New bass I’m designing. might not go with Jazz pickups, at least at the bridge. This is for an upcoming tutorial on CAD and CAM for luthiery.
Guitar I put together out of all the prototype parts I had laying around; the Sapele body is the very first one I successfully cut out on my CNC router. It is also the first time I used celluloid binding, and sprayed nitrocellulose. The body is much thinner than the later ones—No scale handy, but this guitar feels like less than 5 pounds. It feels like a hollowbody. Neck is birdseye maple with a Pao Ferro fretboard. Alnico V pickups, 8.5k and 7.5k, bridge and neck respectively. 3-way switch, 250k volume and tone pot, .022uF orange drop cap. Just waiting on tuners and a bridge to arrive. This one’s spoken for.
First attempt at milling a pcb- very happy with the results! I to need learn the intricacies of the pcb-gcode ulp in Eagle, and decrease the tool depth a tiny bit. Hopefully milling the real thing tomorrow.
Got pcb-gcode running in Eagle, made toolpaths and loaded into my CNC computer. Here it is, opened in EMC. Can’t wait to run this when my engraver bits arrive.
All done. I have been trying to decide between silicon and NOS germanium diodes for the clipping stages, I’ve read that people are pleased with each, and that they are quite different; but with no sound samples, I decided to make it a feature of the pedal that you could switch between Si and Ge on both the first and second stages. Should make for some fun sonic options. And who doesn’t love lots of switches on a stomp box? :)
Test neck, hot off the machine. Some minor toolpath tweaks to make, but this is a LOT nicer than the last ones. The real ones will be birdseye maple.