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  1. Pffft. I read the thread title, not the OP, no ones got time for that. Just had to get the outrage out while it was still fresh and before I forgot what triggered me.
  2. "shabby chic" treatment. Nothing in guitar land bothers me. Big neck, skinny neck, whatever, I will adapt. Switch, pick guard or pick up placement, doesnt matter, I will work around it. Body shape, I make them all look good. String gauge, string type, scale length, pffft, what ever. I dont obsess about the concept of bad/good tone, every guitar or amp sound works somewhere in some context. Short tenon vs long tenon, hot p/ups vs PAF style, locking tuners, floyds, 2 point trems vs 6 screws, none of it even on my radar as things to obsess or worry about. I can even live with the open book
  3. Yeah, camera angle Thanks. Im at my best when I dont know what Im doing. Some of my finest moments were where I didnt know what I was doing, and Ive skated through life on the back of them.
  4. As I was working through each stage I kept thinking I should make multiples. Some of the setting up is so time consuming it seems a waste for just 2minutes work. I made jigs that took over an hour to figure out and make and I only used them once for 30seconds. Now the jigs are in the off cut bin. Im putting together a prototype out of pine for a new project. Once Ive seen if the design and construction ideas work and Ive figured out the manufacturing process Im going to make 10 of each, its cheaper in materials and gets xmas 2021 gifts out of the way.
  5. Im actually pretty happy how it all turned out. It was a slow motion sort of thing. Started at the end of November and finished at the end of March. If I had to do ithem again it would take about 3 or 4days labour. To do ten of each item wouldnt take much longer. Would definitely need dust extraction and more space . Im not feeling the desire to repeat the process though.
  6. And thats it. Done. Arranged my pedals on the pedal boards. Tolex'ed the ext cab and put new grill cloth on it and the combo. Picking up a s/h G12H100 on Monday to put in the cab. I dont enjoy doing tolex. I thought I might like doing it, I dont. Its not as hard to do as I thought it might be but I just didnt enjoy the work. The ext cab was easier than the little pedal board because all the corners are covered, you could be quite lazy about the finish if you wanted. I ordered the wrong corners btw, oh well. All things considered, I had fun.
  7. Had my first crack at applying tolex. The first times quite intense! don't really know what you are doing and the only experience you have is from watching videos.🤨 I made some pretty dumb mistakes and didn't realise until I got to the next stage. not the best corners but the bottom ones get covered and never seen. The top ones I will just live with and follow the correct procedure next time. Front corner in pic shows the most obvious mistake, I forgot to clear the layer of tolex under the miter and its sort of raised up. I went through and squared the corners so I have to make a new
  8. Thanks Greg. Thanks for your help and encouragement also, I reallyappreciate it. I played through the cabs some more today. I havnt played this much for 3yrs or more. Whats kept me engaged in playing is comparing the bottom end in the excelsior and ext cab vs my Fender Concert II. Ive been swapping the two speakers between cabs. I have a G12M and a G12H100. In the Excelsior and ext cab both speakers have a deeper bottom end than in the Concert!! cab! Between 3 cabs and 2 speakers Ive tried every combination and more than a couple of times. I made long speaker leads off each s
  9. I cant help with the value question but - that is a beautiful guitar!
  10. Yay. I finished something! I put it all together and played through it a bit. Then I walked and fed the dogs. Then I played some more. It sounds better than it did with the stock cab and stock speaker. Its louder with the more efficient G12M. But, y'know, it is what it is. Its a boisterous low fi sounding amp. I do hear the characteristics of the G12M coming through and I kinda wish I had some other speakers to play around with. I dont think there is any way the amp is worth putting this much effort into rehousing in normal circumstances. But this was never about the amp, it wa
  11. Cheers! At first I thought it dipped in the right hand corner and then I realised it raised in the middle. Im going to just let it be what it is. I think. Im getting closer to putting it all together after tonight's testing. I guess this thread should be in the blog section? I dunno. I installed a GB G12M in the extension cab to try it out so I could decide if it was worth continuing with it and wrapping it in tolex.. GB's arent my favourite speaker but it is the only spare speaker I have left. Its also the speaker Im sticking in the cab for the Excelsior amp. I cant do one thin
  12. Had some spare time to myself and mustered up the courage to have a try at doing the grill cloth. Im happy with the end result but know that next time I can do it better.
  13. Stuff finally turned up! Took so long! and a lot of the reason was my fault 🤔 Dont know if Im in the mood anymore. Kinda lost some momentum. Plus I got a table saw yesterday and Im pretty focused on setting that up and cutting through stuff. Just about as cool as a ngd or nad! I think its underlying resonant frequency is around F#. I havnt tested it out to be sure but I found myself humming along with it a few times. I decided to go with the bare timber "ikea" look on the combo. I finished it with a satin floor wax, because I didnt know any better, and its durable. bom bom. I th
  14. Thank you. The three different timbers have all come up better than I expected. Im familiar with seeing jarrah finished, flooring, architraves, furniture etc so no surprises there. This started out as a vehicle to practice a few things I had never really done and I didnt put enough thought into it at any stage, probably because I didnt know what I was doing. I kinda regret not mapping things out and taking more care at each stage. I wanted to try laminating, some simple inlays, something to practice finishing on and practice doing dovetails, a little pedal board seemed like a c
  15. Playing around with finish. Ive done 2 coats. Ive made mistakes both times. The mistakes were smaller the second time. Maybe I will nail it on the 3rd try. Before. kinda after, 2/3 after. .
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