i really need one of these and have been staring at them recently - i have an amp with no master volume or an effects loop but really like the amp.
i'm sold on the power station but need to figure out if one is better than the other for me...
my ibanez has the smallest pot metal block i have ever seen, it is so small it can only use 2 springs.
so i fell for the upgrade thing and bought the biggest solid bell brass block that would fit, it is twice the size of the original.
the only thing i can for sure know that changed is how the...
i love, love , love my 1st version tone king imperial and deeply regret selling my mesa lone star special. every other amp i've owned was dirt cheap and uninspiring to me.
try as many amps as you can until you find "the one".
i make things from scratch all the time and many of those things are guitar parts.
i can perform any guitar repair.
i do fretwork and setups that people seem to love.
i am a woodworker and a tech - but i am not a luthier.
the template also puts the neck pocket and bridge in the correct place for correct intonation and alignment.
it can be done without one but triple check everything !
and yeah, take @Baelzebub advice and look thru the ron kirn build info, it is way helpful.
most "standard" fret end files remove material at 35 degrees which is imo way too much, i hate strings falling off the ends.
so i made my own fret end files with only 25 and 15 degrees.
i also made a homemade "erlewine" neck jig.
i can do fretwork without it but i feel my work is slightly...