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thegarehanman last won the day on May 6 2012

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  1. Hey guys. Earlier this year I got in touch with Helmuth Lemme, author of "Electric Guitar: Sound Secrets and Technology," and had him build me one of his Pickup Analyzers. My intention was to start winding pickups. Well, my focus has shifted a bit, and I never got around to using the Pickup Analyzer. These are rather hard to come by as Helmuth will only build a few a year and he tends to be rather busy, so if this is something you've been drooling over, now's as good a time as any to pick one up. I'm also including a nearly new copy of Helmuth's book along with about $150 worth of various bobbins. I've got it listed on ebay currently with a starting bid of $700 and a buy it now of $999. There's about $1250 worth of stuff there and everything is like new, so it's a pretty good value. Let me know if you've got any questions. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Lemme-Pickup-Analyzer-with-Helmuth-Lemme-039-s-Book-amp-Tons-of-Pickup-Bobbins-/281478821485? ~Russ
  2. Hey guys. If any of you were itnerested in these but weren't familiar with kickstarter, the project was successfully funded a few weeks back and since then all orders have been filled. I still have a ton of inventory and put up a new site to sell them through. Check out closetguitarhanger.com if you want to pick one up. ~russ
  3. Hey guys. Great news, I decided to reevaluate this kickstarter project and try it again from a different angle. The project got fully funded in only 3 days and it will stay up for another 27 days. If you're interested in checking it out or were thinking about picking one of these up, you can check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1488481841/the-new-closet-guitar-hanger I'm pretty excited about this. I thought it would do better this time around, but I didn't expect quite this result! Thanks for looking. ~russ
  4. I've hung up 3 guitars in a row with about 1" between each and there was no serious concern of them touching as they were removed. The clothing between instruments is a fantastic idea though, very simple and the clothes are there already! Thanks, it's appears that the kickstarter site won't feature projects until they've gotten a decent following on their own. I'm hoping I can get a buzz going in the next few days so that kickstarter will give it a bit more publicity. It's only got 27 days left and if the target isn't reached, they won't be produced. So if you really want one (or more!), you'll want to be sure to get in within that time frame. Regarding the car parts, I design high-end performance parts for hondas, acuras, bmw's, and porsches. Check out hybridracing.com and fastguys.com to see some of my work. ~russ
  5. Thanks mike! I'm hoping to get a house where I can have a new shop in the next year or so. In the mean time, I'm warming myself up with some projects to fund a few builds. If this project succeeds, you may see some hardware projects next! ~russ
  6. Hey guys. It's been a long time since I've been on here. I won GOTM once or twice and submitted a few tutorials to the site years back when I was involved. I had to get out of building when my house got robbed and all of my instruments got stolen. I sold the house to move into a safer apartment while finishing school. Anyhow, I've had the itch to get back into design (related to guitars at least) recently. I'm trying to launch a new project on kickstarter.com here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1488481841/the-closet-guitar-hanger It's a new way to hang your guitar: in the closet. Please check it out. If you like it, share it with friends. If the project reaches its goal, these will go into production, which would be pretty epic! Anyhow, thanks for reading and keep building! ~russ
  7. Just wanted to let you guys know that I fixed the broken links to images in this tutorial.
  8. Pete, Have you considered using very thin superglue to pot your coils? If you're using polypropylene for the temporary bobbin holder, then you wouldn't need to worry about the CA sticking the bobbin to the jig. I think if you saturated the coil well enough, you'd get 100% penetration of the coil. It would also cure rock hard. Just make sure if you try this that you do it in a very well ventilated area (outside) with a decent organic vapor mask. peace, russ
  9. Pete, if you're looking for a site, check out godaddy.com's "website tonight" setup. It's very cheap, and you can add a storefront and shopping cart as well. I wouldn't worry yourself too much about someone competing with you. It's bound to happen at some point and you're already competing with the sustainiac. You just have to focus on keeping quality high, prices reasonable, and getting this thing on the market as quickly as possible. peace, russ
  10. Jammy got my vote; I just wish I'd thought of that first! haha. This lot is a really impressive one. Like chris, I love mike's guitar (probably mostly because of the wood choice), but that heel was a killer for me. Ben, you already know I like your guitar; very clean work, and that's probably the most important thing about a guitar,cosmetically. Great job everyone, it's a month for the books. peace, russ
  11. I originally didn't plan on putting this guitar in the GOTM competition, but there's a really great batch of guitars in GOTM this month, so I though joining in would be fun. I call this one the "Rising Sun" themed Tank Top. Anyhow, this guitar was completed two days ago; I'm really happy with the way it turned out in all respects. I got a chance the other day to plug it in and play it a bit. With the volume rolled back, it's got a thick, clear sound. The strings feel a little looser than what I'm used to with 24.75" scales, even though I use earnie ball heavy bottoms on all of my electrics. My best guess is that it's due to the added string length from the string-through design and the lower friction at the nut because of the zero fret and small string retainers. The pickups respond to gain pretty well, and you can get some pretty good blues and hard rock sounds as well. The whole time I was building this guitar I was a little worried that it would end up neck heavy. It ended up not being an issue after all. Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to fully intonate it or tweak the pickup heights and bridge height etc. I had to bring it to an art gallery for a show that's starting next week. I'm going through a mild state of new-guitar withdrawal at the moment, to be honest. Here are the specs: Back wood: Swamp ash w/ (dyed)maple veneer accent lines Top wood: orange maple veneer/natural maple veneer/ .1" cocobolo/ japanese flag theme in maple marquetry Neck: Cocobolo, set neck Fretboard: Madagascar Ebony w/ cocobolo and copper inlays. Cocobolo binding. Headstock Overlay and Backstrapping: Ebony Nut: None, zero fret with banjo 5th string nuts as string guides Tuners: Sperzel Locking Bridge: Stewmac roller Tune-O-Matic Pickups: Kent Armstrong overwound p90's with maple/cocobolo covers Controls: 1 vol, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector Scale: 24.75" Finish: Hi-Gloss clear polyester on body, Teak Oil on neck Here are some linked pictures: Back of Body BackStrapping Detail Fretboard Body 1 Body 2 Body 3 Pickup Covers Headstock If you prefer bigger pictures that show a bit more detail, check out the my site via the link below: https://garehanguitars.com/The__Rising_Sun__Tank_Top.html peace, russ
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