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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 pm

It's very expensive. I couldn't even afford to go to the toilet there.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby John Egan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:43 pm

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.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:43 pm

From: Australia Post
Subject: Your parcel has cleared customs

:bouncy:

But I've not yet received anything about paying the duty? :?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby John Egan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:56 pm

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.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:52 pm

It should now be in the hands of the Royal Mail, so I'd expect something through your door tomorrow or Monday.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:19 pm

Making their way from Coventry...
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:08 pm

"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... ;)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:27 pm

That's normally the case. It should mean the 'monies owing' note is in the post, so you should get it on Monday.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:57 pm

Bonza.

As the manufacturers might say...
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby adrian_k » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:00 pm

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!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:05 pm

Excited and more than a little nervous. This is going to be a more difficult build than the last one and, whilst I'm not unhappy with my other one, I'm hoping to make this a 'nice' guitar.
We shall see...
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Don't forget pictures for us!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:30 pm

Or you can go to the depot, pay and collect.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:36 pm

But I need to wait until they actually attempt delivery and give me one of those slip things. There is a post office depot just down the road but I don't know that it's actually there.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:58 pm

They don't try and deliver at all until they've posted the slip out and you've paid on line, or gone to collect. Unfortunately you need their slip to go and collect.
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