Author Topic: Austin's 6-string Custom  (Read 2693 times)

darkstar01

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« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2012, 06:11:30 PM »
honestly i kind of like the look of the buttons for scrolling better, especially if they can be topped in cocobolo (which i seem to remember seeing, but i can't find the picture now). but if you think the switch will work better it's cool with me. definitely no big deal.
 
other than that everything looks good.

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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2012, 06:44:07 PM »
Well, those Coco Bolo topped ones you've seen before are cool, but they take up a HUGE amount of space behind the scenes because they mount in such a weird way.   We're doing another guitar with 2 buttons for scrolling that mount in a regular way with a washer and nut, but we are putting a wooden cap over the push button. This is the test piece:

  for scale:

  and what's under the hood:

  We can make the cap smaller if you don't mind seeing the nut a little bit.   Let me know if you like this approach, and I'll see if I can cram it into the original layout, or near to it at any rate.

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« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2012, 07:04:47 PM »
I think we can just go with the switch you first mentioned, so we can avoid cramming a bunch of stuff together.  
Thanks mica!!!

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2012, 05:51:19 PM »
anything new?

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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2012, 05:57:47 PM »
I got the Roland pickup, but the vendor sent the wrong one, the top-mounted style. I should have the real one this week. Nobody wants to drill holes without all the parts to mount in hand, and I can't say I blame 'em.
 
Once it's here and we start the drilling, there will be another pile of pics waiting for you.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 06:01:02 PM »
sounds good. thanks mica!

mica

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« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2012, 06:14:28 PM »
The bass is sitting by my mom's office so that the MOMENT the pickup arrives, it will get the attention it needs.  
 

 
Erik calls it dark and stripey

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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2012, 06:58:22 PM »
... And so this bass will be known as Dark and Stripey from now on.

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« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2012, 01:24:37 AM »
Wow! Eric has certainly grown!
 
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« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2012, 07:25:08 AM »
hey mica
i was looking over this and thought of a random question. will the roland be selectable in the pickup selector switch? or is it completely isolated from the rest? just wondering.

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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2012, 07:07:40 PM »
Totally separate. On that note, the Roland Bass kits are still backordered (until JULY!). I'm trying to get some documentation from them so I can get the routing done. I just need to confirm the sizes of the internal controls. It's been a long time since we did a bass install, and I don't want to assume the guts are the same as the guitars.  
 
I sent the surface mounted kit back, dad said it's really not possible to repurpose it for an internal mount.

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« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2012, 04:37:32 PM »
let me know when you hear something, mica. hopefully things won't get held up on this for too long.

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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2012, 06:54:01 PM »
any luck?

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« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2012, 09:57:31 PM »
bump.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2012, 09:05:47 PM »
Ugh. The Roland pickup is still backordered. Hope to get some details about a ship date on Monday. Dark and Stripey is getting dusty waiting for it