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Need TB 500 Body template


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tRCAY bEER

PostPosted: 03/22/2007 at 9:29 AM    Post subject: Need TB 500 Body template link

I'm workinmg on making a clone of a TB 500, I have th eright neck, but the body seems quite different from my standard. WOuld any of you lucky TB 500 owners be wwilling to send a tracing of the body or measurements?

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okko fx

PostPosted: 03/22/2007 at 2:29 PM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

hi,
i did it before for someone who built a clone... send me a mail to okkofxATgmx.de


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Mike Finnigan

PostPosted: 03/28/2007 at 3:46 PM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

I Am Also Looking to build a clone. Send one my way if u read this...Mikefinnigan4444@hotmail.com..Post Subject as :Travis Bean

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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 06/05/2007 at 8:32 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

Hi, I need the template too. I'm building plexi body, and will modify it a bit so I can attach kramer dmz1000 neck to it. I wanted to draw it by hand but I think that if I can get exact measures, especially cavities, it would save me a lot of work and experimenting. Finally, I will have plastic guitar for the grown-ups I always wanted. :))))))

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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 06/05/2007 at 8:34 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

mbele AT interactive1 DOT hr
ahhh the excitement...

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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 07/04/2007 at 9:46 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

I did it myself :)
http://peachpit.com.hr/up.....iles/bean-body-layers.cdr
cheers

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PostPosted: 07/04/2007 at 10:01 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

Hello Mihael

Thanks for doing that. I was wondering if you could export this file into another format? Is it possible to export to .ai, .eps, .psd or at the very least .pdf?

I would love to include this on the site. I was having trouble opening the corel draw file, my version may be too old.

Thanks!
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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 07/04/2007 at 12:34 PM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

http://peachpit.com.hr/up...../myfiles/bean-body-ai.zip

** these are my project guitar body CNC templates based on TB500 body, outer body shape is original TB500, pickguard shape is only slightly modified original

I hope it'll help someone not starting from scratch...

bye

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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 08/02/2007 at 1:28 PM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

http://www.peachpit.com.h.....les/myfiles/plexybody.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....iles/myfiles/plexigit.jpg

made of 3 pcs of plexy glued together (10 8 10), weights about the same as kramer body.
next I have to make aluminium inset on which neck is going to be mounted. It's going to be a block of 280x60x10 mm Almgsi05 (6060,6063) aluminium. It's going to be termicaly processed to T5 (i think :).

cheers!

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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 08/19/2007 at 7:45 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

finito.

http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi002.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi005.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi006.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi007.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi017.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi018.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi019.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi020.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi022.jpg
http://www.peachpit.com.h.....yfiles/plexi/plexi026.jpg

sounds and plays fantastique.

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PostPosted: 08/19/2007 at 8:18 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

Very interesting. So you created a base plate to mount the pickups and Kramer neck?

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Mihael Bele

PostPosted: 08/20/2007 at 1:46 AM    Post subject: RE:Need TB 500 Body template link

:) neck only, pickups are mounted tightly on plexi body. I have removed epoxy coating from the neck at the joint location, so that joint could be as tight as possible (http://www.edroman.com/techarticles/directcoup.htm). Also, I haven't glued the base plate to plexi (as I planned), instead, I used bridge screwes and 4 additional countersunk screws to hold it together.
Guitar is heavy, but not heavier that original DMZ1000. Action is perfect, and after having to cut the bridge saddle screws I got the perfect intonation (my design flaw in positioning the bridge). Weight balance is also ok (pure luck).
Now, sustain is awsome, I remember the sustain of TB1000A, and it's somwhere there - loooong :) - longer than my TB500.
The sound is pretty cold, colder than TB500, and not that "plastic" as I expected. TB500 pickups kick butt and sound way nicer than Kent Armstrong P90 and DiMarzio Air Classic I used. KAP90 has a dip in middle freq which I don't like, DMZAC sounds plain, like strat - however both are fine and sound very good compared to the other guitars that I had a chance to play.
After initial excite of how good it turned out, I compared it to TB500... well, for me, TB500 is still the best sounding and versatile guitar I have ever had a chance to play ) :)
This guitar was a gift for a friend, Razorblade Jr. of Gone Bald (http://www.gonebald.net - check it out) who trashed it on stage, and has thus given me oportunity to rebuild it with plexi body :)))))

Thanx for the interest, and sorry for so much babbling, after all this it TB related website :)

Mihael


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