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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2001, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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How do I get them to show up in this thread?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2001, 09:31 AM
 
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When you start a new thread, or reply to an existing one, look to the left of this dialog box....it will have two links:

"IkonCode is on for this forum"

"Emoticons are enabled"


Click on the "IkonCode" one. *A screen pops up. *Scroll down to the bottom of that pop-up screen. *Look for the "[img]" instructions.

You're all set.

P.S.- Make sure your picture is "normal" sized. *Large picture links will be deleted.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2001, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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I hope everyone can see this!

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That works!

This is my first try at making a JEM body.
I give it a B or B+.
The grip side of the body is Oak and the lower side is made of Ash.
I thought I'd try something different for the first one.
I made a few mistakes and learned a lot from this first try.
The next one will be flawless!
I tried a lot of new thing on this body.
The input jack is a JEM style with a little different cavity on it.
The trem hole has been routed to fit most Floyds, not just IBZ.
The neck joint is AANJ with the old neck in it.
The neck was not converted so you don't have to alter the neck to get that AANJ feel.
I don't know if I will sell this one or just stuff it in a closet somewhere.

Here is the back as well


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I like it, it's really cool. *Good job! *I wish I had that kind of skill/time/money.
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Not too bad but if you're going for accuracy you have quite a few things to work on. The trem cavity rout, the jack cavity rout, the AANJ, and the relieved 'sweep' between the horns are not right.
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Sorry, guess I should have read your other post first
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Very cool, make sure you post some pics when you've assembled it.
If I understood you correct, you're putting an old style Jem neck in an AANJ. Will that work? Closeup pics please.
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Here are some pics of the neck and body together.
This will make clear what I did.
Let me know if you have other Qs.
I'd like a lot of good and bad info on all the work on this fist piece.
The more people I can get to talk about this project the better.
I want to produce things that people want.
I will be doing necks as well.

Sebastian

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http://jemsiteforum.com/sharefiles/i...EM-1NJopen.jpg
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I, too, say great first attempt!!

I would stay away from the "ESP" style neck joint and go with the traditional square block.

With more attention to detail, you'll surely be one of the premier body builders on the site.

Pros: Wood choice, Lions claw route, controll cavity route, tummy and arm contures.

Cons: Upper horn, neck joint, access sweep, jack cavity, handle (looks to large), pick up routes (not square to the neck), trem cavity (looks a bit large).

Like you said, it's your first body and a good one at that. I'd keep it in your shop as a wall piece and use it as a prototype.

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The outline and or horn end of the body is exact.
I used my pink JEM as the template.
I routed the template right on the body, wrecking the paint
with the bearing bit to get it exact shape.
The handle was done the same way.
The pickup routes have problems.
That is one of the things I will be doing differently next time.
I'm making a whole new templat for that.
the big trem cavity was done to fit other non Ibanez trems into it.

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Thanks for the pics. I was puzzled by the fact that you put an original neck in an AANJ, but you managed to pull it of. Good job! You will of course have to create at least one new screw hole in the SK neck.
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Looks pretty good to me. *I'm still struggling with refinishing . . . much less building parts *

I like the idea of a more 'universal' trem cavity. *I've often wondered how a real Floyd would play burried deeper in the body like Ibanez does the Edge trems. *I like the 'different' choice of woods too. *Well done.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-2001, 12:21 PM
 
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Great first attempt.

I'm sure the next one will be perfect.

Just a few point's which you are fully aware of anyway.
As far as the routing goes (pups) I can see you did this freehand no?

Put together some templates for the important areas i.e. pups, neck joint, trem. This is what I'm in the process of doing.
The most accurate way to cut these (if you have access to one) is with an electric fretsaw and you can cut these from a decent 1/4" thick sheet of wood, cut the neck joint template "inside" the wood, i.e. you will have an overhang of wood on the template for the router to rest/move on.

If the body contouring was done by hand then I'm VERY impressed. (was it?)

The body shape looks good to me, and the grip is lookin' fine too.

All in all a great first attempt.
Lookin' forward to seeing the next one.

P.S. I'm especially impressed with the rear cavity routing...very fine work indeed (wish mine was the tidy)

Cheers
Steve


(Edited by ripl3y at 12:23 pm on Aug. 13, 2001)
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I could drop a bomb on those PU routes.
I've got the right way figured out now.
The body contours were done by hand.
I used a pencil line as my guide.
Then I took a drill with a sanding disk on it and ground it down, checking the thickness the whole way.
The neck joint was done from a template with a router.

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