Limba 6 Multiscale + Filter'Tron

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  1. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Indeed, I got an email from Hipshot promising to send me a set asap. Great products, great service!!

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Glued up a template for the bridge/ring inlay. I will use a 10mm router bit, and round the edges of the Padauk with a 5mm radius. Was considering sharp edges, but as this will be sitting proud about 2mm (will lower to 1mm if necessary), thought it would look better with rounded corners and a slight roundover.

    Undecided as yet, but might make the bridge and pickup gap flush with the body to emphasize the "ring" look ... will decide after I see what it looks like. (or I could do a poll!)

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Routed out the pickup first, making it a bit oversize, then the inlay. Rounded the edges by hand, and it came out a nice fit. Will give it a roundover before I glue it. I think I have to make the pickup rout about 5mm deeper for the foam/spring to not be over-compressed.

    Weighed the completed neck ... 959g, a little over two pounds. It feels heavy-ish, but I really have no idea what a neck like this should weigh. Anyone?

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Final body work is electronics cavity and roundover, so before that a bit of repair ... must've put the top on something. Ironed out pretty nicely!! Before/after/sanded #240

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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Sheesh. I'm going to have you make my next guitar :)

    That's some nice, clean work Randy.
     
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    Yeah that is a very nice fix for the bridge height.
     
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    Great fix, I know I wouldn't have thought of that
     
  8. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

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    The neck pocket was always a tad loose, but thought a few coats of paint would take care of that ... but then decided to use Odie's Oil, which has virtually no build up. Got a cutoff from the body, and shaved a 0.4mm thickness, then glued that to the treble side of the pocket. It might be a little too tight, but should sand to a good fit easily (fingers crossed).

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Yet again, trying to decide controls ... Tone and Volume, no switches ...

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    I like number 3. I prefer the input a little high like that so if im sitting on the couch it doesn't get jammed up.
     
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    I like number 3 also. I'd go 90 degrees off of the angled edge of your bridge insert. Nice job.

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Chiseled a pocket under the pickup to put a foam+spring thing. Also cleaned up the neck pocket repair. Neck is nice and tight ... and straight! The repair shouldn't be too noticeable after Odie's ... fingers crossed. At least I won't see it when playing! ;)

    Here's a couple mockup shots, as well as my two choices for controls ... still undecided :p.

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    After sketching things on a piece of paper, I find that the "angled down" (if that makes sense?) version makes for a more complicated cavity very close to the P.I.B. (Padauk Intensifier Block ;)) on the backside. With a controls cover like so, I can get my desired 45 degree jack. Still chewing on it, but right now this is looking better than the alternatives ... :hmm:

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    Love this!
     
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    Yet again, Limba is kinda soft, so the neck bolt area became the next target for Intensified Sonic Dispersion.

    After routing, I found that I miscalculated, and the "plate" was 1mm too high. Rather than trying to get the template precisely over the original rout (and possibly making the rout larger ... assuming that CAN happen), I pulled out a hand tool that did the job quickly and accurately! And I enjoy using hand tools from time to time. ;) I know this will clash a bit with the controls cover, but ...

    The controls cavity will have an unusual interior (i.e. not LP), but it's similar to what I did with the Chinaberry basses. I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, but here's mid-rout and the slightly recessed cover.

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    I love me a good router plane! Way underrated nowadays if you ask me.
     
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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    TIPIP (Tri-Bolt Intensifier Padauk Inlay Plate) ;)

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    The pièce de ré·sis·tance ... Strap Pin Intensification Transmission using Padauk, or SPITuP for short. :p

    Okay, okay! No more stupid Tonez Jokez.

    I just didn't want the strap pins to pull out of the Limba, so hoping Padauk will be tougher.

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    Roundover Time, Yay!! Notice the block in the neck pocket to keep the router bit from diving in and rounding the pocket edges.

    After a little #240 sanding, I found a few more (new?) dents, which ironed out easily. I love morning light, so a few mood shots, and a post-ironing pic.

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    Glued the bridge plate/pickup ring yesterday ...

    After a bit more sanding, locating the bridge, and a few final tweaks, started to apply Odie's Oil. It's become a little cooler, so this stuff is thick. But as instructed, using a little abrasive pad (not sure, but #1500?), it starts to work into the wood. I knew the Limba had some interesting things going on, but the oil really brings out all the wood "eddies" ... Cool!

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