Search found 292 matches

by Art Davila
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New guitar, daughters Christmas present
Replies: 14
Views: 6350

Re: New guitar, daughters Christmas present

Thank you. If you bought it on ebay I am sure they would ship it here also. I will look to see if I can source it locally first though. I have purchased my sanding bobbins from the UK and a few other items, so I am not opposed to purchasing out of the US, if I can not find it locally. I have to say ...
by Art Davila
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New guitar, daughters Christmas present
Replies: 14
Views: 6350

Re: New guitar, daughters Christmas present

Thank you for answering.
Can you tell me the wood hardener (rot treatment) name and your source you got it from?
by Art Davila
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New guitar, daughters Christmas present
Replies: 14
Views: 6350

Re: New guitar, daughters Christmas present

I have 4 bookmached pieces with greens yellows and browns, was yours like that too or was it close to the finished product? I had 5 set but to screwed up the one so bad it became fire wood, I had a nightmare of a time trying to fill the holes and stablized the top from falling apart when I routed th...
by Art Davila
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 8 string (octave's) bass nut width question - need help
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Re: 8 string (octave's) bass nut width question - need help

I had a friend with an 8 string hamer and its neck was as not any wider than his 4 string to my hands atleast.
by Art Davila
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: CHEAP Archtops, DIY
Replies: 30
Views: 23452

Re: CHEAP Archtops, DIY

If your going to make the mold consider watching some auto body videos I have seen some where they make molds out of epoxy to make new fenders and such. Making molds of the top and bottom plates using bondo or some fiber glass molds would probably result in much lighter and durable molds. I am not t...
by Art Davila
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Inlay block pearl without removing frets?
Replies: 16
Views: 6979

Re: Inlay block pearl without removing frets?

You don't really need anything else to do inlay, I did all this freehand with a dremel. IMGP3012.JPG I think your hand must be steady as a surgeons. no way I could free hand that. I would need a template. Jedi You might want to contact a guy who does scalloped necks. I have sent a couple of guitar ...
by Art Davila
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gas Can Electric Guitar?
Replies: 11
Views: 4593

Re: Gas Can Electric Guitar?

It wouldn't have to be a neck through if you build a piece through the can and make a place to bolt on a conventional neck. We found the neck through easier to implement as we could never really work out a suitable way of doing the neck joint without hacking up the can . We generally found the less...
by Art Davila
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: does it matter if strings dont perfectly line up with the center of poles?
Replies: 8
Views: 3964

Re: does it matter if strings dont perfectly line up with the center of poles?

What type of mounting did you use? If you used pickup rings, just bend the ears on the pickup to move it a tiny bit if it is more than say 1/8 inch it might not work, but I have do this for guitars I was setting up. If you used a pick-guard you could always make a new one, and make the adjustment th...
by Art Davila
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 2 bass questions: stacked vol/tone config and pbass p/u config
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

Re: 2 bass questions: stacked vol/tone config and pbass p/u config

If you were a guitar player, that used your volume to control breakup a lot I would say volume on top. But if it your bass try it that way for awhile, and if you end up not liking that switch it. It doesn't take that long and then you will know which way you like best. As to the pickups I don't real...
by Art Davila
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: downtuned tuning problems with a six string electric
Replies: 23
Views: 9867

Re: downtuned tuning problems with a six string electric

Misha Mansoor who plays guitar in the progressive metal band Periphery, Plays 8 and 7 string instruments also, so that may be the way he gets extra low end. I doubt he is using standard length 6 strings for that extreme low end, onstage with the tuning stability issues, when he has all the 7 and 8 s...
by Art Davila
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How do you bevel comfort bevels?
Replies: 19
Views: 7409

Re: How do you bevel comfort bevels?

Mark Swanson wrote:This photo shows the back cutout right after I did it. I also used the same jig to remove material behind the neck joint, that's the second photo.
Mark did you use a 10 inch blase? or did you use a dado blade?
by Art Davila
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How do you bevel comfort bevels?
Replies: 19
Views: 7409

Re: How do you bevel comfort bevels?

Gordon Bellerose wrote:Mark. I would sure be interested in seeing a picture of your table saw jig.
plus 1
I would love to see a Youtube video of that.
by Art Davila
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Member looking for a black pickguard to replace white on Fender G5
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: Member looking for a black pickguard to replace white on Fender G5

I know there are a few cnc owners out there, that could do the job. Why now contact one of them to do the job If you give them the original for a template the can make a new one for you. Jamie Unden comes to mind. I am sure he would charge a set up fee but if you cant make one your self, that might ...
by Art Davila
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chad McCormack's Newest: Equator Semi-Hollow #004
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: Chad McCormack's Newest: Equator Semi-Hollow #004

I was wondering if you have tried the design in a higher gain situation. Does is feed back without the center block? I always thought unless you have a center block the guitar would be more prone to feedback, but I don't know that to be a hard fact, so I was just curious as to how it responds in hig...
by Art Davila
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: DIVA
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Re: DIVA

Very cool design.
I have a friend that plays sitting down and has always plays his guitar with the area of the lower bout against his leg, instead of balancing the waist cut on his leg.
I could see him really liking the design you made.
by Art Davila
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chad McCormack's Newest: Equator Semi-Hollow #004
Replies: 9
Views: 3685

Re: Chad McCormack's Newest: Equator Semi-Hollow #004

Very nice work I still love the neck joint. It seems so smooth to the hand, On your first equator you did not take picks of how you joined the neck to the body do you have any this time around? Did you use a center block?
by Art Davila
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Pawn-Shop style electric
Replies: 19
Views: 7539

Re: New Pawn-Shop style electric

Jamie did you use your cnc for the body?
by Art Davila
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Knotty pine mahogany sandwich, yummy?
Replies: 5
Views: 2749

Re: Knotty pine mahogany sandwich, yummy?

I have had many s type guitars redone with new body same pick guard and there was a difference.
But here is a video to watch that demos to identical guitars except for the body wood. I hear a difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLxE8iDWD_w