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Old 02-02-2012, 03:58 AM   #26
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

That slimtone looks beautiful. Really nice work on all the stuff in this thread.

I'm thinking of building an 1176 clone from a kit, anyone here ever done that before?
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:22 AM   #27
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A 1176?
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:17 AM   #28
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That slimtone looks beautiful. Really nice work on all the stuff in this thread.

I'm thinking of building an 1176 clone from a kit, anyone here ever done that before?

1176 ? you mean the compressor ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #29
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Final Specifications
Tuners:
Gotoh Klusons with the White Plastic Buttons

Bridge:
Marc Rutters Chopped Bridge. Also have his Jack Cup

Body:
Alder body from Marc Rutters. Working with Marc was great.

Paint:
Sand/Seal, Primer, Neck Amber, Daphne Blue, and Clear Coat all from Reranch.

Pups:
TV Jones Classic Neck. TV Jones Classic Plus Bridge

Neck:
USACG, Q-Sawn One Piece Maple. Back shape 54 (Compound Soft V to C), no nut, unfinished, 6105 frets, Compound Radius (7.25 to 9.5)

Headstock Decal:
Guy named JBennett did a custom decal for me. Great work from a great guy.

Final Neck Attachment, Nut, and Set-up:
Mike @ Huber & Breese. Nice job!

Various other pieces from Darren Riley, Music Zoo, Ant Hill, Motor City Guitars (Great guys!)

Standard La Cabronita S1 Wiring

Not sure of her weight, but feels identical to my 52RI and lighter than my Nashville. I’m Guessing right at 7.5 pounds.



The Slimtone looks, feels, and sounds great. I may be tinkering a little with the S1 circuit. It is a bit too muddy when in the "Tone Rolled Off" position.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #30
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1176 ? you mean the compressor ?
Yup
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #31
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have a look at this

http://www.gyraf.dk/

I've never built those kind of gears but post your experience here if you do it. I'm curious.

I've always wanted to build a Marshall 2061 replica
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:15 PM   #32
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:58 AM   #33
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That slimtone looks beautiful. Really nice work on all the stuff in this thread.

I'm thinking of building an 1176 clone from a kit, anyone here ever done that before?
I personally have not but a friend of mine built an la2a, he did a really good job on it, sounds great. I intend on getting into some DIY myself but have not got my feet wet yet. Watching the progress of the la2a was inspiring though.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #34
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The Slimtone. My take on a La Cabronita Clone









Final Specifications
Tuners:
Gotoh Klusons with the White Plastic Buttons

Bridge:
Marc Rutters Chopped Bridge. Also have his Jack Cup

Body:
Alder body from Marc Rutters. Working with Marc was great.

Paint:
Sand/Seal, Primer, Neck Amber, Daphne Blue, and Clear Coat all from Reranch.

Pups:
TV Jones Classic Neck. TV Jones Classic Plus Bridge

Neck:
USACG, Q-Sawn One Piece Maple. Back shape 54 (Compound Soft V to C), no nut, unfinished, 6105 frets, Compound Radius (7.25 to 9.5)

Headstock Decal:
Guy named JBennett did a custom decal for me. Great work from a great guy.

Final Neck Attachment, Nut, and Set-up:
Mike @ Huber & Breese. Nice job!

Various other pieces from Darren Riley, Music Zoo, Ant Hill, Motor City Guitars (Great guys!)

Standard La Cabronita S1 Wiring

Not sure of her weight, but feels identical to my 52RI and lighter than my Nashville. I’m Guessing right at 7.5 pounds.



The Slimtone looks, feels, and sounds great. I may be tinkering a little with the S1 circuit. It is a bit too muddy when in the "Tone Rolled Off" position.


Tell us about your amps and pedals imo
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:34 AM   #35
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I personally have not but a friend of mine built an la2a, he did a really good job on it, sounds great. I intend on getting into some DIY myself but have not got my feet wet yet. Watching the progress of the la2a was inspiring though.
the la2a is one of my favourite compressors of all time so I'm pretty envious. That's awesome. My distressor has a setting to emulate it (pretty well) but it's not quite the same. If I didn't think the ADL was such a legit option for the price and want to buy one of those, I'd probably try building an la2a.

