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Workingman

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Workingman last won the day on December 31 2014

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  1. Congratulations on the well deserved GOTM win.
  2. Don't drink and work. Done't work when tired. Know the hazards you are working with before you start and have a plan to protect you from them. You are doing the right thing asking. There is a ton of experience here. I worked for 25 years as a safety officer on hazmat sites. if you or anyone else wants help, just ask.
  3. Back when I dealt with such stuff, toxicology and other safety data would sometimes have a note that some of the information was derived from nazi experiments and was thus suspect. Given the horrors they did no one is going to do the tests again to confirm. This was way less than 0.1% of the time but if you looked stuff up frequently over twenty-five years you did see it. I think talking about Wally and his girlfriend is a better subject to stick to.
  4. Basically wood absorbs or transmits vibrations according to its size, shape, density and internal cellular structure. How these things interact in a single piece of wood can be complicated. How they interact in the multiple pieces of wood used in a musical instrument is incredibly complex. There have been dozens if not hundreds of attempts to study what physical properties make for the best instruments. They have been largely inconclusive. To date the experience of a good instrument builder tends to produce the best instruments. their have been collaborations between scientists and instr
  5. I agree those pickups look pretty unique. You may be able to get them repaired (rewound). That would be the least intrusive way to go.
  6. From the photo it looks like you have a pretty thick body at the neck joint. so I would be inclined to remove any wood from there. I would take some measurements, some long paper and mock it up. Then you would know precisely what to do.
  7. In general smaller radius necks are more comfortable to play chords on but you can only bend strings so far before they "fret out" i.e., start buzzing. You can find printable radius gages on line. You may want to use one to check that you will still have enough wood in the fret board to recut the fret slots when you are done with the radius.
  8. I worked for many years in the HazMat investigation and remediation business. I have extensive experience in selecting PPE and advising on safety procedures. If anyone on this forum ever has any questions I will do my best to answer them or point them to where they can find answers.
  9. Thank you for letting us know. I sent him a message.
  10. I have just heard about your struggles with cancer and wanted to know that I am thinking of you and wishing you the best.  I have learned so much from you.  Thank you.

  11. Interesting idea. Do you have any expectations on battery life. Also how do plan on controlling heat buildup? Could make for some hot licks.
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