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  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
Tele Savalas

Replies: 26
Views: 1356

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:48 pm   Subject: Sourcing bodies and necks
I've used at least 20 or 30 bodies (and matching necks) from USACG, and several from Warmoth. Warmoth has had more body options, and that is when I would default to them. But the USACG necks have alw ...
  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
Tele Savalas

Replies: 26
Views: 1356

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:26 am   Subject: Sourcing bodies and necks
The quality should still be there. Tommy is still running the show, but his boss is stretching everybody too thin, hence the doubling of the wait time.
  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
Tele Savalas

Replies: 26
Views: 1356

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:03 pm   Subject: Sourcing bodies and necks
Thanks, guys. I looked at Musikraft and B. Hefner recently and they both look good, as well as Guitar Mill. All appear to be quality, but Musikraft and Guitar Mill get extremely pricey when you go for ...
  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
Tele Savalas

Replies: 26
Views: 1356

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:46 pm   Subject: Sourcing bodies and necks
Have had many years of excellent product and service from my friend Tommy at USACG, but ever since he sold the business, service has suffered considerably and I've received a couple of true lemons whi ...
  Topic: Asymmetric DC Carved Top Lesterminator
Tele Savalas

Replies: 4
Views: 303

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:03 pm   Subject: Asymmetric DC Carved Top Lesterminator
Body and neck from Precision Guitars, Babicz bridge and TonePros tailpiece, Sheptone humbuckers and a push-pull neck tone pot which reverses polarity for a Peter Green tone in the middle position.
  Topic: Asymmetric DC Carved Top Lesterminator
Tele Savalas

Replies: 4
Views: 303

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:42 pm   Subject: Asymmetric DC Carved Top Lesterminator
Not my best finish by a long shot. There is some orange peel which I couldn't see until I buffed. Might still sand that back. Funny thing with the headstock decal which I have never experienced with p ...
  Topic: Buzzing LP
Tele Savalas

Replies: 10
Views: 551

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:06 pm   Subject: Buzzing LP
Dave wins!! Thanks, Dave!!! Mark, I did pull the bushing and the wire was in good position, but I tinned it for good measure. Pounding the bushing back in, I put three dings in the clearcoat, which I ...
  Topic: Buzzing LP
Tele Savalas

Replies: 10
Views: 551

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:00 am   Subject: Buzzing LP
Man, although I've wired 60 or 70 jacks in my time, and it would embarrassing if I wired it backwards, but that would be a huge relief! The neck is clamped right now, but the glue will be set tonight ...
  Topic: Buzzing LP
Tele Savalas

Replies: 10
Views: 551

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:51 pm   Subject: Buzzing LP
The buzzing is quite loud. But I'll give it a try.
  Topic: Buzzing LP
Tele Savalas

Replies: 10
Views: 551

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:20 pm   Subject: Buzzing LP
The push-pull pot is the neck tone pot. If it were the problem, wouldn't the buzzing just be on the neck pickup?
  Topic: Buzzing LP
Tele Savalas

Replies: 10
Views: 551

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:20 am   Subject: Buzzing LP
Just buffed a new LP body, loaded the humbuckers and wired according to this schematic:
http://deaf-eddie.net/drawings/phase-reverse.jpg

Plugged it in and get buzz from both pickups. Getting prope ...
  Topic: Constipated HVLP gun
Tele Savalas

Replies: 8
Views: 580

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:01 pm   Subject: Constipated HVLP gun
The blue coating on this gun melted.

https://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/879686/879686005131.jpg

This clear coat is water-soluble, so I'm not sure if lacquer thinner is the best st ...
  Topic: Constipated HVLP gun
Tele Savalas

Replies: 8
Views: 580

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:07 pm   Subject: Constipated HVLP gun
I've been spraying a lot of KTM-9 "lacquer" from Luthier's Mercantile. I usually leave a bit of denatured alcohol in the HVLP gun between coats. The gun is getting pretty clogged up regardle ...
  Topic: Tru Oil Troubleshooting
Tele Savalas

Replies: 12
Views: 1142

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:07 pm   Subject: Tru Oil Troubleshooting
My mineral spirits were too old so I used the Naphtha and it sprayed beautifully. How long to wait between spraying more coats?
  Topic: Tru Oil Troubleshooting
Tele Savalas

Replies: 12
Views: 1142

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:52 pm   Subject: Tru Oil Troubleshooting
Thanks, guys - I have both.
 
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