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 Post subject: Re: Munted U-60...
PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul 2012 06:09 AM 
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Not a big fan of green but am liking where this is going :D

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul 2012 02:00 PM 
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Barry wrote:
...There is a less viscous variation of CA available which is formulated for situations like this...

Here's a StewMac reference for you John: STICK IT

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2012 07:36 PM 
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Hey Johnny, did you happen to come across this already?
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aria-Pro-II-Urchin-U-Deluxe-V-Matsumoku-Early-80s-Very-Rare-/110913892297?pt=Guitar&hash=item19d2fbafc9

Looks familiar. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Munted U-60...
PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul 2012 08:48 AM 
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looking REALLY COOL man!!!!!!! giving me inspiration to work on my guitars again...LOL


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Sep 2012 06:56 PM 
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Hey up, gang... well, progress here is slow-ow-ow due to a number of factors, but the thing is receiving yet more clear coat at the moment... Here it is hung up in the workshop getting its gazillionth coat after yet more flatting down.

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I'm not showing any of the nasty bits, like the little sandthrough, and the like... :roll:

I fixed the bubble at the edge with some of Stewmac CA and what they call whip tips for the CA bottle - worked a treat; highly recommended for those fiddly little bits where even a syringe won't go!!

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Oh matey, that's just bitchin' !!
Can't wait for her to be assembled Image

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Sep 2012 08:42 PM 
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The neck is bolted on for the first time in some years, I'm guessing and I'm starting to deal with the electronics; these are V/T/T, aren't they?

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Where does the blue wire on the right hand side of the selector switch go?? It has a broken switch tip and I'm hoping that the wafer 3 way I've got is going to be able to replace the box style that OEM.... anyone care to comment?!

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When I offered up the pickups, I found that the holes for the pickups must have been messed about with as the pickup rings don't quite cover the entire hole and there is a small gap down the lower bout side.... :roll:

Still... looking forward to plugging the thing in now; light at the end of the tunnel stuff!! By the powers, it's really, really light....

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov 2012 09:55 AM 
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Where does the blue wire on the right hand side of the selector switch go??
I think you have your answer already from westbone over at the westone forum John?
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It has a broken switch tip and I'm hoping that the wafer 3 way I've got is going to be able to replace the box style that OEM...
Interested to see how you make out with it. I have a Spectrum which needs a replacement, same OEM box type too.
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...the pickup rings don't quite cover the entire hole and there is a small gap down the lower bout side
Doesn't that just burn yer toast? :look:
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it's really, really light....
Surprising isn't it? I find the neck to be much heavier than the body, yet the whole guitar seems to balance nicely in (stand up) playing position.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov 2012 02:02 PM 
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The switch is a single pole double throw switch (SPDT). You could also just use one side of a double pole double throw switch (DPDT). It is common for guitars to use DPDT switches even when they are not needed.

BTW Swamp Thing is looking good. When does The Hollywood Avenger get to join it? Remember the reunion is slated for my place. Whiskey and Calvados provided.


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