Kit clinic-all brands- routine & fixes

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by Ole'Lefty, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Juan7fernandez

    Juan7fernandez Senior Member

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    Ok I think I'm gonna call it finished for now. I might re-finish the top. I'm not fully pleased with the way the top turned out but here she is.

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  2. swoodrum

    swoodrum Senior Member

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    Question about a Drill Press, Would a 8" swing work on Les Paul's? I have to drill the end stop and bridge on my kit.
     
  3. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    It is only about 5 inches from the edge of the guitar to where the holes go, so yes 8 inches is enough.
     
  4. swoodrum

    swoodrum Senior Member

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    bfcg - thanks...
     
  5. Ole'Lefty

    Ole'Lefty Premium Member

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    Maybe we should get together and ask Tulsa(h) to do a pearl logo of "YKWho." As creative as he is, he could give it the "looks right" at first glance feel<G>.
     
  6. 69GTLP

    69GTLP Senior Member

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    I finally pulled the kit out and noticed that my Fretboard is not even, the radius is completely off center. it looks like this.
     

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  7. abfackeln

    abfackeln Member

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    I posted the same thing earlier in this thread...... Need to pull the frets and even it out.
     
  8. shaun

    shaun Banned

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    I have the same problem. On mine the low E string side is the thicker side.
    It makes the neck look twisted, as I look down the length on the fretboard.
     
  9. Dirk$Diggler

    Dirk$Diggler Senior Member

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    I had the same problem and sent this to "YKWho" because he said he needed an ilustration:
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    This is what he replied:

    OK, do this:
    1. Put hot iron on the area of first 4 frets.
    2. thrust very thin knife between neck and fretboard in 1st fret area.
    3. clamp E6 string side, that it will be not unglued.
    4. lift E1 side to needed height.
    5. make mahogany shim as on drawing, apply glue on both sides and fill out the slot.
    Use lighyt hammer.
    6. clamp it.
    7. after drying, trim it and level the frets.

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    I was hoping to get a replacement neck (but no!) and I'm having a new proper neck crafted instead to be on the safe side. Thought it might help you guys with the same problem or it might not:hmm:. I would have thought that the only way to get the neck right was a take the frets off and level the board. What do you think?
     
  10. jordans0nly

    jordans0nly Senior Member

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    Well I've already inlaid my MOP over the weekend. I'd be hot if he emailed that back to me. What more does he want us to do? He just didn't drop the ball on this project, he wasn't even in the stadium.

    I'm just trying to make the best of the situation. Hope you get it worked out man.
     
  11. ievans

    ievans Senior Member

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    With such an easy fix, how can you afford NOT to do it?

    What a horseshit solution.
     
  12. saxman10

    saxman10 Senior Member

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    bradland Senior Member

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    HELP !

    I'm sure this is repairable but I fear that it may continue to happen at the other dot markers in the future.:hmm:

    The FB is not glued to the neck and yes I have removed the rubber bands which may have caused this.

    I guess I'll just glue it like this and then re do the neck binding completely...
     

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  14. saxman10

    saxman10 Senior Member

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    Here are my thoughts on this kit, Perfect!
    Although its not all from ymk, it destroys my usa 2008 standard.
    I mean.....Destroys....Ive played R9's in the store...and this one holds its own.
    Unfortunately...it does weigh a lot....at least 4 more pounds then my lp standard.
    A happy end to a shaky bridge.
     
  15. jordans0nly

    jordans0nly Senior Member

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    That's a "GM" kit?
     
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  17. saxman10

    saxman10 Senior Member

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    In short, lol ...yes
    But I had a lot of help....and I mean....a LOT of Help. (Thanks again!)
    oh, and the thing doesn't weigh 11 lbs like I thought it did.....only 8.8 lbs
    (which means that my usa lp is between 5-6lbs :wow:)
    Post Pics of yours Jordan!!! As you can tell....even mine isnt finished yet.
     
  18. emoney

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    That came out great, Sax!!!
     
  19. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    This is where I am at with my GM kit. LP4 Custom.
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    This was my first kit build. I did make a few mistakes along the way but was a good learning experience anyway. On the whole I am quite happy with how its turned out, trust me it could of been a lot worse.
     

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