Tesla Model 3 UK – Calculators and useful links
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Tesla Model 3 UK – Calculators and useful links

Having waited for Tesla's own PCP deals to materialise for a while, I started instead getting lease quotes. Looking back, I'd never had any intention of buying any of the cars I'd ever got via PCP, it was often just presented as the cheapest way to get into the car I was looking to purchase at the time. Having had an excellent quote from OctopusEV (via Cyril - if you email him for a quote, let him know I sent you!), I finally placed my order on the 19th June 2019. I opted for a black Performance Model 3, black interior, with the performance add on pack. In the wait for my car to arrive, I've ended up joining two forums and two facebook groups, all of which have been really helpful; SpeakEV, Tesla Motors Club, FB - Model 3+Y UK Reservations & FB - Model 3 UK Owners In doing ...
Koa topped Strat with a solid rosewood neck
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Koa topped Strat with a solid rosewood neck

After building the maple/walnut Tele, I decided I needed another rosewood necked guitar in my life, I troubled GSPBASSES with my idea for a hardtail (same Schaller bridge as on the Tele) Strat style guitar, with a fancy top (once I saw the Koa top, I had to have it!) routed for a P90 and humbucker with a rosewood neck that had a 70's style large headstock. This is how it arrived with me As per the Tele, the plan was to finish with Eze oil and wax for a smooth natural looking finish. Before oiling, the neck was sent off to Rothko and Frost to have my signature CNC'd (abalone again) into the headstock. With the neck away, I started oiling the body. I sanded the body smooth first then set to work Once the first coat of oil was ...
‘Fancy’ Surfmaster – JM partscaster build in Surfburst
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‘Fancy’ Surfmaster – JM partscaster build in Surfburst

I'd wanted to put together a Jazzmaster guitar for a while, but had a few false starts, I then got offered a 'B grade' JM kit from GSPBASSES at a price it was impossible to ignore. I knew already I wanted the guitar to be 'Surfburst' having seen an aged/relic'd version in Coda music while doing conga lessons, I then found some images of original ones. Rather than use the standard not so great bridge, I opted for a roller bridge from Wilkinson, this meant that I would have to modify the pickguard and enlarge the bridge holes in the body. I went for a relatively cheap trem as I'm not planning on using the trem much, ordered a parchment pickguard from eBay, then drilled out the holes that secured the trem and guard to the body. I then had to drill out the bridge post holes and enla...
How to create a Light/Dark Mode shortcut for macOS Mojave (with a nice icon!)
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How to create a Light/Dark Mode shortcut for macOS Mojave (with a nice icon!)

A great as Light/Dark mode is, changing it via setting is a bit of a pain, so here's a quick guide on how to do that with Automator and update the icon for it so it looks good in the task bar :) First off, lets create the automation; Launch Automator from the Applications menu Select 'New Document' Choose 'Application' Choose 'Utilities' from the Library Then click and drag 'Change System Appearance' to the area with the grey bar that says "Drag actions of files here to build your workflow." The default option should be 'Toggle Light / Dark' You can at this point press the play icon to test, or just skip straight to saving. Choose File > Save Give it a useful name like Light / Dark and make sure it's saving in the Applications folder You...
Walnut and maple capped Tele with a solid rosewood neck
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Walnut and maple capped Tele with a solid rosewood neck

November 17th 2016 When I saw that GSPBASSES (on theFretboard forum) had made a solid rosewood neck, I had to have one :) I've had it a couple of months now, it's a thing of beauty: So with this beautiful neck, I needed something special to go with it. I'd found a body in the states that I liked the look of, so tasked Graham with making something similar, but routed for a neck P90 and bridge humbucker. Was working out what bridge to get and it turned out Graham had something in stock for me I spec'd it with Grahams easy access neck pocket and a belly carve, it turned up yesterday and it really is a thing of beauty!   Both of them together Next steps, aquire some EZE Oil - turns out there is a Morrells very close by. Decide on the pickups, send the neck off for the cu...