@pott odds - that colour you picked the the slimtone is ****ing mint, and the neck is sweet. Damn
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #36
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For those who haven't seen this bbv thread.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...d.php?t=159820

Wow.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #37
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For those who haven't seen this bbv thread.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...d.php?t=159820

Wow.
Not to disparage the guy's work - he's obviously good with wood, but this quote below of his is what separates a guitar luthier from a guy who's good with wood and shop tools.

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Not sure which picture you are referring to, but my training consists of primary school woodwork. If the setup looks wrong, it is because I made all three from downloaded pictures off the net. I only found out on number three that the distance from nut to tailpiece = 2X nut to 12th fret lol.

But hey wtf, they sound good and 3 of us now have a Kiwi
Intonation screws only allow for so much leeway, and Les Paul saddles are among the least forgiving. Scale length is about the easiest (of the difficulty of building) thing to get right so if that was overlooked, the nut slots and neck joint height are probably really off, and the guitars probably have cat-high action.

Playability is the most important when building, and that takes precision from experience, but he has gained some experience now.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:53 PM   #38
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Tell us about your amps and pedals imo
The amp in the last photo is a Blues Deluxe. I can get nice Over Drive going directly into it.

I've cut out most effects from my chain, but I'm sort of addicted to having a little compression for some clean boost to help with the OD and of course use a TS9. The TS9 and Compressor are both from Robert Keeley. His TS9 mod is spot on and gives true pass through. His Compressor is smooth without any of the harsh pick attack that I've heard from some compressors.

I've always liked how the Compressor and TS9 interacted with the single coils in my Strats and Teles. I was a little surprised at how nicely the same effects work with the TV Jones pups in The Slimtone.

I'll sometimes add a distortion pedal to the chain when I'm really trying to make things dirty. But I really don't use it very often. Haven't even pulled out the Wah in a very long time.

Current chain is just: Boss TU2 --> Keeley Compressor --> Keeley Mod TS9 --> Blues Deluxe

I've also got a Blues Junior that I use when I don't want to lug the Deluxe around or just want to play at lower volumes. I prefer Tube amps with on-board Reverb.

I had a fun thread on another site where I listed the history of each of my guitars. I think I'll resurrect it here.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #39
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I've tried getting a job working for Keeley a couple times before I started learning to build pedal, no luck ofc. Maybe after I get a couple more built I'll try again.

His shop is like 8 miles from me or so.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #40
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I've tried getting a job working for Keeley a couple times before I started learning to build pedal, no luck ofc. Maybe after I get a couple more built I'll try again.

His shop is like 8 miles from me or so.
Cool. That would be an interesting job. Just doing the dozen or so solder points for The Slimtone was enough to max out my capabilities. I'd like to tour the shop, I love stuff like that.

I have considered building an amp next. Can't decide which I'd rather have at this point. Been lusting for a Bassman for a while, but building a cool little custom amp might be fun. Most likely I'll just look for a good deal on a Bassman and build an Esquire Tele this Summer.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:03 AM   #41
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BYOC sells an amp kit
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/ampkitindex.html
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:06 AM   #42
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Re: offricial DIY discussion thread

I have a DOD FX 67 Stereo Chorus I'm going to mod for bass. What do I need to do? Anyone know?
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #43
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... I also have a DOD FX 75C Stereo Flanger I'm going to mod for bass as well, but can't find the schematic online :/

I imagine it will be pretty similar to the chorus, if not the exact same thing.


... I think it may be something as simple as like changing some of the pots to a higher value or some ****, but I'm not sure.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #44
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That'd be a fun little project. No reverb tank though.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #45
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they sell a reverb kit!
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #46
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check out these little tools I bought imo





bet they'll come in handy imo
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #47
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Did this just turn into the DIY Dental work thread?
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:49 AM   #49
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Did this just turn into the DIY Dental work thread?
aaaaarrrrrrggggg, You got me, I was about to post the same thing.
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So I'm having some issues with my strat.

You may remember I broke my whammy bar off in the tremolo block during a gig. I took it in and the store I bought it from removed the broken piece and gave me a new bar.

My issue is there's a lot of metal shavings down in there now, and I can't seem to get it all out. I've tried using a solder sucker, I've tried turning it upside down and trying to bang it all out, but every time I remove my bar after use, I pour metal shavings out with the little spring that keeps the bar from bottoming out. Another issue is, that spring that keeps tension on the bar and keeps it from bottoming out, when I move the bar down out of the way or behind the bridge to sort of reverse whammy it, I can get some scraping.

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