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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:23 pm
by Sam Spoons
#2 is the one I would build if I had the skills, very nice (though I'd put a P90 in the neck position) :thumbup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:29 am
by zenguitar
Nice pics, nice guitars. Well done indeed.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:36 am
by John Egan
Thanks Sam. Thanks Zen.
The thing i'm pleased about is that they all sound good, even though the finishes are amateurish. I'm very happy to record with them.
I have three more in the works - an electro (solid) with a bridge piezo which I used quite a lot, but needs a pick up replacement and a few tweaks ; a double cutaway solid and a Strat shaped slab bodied solid, which are delayed while I make my mind up about what pickups to fit.
There are also a few "bitsas" and a couple of epic fails which we don't talk about ! Mind you, even those sound fine.
Regards, John

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40 am
by blinddrew
Wonks wrote:The kits normally take 5 days or so to reach the UK, then take 7-8 days for customs clearance. The tracking will at that point say 'delivery attempted', which basically means the PO now has it and has sent out a note saying that VAT and duty + PO handling charge need paying. You can either go to the sorting office, pay there and take the kit away with you, or pay it via the web, and they'll deliver it on a day of your choosing (normally minimum 2 days later) so you can arrange for someone to be in to accept it, as it needs a signature.
Thanks again Wonks :)

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:02 pm
by adrian_k
OT - Reading this thread makes me wonder if there are enough people to make it worth trying to organise an 'SOS wannabe luthier' meetup. Of course it'll have to wait until I've got my first one finished, but that's OK it'll probably take a year to find a mutually convenient date......... :beamup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:10 pm
by blinddrew
A "show and tell" session in a pub somewhere would be fun. :)

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:20 pm
by Wonks
But we are all rather distributed, Andy's near Plymouth, I'm Reading, Adrian's near Stroud, Drew's in York etc. Not easy to find a convenient location.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:47 pm
by ManFromGlass
even seeing pictures is very inspirational! What is it about a chunk of wood that has been turned into a guitar!! :bouncy:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:53 pm
by Wonks
It's magic!

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:05 pm
by blinddrew
Wonks wrote:But we are all rather distributed, Andy's near Plymouth, I'm Reading, Adrian's near Stroud, Drew's in York etc. Not easy to find a convenient location.
and Man From Glass in in Canada! Reykjavik good for everyone?

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 pm
by Wonks
It's very expensive. I couldn't even afford to go to the toilet there.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:43 pm
by John Egan
Sam Spoons wrote:#2 is the one I would build if I had the skills, very nice (though I'd put a P90 in the neck position) :thumbup:

Sam,
I do love a P90 neck pickup, but in this case my aim was to get as much useful tonal variation without making the controls too complex. My all-time favourite pickup is actually a Telecaster bridge pickup, so for me that was a no brainer. The one I used is a DiMarzio Twang King. In the neck I used a Di Marzio PAF Pro wired in parallel for a sweet sound with a push pull pot to convert it to serial mode (the DiMarzio "dual sound" option).
I also used a four way switch which gave me an extra option of putting the neck and bridge pickups in series. The end result gives me a reasonably wide tonal palette.
Incidentally, the body is made from part of a very old mahogany bar top with a Tasmanian Blackwood top.
Regards John

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:43 pm
by blinddrew
From: Australia Post
Subject: Your parcel has cleared customs

:bouncy:

But I've not yet received anything about paying the duty? :?

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:56 pm
by John Egan
blinddrew wrote:From: Australia Post
Subject: Your parcel has cleared customs

:bouncy:

But I've not yet received anything about paying the duty? :?

Drew,
I've never ordered from Australia, but I have bought tools from Stewmac in the USA and the carrier prepared an invoice for the duty amount, which I had to pay when the goods were delivered.
Regards, John

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:52 pm
by Wonks
It should now be in the hands of the Royal Mail, so I'd expect something through your door tomorrow or Monday.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:19 pm
by blinddrew
Making their way from Coventry...

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:08 pm
by blinddrew
"There was an attempt to deliver your parcel today."

No there wasn't!

I'm assuming this means that it's now with the post office. I shall look forward to the next misleading missive... ;)

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:27 pm
by Wonks
That's normally the case. It should mean the 'monies owing' note is in the post, so you should get it on Monday.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:57 pm
by blinddrew
Bonza.

As the manufacturers might say...

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:00 pm
by adrian_k
Parcelfarce normally drop a card through the door saying you owe customs fees and a link for online payment. Usually gets delivered within a day or two once you pay.

Excited? I would be!