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by Art Davila
Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Multi-Strip Plastic Binding??
Replies: 9
Views: 4166

Re: Multi-Strip Plastic Binding??

I remember a lp type binding vid with a guy with english accent. he taped at the endpin and the worked up one half typing and bending as he went. then he did the other side. As for the glue vs the acetone I likes thae he desolved the binding material in acetone, and filled gaps with it. But I guess ...
by Art Davila
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: anyone know what this is?
Replies: 8
Views: 4678

Re: anyone know what this is?

I think the stamp shows the date of manufacture
40.10.8

But that seems wrong as the style looks more 60ish.
by Art Davila
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Hide glue
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Hide glue

There is a section here for glues and finishes.
by Art Davila
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck
Replies: 12
Views: 5141

Re: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck

just buy a neck off of ebay use an iron and remove the fret board and then make the fretboard and not give up on what you want. Heck i got a nice tele neck made of walnut really cheap last year.
by Art Davila
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Noobish Confusion on Shielding
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: Noobish Confusion on Shielding

I just had friend take his guitar in to a repair shop (he does not live in may state I did not do the work) because he has humbuckers but he though it was just a little bit to noisy and he had the shielding work and now he said it is much quieter. I don't if it was placebo effect or not but the reco...
by Art Davila
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck
Replies: 12
Views: 5141

Re: Building a Fender Jaguar Neck

I have not yet tackled building a neck yet myself but I have removed a damaged fret board an installed a new fret board on the neck. So yes you definitely can have the neck built and apply a fret board. Are you doing any particular type of neck shape? Or is the neck a standard neck and the only thin...
by Art Davila
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Understanding Neck Angle
Replies: 26
Views: 9477

Re: Understanding Neck Angle

I have seen guitars with T O M bridges that are recessed into the body and I thought that was a weird design because the access to the intonation screws seemed to be hindered. What advantage would there be to use a recessed tom bridge with zero neck angle over having a neck angle that did not requir...
by Art Davila
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Those aluminum fretboard radius sanding beams
Replies: 15
Views: 8984

Re: Those aluminum fretboard radius sanding beams

Did you get it wider to make 7 and 8 string guitars? or was there another reason?
by Art Davila
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making aztec style guitar knob
Replies: 14
Views: 6518

Re: Making aztec style guitar knob

I don't have those skills but I have been comic book conventions where people make elaborate costumes and have a side business in make costomes for other people. they have the artisick ability to make one off items out of a variety of matierials. you might try looking at cosplay forums for help ther...
by Art Davila
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: making wood guitar knobs
Replies: 11
Views: 7018

Re: making wood guitar knobs

I have a circle cutting jig for use on a band saw, but I have used it on my bench sander with good results. It was not fast or clean but it worked well for the wheels I made fore a toy car. I was not thrilled about trying to cut something that small on the bandsaw to the belt sander seemed much safe...
by Art Davila
Mon May 26, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Profile
Replies: 14
Views: 4529

Re: Neck Profile

what conference?
by Art Davila
Sun May 25, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finally getting some finish on my second build
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: finally getting some finish on my second build

CA glue for a finish? Never heard of that what is the advantage of that type of finish?
by Art Davila
Sat May 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Profile
Replies: 14
Views: 4529

Re: Neck Profile

Rickenbacker did that to on the 4003 bass it was never an issue with me either.
by Art Davila
Sun May 18, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hybrid Steinberger Complete
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Hybrid Steinberger Complete

I did not understand that? are you saying the upper horn should be higher like a fender jaguar? Like off set waist?
by Art Davila
Sat May 17, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck Profile
Replies: 14
Views: 4529

Re: Neck Profile

Jason Rodgers wrote:Are these dimensions based on an existing instrument that you have played and like?
I would say start in the real world and go to a music store and see what feels best to your hands, then take a few measurements, and plucg those number into your cad program
by Art Davila
Sat May 17, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hybrid Steinberger Complete
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Hybrid Steinberger Complete

I wonder if the warmer tone your after might be in new pickups. I have not had emg bass pickups in an instument before but the emg's in the guitars I have worked on are not my favorite for playing clean they are a bit flat response. pulled them after just 2 days in my schecter. I put in passives and...
by Art Davila
Tue May 13, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Thru Build Pics
Replies: 125
Views: 85128

Re: Neck-Thu Build Pics

No the necks both were tapered up to the nut, the reason carvin gave for leaving the squareness up to the 19 fret was to have a flat surface to glue up the wings to. If you making an sg style then you don't need the blockyness so you finish shaping the neck but if they shaped it all the way to the 2...
by Art Davila
Mon May 12, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: planning my first build
Replies: 8
Views: 3325

Re: planning my first build

I bought 2 neck thru necks one from carvin and one from another seller. The carvin was 25 inch scale and the other was 25.5 both both were nice but the necks were not tapered all the way to the 24th fret I don't remember exactly were the blocky ness started, but I had to shape the necks to get the r...
by Art Davila
Mon May 12, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Wilkinson products?
Replies: 9
Views: 3341

Re: Wilkinson products?

I've seen chinese wilkinson pickups that are really cheap, as well as chinese wilkinson locking tuners, also the classic 2 posts Japanese Gotoh Wilkinson trem (I love that tremolo), but I just don't know if what Ebay is offering me are counterfeit products or are all of this really wilkinson produc...
by Art Davila
Mon May 12, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Thru Build Pics
Replies: 125
Views: 85128

Re: Neck-Thu Build Pics

Does the neck taper carry right through the body, or are the two wing straight faces parallel? I'm scratching my head on how to build this on mine. The fingerboard ends only about 1/2" into the body, but that creates a short transitional area where the neck is straight but the fingerboard is still ...