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  1. At the begining I was afraid the Fishman flounce are over-rated/advertised They are not. There is some delicacy in the sound of a passive with the active string attack. Dunno how it works but it does. Asked my friend to play a bit for a sound test line 6 spider ii 150+reverb+chorus(?)+delay
    6 points
  2. Do you remember this one?? If you recall. Tom had ordered some bridge parts and tuners from Hipshot in the States just before everything cracked off with Covid and everything ground to a halt both sides of the Atlantic... Well. they've arrived And so I've spent the last few days starting to get to the finishing stages of the build. I drew out the string runs to work out how much wiggle room there was on the tuner angles (Tom likes angled tuners): I then drilled the tuner bush holes and that let me determine the bridge blocks positions: Lots and lots of c
    5 points
  3. "The Les Flaus" - Lucky scratch build #7 for me! FINISHED WEIGHT: 8lbs 6.9oz BODY MATERIAL: QUILTED MAPLE(CORE), 3/4" 4A QTR SAWN CURLY MAPLE CARVED TOP BODY CONSTRUCTION: FULL LENGTH HOLLOW CHAMBER ON EACH SIDE, SOLID CTR BLOCK BINDING: SINGLE PLY CREAM NECK MATERIAL: CURLY MAPLE/WENGE/CURLY MAPLE NECK JOINT: 4DEG ANGLE SET NECK NUT: BONE SCALE LENGTH: 27.5" FRETBOARD: 24 FRET FRETBOARD RADIUS: 16" FRETBOARD MATERIAL: GRANADILLO FRETBOARD FRETS: EVO GOLD MED LOW FRETBOARD INLAY: GOLD MOTHER OF PEARL TRUS ROD: AT HEAL THRU 21ST FRET (ALLIED LUTHEIR)
    5 points
  4. Had a bit of a noodle on the old girl. Gives you a rough idea of how those Trisonics are voiced. Sorry I set the cam down by my pedals. The switching is really loud!
    5 points
  5. Look at this way. At least you didn't attempt to mill a bunch of fret slots, break every single one on first attempt, write a strongly-worded letter to your local newspaper about the lack of quality manufacturing in your area, appear in an interview on 60 Minutes about 'the nightmare neighbours from hell', and have to explain to the police why you're running around the streets wearing nothing more than a hot water bottle and brandishing a pool cue while yelling 'HERETIC! HERETIC!'. By my reckoning I'd say catastrophe has been averted
    4 points
  6. Quick bit of noodlin' to test it out. Cheers!
    4 points
  7. Finally done! Really enjoying the ultra-matte finish, this is the first time I’ve gone “all in” on matte, as opposed to satin/semigloss. It plays very well and the Bare Knuckles sound great, but I’ll record a little demo soon so you don’t have to take my word for it.
    4 points
  8. Just a little more, compared to an R9 and demonstrating its accoustic abilities ......and by the way all the things I play are just off the top of my head. I'm not trying to play a particular tune and I haven't practiced anything and don't have anything written down, I just make it up as I go along...otherwise I would never get anything done
    4 points
  9. If this helps - there is no last place here. It's great to be recognized by peers, but it's not what drives us in this small but strong community. Recognition happens all the time. If there were 500k people in here, a large money prize, and a date with Scarjo, well now then that's different.
