What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by sledz » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:30 pm

simonm wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:44 pm
I've been experimenting with '60s hobby mag fuzzers - this one has 4 OC71s and sounds GOOD!
4 ge tranny circuit? interesting!

i'm working on my first amp project, tweed deluxe clone:

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:58 pm

sledz wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:30 pm
simonm wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:44 pm
I've been experimenting with '60s hobby mag fuzzers - this one has 4 OC71s and sounds GOOD!
4 ge tranny circuit? interesting!

i'm working on my first amp project, tweed deluxe clone:

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Got one too many preamp tube socket holes there!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by sledz » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:20 pm

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:58 pm
Got one too many preamp tube socket holes there!
true. this chassis was convenient to use for this project and i'll cover one hole with a blanking plate :)
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:24 pm

Shitty old Mustang is the donor for a pickup tester guitar. Cardboard body made it very easy to open up that swimming pool route. :lol: Surprisingly good neck on this thing though.
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It's like an orange on a toothpick
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by daCod » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:45 am

That’s crazy man!!!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:22 pm

This old Jedson has had 3 different bridges over the years. None of them in the right place!
Customer wanted TOM to replace the Jazzmaster bridge that had been placed much too close to the tailpiece. It will now intonate properly for the first time in the 40+ years it has existed.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:50 pm

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Pickup test guitar in action.
Bulldog clips arrive tomorrow to allow fast wiring changes. I’ll rig up various pots and caps that I can just clip in place.
It's like an orange on a toothpick
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:30 pm

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Another crusty Jedson. Total refret done and I’m in the process of putting a vintage gold foil in bridge position. Miraculously, the bridge is actually perfectly positioned.
This one will probably be a keeper.
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:56 am

A local friend is following his Dad into guitar building and dropped a few off to me for final tweaking, fret levelling and setup. I’ll hopefully be working with him on a regular basis.

Some crazy aluminium bodied oddballs! Check out longfellowguitars.com
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