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pauldo

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2018, 08:15:12 PM »

The shape of the bridge with the smoothed radii’s is delicious!
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slawie

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2019, 12:20:11 AM »
Ready for routing. Installing the AXY and the Fatboy, the bridge block and Bird tailpiece.
Thanks for the positive comments folks.
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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2019, 01:41:20 AM »
Front routing done.

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2019, 01:45:04 AM »
Loading up some hardware and placing the knobs. I’m trying to make the back rout as small as possible so I will be making some internal electronic relocating. I quite fancy the three In-line knobs



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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2019, 04:06:26 AM »
Looking good, Slawie... really starting to take shape now.  :)

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2019, 09:00:33 AM »
Exemplary  ! Congratulations on the stellar results of this project .

slawie

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2019, 08:41:16 PM »
Thank you gentlemen
Routing the back tomorrow and fitting the electronics
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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2019, 11:04:00 PM »
Finished



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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2019, 12:25:51 AM »
Wow,
You have done well...kudos!!
 Does it sound and play like you expected?

I'd be OK with more pics,   ;)
 cheers
 

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2019, 04:02:14 AM »
Very nice, great work!  :)

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2019, 04:59:48 AM »
Looks great Slawie - Very nice work!  :)

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2019, 06:31:47 AM »
VERY nice!  (Congrats)
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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2019, 07:30:41 AM »
Let's hear how it sounds! Can you provide some audio clips?

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2019, 01:02:14 PM »
Exemplary indeed !

slawie

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Re: Fretless 5 Custom
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2019, 03:55:36 PM »
Thanks folks,

It has Rogue/Europa electronics so it does “sound” like an Alembic (how could it not?)
I have just finished it yesterday and I am doing it’s first setup.
Yes The two, dual action truss rods can give forward and backward adjustment bends solidly and I’ve not
tweaked it much at all.
Getting the electronics just right was more difficult setting the gain and pickups height.
I will record some audio and vision (pictures) as soon as I can.

I have to say that Mary has been so helpful courteous and concerned
about getting all the parts to me that I cannot begin to say how thankful
I am for her being a part of this all.

Thanks Mary and also Mica for all the preliminary work she had done.
I can’t remember who polished the brass hardware but Thanks mate!
Slawie
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