Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Okay, Now It’s Going Down For Real 
Author Message
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: MSN
Good evening,

Thanks to my work colleagues, for this inebriate post, I am here to state that not only am I going to build a bass, but a guitar, as well. 7-string, all Purpleheart, Fluence pickups, Kahler trem. That was the clincher: When I had a Kahler trem for the guitar, I knew it was happening. Except that it hasn’t arrived yet. Jesus, I hate these life goals kicking me in the gentlemen’s vegetables. I can only imagine what you expectant parents have to deal with.

Thank you.


Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Profile
Crystal Lettucer
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 10:29 pm
Posts: 13832
I approve of this message.

My life goal has been to build myself a guitar. I've only had that goal since I was a kid. But currently my workshop is still filled to the roof with flood leftovers from the bedroom. So maybe right now my life goal is to get a damn dumpster and move some of that garbage out of my main work space. :mad:

_________________
Modest Mike wrote:
The solution is to lower your expectations :thu:


Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:31 am
Profile YIM
Crystal Lettucer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:35 am
Posts: 20087
Location: Same town as Lindsay Lohan, Amy Fisher, Joey Buttafucco & Debbie Gibson
My life's goal has always been to live longer than Elvis.... I am winning! :lol:

Good luck with the projects! Looking forward to the build threads!!! :rawk: :rawk: :rawk: :rawk: :rawk:

_________________
1969 Sunn Solarus ● 2x 1980's Randall RG-80 ● 2013 Hi-Tone HT103-DG (Best Rig 2014) ● 2015 Mortatone 12/15 Cab w/EV SRO's ● 2017 Jubilee ● 2019 Ceriatone Model Tee ● 2019 Randall Diavlo ● 2020 VHT D50 Dumble Clone
Walt wrote:
But when the hour is nigh, and the lights are low, and I got a little toothpick of a shwag joint in my teeth, and my friends want to hear me play "Into the Void", or "TNT", "or "Cemetery Gates"...I plug my 600 dollar guitar into my 150 dollar amp, and I am a Rawk gawd.


Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Profile
Crystal Lettucer

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:27 am
Posts: 13544
Location: Dick's Butter Dungeon
Gentlemen's vegetables, inebriation, Kahler trems and preggos.

Thread of the year assfartass I'm concerned.

Take 'er easy and rock on!

:thu:

_________________
Dick's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC20Ddh ... Npz_0wL9Jg

lindahayden wrote:
I the mold is not removed soon it may destroy the amp. Let the sunlight reach the mold they will vanish then.


Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:23 pm
Profile WWW
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: MSN
So, six weeks or so on, and. I have been squaring boards, and finalizing the design. It has to be final, because I used a red pencil, and that is used for new builds. As an inadvertent tribute to a certain deadly-departed, curmudgeonly forumite, I am doing something in the vein of a T-Style.

Still, I need some screws, a toggle switch, and the Kahler routing template. The template is on its way, the rest I need to order. I’m also strongly considering using purple oil paint as a stain, but I need to get the neck done first. I need all of the advice people are willing to give me.


Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Profile
Hall of Fame Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Posts: 1308
/

_________________
After Tuesday, even the calendar goes WTF!


Last edited by long standing member on Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:55 am, edited 1 time in total.



Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:50 am
Profile
Hall of Fame Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Posts: 1308
andvari7 wrote:
Still, I need some screws, a toggle switch, and the Kahler routing template. The template is on its way, the rest I need to order. I need all of the advice people are willing to give me.

Templates are for pussies! Freehand it!

Oh, and you're going to be in for a big surprise if you try to stain wood with oil paint!

Are you still drunk?

(You basically signed a waiver of exemption from damages when you wrote "I need all of the advice people are willing to give me." :lol: "

_________________
After Tuesday, even the calendar goes WTF!


Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:54 am
Profile
Hall of Fame Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Posts: 1308
[quote="ajaxlepinski"]My life's goal has always been to live longer than Elvis.... I am winning! :lol:
quote]

didn't you win that one Aug 1977????????????????
Still gloating?

_________________
After Tuesday, even the calendar goes WTF!


Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:35 am
Profile
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: MSN
Well, everything I needed to purchase has arrived, and I got a slab of oak, for a second build. Bad news: In my efforts to strip the bark, and do a live edge epoxy pour, which was all the rage a few years ago, my chisel slipped and cut into my right thumb. This act of carelessness required seven stitches, and ended my dream of a live edge epoxy pour (basically, a canyon river in a piece of wood). The oak will be used, but in the traditional manner.

I cleaned some of the blood off of the floor. But not my shoes.

I’ve made relatively little progress, save for finishing the pickup rings and the toggle cap. The finish will be Watco Danish Oil. I’m letting the second coat dry right now. I did the work outside, and there was adequate air circulation.


Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:20 pm
Profile
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: MSN
Well, this obviously isn’t the purpleheart guitar, but it is a build update. The 6-string J-style poplar-walnut-poplar. Aguilar pups, Kahler trem, and all of the glaring failures of the first-time builder. Everything that could be wrong with it, clearly is:

https://imgur.com/a/qieB05Y

I am definitely painting it. White, with argyle of two specific colors - Sharpie lime green paint pen, and Sharpie purple paint pen - and I will award absolutely no points to the person who correctly guesses their significance.

Oh, and my hand is much better.


Tue May 05, 2020 5:22 pm
Profile
Hall of Fame Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:22 pm
Posts: 1313
Gentleman's vegetables got me good


Tue May 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Profile
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: MSN
I hope it was consensual.


Tue May 05, 2020 6:06 pm
Profile
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:50 pm
Posts: 3397
Location: Coventry, UK
andvari7 wrote:
Well, everything I needed to purchase has arrived, and I got a slab of oak, for a second build. Bad news: In my efforts to strip the bark, and do a live edge epoxy pour, which was all the rage a few years ago, my chisel slipped and cut into my right thumb. This act of carelessness required seven stitches, and ended my dream of a live edge epoxy pour (basically, a canyon river in a piece of wood). The oak will be used, but in the traditional manner.

I cleaned some of the blood off of the floor. But not my shoes.

I’ve made relatively little progress, save for finishing the pickup rings and the toggle cap. The finish will be Watco Danish Oil. I’m letting the second coat dry right now. I did the work outside, and there was adequate air circulation.


Fucking hell :shock:

Glad you're ok now, although.... did you use the bad hand to draw the body? Jk

_________________
https://www.reverbnation.com/karakorum/ ... hat-i-want


Tue May 05, 2020 8:19 pm
Profile
Crystal Lettucer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:35 am
Posts: 20087
Location: Same town as Lindsay Lohan, Amy Fisher, Joey Buttafucco & Debbie Gibson
stitches > staples :thu:

_________________
1969 Sunn Solarus ● 2x 1980's Randall RG-80 ● 2013 Hi-Tone HT103-DG (Best Rig 2014) ● 2015 Mortatone 12/15 Cab w/EV SRO's ● 2017 Jubilee ● 2019 Ceriatone Model Tee ● 2019 Randall Diavlo ● 2020 VHT D50 Dumble Clone
Walt wrote:
But when the hour is nigh, and the lights are low, and I got a little toothpick of a shwag joint in my teeth, and my friends want to hear me play "Into the Void", or "TNT", "or "Cemetery Gates"...I plug my 600 dollar guitar into my 150 dollar amp, and I am a Rawk gawd.


Tue May 05, 2020 8:28 pm
Profile
Crystal Lettucer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:29 am
Posts: 15885
Location: Riverside, CA
Glad to hear your hand is healing up. Terrible time to be hitting the ER / urgent care :eek:

....on to the build

:hmm:

You must have an astounding lack of OCD. I wish I could ignore centerlines and symmetry as well as you do. (sorry for the backhanded compliment... I just can't seem to help being an asshole these days :lol:)

Interesting combination of wood - why not all poplar if you're just going to paint it? Seems like an awful waste of good walnut.

Are you doing this totally by hand? Curious what machines you're using to square and shape your materials.

Good luck, man

_________________
Co-founder of the Jet Setters 2.0 (Jet ★ City Lounge Redux)

Gear
  • CEOwLP (Sig T), Carvin DC135, Westone Spectrum SX, Squier strats(2), Fender 12 string acoustic (thanks Greg! :bow:)
  • DSL100H, 1960AX, '66 Bassman, Mark III, homebrew 2x12 (C90 / EVM12L Thiele), Helix LT (Church rig), JCA50H
  • PLX GABion, SD-1, TS9 (thanks Mike :bow:), Crybaby, Small Clone, DL8, MXR108, Algal clone, Pharaoh, Doom Bloom (thanks Ajax! :bow:)

DIY


Wed May 06, 2020 11:22 am
Profile
Hall of Fame Member

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: MSN
Since I knew that I was going to fail in some way, I decided to push further into this project. A few noise complaints later (my landlords are only really concerned with property destruction and after-hours work, neither of which I have done), and I’m in the shaping process. Armed with a Shinto rasp, a flat Microplane, and some files, I have made considerable progress, and will have some semblance of the shape I want by month’s end.

The wood was available, which is why I did what I did. This isn’t a Carl Thompson, folks; the next time I build one, I hope not to repeat the same mistakes.


Wed May 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 16 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  




Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group