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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby adrian_k » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:15 am

:clap: Wow well done Drew! Is there a prize or is it just the quiet satisfaction of a job well done? ;)

Have you gigged it yet or is it carefully packed in cotton wool?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby John Egan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:14 am

Wonks wrote:Congratulations to Blinddrew, who's just won Pitbull Guitar of the Month for August.

http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/fo ... post170977

Congratulations Drew. That's a good looking guitar. Hope you enjoy playing it as much as you obviously did building it.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm

Aw thanks fellas! :oops:
I was very pleasantly surprised to get the nod this month, it's just for kudos but I'm more than happy with that currency. :)
It has been sort of gigged once so far, my brother asked me to play a couple of songs at his wedding a couple of weeks ago so I thought that would be a suitable opportunity to show off. Ahem, sorry, test out the set-up in a live environment.
It's had a couple of tweaks since then and a dose of car-polish at the weekend.
I remain very chuffed with the outcome.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:10 pm

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:56 pm

Bravo Drew!

And here is the beautiful instrument in question:

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Alba » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Very nice, well done. What does it sound like?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:46 pm

Thanks folks, sounds pretty full bodied and chunky as you'd expect. Not a huge range of tones, but again, that's what you'd expect.
There's a video somewhere, i'll fish out the link.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby garrettendi » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 am

Congrats Drew! :clap:

Any plans to make another?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:19 am

Thanks Garrettendi,
The next project is going to be a rebuild. I bought a cheap tele kit and a battery powered amp a couple of years ago and stuck the two together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-168_dviOw
However I never applied any finish to it and chunks of it are very rough. So the next guitar project will be to take it all apart again and do it properly. It actually plays quite nicely so there is the heart of a half-decent guitar in there.
But also on the list of projects is:
Finish the recording and mixing the current EP in progress.
Record and mix the next two EPs that I've got lined up.
Recycle bits of my old hifi amp and build into an auratone type speaker.
And we'll probably need to start on another band EP before too long as well.
So I'm not sure when I'll get round to it. Given the need to work in the garage it will probably be a summer project next year.

Oh yes, and here's the sample video of the new guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA-H3o-k90I&t=6s just on the camera phone so quality ain't great but it is illustrative.
I've stuck some slightly heavier strings on it now (and worked on the set up a bit) so it actually sounds a bit zingier now. The last bit is unplugged and that's where the difference is more pronounced. :)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Alba » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 am

Sounds pretty good. Handy guitar to travel with, acoustic for every day use and then plug it in if you wanted to do a gig or open mic thing. So many times i've been on holiday or something, usually just an acoustic and then someone asks me to (shut up) be louder :?

I love that book case.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:24 pm

Alba wrote:I love that book case.
Reclaimed wood, got a good chair at the same time but the matching desk was about the size of a pool table and wouldn't have fitted in the room :)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Scottynz » Wed May 13, 2020 12:40 am

Here is a bit bull guitar kit that I built. note I did upgrade the pickups and pots
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Wed May 13, 2020 1:42 am

Welcome to the SOS forums Scott.

As you will have no doubt noticed, you can't just post images here. We don't host images here, so you need to use a 3rd party image host that allows the images to be linked and use the image tags here to link to the site hosting them. There are many options out there, I used to use Photobucket until they restricted linking to paid accounts, but now I use Flickr. And there are plenty of other free hosts out there you can use,

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby S2 » Wed May 27, 2020 4:22 pm

Having found out about these guitar kits on here, I also took the leap back in March and ordered one. Some two months later I managed to produce this, which I'm quite pleased with for a first effort. I can heartily recommend Pitbull, lots of support and both blinddrew and Wonks are on there and are an excellent source of knowledge. I've learnt loads.

Mrs S2 is quite pleased not to have the smell of drying varnish in the house any more, however I'm now thinking of the next project!

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(Slightly gratuitous showing off - apologies!)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm

Very nice. Simple clean lines and lovely piece of wood. :thumbup:
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