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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by corsair on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:00 pm

sarcaster wrote:Ok so it turmed out to be 26 bucks USD for 20lbs. I don;t need that much - but who knows what I may get myself into eh

Ahahahaha... funny!! Maybe the other lads might need some later on, eh?!

So... what're you gonna do about the neck?! Have you got onto TR or Arlene?? Keep harping at them, man!!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:05 pm

I think I will take demensions from the neck pocket, and make my own neck - maybe a 3 piece laminate and do my best to copy the headstock. But that is down the road after I get the body done - still lots to do there.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:08 pm





So I got my box of hard maple scraps today. This will be awesome for filling the trem cavity on the spectrum. Seems like pretty good quality.

If any one ever needs some small maple pieces, let me know, I will have a ton of it left over

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Post by Warrn on Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:59 am

I still need to fill the trem cavity on the Monstrosity from last year's Electrafest, so I'd be interested in a suitable piece (or two, or however many you think I'd need). Smile

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:03 am

I think 1 piece for the top and mabye 2 for the spring cavity.

Send me some pics and We'll see what ya need

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Post by The Chad on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:45 am

You should contact Trevor on this, tell him what you're up to. He may blow you off, but he may also be interested and at least respond, or even help you a little. You never know if you don't try. Some "celebs" are very personable, even the super busy ones. Since it's something unique like this he may respond.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by corsair on Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:44 pm

The Chad wrote:You should contact Trevor on this, tell him what you're up to. He may blow you off, but he may also be interested and at least respond, or even help you a little. You never know if you don't try. Some "celebs" are very personable, even the super busy ones. Since it's something unique like this he may respond.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Warrn on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:08 pm

Hey, you're in/near Orlando, right? I'll be down that way this weekend, no time to jam or have a beer or anything, but if you aren't too far out of the way I might be able to stop in and pick up the maple bits in person? Smile

As for pictures, well, can't say I've got a good camera at the moment. Would have to borrow one.

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:45 am

Warrn wrote:Hey, you're in/near Orlando, right? I'll be down that way this weekend, no time to jam or have a beer or anything, but if you aren't too far out of the way I might be able to stop in and pick up the maple bits in person? Smile

As for pictures, well, can't say I've got a good camera at the moment. Would have to borrow one.



I'll be in and out all weekend, so shoot me and IM and let me know when you'll be around - I'm about 30-40 min from Orlando (depending on where in Orlando you're coming from)

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:19 pm







Finally got around to sanding down around the horns - not as bad as I thought it would be. So finally all of that ugly red is gone. Also got out a few pieces of the scrap hard maple and glued a few together so I can cut them to shape for the trem cavity

Warrn - I'll get you a few piece off in the mail soon, they should work out pretty good.

I need to route out a bit from the top part of the trem cavity, then cut and shape these to fit once the glue is good and dry.

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:08 pm





That's the before and after for the lip that had to be routed out. The mini router works very well for doing the job. A little sanding to smooth out and let the maple pieces dry overnight and I can start filling in the cavity.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Ok, glue is dried and made some rough cuts to get it to a workable shape.

And also have some wood filler over some dings the body had.


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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:41 pm

The belt sander is my friend.


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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:45 pm

Made it a little big so I can make small adjustments until it fits perfect.


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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:47 pm

And there it is...The spring cavity is ready for glue.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by grogg on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:13 pm

Way to go, love your projects. How do you find using a dremel as a router?

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:18 pm

I have the Dremmel Trio - and that works really good for small routes - the smaller bits make some jobs a lot easier. I wouldn't use it for pickup cavities or anything that needs a bigger bit though.

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:01 am

Nice to see the progress on this! I was just thinking about this project when I logged in and I was hoping it was coming along nicely. This Rabinite is utterly fascinated. haha

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:13 am

little by little its getting there. I won't be able to do any more this weekend as I will be traveling, but hopefully the next weekend I will get the rest of the cavity filled.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:34 pm




Ok, all the cavity is filled. The dark line is just glue even though it looks like it dips in. I just sprayed some primer on it and am letting it dry so I can do a quick fine sand over those areas to make sure it comes out really flat.

I also drilled out the new jack location and ordered my bridge. Once I have the bridge posts marked and drilled, then it is time to paint this one.


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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:10 pm




Bridge measured, drilled and mounted (temporarily). Final sanding and I can start to paint this one.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:50 pm

Looking for good paint for this one. I can't tell from the Mag pics if this should be white, or a metallic white. I need to do a bit more sanding and then ready for color - I think metallic white is the way to go.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by corsair on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:41 pm


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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:19 pm

Interesting - got a PM from Mr. Presley and he mentioned there were a couple of the Spectrum 12's built, one of which David Gilmour got via Trevor. I'd love to hear if Gilmour ever used it live or on record.

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by TVill25 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:25 pm

Your wood blocks made me and my filler blocks look like woodworking hacks. Oh wait, I am a woodworking hack. Excellent progress

Being a welder, wood is not my usual medium of creation. Smile

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Re: Rabin Spectrum 12 string replica

Post by Guest on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:19 am

TVill25 wrote:Your wood blocks made me and my filler blocks look like woodworking hacks. Oh wait, I am a woodworking hack. Excellent progress

Being a welder, wood is not my usual medium of creation. Smile


It takes time to get just the right fit, but at the end of the day, it's going to be painted so as long as it is nice and smooth where the new stuff meets the old, then it should all look fine.

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