KelvinS1965's Recent Activity

  1. KelvinS1965 attached a file to the thread Rickenbacker.

    I had never played a Rickenbacker until October this year. I was on the look out for a bright red guitar in memory of my Dad (his...

    Body 1.jpg First case picture.jpg Rear view 1.jpg Display case.png Dec 5, 2021 at 5:07 AM
  2. KelvinS1965 replied to the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Well I broke a string on my Strat on the second song, so I started 'Cocaine' on the Strat, and finished it (and the rest of the set) on...

    Dec 4, 2021 at 7:04 PM
  3. KelvinS1965 attached a file to the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Thanks for your kind words. :) I wired in the capacitors to the pull switch today: It gives a bit of smoothness to the sound, different...

    Last wiring 1.jpg Last wiring 2.jpg Back panel fitted.jpg 3023g Cabronita.jpg Dec 4, 2021 at 12:31 PM
  4. KelvinS1965 liked Hickeroar's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Wow, the finished product is great! What a fantastic guitar!

    Dec 2, 2021 at 9:31 AM
  5. KelvinS1965 liked Craig Encinitas's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Excellent! I have so many products, I’d run out of things to polish and protect. So I figured, sure…let’s put some ceramic detail spray...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 9:31 AM
  6. KelvinS1965 replied to the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Thanks; not surprisingly it sounds very similar to when those pickups were in my Gretsch. Just a little brighter maybe, no tone circuit...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 8:42 AM
  7. KelvinS1965 liked Dana Rudd's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Congrats on the build looks great. Thanks for the interesting thread and the excellent pictures. Enjoy your new guitar.

    Dec 2, 2021 at 8:35 AM
  8. KelvinS1965 liked Ricochet's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Congrats, nice job. I absolutely love the colour! I think it would go well with a gold plexi cabro-style pickguard. The Switch tip looks...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 8:34 AM
  9. KelvinS1965 liked JeffreyLeePierre's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Beautiful! What a great build! What does it sound like?

    Dec 2, 2021 at 8:34 AM
  10. KelvinS1965 attached a file to the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    @new6659 I used a dual action polisher with various foam pads. I used a medium grade of polish first, then changed to a softer pad and a...

    Polisher.jpg Assembled body (6).png Dec 2, 2021 at 3:31 AM
  11. KelvinS1965 liked new6659's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Could you describe how you buffed the finish? That's a skill I'm struggling to learn. Your guitar looks great!

    Dec 2, 2021 at 3:23 AM
  12. KelvinS1965 liked Jelly Roll Horton's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Very nice! Guys like you who can do this level of work amaze me.

    Dec 2, 2021 at 3:23 AM
  13. KelvinS1965 attached a file to the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Meanwhile, back to the main story... I did the set up and found another piece of foam to put under the neck pickup so I could set it to...

    Finished 1.JPG Finished 2.JPG Dec 1, 2021 at 7:01 PM
  14. KelvinS1965 attached a file to the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Axecaster 'import' switch tip...£2.00 (about $2.50 I guess?). Cheaper than buying a Switchcraft short switch with matching metal tip for...

    Gold Jaguar (9).jpg CAR & Marshall 3.jpg Dec 1, 2021 at 6:55 PM
  15. KelvinS1965 liked Teledriver's post in the thread TV Jones found a new home.

    Am I the only one that absolutely loves that switch tip?? Nice....reeeally nice! My two pence...if you do strip it, keep the same...

    Dec 1, 2021 at 6:50 PM