    4 points
  10. From there I glued the fret board to the neck, trimmed the edges of the neck blank and head stock, then moved onto the inlay work on the fret board. I was originally planning on just doing timber dot inlays, but they just looked kind of boring. I went hunting on Google images for some inspiration and found something very similar to what I settled on. The blue inlay is a reconstituted stone. The light timber inlay is an off cut from the neck blank. Then I used side dots in the front to finish it off. I made a few mistakes when I radiused the fret board and ended up sand
    4 points
  11. It has been sounding like Annie is getting nothing but Jason Isbell. Not so. Mostly it is blues in my garage. And this guy is featured. This is a video from my favorite local venue...and I was there during this performance, although my view was slightly elevated from that. That's my favorite blues player...and I'm going to see him at that same venue next weekend..,FINALLY! SR
    4 points
  12. It's ready. Well, it was actually ready mid-May, but since I've been given an infinite timescale on everything in my life, it takes me a proportionately infinite amount of time to get things done and post about them. I'm sure we can all relate - what a year, right? So anyways, after about 15 coats of wipe-on poly, I let her sit for a few days to cure, then installed my cheap hardware and strung her up. As promised, the bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan SH-6. The neck pickup, a position I have yet to understand let alone use, is a no-name
    4 points
  13. Regarding the old unfinished projects, during the summer also managed to finally complete my own pedalboard/case. Pretty minimal rig, just a mild homemade fuzz, tube driven OD, octaver that I use sparingly, just to underline a few notes here and there and a flanger to add some modulation, also used lightly... still need to add some Velcro and connectors.
    3 points
  14. Greetings from Opatija, Croatia. I decided to quit my job and change companies in hope I find people with better work ethics. Few months ago I couldn't imagine quitting cause I love the folks I work with, but since we work remote, they behave so irresponsible and slack most of the day and then work long hours... I couldn't deal with being most of the day at home behind my laptop anymore. Now I'm using all the vacation days I have left since summer. Decided to drive out to the coast and see if summer is still lingering around. No tourist, no people on the beaches, bars closed etc... 19 deg
    3 points
  15. This is my first true scratch build. An SG junior with a P90 pickup and wraparound bridge. One tone & one volume knob.
    3 points
  16. Okay, I have a lot of the hard work done. I sanded the body with 80 grit, 120 then 220 & 320. Sanded the neck and laid in dot fret markers of red oak , radioused the fretboard & put in the frets & I used toothpicks for the side dots. For my very first neck build I am very proud of what I have accomplished. Routed and carved the neck pocket for a perfect tight fit.
    3 points
  17. Today I painted the fret board straight edge to take glare out of the stainless steel. For my untrained eyes it puts a contrast on it between the fret board and the straight edge that makes it easier to see the back lit white paper behind it. First grey primer. Painted with a flat black I tired it and it works well for me. Ron
    3 points
  18. Here are some paintings I have done.Here are some paintings I have done.
    3 points
  19. Another new build, just completed... Custom KR3 6-string, based on a similar 8-string version I did a couple of years back, with Buckeye Burl on Ash body, Wenge/Maple 3-piece neck, Zebrano multiscale fretboard (26.5-25.5"), Hipshot Grip-lock tuners, Single String Guitar Bridges, EMG 81-7/707 pickups and matte PU finish
    3 points
  20. Yes Sir ! Thanks. I am liking one piece bodies. That's the way to go if you can get planks that big. I had to loose a little off of the rounded back ,but I just move the template to make it fit the width of the board. And I changed the headstock angel slightly to fit the height of the board. I made it work with I have.
    3 points
  21. Dotting done, they're going to look nicer after finalizing the radius. 3 mm brass tube for the sides and 10 mm buttons on the top. An old shirt was no longer wearable in public but the buttons looked nice so I reused them. Maybe I'll stitch some side dot plastic in the holes...
    3 points
  22. This was my first kit build I designed & wood burned all the artwork on it. Even all the brown is burned Then finished with tru oil.
