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  • SCORE!
    What 'cha all think - will this give me the vintage bluesy sound that I think I want?


    I think that amp is awesome. Even seems to match the finish on the guitar.

    Very nice choice.
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    • Nice Choice Freeman. That should be a fun little amp. I use a few amps with my les paul - a Marshall Class 5 for quiet(er) natural breakup, a Fender Champ 12 for quiet cleans and a 1960 Ampeg Mercury M12 for the loud cleans and dirt (jumping the two channels together on it).
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      • Great score! The amp is a perfect companion for this great guitar.

        Have you thought about shielding the cavities? I've used copper tape to make a big difference in noise on a couple of guitars. There's a paint too.

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        • Nice score on the amp! What kind of tubes does it take? I know, I could look it up myself . . . but I'm too lazy.

          The guitar is looking nice well. Keep the updates coming. I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like!
          Guitars: Seagull S6+CW, Epiphone LP Standard, Ovation CU247, Gretsch G5120, Seagull S12 (w/ JJB Prestige 330), Martin GPCPA3 Mandolins: Mid-Missouri M-2, WWII-era Octave MandolinAmps: Fender Princeton Chorus, Marshall AVT50H/AVT412, Crate VC120HEffects: EBow > AKG Wireless > Boss TU-2 > Boss PH-3 > EHX Doctor Q > Dunlop 535 Wah > Boss OS-2 > Boss EQ-20 > Boss CH-1 > Boss NS-2 > Boss RV-3
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          • Nice score on the amp! What kind of tubes does it take? I know, I could look it up myself . . . but I'm too lazy.

            The guitar is looking nice well. Keep the updates coming. I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like!


            Five 12AX7's in the preamps stages, a pair of 6V6's in the output. 15 watts of class A. Should be good enough for what I want to do.

            I'm getting impatient too..

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            • Five 12AX7's in the preamps stages, a pair of 6V6's in the output. 15 watts of class A. Should be good enough for what I want to do.

              I'm getting impatient too..


              Well, finish the damn thing then.

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              • I'm really impatient. If I had any sense I would hang this up for 3 or 4 weeks and let the finish cure, but I'm having trouble waiting that long I know all of you folks would do the right thing and wait...... But I can't

                So, lets gently buff this thing out and see what happens. First we sand it with 800, 1200 and 1500 and water - the idea is that each grit will remove the sanding scratches left by the previous.



                Its smooth but dull



                Next two levels of polishing compound - I use StewMac's since it is designed for guitar finishes.



                and an inexpensive Grizzley wheel.



                Here is the top



                and back, I'm going over it with a swirl remover



                The finish is soft and I don't want to damage it so I'm going to stop here, put it together, then in a month or so take it all apart and really buff it good.

                Told ya I couldn't wait

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                • sweet....this thing is going to be gorgeous when your done.

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                  • Even if I had the skills for this I would not have the patience.

                    To play something you personally built from scratch must be a bit special. Yes I am jealous.
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                    • Crap! We have to wait a month?! What to do....what to do.....
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                      • Been following this thread since the beginning and I must say, very impressive work. I love the color.. that is the icing on the cake. I only wish I could do something like that with even a fraction of the quality. Unfortunately, I was blessed with no mechanical ability whatsoever. I can barely screw a light bulb in.
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                        • This is turning out VERY well. Nice amp also. HNAD.
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                          • Crap! We have to wait a month?! What to do....what to do.....


                            No, if I was good and patient we would have to wait. But I'm not. Stay tuned.

                            I've just got to say thanks to everyone who has been so wonderful about this. I appreciate your comments and compliments very much - both the build and this thread have turned out to be more rewarding that I ever would have thought.

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                            • No, if I was good and patient we would have to wait. But I'm not. Stay tuned.

                              I've just got to say thanks to everyone who has been so wonderful about this. I appreciate your comments and compliments very much - both the build and this thread have turned out to be more rewarding that I ever would have thought.


                              Oh, good. A month of drool is a lot to clean off my keyboard.
                              Hold mah beer an' watch this!

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                              • No, if I was good and patient we would have to wait. But I'm not. Stay tuned.

                                I've just got to say thanks to everyone who has been so wonderful about this. I appreciate your comments and compliments very much - both the build and this thread have turned out to be more rewarding that I ever would have thought.


                                Does that mean that you're going to build a LP for every one of us who supported you in the process? Come on! PLEASE?
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