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 Post subject: Re: AV310
PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug 2013 09:02 AM 
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Corsair wrote:
...I do like those knobs, too!
Yeah, me too. I thought black would be too much and detract from the finish. I think they help to lighten up the look a bit and balance the maple neck/chrome heads.

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 Post subject: Re: AV310
PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013 04:12 AM 
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Progress to date, fellas....

This whole bloody headstock has been a veil of tears; I got the headstock to the point where I was ready to dress it with the decals I made. The first pass - after doing everything that "they" said, the decals reacted with the surface and crazed up... sand back, start again.... tore the decals getting them on AND reaction with surface. Bugger it!! Sand the whole damned thing back and get it smooth, apply decals; instant furring of the wood. Right. Need sanding sealer. Sand back, apply sealer, apply decals.... alight! It's OK!! Wait for everything to dry properly, blow on first coat of clear. Easy, big fella; don't want to get too cocky... Apply second coat of clear.


Instant crazing of the decal. (runs around shed, screaming and pulling what's left of hair out!)

I walked out at that stage and left it for a couple of days. After looking at it again, it's not too bad and I'll not re-do it again at the moment, but a little later on. In the meantime here's what I'm left with...

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Nice new (!) Westone Pantera tuners...

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Note that the retard engraver put Dad's name on at 90º - after having lost the thing for 2 months - to how I ordered... note also the chamfer on the fretboard where it meets the nut..

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I may need to cut a new nut as this one's slots is obviously too deep... Don is checking his one for measurements...

I can only hope that the painter is not having this much trouble with the body artwork!

I suspect he's not!!

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013 08:25 AM 
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The decal looks fine from here. That is a weird nut slot. Have you had a chance to check the intonation. You may want to a wooden shim to build the slot back up rather than make a new nut.


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013 08:40 AM 
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That is a weird nut slot...
Indeed.
What on earth is going on with that chamfer, perhaps someone's attempt to lower the action?? You may be into a bit of a rebuild there mate.

Decals look OK in the pix, but then...so do I...on a good day...in dim light... Image

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:20 AM 
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Barry, you have looked just fine in every avatar pic you have used. Some I would even have taken home :D


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Sep 2013 10:50 AM 
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You're too kind.
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OK I'm ready for my close up...

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013 04:01 AM 
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Painter has just let me know that he's just about done, and pickup is imminent. He says its looking real good, and this from a bloke that KNOWS what good looks like!!

I'm a little excited, fellas..... Friday is the day....


.... and my new bridge from China arrived today....

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Sep 2013 03:39 AM 
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1st glance.. I'll take some more tomorrow when there's some sun...

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... needless to say, I'm stoked!!

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Sep 2013 06:02 AM 
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Who would have thought that the ugly duckling that left my place would turn into this.
Looking good bloke, looking very good.

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I'm speechless. A bit misty, but speechless. . .

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