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    Ampmaker Double 6 Build Question

    Hi all, I'm hoping someone wouldn't mind helping me out with a quick question! With lockdown and all, kids at home and not being able to get to the shop to build guitars, I decided to try my hand at building an amp and duly ordered the Double 6 kit from Ampmaker. It's kind of a holistic...
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    Quick Q on Stewmac Soundhole Cutter Screw size!

    Hi all, I have the soundhole cutter but have lost the screws for mounting it to the dremel router base .. does anyone know what size these screws are? I'm guessing they are imperial as an m4 bolt nearly fits but the thread is wrong .. Cheers!
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    Ampmaker WF-55 kit speaker configuration ..

    Hi guys, I'm new in this section of the forums, I usually hang out in the "Luthiers Corner" but have been doing a bit of research as I've got the WF-55 kit coming in the next week or so .. I've been itching to build an amp for ages and I saw that Ampmaker just reopened, literally today!! Amps...
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    How to counter a back bow after pulling the fretboard?

    Hi all! Hoping for a couple of tips before undertaking some corrective work .. Scenario: I built a through neck electric, my goals were to get it as light as possible to work around my bad shoulder which starts complaining after a half hour of gigging. I strung it up yesterday morning and...
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    Major Pickup Rout Booboo - is it all over??

    Hi all, I was following up on my neck through journey with a Floyd Rose-less version with my own headstock and body shape; I measured 5 times, cut once and totally failed Basically after carefully measuring ad infinitum I located my template on the wrong line and routed the bridge pickup...
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    24 Fret - Through-neck - Floyd-Rose - Wolfgang-esque Build

    This is something I've been wanting to try for a while and was very much inspired by @Skyjerk who was most kind and shared his template drawing with me to get me started last October. The Magnum 24 fret / FR build threads were also an invaluable resource as I was getting my head around the...
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    Floyd Rose Install Question!

    Hi all, I'm at the beginning of a through-neck build and drawing up plans in the hope that it will reduce the usual amount of messing-up, head-scratching and damage mitigation that accompanies my sometimes gung-ho building attitude :) Im looking at installing a FR and iIdeally I would have...
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    Compressor for the Iwata LPH-80 in the UK?

    Hi all, I've been trying to get into spraying and cane across a turbine with a Fuji g-xpc gun with a 1.4 tip, it spat a quarter litre of lacquer just by looking at it (completely down to my ineptitude of course). A friend has a never-used Iwata lph-80 which I can borrow but there's no...
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    Suitable Grain Filler for Ash in the UK

    Hi all, I've built a P Bass replica for a buddy with an ash body, it's to be finished with a vintage tint clear lacquer so I need something to fill the pores underneath the clear / vintage tint coats I've been up and down the forums and a lot of people are raving about the Simtec EZ Sanding...
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    Oiling a maple fretboard?

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has tried this, I'm not a fan of lacquer on maple fretboards so was thinking of using Osmo PolyX and then briwax .. Is this a total no no? I've used this combo on the back of necks with no complaints so far .. Or does anyone have any different finishes they...
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    Music Man Bolt-on Neck Affair

    After making only set necks up until now I've decided to try my hand at a bolt on to see what it's all about. I mean as long as you start off with a straight board for a neck blank and you route a straight pocket in the body then what can possibles go wrong? :fingersx: So there we go, I've...
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    Lacquer Sprayer

    Hi guys, I'm needing some kind of spray painter and wanted to ask opinions .. I don't have capacity (financially or spatially!) for a compressor setup so was looking at the preval option (as soldby stewmac) or something like this...
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    Calling any Ernie Ball Axis owners .. (measurements request!)

    Hi all, I've been asked to make a loose replica of an Ernie Ball Musicman EVH model; while I'm not particularly struck on them, I've never made a bolt-on neck or floyd rose guitar so decided to give it a shot. I bought a set of plans from Australian Luthier Supplies but my feelings are that...
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    Pickup advice for over-bassy own build LP ...

    I'm wondering if anyone could possibly point me in the general "right" direction here .. I just finished a build (for myself!) and put together a wiring harness with a couple of SD pickups in that I had lying around; I play mainly rock / blues style but also some pop stuff in a covers band so...
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    Les Paul-esque Build - First one, please go easy on me ..

    Hi all, Having lurked for literally years on the luthier forum, I've worked myself up to doing a LP-esque build! I say "-esque" as I'm sure a bunch of stuff will go wrong and it'll end up looking like something else so better to keep the goalposts flexible :) I would say the fatal doses of...
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    Aria Pro II PE-60 Wiring Diagram Request!

    Hi all, I just got myself one of these guitars, a little beaten up but I'm revelling in its vintage glory at the moment :) I got it from the well-known auction site and have stripped it down, only to find that the pickups don't seem to be what they should and the coil taps have been taken out...


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