MetalTabs.com - your source for Metal tabs
Home Forum FAQ Contact Us Link to Us


Go Back   MetalTabs.com Forum > Musicians > Guitar Zone


 
 
Old 2007-06-22, 15:50
JOAMdude's Avatar
JOAMdude
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Candyland
Posts: 1,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by sqol
Well, if you can notice the difference from there being two 5x5mm channels with carbon instead of wood in, then perhaps, but for anyone normal, no

I'm using a fender-style bridge, so the strings are 13mm from the body, so i don't need a neck angle- i'd rather get the neck pocketing down to a T before i venture into those waters



oh, well im doing a neck through
 
Old 2007-06-22, 16:44
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
lol, ive never got y everyone is making templates to rout neckpockets and cavities.
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!
 
Old 2007-06-22, 17:55
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by k13m
lol, ive never got y everyone is making templates to rout neckpockets and cavities.


Because it's much safer to use a router with a bearing on the bit, to route round a template, rather than do it freehand It took me 3 attempts to get the neck pocket template correct, but i'd rather do that than mess up the pocket to start with
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2007-06-22, 19:00
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by sqol
Because it's much safer to use a router with a bearing on the bit, to route round a template, rather than do it freehand It took me 3 attempts to get the neck pocket template correct, but i'd rather do that than mess up the pocket to start with
but who sayd that not using templates means doing it freehand

i guide my router against a straightedge, and i get perfect fit neckpockets, in the same time i would rpobaly need to make a proper template for a neckblank, also means i wont have to make a template for every neck thats slightly different that the other.
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!
 
Old 2007-06-22, 19:12
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Yea, well i still prefer to use a template, i tried to do it with a straight edge, but i didn't feel it was right
The neck itself i'll be using a straight edge for, but the heel i'll probably do a template for, just to be safe

Any tips you can give me for making a volute on the back of the neck?
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2007-06-22, 19:30
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by sqol
Any tips you can give me for making a volute on the back of the neck?
uhm, just draw the shape on the side of the neck and cut it out with a bandsaw. might take a look at some guitar with a volute in real life, to see where it starts and ends etc.
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!
 
Old 2007-06-22, 21:00
Dyvim Tvar's Avatar
Dyvim Tvar
Supreme Metalhead
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fleetwood, England
Posts: 592
Great progress you're making there man, I'd love to make my own if I had money, gear and space, can't wait to see the finished product!

Maybe a stupid question, what's a "volute"?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Def
Shadow dragon:

Take her from behind, then pretend like you're gonna cum, retract and spit on her back.
Then when she turns around blow your load in her face
 
Old 2007-07-18, 17:43
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
i did the bird inlay for a customer.

i just put the tele together today, sounds frikking awesome (not just my opinion) my college took the photos, wich definatly is his bad side lol, kinda dark and the body binding doesnt show how it realy looks, anyway, its an impression.... thjis is the 3rd guitar i build btw

EDIT lol forgot to upload the pics
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!

Last edited by k13m : 2007-07-18 at 18:08.
 
Old 2007-07-18, 17:46
The Doctor's Avatar
The Doctor
Denimwearinghillbilly
Forum Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Bladel, Holland
Posts: 6,806
so upload them!

oh and you guys are fucking technical

Last edited by The Doctor : 2007-07-18 at 17:52.
 
Old 2007-07-18, 18:09
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
there it is :P

EDIT specs are

1 piece maple enck (fingerboard is not glued on)
zebrawood body, macassar ebony/maple/macassar ebony binding around body and headstock
suhr vintage telecaster pickups (still quiet highoutput for ''vintage'' pickups.

pearl logo on headstock and pearl dots on fretboard. other than that nothing special.
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!

Last edited by k13m : 2007-07-18 at 18:23.
 
Old 2007-08-11, 04:38
JOAMdude's Avatar
JOAMdude
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Candyland
Posts: 1,542
FUCK YES MY PAF PICKUP CAME TODAY
i've routed the floyd and nut so all i need to do is taper down the neck alil, fret it, get in the pickups, and finish. OK so maybe i have a little work ahead of me but.........FUCK YES WHAT AN AMAZING FEELING TO BUILD GUITARS
 
Old 2007-08-11, 19:48
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Sweet dude, is always a good feeling when you get new parts in

An update for me:

Neck is nearly done- shaping is 95% complete, just the fretting to do (and drill tuner holes).
Had an accident with the body, but it shouldn't be too bad when i've reparied it. I've still got to route the pickup cavity (only going for one, no controls either!), and the string throughs. The heel still needs to be shaped to the correct size, but i'll do that after i've drilled the neck anchor screw holes

Not too far for me to go either

Trying to come up with a cool bodyshape for my next project, which shall remain under wraps for a bit until i've got it under way
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2007-08-11, 20:42
JOAMdude's Avatar
JOAMdude
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Candyland
Posts: 1,542
good luck psyched to see it finished!!!
I always forget that i'll have to finish it :P to me it;'s like: if i can play it, it's done :P SO ANXIOUS
 
Old 2007-08-21, 16:04
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
i finished 2 guitars i was working on both are sold.

specs


telecaster nr 3

zebrano body
1 piece maple neck
suhr vintage tele pickups
ebony/maple/ebony binding around body and headstock
pearl inlay

i sold this guitar before it was even finished, i just put it together unfinished to try it out and i sold it almost right away. its finished in the pics, nvm the fingerprints all over the body


telecaster nr 4

limba body
mapleneck/ birdseye fretboard
2 p90 pickups
turtoise pickguard and binding
pearl inlay

i build this for a guy i work with (he runs the store sumtimes... hes not the owner), he had a custom build tele that didnt sound good, but he liked the neck and the hardware, so he asked me to build him a nice body after his specificatrions with the parts and neck from his old tele.


the pics arent to good, the bindings look weird to me, like their make from small pieces or sumtin, kinda weird
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tele nr 3 full 2.JPG (56.8 KB, 79 views)
File Type: jpg tele nr 3 head 2.JPG (87.3 KB, 74 views)
File Type: jpg tele nr 3 body.JPG (80.0 KB, 51 views)
File Type: jpg tele nr 4 full.JPG (44.0 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg tele nr 4 head.JPG (38.8 KB, 57 views)
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!
 
