My only complaint is the the neckplate had a logo when i thought i was getting a blank one. Divebombs o plenty now.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The connectors you see are to help make the electronics interchangeable.
I grounded the tremolo to the shielding. The shielding connects to itself top and bottom.
Passive guard i ready to go. The stereo jack is still on the way before completing the active pickguard.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
There's a place for the tremolo cavity cover, but i ran into a problem with parts and realized too late on the body's design. The tremolo block is longer than the guitar body's thickness, so the block and springs are going to run into and scrap the trem cover. Instead of buying pickguard material, i bought a 2-in-1 clipboard/folder document holder thingy from walmart for a few bucks less. It is essentially two 9x12 sheets of plain 3 ply black pickguard material. I cut a big hole in the bigger sheet for the bottom and smaller one for the top. The two together should create a dome for block and spring clearance.
I didn't get that straight line i was looking for, so i had to get my file set out and scrape the straight line where needed. The tape was peeling in places and i got paint in there of course. It definitely looks amateur, but i can't really afford the tools and don't have the space for them anyway. Well, that and i don't like to redo things and i am impatient.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Works great. I now have all of my pedals available and room for a couple more, like an EQ pedal. Possible adjustments I may make later and forget to post, one patch cable won't be long enough if I get a new pedal, and one patch cable I had to use is really cheap and extra long. I also may create input and output jacks, so I am not plugging directly into a pedal from the guitar.
My old Boss pedalboard has been at maximum capacity for quite awhile now. I have a tremolo pedal and plans to add an EQ pedal at some point, so here are the plans I started with. I am actually only going to make it two rows of 1x6. Otherwise, this is still the plan. My trip to Lowe's hardware store cost about $50 for everything, but I am probably using $30 of the material using less than half of the 2x4 and velcro.
It's been awhile friends. I sold the First Act guitar on ebay, so I could make one that plays a bit better. I decided for this one to make two (maybe a third later) interchangable wired pickguards for a strat build, because I have two and a half sets of pickups I want to use. The current plan is to make either a natural woood finish or dark grey strat with all black hardware. The choice depends on what the body looks like after I strip, but waiting on a heat gun to find out. I purchased a beat up body and dual humbucker pickguards.