    3 points
  23. Well guys the new preamp tubes came in today. I must say, this thing is frigging killer. I forgot how good one of these amps can sound. No more pops, scratches when knobs are turned. only a slight hum when at 100 watts and full volume ( expected ) OMG this thing is like brand new again. I am very pleased with my efforts and I know the Doctor will be as well. Recap of work: Replaced all of the electrolytic capacitors, replaced bad power resistors and a few others, added an adjustable bias pot, replaced all of the potentiometers, rerouted wires to minimize hum, replac
    3 points
  24. I used a clamp to the outside so that the gluing braces I made out of bamboo would not push up the guitar at the corner and create another problem, like I need any more. Then I dry fit the bamboo to make the plan of how to get them in and how to get the glue in would work. I was using the endoscope to see what I was doing. I wet a brush with water and went along the crack to help the glue flow in there, then proceeded to apply the glue from the bottle to kind of "force" it in. I braced it up with the bamboo and did a littl
    3 points
  25. Yes - a shim is perfectly acceptable. And it won't need to be very thick. It's worth trying a piece cut from an old store/credit card. Cut it to fit between the body-side neck bolts and the heel end. Even credit card thickness might turn out to be too thick! Don't use cardboard or anything similarly compressible but even some plastic food packaging trays can be useful if there is a large enough flat piece in one of them. Personally, I would never sand the angle into the heel - it is almost impossible to get it completely flat, straight and even and you end up like trying to sort a w
    3 points
  26. So my old teacher got in touch with me a couple of months ago, apparently he'd been following my builds on my facebook page taught me from about 97 - 2005. He had a 1990 cherry custom, gold hardware. Stunning les paul and I always wanted one - it had that plays itself action that some les pauls do, well out of price range of a teenager though. Anyway he got in touch because he had recently taken it to a luthier for a refret. The guy had it for months and went off the radar, when he finally got it back it looks like this. So he asked if there was anything could do to make it playable again.
    3 points
  27. Really excellent by the both of you! They're both purty too. SR
    3 points
  28. First step was cutting the fret slots. I wasn't sure how to do that and figured if I couldn't work it out there wasn't much point continuing. Ha ha. I tried a few methods to cut them by hand but my accuracy was at best so so. In the end, I made up a little mitre box jig and cut it with my small laser cutter.
    3 points
  29. So jealous of the fact that you lot over the pond can just bimble down to your local yard and pick up highly figured maple when I have to import it for hundreds
    3 points
  30. Found exactly that and it made the most sense, yeah. Some did suggest epoxy, and yeah, most answers were gluing bamboo to concrete I'll go with wood glue and yolo it. The only change since my initial plan is that the core will be purpleheart, sandwiched between two dark bamboo boards. So when I contour it the purpleheart will be sticking out on places. Neck will be laminated bamboo with sheets of purpleheart veneer inbetween, going for the "racing stripes along the whole body" look again. @mistermikev and @curtisa that story sounds a bit fishy, but I'll believe you
    2 points
  31. yeah... even I don't wanna see that... nor my wifey!
    2 points
  32. I hate going to the dentist. If they don't hurt, I give em a chance to fall out on their own. I figure they've only got to last another twenty years more or less anyway. SR
    2 points
  33. I've never had a root treatment and only wisdom teeth have been pulled out - no, there's one left but there was an extra tooth behind one. Anyhow, one Christmas the crown of a filled molar broke off, leaving a jagged edge. No harm done, it didn't hurt so I forgot about it past the next Christmas and the following Easter until one Tuesday morning I couldn't move my jaws! Apparently I had been twisting my tongue over the tooth all night. And it was just that very day that I had to leave for a three day business trip... Well, it so happened that one of my clients (I was a sales representativ
    2 points
  34. A few years ago I had to have root treatment and before that was done another tooth started aching and apparently that tooth was in worse condition than the first! So I went and bought a Gibson Songwriter...(while you got the credit card out why not? what the hell!) So a few months after its all over the second one starts acting up again and the Endodontist looked at it and reckoned his work was good and that I should see a regular dentist and have it crowned. So the regular dentist has a look at it and reckons its in really bad shape and needs to be pulled out. Shit I could have bought a
    2 points
  35. In case anyone is interested, here's her first video project. As the title of the topic is about father helping daughter it might be worth mentioning that the railway station session was my idea. We had already had pretty nice spring weather when all of the sudden there was sleet and snow flying sideways. A quick makeup and change of clothes before it was too dark. There was a funny event when suddenly the wind grabbed her suitcase and rolled it down the platform. Unfortunately it wasn't caught on camera and we couldn't make it happen again.
