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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2012, 07:54:03 PM »
I havent tried DIY anything yet but I will after this 1000th post of mine  :-D...

Hooray :razz:
Congrats, memorable na tong thread na to dahil sayo, hehe.  Start ka DIY by installing pickups.

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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2012, 08:12:33 PM »
yup I need to buy some parts first...meron pala akong lumang strat copy na pwede kong pagexperimentuhan...thanks :-D

OT: the perfect number 1000 (posts) really nice to look at  :-D hehehe...i really dont want to change it....but i guess i have to break it sooner or later, so here it goes  :-o
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2012, 08:33:04 PM »
Congrats, memorable na tong thread na to dahil sayo, hehe.  Start ka DIY by installing pickups.

I've got a small pile of pickups that I haven't got into breaki--I mean repairing. ;-)
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« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2012, 10:02:06 AM »
gotta love DIY. have found myself gravitating to ace hardware every time we go to the mall. so far diy ko would be accessories for my guitars palang (hangers/cases/straps). wala pang major on my guitars themselves.
lets share instructables/plans etc.

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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2012, 11:16:49 AM »
Naisip ko lang. Another alternative is you may have simply drilled holes just inside the perimiter until you cut off the hole. Then take a flat bastard file and SLOWLY smoothen the edges until satisfied.

Till next time nalang. ;-)

Did this on my DIY cab's baffle.  I still needed to do some chisel work to clean up.  But for plastics and metal, I do it a lot for inside cutting without a router or power tools. :-D One thing to remember about files is it tends to round out the edges, since you must attack from the outside going in (if it so happens one accidentally runs that file towards a squared edge, it will tear out).

So my tip.  Always make allowances.  Don't use a file to walk up to the pencil line.  That's what the 60 grit sandpaper and sanding block is for.
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« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2012, 11:28:20 AM »
Did this on my DIY cab's baffle.  I still needed to do some chisel work to clean up.  But for plastics and metal, I do it a lot for inside cutting without a router or power tools. :-D One thing to remember about files is it tends to round out the edges, since you must attack from the outside going in (if it so happens one accidentally runs that file towards a squared edge, it will tear out).

So my tip.  Always make allowances.  Don't use a file to walk up to the pencil line.  That's what the 60 grit sandpaper and sanding block is for.

Get a laminate trimmer nalang. ZIP! ZIP! Tapos... ;-)
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« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2012, 12:53:48 AM »
Let me share a DIY project of mine...

http://pinoy-geartalk.com/showthread.php?3945-Les-Paul-Junior-Build

wow, this is the ultimate DIY!  Where did you get all those tools?  How did you start building guitars?  Na-decide mo lang to build a guitar, then bili na ng tools?  Or was it a slow development, guitar repair muna, then slowly acquire the tools, then later you gained confidence to build a guitar?

Lupet mo sir!


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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2012, 07:29:29 AM »
wow, this is the ultimate DIY!  Where did you get all those tools?  How did you start building guitars?  Na-decide mo lang to build a guitar, then bili na ng tools?  Or was it a slow development, guitar repair muna, then slowly acquire the tools, then later you gained confidence to build a guitar?

Lupet mo sir!

A veeeeery slow development, actually. Short condensed version: Tinkered with my guitar. Broke a few, fixed 'em, etc. Slowly acquired tools. Met people who DIY too (luckily). Bought power tools. The rest is history. ;-)
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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2012, 10:10:06 AM »
A veeeeery slow development, actually. Short condensed version: Tinkered with my guitar. Broke a few, fixed 'em, etc. Slowly acquired tools. Met people who DIY too (luckily). Bought power tools. The rest is history. ;-)

Nice. Pag laki ko, I hope to follow the same path as you  :-D

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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2012, 04:37:03 PM »
Nice. Pag laki ko, I hope to follow the same path as you  :-D

Hindi naman ako ganun katanda uy. Wala pa akong 30, no?
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2012, 07:36:40 PM »
Hindi naman ako ganun katanda uy. Wala pa akong 30, no?
Ibig ko sabihin, ako ang bata pag dating sa pag gawa ng gitara, hehe.  Sana matuto din ako gumawa in the future, pag laki ko :-)

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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2012, 09:14:07 PM »
Question to those who have experience on strat/tele pickguards. 

If I have an american standard (Strat and tele), will a replacement pickguard (that claims to be "fit" for fender) exactly fit?  I plan to order a new pickguard kasi from US and I won't be able to fit it, so wanted to make sure the screws will line up.  I read somewhere kasi before na pickguards never line up (or something to that effect).  Is this true?  Or depends where the pickguard is coming from?

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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2012, 09:45:03 PM »
Question to those who have experience on strat/tele pickguards. 

