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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:39 am 
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Awesome rescue :hit

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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
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_xxx_ wrote:
And a question - what's the correct orientation of the serial/parallel switch - series when up or when down? I think it's flipped here, because the hum in series is "up" and split mode is down (parallel is in the middle).


Does this diagram from the old KF help?


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Now you've got me wanting to build a beak machine!
Very cool project.

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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
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I'm literally asking about the physical position, you can mount it flipped either way... should series be down or should split mode be down?


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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
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KickstartMyHeart wrote:
Looks like a top-notch player :headbang :thumbs .


It is! I completed it and am tweaking it, the tone is unbelievable.

Here's the new fretwork, I went full caveman on it and just did it with 12". The frets had enough material to cover the difference. If it hadn't worked, a refret would have been inevitable - but it was just right. Maybe you can see that the frets are somewhat higher in the middle than at the edges.

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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
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That fretboard looks like new :thumbs . Enjoy the new member of your herd :headbang .

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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:24 am 
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Here's the result:

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If your neck pocket needed a .7mm shim to tighten up to the neck, why did you not add .35 to each side to keep the neck centered in the pocket? scratch_head

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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
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To match the edge of the body on the lower side where you play it. otherwise there would be a little step there. Additionally, the upper side offers much more contact with the body, holds the neck firmly and is thus better for the sound too. Also the gap is way less visible on the upper side.

I clamped it and turned it that last .1-.2 mm as needed to center the strings before drilling, centering was not an issue. Having that visible and feel-able step/gap would be awful though.


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Looks Great!


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 Post subject: Doing the mutt...
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I gave up looking for an R5 tranny neck for proper restoration ("thanks" to all the hoarders shrug), so I'm refretting this one right now with some nickel-free Jescar jumbo frets. Already re-radiused it to 12" and about to hammer in the new frets. Wish me luck...


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