Time to inlay and finish up this beast. :)

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Time to inlay and finish up this beast. :)

Postby joekelly9692 » Thu 10/25/18 7:01 am

Took my newly built lite 2b to the rehearsal studio last night fellas. And what a blast it was.... I could not ask for any more in an amp... I play in a led zep cover band and with my fuzz and wah it was pure magic...

When all the bands came out as we were going in... the amp stopped them all in there tracks... I felt like a proud daddy lol...

Now it's time to inlay with mother of pearl and abalone ... I really feel I've made something unique here and feel good about the countless hours I've spent and yet to spend on it. Joe
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Re: Time to inlay and finish up this beast. :)

Postby JMPGuitars » Thu 10/25/18 8:10 am

You've certainly done some mighty fine work, I can't wait to see the finished product.

If you know a pro photographer, you should definitely have them take photos when you're done. You've got a work of art in progress there.
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Postby Daviedawg » Fri 10/26/18 2:18 am

Your work looks superb Joe. I am in awe.

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Postby joekelly9692 » Tue 10/30/18 9:45 am

Finished detailing my cabinitial corners with little mini dovetails :)

And got some inlay done. :)

GAve my el84s a bias today and got them down to 10 watts dissapation from around 13 watts and man it sounds great. :)

Back to the mind numbing inlay :(
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Postby Daviedawg » Wed 10/31/18 3:24 am

I am speechless Joe. Your work is so delicate and exacting. Full of admiration.

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Postby joekelly9692 » Wed 10/31/18 11:38 am

Thanks Davie... I wish my soldering would catch up to my woodworking. :oops:
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Postby JMPGuitars » Wed 10/31/18 3:26 pm

joekelly9692 wrote:
Wed 10/31/18 11:38 am
Thanks Davie... I wish my soldering would catch up to my woodworking. :oops:
There are some great (really old) videos about soldering technique on youtube. They're worth a watch. They show standards for different types of soldering techniques for different situations. Start with this series: https://youtu.be/vIT4ra6Mo0s - the first video might be boring or not, but the 2nd video I think is where they start the specific soldering stuff.

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Postby joekelly9692 » Thu 11/01/18 12:46 am

Brilliant links Josh...

Man the 70s were awesome lol. :)
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Postby JMPGuitars » Thu 11/01/18 7:58 am

Hahaha, yeah. Those videos have the combination of great technique, and hilarious 70s cheese.
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Postby geoff 1965 » Thu 11/01/18 9:51 am

yeah great video's!
i liked the nifty tool for measuring and bending component leads! never seen one!
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Postby JMPGuitars » Thu 11/01/18 11:44 am

These are what I use for measuring and bending leads...
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Supposedly they 3D printed the red things where I got them from. I'm still not buying a 3D printer yet. ;)
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Postby joekelly9692 » Sat 11/03/18 4:04 pm

All but finished fellas... I will varnish and free child polish it between gigs but now I can just enjoy it :)

Will get better pics 2hen the first varnish coats have dried.
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