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Post by AndyGoblin on Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:09 pm

Is that the same bridge? If so how did you clean that up?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:04 pm

It is the same bridge, cleaned using a little trick boardmember Westbone advised, soak the brass in thinners overnight or a little longer to soften the original lacquer then rub it off, then wet and dry sandpaper to clean away the tarnishing, brasso or fine wire wool would do too.

It takes a while to sand each side of each saddle, so much so my (work worn and tired) fingers felt like they were about to fall off, but IMO the result is worth the effort!

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Post by corsair on Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:13 pm

.... and at this point, I'll say that I use a Dremel with the buffer attached to shine 'em up, and the Dremel with the little non-wire and fine wire brush wheels to get the lacquer off and my fingers were just fine!! Laughing 

That's a very fine job there; kudos!

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Post by Barry on Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:14 pm

I'll echo the applause for a job very well done! Looks brand new again.
So...how's it play? Was it worth the sore hands?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:00 am

meh, using a dremel is cheating! might as well get someone else to do it eh? I like the personal touch of blood sweat and tears hammered into the project  Smile 

Thanks for the kind words guys!

I recieved the Westone script waterslide transfers in the post from mr hoax yesterday, they look good! cheers hoax!
now I need to either use a stencil or hand paint the Concord II script....oh bugger.

It plays great, sounds bleh plugged in  Neutral  there is an odd curve to the bottom edge of the neck which I will try and get a picture of, its like it's been played so much around the 5,7,9,11th frets that it's worn away, I only noticed this after first getting the new frets in, odd.

getting tempted with that lovely "surf green" ...or Sunny Blue  C-II on ebay, SUNNY BLUE C 2
the price is dropping steadily and it'll look great in the rack next to the other 4!

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Post by Westbone on Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:58 am

Nice job.

Can't see the point of re fretting a guitar that plays ok though.

The amount of time and effort put in to recoup what? As these sell for very little dosh anyway. Unless you intend to keep it.

Looks fine though.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:57 pm

"plays fine" ? Sais who? The action was far too high for me owing to the super deep fret wear pretty much along the board.
Plus refinishing the fretboard was sooo much easier without frets in the way.

See no reason to sell this, at least for the foreseeable future, feels and looks too nice to part with.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:56 pm

grogg wrote:That looks luvly jubbly. When you get the answer to fret cutting let me know.
Well, after plenty of research and fruitless searching I have decided on a pair of THESE
quite a few guys are using these HD flushcut pliers for fret cutting, say they can handle stainless steel too! though  for how long I dunno.
I just ordered them so it'll be a couple weeks at the earliest before I can try em, I'll let you know.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu May 01, 2014 2:28 pm

UPDATE:  2 days delivery from USA! unbelievable!!
So I have them and I've cut a piece of 2.7mm jumbo fretwire 10 times, totally effortless, though I've not tried them against a fretboard yet but can't see any issues there at all. at £11.84 they're a bargain...so far, but £11.84 in postage from USA, not gonna be to everyones taste.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121175655577

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Post by Barry on Thu May 01, 2014 3:56 pm

The video looks impressive, but why not get the proper fretting cutters? Seems to me the angle and leverage is easier.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu May 01, 2014 3:58 pm

the Fastcap ones? because they arent as tough as the HD flush cut set.
I want them to last as long as possible.
better clearance with the HD set on the higher frets, i think?

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Post by Barry on Thu May 01, 2014 4:05 pm

Oh, well, you didn't say you were going to make a career out of it.  clown


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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu May 01, 2014 4:26 pm

Well, going by my last refret...anything is possible!

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Post by bobroberts on Wed May 07, 2014 2:46 am

Really nice job!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed May 07, 2014 1:22 pm

Cheers Bob! 
Been playing this a lot recently,  I bought a new set of burns' rezomatics noiseless pups for this, but I think I may just leave the original pups in, getting a good few usable tones from them! 
Anyone looking to buy a brand new set of burns rez-o's ?  Smile

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:26 am

Thought I'd show you guys my headstock refinish with waterslide decal.





I made mistakes along the way with the printing of the decal and the colour match didn't happen, but happy enough.
The 'concord' font doesn't exist so had to use an approximate scan from Jim's pdf, thanks, and I only had clear waterslide paper so doing the original gold colour was not an option.

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Post by Barry on Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:43 pm

Really nice job Pete!
Only someone with an extremely tight sphincter would notice any variation.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:16 pm

Thanks Barry.

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