Introduction: Beer Cap Tuners!
Two things that go well together: Beer, and music. Though the former goes good with anything :D
My buddy wanted something to personalize the cheap guitar of his, so I coupled it with some of his favorite type of brew: High Life. Though I'm more of an ale man myself......moving on!
I looked online and hadn't seen anyone else do it; ironically it's pretty simple, and looks pretty damn bitchin' to boot! Cheers all, hope you enjoy it.
12 pack of your preferred beer (pilsner is for women, btw)
Sorry about my poor photography skills, I took them when I could.
Step 1: Get It Together!
Pretty damn simple
1) Stop in at your local home depot and get the epoxy.
2)Get your beer from the local liquor store, or beat up a drunken vagrant and take his.
Step 2: Cut the Caps
I tried several different methods to achieve a hole the diameter of the geared rod on the tuner, and I still haven't got it down perfectly.
Things that don't work:
Clamped, and then drilled through
Things that do:
As you can see, I couldn't get anything other than the dremel to work. I eyeballed it, the hole was something like 1/4" in diameter, so I just took some grinding bit and went to work. Sorry I forgot to take pictures during this....I only have two hands.
Step 3: Measure Twice, Cut Once!
I tested out the consistency of the mix and the true setting time and a cigar box/diddly bow I made a while back. Also, isn't it interesting how lewd and lascivious epoxy can be?
Anyways, I let the epoxy set for about a minute after mixing, so that it won't shift when it's on the celluloid. It's already a fairly thick adhesive, but regardless. Just don't let it sit too long...it's better to mix it and apply it, then shift it, than to get a hard yellow, useless piece of epoxy sitting on the ground.
Step 4: Application.
Pretty simple....line them up. Don't let epoxy spill over, and spray everything on the EXTERIOR over real well with goo-b-gone in case. Get some gojo to clean your hands off with. You're pretty much done.
Step 5: Done!
Well, that's it. It adds quite a bit of personality to an otherwise average little guitar. Sit back, have a brewski and be glad that you're a man....or woman. Or one of those genderless....nevermind.
(sorry for the saturation problem...somehow these pictures didn't turn out the same. Oh well.)
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