If I have an american standard (Strat and tele), will a replacement pickguard (that claims to be "fit" for fender) exactly fit?  I plan to order a new pickguard kasi from US and I won't be able to fit it, so wanted to make sure the screws will line up.  I read somewhere kasi before na pickguards never line up (or something to that effect).  Is this true?  Or depends where the pickguard is coming from?

Get your pickguard from www.wdmusic.com. They'll be asking for your guitar's exact specs, year, etc. so what you're getting would be a 99% direct fit.

Did the same for my MIM Standard strat. Got the pickguard and it was an exact drop in.  :-)

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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2012, 11:44:15 PM »
Get your pickguard from www.wdmusic.com. They'll be asking for your guitar's exact specs, year, etc. so what you're getting would be a 99% direct fit.

Did the same for my MIM Standard strat. Got the pickguard and it was an exact drop in.  :-)

ah, so that's a good tip.  So then, it means that the pickguard holes in a particular MIM or MIA fender yr/model is standard.  So as long as I buy from a reputable source then I should be okay.  I got a lot of stuff too from WD music before, so I'm sure these are quality parts.

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« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2012, 01:06:36 AM »
Hi mga DIYers!

May plano akong mag DIY ng Guitar eh, and after watching videos for a while in youtube napanood ko po yung
Fender Strat XII. at naisip ko "Uy gusto ko nun" pero balita ko Discontinued na yun. pero basta gusto ko ng 12 string guitar!

so naisip ko why not DIY??

May spare strat ako dito na pwede kong babuyin at paglaruan lol.

Options Questions:

Pwede ko kayang gamitin yung body nun tapos magpagawa ng lang ako sa Luthier ng Neck na pang 12 String? then bumili ako neto:
http://www.warmoth.com/Gotoh-Twelve-String-Bridge-Chrome-P610C707.aspx
-LESS DIY :)

Pwede kayang butasan ko na lang yung Headstock para magfit ng another 6 Machine Heads? then change nut, then syempre bibili pa din neto:
http://www.warmoth.com/Gotoh-Twelve-String-Bridge-Chrome-P610C707.aspx
-MORE DIY >:D

dun sa 2 options, Same Strat Body din ang gagamitin. Ano ano pa kaya ang changes na gagawin maliban dun sa nabanggit ko?
Achievable kaya yung naisip ko? although plano pa lang to, bunga lang ng pagmumuni muni, wala pa akong pera kasi bakasyon  :-( walang baon...

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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2012, 06:29:46 AM »
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« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »
Hi mga DIYers!

May plano akong mag DIY ng Guitar eh, and after watching videos for a while in youtube napanood ko po yung
Fender Strat XII. at naisip ko "Uy gusto ko nun" pero balita ko Discontinued na yun. pero basta gusto ko ng 12 string guitar!

so naisip ko why not DIY??

May spare strat ako dito na pwede kong babuyin at paglaruan lol.

Options Questions:

Pwede ko kayang gamitin yung body nun tapos magpagawa ng lang ako sa Luthier ng Neck na pang 12 String? then bumili ako neto:
http://www.warmoth.com/Gotoh-Twelve-String-Bridge-Chrome-P610C707.aspx
-LESS DIY :)

Pwede kayang butasan ko na lang yung Headstock para magfit ng another 6 Machine Heads? then change nut, then syempre bibili pa din neto:
http://www.warmoth.com/Gotoh-Twelve-String-Bridge-Chrome-P610C707.aspx
-MORE DIY >:D

dun sa 2 options, Same Strat Body din ang gagamitin. Ano ano pa kaya ang changes na gagawin maliban dun sa nabanggit ko?
Achievable kaya yung naisip ko? although plano pa lang to, bunga lang ng pagmumuni muni, wala pa akong pera kasi bakasyon  :-( walang baon...

what do ya guys think? Thanks!
di ako sure wait natin yung may mga experience sa guitar building

pero baka hindi kayanin ng standard strat neck yung tension nung additional 6 string
at hindi na kasya sa headstock (Kahit 70s na large headstock)
yung addtional tuners  :)
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2012, 10:50:24 AM »
@e-guitar: I suggest getting the new neck. A six-string neck will not have enough width to fit 12 strings that will have enought string spacing for playability.
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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2012, 10:52:48 AM »
di ako sure wait natin yung may mga experience sa guitar building

pero baka hindi kayanin ng standard strat neck yung tension nung additional 6 string
at hindi na kasya sa headstock (Kahit 70s na large headstock)
yung addtional tuners  :)

