NSFW What's On Your Work Bench Today?

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  1. andrewsrea

    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    Not a music project, but a few home plumbing projects have kept me usy this weekend: replaced a 20 year old hot water heater and a toilet feed valve + hose.

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    Got a date with a planer.

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    I am sitting on sooooo many guitar projects. I'm going to put a list up here just to remind myself.
    I think it'll be sort of in this order. The fret stuff shouldn't be too big but I haven't done any before so I need to grow a pair.
    Just posting here hoping its a first step to getting off my ass.
    1. Fix my power supply cable for my pog2. My other guitarist just ripped it loose last week.
    2. Fix nut by lowering and or moving forward on my wood inlaid bigsby tele
    3. Fix nut by lowering and or moving forward furrian tele
    4. Level frets on my blue inlaid tele
    5. Lower action at bridge on my fender 12 string
    6. Find proper part and fix my power jack on my AXL amp
    7. Fix 14th fret hump on my ibanez AW acoustic
    8. New caps on my Kalamazoo amp
    9. Caps on my 2 old amps AA5 type electrocution specials
    10. Figure out pickups for my Washburn firebird
    11. Strip washburn firebird
    12. Tolex my main v30 tube amp.
     
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    Oh man @nomadh that’s a long list. I can’t say mine is much different either. My list also includes making a work bench . I’ve had to move my projects so many times and each time i thought THIS was finally the spot. Between the summertime schedule and other home projects that SHOULD be my first priority (but all work and no play makes jack a dull boy), my list is destined to remain very long for a very long time.

    I just keep reminding myself. All you need is 10 minutes a day. That’s gotta work right .


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    Hot water feed to a toilet? I know those Missouri winters can get pretty cold but wouldn't you be better served with a heated toilet seat? :)
     
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    Just put a WCR BetSet into my new 99$ b-stock Callisto. Glued frets, new pots,caps,wire.
    Took me about 5 hrs of playing to get pup heights dialed into a most phenomenal tone.
    Massive open sound, with lots of string separation, overtones like voices, and as much growl as I wish.
    This is a low wound set, too. Maybe 7.6/7.8.
    WCR, Jim Wagner, uses wider magnets than normal and does so by not using a spacer bar,...or some such as I recently read. Thats got to be partially how he gets such a big sound. The Callisto lets it fly,..but I had to find the right heights to suit my edge of breakup preference.
    Best LP sound I've ever had.( or best honeymoon).

    Cant wait to get more of my WCR sets into my fleet of Callistos. I think my other LP style guitars will all soon be out the door.
    I used a 300K cts volume pot for bridge, and regular 500k +/- 10% otherwise as usual.
    Glad I used the 300K. WCR can be a bit bright in bridge,I've found. 300K vol pot tames the bridge well.
    Bridge sounds nice now, and neck and mid are excellent. The Callistos with 1/2" maple cap, once again, prove to be my best LP's using my best pickups.
     
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    A secret mod of mine!

    The valve was just another plumbing problem.
     
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    Hot water is run to toilets often if you have cold well water. Being very hot and humid here now, when cold water is used, the pipes all the way to the toilet will sweat and drip water. Some toilet tanks will also sweat and drip condensation, ruining the floor underneath them.
     
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    I feel like My hunny do list just expanded 10 fold this morning. It seems we need to be all ahead full on making our downstairs apartment an AirBNB. But I didn’t see any plans for a workbench in there . I’m pretty sure we need a tube amp built for every bedroom too, but for some reason no one has this idea on their Pinterest boards. Good housekeeping hmmm...no tube amps either. Pottery barn...no amps either. Designers are really out of touch with what men need these days

    Is there an AirBNB with man cave theme? Lol


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    I love that. Air BnB for musicians. You can offer access to jam room with drums, PA and hot and cold running guitars :)
     
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    Interesting...I had no idea that that might be an intentional thing. The toilet at my wife's business seems to be hooked up to the hot water supply, because the tank is always hot. I can see the point about condensation, but unfortunately there is also the point that it is 90 degrees out AND NOW THE TOILET TANK IS A RADIATOR TOO.
     
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    My latest experiment. I call it the AMI 'BG Telly.'

    This is a bit like the Alnico 3 tallboys that people like GE Smith took out of lap steels. Only slightly staggered and coming in at a strong 7.1K DCR at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Replaces my AMI 'Twang & Grunt' (Alnico 5 / 6.5K) in my '69 Thinline Reissue.

    I really like it as I don't have to turn the tone down as much , which makes it match better with the neck pickup. It can push slightly more than normal Tele pups, but the volume on '9' sounds twangy and normal. A little over wax potted, but otherwise a success.

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    43awg? I've yet to wind anything that small. I've used some 42.5 i got from Tim for a Tele neck but the guy didn't pick it up yet.
     
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    Nope - 42ga, Remington red enamel. I got a really good spool with not many splices and the enamels a smidge thicker and I am really happy with the results.

    I typically stay away from 43 and above for vintage style pups. I've experimented and get some good focused tones, but not the harmonics I can get with 42 and the right patterns.
     
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    A few things I finished up and a few mis haps. Finally finished my lyle hollow body 1dc02e8d91d4339596b5494a947d2fba.jpg aaeff35002759f6d9f7473b9cb5d4661.jpg

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    My sons Yamaha eg112 I'm redoing 80730c1a2f0f322fc5f858e77e0ada2e.jpg aef3ca13a21afbfb3d2947dd128e0ede.jpg fbb8aea9474046a84f58d83a584f318f.jpg fd434a7fc20bfc65bb1213889dd81382.jpg 054c4425a8deca00ae4e86461fa42714.jpg d41cf85db2a0d1944561dd42d5bf3f8d.jpg 93473b02240423bcfb1ab1068af080e6.jpg 2bb26dd703be669c05fda25d0bdb6b3f.jpg ad8b538fa0a96d504084690b75eb6a17.jpg

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