bare wood where it can get absorbed and leave a stain. I mask the sides of a fret slot with tape before applying the glue, but sometimes some glue gets under the tape and I end up sanding ...
by Jeff Mills
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

Re: 2 WIP

Hey thanks for the replies guys. The all walnut one is chambered. The bridge is a Rickenbacker bridge no piezo but does have a mute. Here's a few more WIP pics of the all walnut one, I like the way it's coming along so far. I went old school and made up clay fretboard markers, clay is a real joy to ...
by Jeff Mills
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 2 WIP
Replies: 24
Views: 9258

2 WIP

Here's two I'm currently working on - I hope it's OK to post work in progress photos? Both are 33" scale - one is a 1 1/2" thick solid body maple/walnut, the other one is 1 1/4" thick semi hollow body air dried walnut. The one is at the sealed stage https://sites.google.com/site/millscustomsawing/20...
by Jeff Mills
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Carving Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Neck Carving Question

When shaping the back of a neck for a bass - what is considered a "safe" distance from the bottom of the truss rod slot? I'm using LMI's two-way truss rod and I've been carving my necks to .200 at 1st fret to .250 at the other end and have not had any problems yet. But I'm wondering just how thin yo...