May nakita din kasi ako na pinagkasya niya sa headstock yung another 6 tuners.
eto sa tele:

eto sa strat:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Squier-Stratocaster-12-string-Conversion-/280779246124?pt=Guitar&hash=item415fbf4a2c#ht_500wt_1054

meron pa akong nasearch kagabi eh sa kabilang side ng headstock nilagay yung tuners, though di maganda yung itsura para sakin. post ko mamaya dito pag nakita ko ulit yung link.

though the real question is kakayanin kaya ng Normal Strat Neck yung tension ng 12 string?
siguro mas ok kung gawang luthier na lang yung neck kaso medyo magastos yun. tsaka less DIY.. though quality wise mas ok.

any other suggestions from other DIYers jan!?
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« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2012, 11:19:25 AM »
May nakita din kasi ako na pinagkasya niya sa headstock yung another 6 tuners.
eto sa tele:

though the real question is kakayanin kaya ng Normal Strat Neck yung tension ng 12 string?
siguro mas ok kung gawang luthier na lang yung neck kaso medyo magastos yun. tsaka less DIY.. though quality wise mas ok.

any other suggestions from other DIYers jan!?

This is an interesting mod, it looks like the example you showed is just using the standard squier neck.  Actually I would be more worried na almost konti na lang yung wood sa headstock because of all the routing.

This is what you can do for the mean time:  maybe you can check the string tension of 12gauge electric guitar on standard tuning and then compare that to .009 base gauge 12-string tension.  I know some use 0.12 gauge string in their electric and di naman bumibigay yung neck.  Sorry I haven't tried it so I'm not sure, but just sharing my thoughts as this could help.

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« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2012, 12:53:27 PM »
This is an interesting mod, it looks like the example you showed is just using the standard squier neck.  Actually I would be more worried na almost konti na lang yung wood sa headstock because of all the routing.

This is what you can do for the mean time:  maybe you can check the string tension of 12gauge electric guitar on standard tuning and then compare that to .009 base gauge 12-string tension.  I know some use 0.12 gauge string in their electric and di naman bumibigay yung neck.  Sorry I haven't tried it so I'm not sure, but just sharing my thoughts as this could help.

Sige sir, try ko muna gamitan ng Makakapal na Gauge yung neck para matest kung kakayanin ba yung tension pag 12strings na. Thanks sa Advice!

sa ngayon kasi Gauge 0.10 nakalagay dun eh.

by the way nakita ko na yung nasearch ko kagabi eto oh:


source:
http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2007/10/diy-stratocaster-12-string-im-impressed.html

Less drilling since anim na butas lang ulit ang gagawin. mas matitipid yung kahoy ng headstock. though di maganda itsura IMO.
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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2012, 01:19:11 PM »
Sige sir, try ko muna gamitan ng Makakapal na Gauge yung neck para matest kung kakayanin ba yung tension pag 12strings na. Thanks sa Advice!

sa ngayon kasi Gauge 0.10 nakalagay dun eh.

by the way nakita ko na yung nasearch ko kagabi eto oh:


source:
http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2007/10/diy-stratocaster-12-string-im-impressed.html

Less drilling since anim na butas lang ulit ang gagawin. mas matitipid yung kahoy ng headstock. though di maganda itsura IMO.

Yeah ang dumi nga ng pagka gawa. Sana the guys modified the shape of the headstock and used opposite geared tuning pegs.
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« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2012, 04:56:51 PM »
Wala pang string tree. Masyadong pinilit IMO.

If you really want to DIY this, Here's how I would approach this: You can try drasttically modifying the heastock by plugging, cutting and grafting another piece of maple. Make sure you use dowels or better yet, biscuits to ensure stability of the bond. Glue a headplate veneer on to  add strength to the headstock. Shape, drill, install and rock!!!

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« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2012, 06:53:47 PM »
Wala pang string tree. Masyadong pinilit IMO.

If you really want to DIY this, Here's how I would approach this: You can try drasttically modifying the heastock by plugging, cutting and grafting another piece of maple. Make sure you use dowels or better yet, biscuits to ensure stability of the bond. Glue a headplate veneer on to  add strength to the headstock. Shape, drill, install and rock!!!

Naku, mukhang matrabaho yung suggestion nyo. haha Noob lang ako pagdating sa guitar building. though good suggestion!

Sana matuloy ko tong plano kong ito. Ang plano kong gawin yung parang ganito na lang eh.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Squier-Stratocaster-12-string-Conversion-/280779246124?pt=Guitar&hash=item415fbf4a2c#ht_500wt_1054



di gaanong matrabaho IMO.

Tsaka question ko lang. Same Tuners din kaya ng nabibili sa market yung dinagdag niyang tuners dito? tingin nyo guys? tsaka ano yung bilog dun sa butas nung another 6 machine head hole sa front eye view ng headstock?
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