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Scott French

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Scott French last won the day on July 3 2012

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    Cool, CA
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    Guitars, USA Made Products, Bicycles, Eco Friendly Materials, Building stuff.

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  1. LC Guitar... this is one of the ugliest instruments I've seen in a long time. That being said it is so weird and unique that it gets my vote this time.
  2. Spent the day sanding and got the first coat of oil applied.
  3. Likely to hold a wire for pickup/preamp/battery.
  4. I have two... the big one I used a lot, the small one I never use. I'll check when I get home.
  5. Already started moving some of this to eBay. If interested in anything speak up!
  6. 74 Straight Abalone Strips 95% sure these are Paua. 1" long x .1" wide Retail: $90ish Asking: $45.00 shipped! Ambrosia/Spalted Maple Top Super thick for carving. 22.5" x 14.75" x 1.125" Sold
  7. Sperzel Trimlock Tuners, Black, 3+3, #5 Button Brand new Retail: $70ish Sold! Used Black Bass Tuners 4 Inline Not sure the brand, probably Schaller Heavy and smooth, decent plating with some dings and chips. Asking: $25.00 shipped! (heavy) Seymour Duncan Humbuckers Retail: $75ish SH2-N Jazz w/SD Logo - Slightly used, drawer wear: $35.00 shipped! SH2-N Jazz no Logo - New but drawer worn: $35.00 shipped! SH2-N Jazz no Logo - New w/plastic: Sold SH3 Stag Mag - New slight wear: $40.00 shipped! Tons of blend pots, Chrome 3TDP Switches, Barrel Jacks, Dunlop Strap Locks, etc. Make an offer on any of this stuff. I also have a ton of 500k Alps and super mini 500k audio pots that I'm no longer using if anyone is interested. Barrel Jacks, mini switches and strap locks are sold.
  8. I have so much stuff sitting around my garage that I can no longer bring myself to buy new things to try. That's a problem as I'm always finding new stuff I want to check out! If I were still selling guitars with any regularity it would probably be much easier to rationalize all this stock, but for now it just seems silly. I've gone through and done a first round of culling my inventory. Hopefully I'll be able to try some new stuff soon! I'm looking forward to trying the new Hipshot "D" style bass bridges. All prices below include USPS Priority mail shipping to the continental USA unless noted otherwise. Any other location send me an email. Hipshot "A" Style 6-String Bass Bridge Spacing: .708 String Spacing Material: Brass Color/Finish: Chrome New Condition, screws/allen wrench included. Retail: $151.80 Asking: $75.00 shipped! Precision Electronics 500K Audio Taper Pots Full tech specs: http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/737948-pot-500k-ohm-2w-log-taper-ka5041s28.html These are big, heavy, smooth, Canadian made pots. This is my go-to pot now but I bought a big pile of them. New condition, still in plastic. Retail: $12.12 Asking: $10.00 each shipped! Bartolini Split J & Musicman Pickups in Custom Ebony Covers Handmade ebony covers, unfinished, corners are still square. Radiused tops. I think these are the first covers I ever built so they are a little funky. Still worth saving if interested. I just don't want those giant things on ant of my basses. Pickups have never been used but these are showing "drawer" wear after so many years getting shuffled around. Retail: The pickups alone are over $200 plus the covers. Asking: $125 for the set shipped! I have more stuff, will post when I get home later.
  9. You can never have too many clamps.
  10. Thanks to everyone who voted the SF3co prototype GOTM for March!
  11. This is an old company that's made a lot of instruments (and a few of them have helped directly affect the course of musical history). My guess is once you find a formula that works you might be hesitant to change it. There's also a lot of buyers out there that want the "authentic" original product and watching the video gives me no reason to doubt McCartney's bass was built in a VERY similar manner, possibly with some of the same jigs and tooling. Why are these guys so fast/good? They are factory workers! They have a quota to fulfill and each person is responsible for a single task or small range of tasks. I worked with a few ex-Gibson Custom Shop employees years ago at First Act. These guys were insanely fast and efficient at certain tasks because they had come up through the factory doing that work all day every day for years. A few people might make it all the way to the custom shop and eventually be responsible for an entire instrument from beginning to end. They always made a delineation between the factory people and the custom shop people though... you might spend 30 years installing frets and get very good at it, but that doesn't necessarily make you a guitar builder. I'm with Prostheta, most of these hand methods aren't worth the risk in my book, but I am impressed with the skill, history and the system that these guys are working inside of.
  12. I would love to be proven wrong but pretty sure those Musician Friend specials are not German made.
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