Old 2007-08-21, 22:19
JOAMdude's Avatar
JOAMdude
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Candyland
Posts: 1,542
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOB_ZE_METALLEU
are you telling us that you have 4 boobs...2 small and 2 bigs
 
Old 2007-08-23, 22:04
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Kiem, looking like very nice work there dude! Your inlay looks real neat- really tight and tidy

New fretboards ahoy

Goddamn customs- i've got to pay an additional 25 to get my Hipshot bridge for my next project!
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2007-08-24, 18:23
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by sqol
Kiem, looking like very nice work there dude! Your inlay looks real neat- really tight and tidy

New fretboards ahoy

Goddamn customs- i've got to pay an additional 25 to get my Hipshot bridge for my next project!
thnx man, its a bitch to do tight inlays in maple, everytiny bit youll have to fill will show so it has to be perfect.

what wood are those fretboards?? the middle board looks like macassar ebony to me.
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!
 
Old 2007-08-25, 10:29
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Correct, Macassar Ebony in the middle- it'll be used on the next guitar Leopardwood to the left, and Cocobolo to the right. I think the Cocobolo will go on a 6 string guitar, and the leopardwood on a bass of some description.
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2007-08-29, 21:26
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Fretboard slotted! The fret dots aren't drilled yet, just there to show where they'll go, but i'll probably install them tomorrow.

Another shot. The slotting went pretty smoothly, but there were a couple of chip-outs on the treble side, but i'll get that sorted
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2007-08-29, 23:21
Dyvim Tvar's Avatar
Dyvim Tvar
Supreme Metalhead
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fleetwood, England
Posts: 592
That fretboard is gorgeous! Nice inlay design as well!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Def
Shadow dragon:

Take her from behind, then pretend like you're gonna cum, retract and spit on her back.
Then when she turns around blow your load in her face
 
Old 2007-08-30, 02:40
JOAMdude's Avatar
JOAMdude
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Candyland
Posts: 1,542
nice laminate choice!!
is there an article on how to do fanned frets?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOB_ZE_METALLEU
are you telling us that you have 4 boobs...2 small and 2 bigs
 
Old 2007-08-30, 13:44
i_hate_nu_metal's Avatar
i_hate_nu_metal
Supreme Metalhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Whorelando, FL
Posts: 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by k13m
i finished 2 guitars i was working on both are sold.

specs


telecaster nr 3

zebrano body
1 piece maple neck
suhr vintage tele pickups
ebony/maple/ebony binding around body and headstock
pearl inlay

i sold this guitar before it was even finished, i just put it together unfinished to try it out and i sold it almost right away. its finished in the pics, nvm the fingerprints all over the body


telecaster nr 4

limba body
mapleneck/ birdseye fretboard
2 p90 pickups
turtoise pickguard and binding
pearl inlay

i build this for a guy i work with (he runs the store sumtimes... hes not the owner), he had a custom build tele that didnt sound good, but he liked the neck and the hardware, so he asked me to build him a nice body after his specificatrions with the parts and neck from his old tele.


the pics arent to good, the bindings look weird to me, like their make from small pieces or sumtin, kinda weird


Is that a Quiksilver logo on the headstocks?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sigmund Freud:
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."


Check out my band's, (or lack thereof), web site.
http://www.endless-sacrifice.com
 
Old 2007-09-01, 18:24
k13m's Avatar
k13m
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vlissingen, the Netherlands
Posts: 2,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_hate_nu_metal
Is that a Quiksilver logo on the headstocks?
nope its an fliped over Y yestra is my last name so
__________________

< no wonder hes mad!!
 
Old 2008-03-24, 20:39
sqol's Avatar
sqol
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,841
Well, it's been a goddamn long time since my last update, but the light at the end of the tunnel is near!

The guitar is fretted (they need dressing still), and the only thing left to do is apply the oil finish, and install the hardware It's taken nearly a year, but there have been periods of weeks/months where i haven't been able to do any, so it could have been done much quicker.

Pictures here. The guitar was 'strung' with some random multi-coloured wire i had hanging around, and the nut hasn't been cut yet, so the string spacing is out, but you get the general idea
__________________

The Freedom of Chaos
The Secret of The Secret
The Truth of The Truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undone
moonraven?....more like ass raven
 
Old 2008-03-24, 21:07
Mortal_Lament's Avatar
Mortal_Lament
Senior Metalhead
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Some place in Canada
Posts: 450
the neck is HUGE man, but the frets look badass, keep at it
__________________
Kramer Vanguard
Mesa Triple Rectifier
Custom Boogafunk Cabinet
Rocktron Xpression Rack mount
Rocktron Gainiac Rack Mount

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Top

========

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
Copyright © 2001-2014 MetalTabs.com. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.