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by Robert Smallwood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: defret maple neck
Replies: 7
Views: 5509

Re: defret maple neck

Thanks guys.

Can't wait to get into it!!

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by Robert Smallwood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: problematic e 1st
Replies: 4
Views: 3524

Re: problematic e 1st

Thanks. I'll check all of that.

Actually it's the E6th string....
by Robert Smallwood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: defret maple neck
Replies: 7
Views: 5509

defret maple neck

HI.
What are the pitfalls in removing frets from a lacquered maple neck?

I have to refinish it because my patches are obvious and ugly.

All advice welcome.

Thanks,
Rob.
by Robert Smallwood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: problematic e 1st
Replies: 4
Views: 3524

problematic e 1st

Hi.

What would make an E 1st played alone beat noticeably ?

Thanks,
Rob.
by Robert Smallwood
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: question re layout
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

Re: question re layout

I believe I can dodge the knots. Thanks for the suggestion/s.
by Robert Smallwood
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: question re layout
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

question re layout

HI I have a figured top (Marri - type of West Australia eucalypt) which has two (bookmatched) knot holes. I have read up on repairing knots, and considered inlaying something or other.. I fiddled with the templates & if I skew them I can miss both holes, but of course the join line will no longer be...
by Robert Smallwood
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: chambered semi solid guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 2841

chambered semi solid guitar

I’ve always lurked in the ‘Lemon drop’ thread in the Les Paul forum, so I thought I’d have a go at one. …well I know it’s not a Les Paul, but it’s the lemon drop I was after… Not enough yellow & a bit more red in it than would nail the lemon burst, but in natural light it is closer than the photos s...
by Robert Smallwood
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First build, in progress. Carved walnut top, chambered spruce body
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: First build, in progress. Carved walnut top, chambered spruce body

The neck looks really nice from what one can see...can you do some pics of the neck please?

It's a very fluid shape. Did you design it yourself?
by Robert Smallwood
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: figured top strat
Replies: 19
Views: 7538

Re: figured top strat

i suppose - like a lot of things - it's possible but probably not worth the trouble if things are going well. My first 'good' guitar way back when was a Gretsch orange DC with an ebony fretboard and a zero fret. The action was unbelievably good compared to what was around at the time. The reason I u...
by Robert Smallwood
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: figured top strat
Replies: 19
Views: 7538

Re: figured top strat

...carefully calculated failsafe strategy ..neither a sudden change in neck angle or change in length of the stringpost will affect stringbreak tension over the nut and zero fret. If both happened simultaneously i would be in trouble!! But I reckon the odds of that happening are quite low.
by Robert Smallwood
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: figured top strat
Replies: 19
Views: 7538

Re: figured top strat

..Hi. no pickguard - John saw it above...silver wire 1.5mm inlayed into the outline. re the wiring - Jason is right on the push/pull and the other aspect is better expalined here : http://guitarwiring.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/stratocaster-double-tone-control-mod.html#more I liked the idea and added t...
by Robert Smallwood
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: figured top strat
Replies: 19
Views: 7538

Re: figured top strat

Thanks guys,

Headstock is tilted at 13deg IIRC - whatever my jig is lol.
by Robert Smallwood
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: figured top strat
Replies: 19
Views: 7538

figured top strat

HI. This is my ‘more than I could Chew’-o-caster. It was almost called the ‘disastercaster’ because lots of things happened - from a loose router bit, a bendy drill bit, moving template , (and more) - but like someone said recently one just gets better at fixing things. Particularly with a high doll...
by Robert Smallwood
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Guitar Build
Replies: 7
Views: 3637

Re: New Guitar Build

Beautiful and the photos are too!
by Robert Smallwood
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: What's the end game in french polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 8393

Re: What's the end game in french polishing?

Thanks for all your help guys. Pics when done :o)
by Robert Smallwood
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: SG Neck repair
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: SG Neck repair

Thanks guys. I appreciate your help.

Regards,
Rob.
by Robert Smallwood
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: What's the end game in french polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 8393

Re: What's the end game in french polishing?

...i understand you question...the idea of lacquer pulling rather than sanding to the lowest point on the whole surface appeals to me since I'm usually dyeing the wood and I manage to sand through from time to time :o). That being said - I got to a very nice but not quite perfect shine and being new...