    2 points
  36. A little relief is usually recommended especially if the action is low at the nut. That is to provide some extra space for the first harmonics. You see, the strings vibrate in several patterns at the same time. The actual note is shaped like an American football. Within that there's a number of smaller similar football patterns in a row, the tips joining at the spots where you can play a harmonic. Two footballs joining at the 12th fret, four at the 5th, 12th and 22th fret etc. Now you may think that when you play, say, an A pentatonic scale on the 5th fret the tips change positions. That'
    2 points
  37. right on... well I'm gonna assume perhaps you are using a floyd then? on a floyd there is really not much of up/down adjustment other than the two studs. I would cut out a piece of paper or card stock with the correct radius and just ensure the bottom of the strings are following it, and that it matches the fretboard radius. then, I'd check the neck relief. hold down the string at the 1st fret and the fret where the neck meets the body. check halfway between those and you should have just enough space to fit a fender thin pick. then I'd lower the bridge until I got buzzing
    2 points
  38. Yep, @Bizman62 . It seemed to work like a charm. I had some squeeze out on the back as well as the front, so I'm pretty confident the brace is fixed for another 50 yrs. I have used a lot of what I learned from the RSW videos. I also saw him using an artist brush to kind of work it into the gap, plus, working the brace a little up and down to kind of "pump' the glue around. I'm making progress, all be it slowly, but it's getting done. Ron
    2 points
  39. right on - I sensed that. great player/singer. drawing - right on - really coming along!
    2 points
  40. That is seriously messed up, man. I agree; they must somehow simultaneously think they are better than you, whilst proving otherwise by demonstrating what shitbags they can be. I've been known to do some nasty shit to people that truly deserve it, so if you need a tailormade solution that falls this side of the domestic terrorism line, a ton in unmarked notes in a brown bag with a good whisky and I'm yours. That said, I hope you don't have several enemies as I can only crap through a couple of letterboxes in any one visit.
    2 points
  41. Absolutely. Couldn't have put it better myself
    2 points
  42. I don't know exactly what that is, but it sounds like it's just what you wanted. I hope you get some good use out of it no matter what or how you use it. As far as electric stuff, I ran an extension cord through a hole in the wall to the outside today. I had to cut the wires to go through the hole and reconnect the two of them on the other side, but that's about as brave as I get when it comes to electric stuff. Oh, yeah, I can also screw in a light bulb and change out a ceiling fan. Ron
    2 points
  43. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA Chaaaaaahlie Maaaaaarphy ahahahahahaha Cocaine is a helluva drug.
    2 points
  44. Well it is now back in the chassis for the final test fit. I can now remove, it clean it, then go back together,. LOL mk
    2 points
  45. I think it's very difficult to accurately point fingers at governments/PMs/presidents over Covid death tolls, ultimately there are things out of governments control and a new global pandemic is most certainly one of them. America is a difficult beast anyway because there are 50 states that effectively rule themselves and take different approaches to dealing with issues. Britain is the same (all be it on a much smaller scale) with our devolved governments for Scotland, Wales and N.I which always say Up yours Boris, we're doing our own thing. Then gawp at the government because their death toll
    2 points
  46. Nice. That is an A-1, really very no doubt, absolute killer of an unequivocal no shit stunner, Mike. Some one is bound to tell you wasted some nice quilt on the back. I personally believe the back deserves to be almost as beautiful as the front. Very well done sir! SR
    2 points
  47. noice. I was thinking it would be an interesting challenge to 'uncover' those from the other side... and then what would she be doing back there? perhaps two crossed fingers? so many questions (hehe). Love the idea of not being able to see because obscured by hair too!
    2 points
  48. Is Finished! Hope you enjoy it!
    2 points
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