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    Re: Truss rod angle and depth

    I asked this question pretty extensively a few years ago among the best builders in the world. Ten different people gave me about 25 conflicting answers so......I took the top ten designs, depth,...
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    Re: Improvising

    Start listening to and practicing with horn players, like Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue....
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    Re: Mandolin ToneRite on guitar?

    Snake oil does not discriminate between intruments.;)

    Just park your guitar next to your home audio speaker.....
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    So from the description, all of these were stolen from his employers and now he's trying to make a profit on the stolen goods via craigslist.....
  5. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    'Gonna be a whole lot more kids signing up for band this semester!
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    Re: A request of builders

    ".....It amazes me how often folks, wives, players, suffer with a problem which could be quickly fixed or improved-upon with only a brief discussion. Sure has helped me from persisting in being an...
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    Re: A request of builders

    Poor setup is a red flag that the builder doesn't really know how to play the instrument. They focus on fancy woods and inlay work but once you get to second position, the thing has major setup...
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    Re: A request of builders

    "The problem is, that some customers get upset with the repairman when they should be upset with the builder instead....."

    +1000
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    Re: A request of builders

    For any instrument that comes in, if it is a living builder who did substandard work, I ALWAYS refuse to work on it and tell the owner to send it back to the builder. By correcting it, all you do is...
  10. Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    The #1 factor driving the Breedlove move to produce overseas instruments was simple: a decade of horrible business practices & multiple bankruptcies that led to almost A million dollars in debt. It...
  11. Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    If I recall correctly, about ten years ago, someone around here found a big Mason jar of uninstalled engraved Handel buttons.
  12. Re: Measuring the top/back through soundhole.

    You can make your own version of a hacklinger guage for about $8 in scrap parts.....

    Having owned both the original Hacklinger and the Majic Probe, I'm not a fan of the MP. What I need on a day...
  13. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    A compound radius makes a bigger difference on electric guitars where you are bending the strings much more.
  14. Re: Amplify my gibson f5 master model

    Acoustic Image
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    Re: Martin vs D'Addario Strings

    Why is this in the builders and repair forum?
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    Re: Old Gibson A mandolin copy?

    "You kids get off my lawn..."
  17. Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    I think you made a spelling error:

    Asheville is the place you are looking for, a few hours east and you'll find Bluegrass alive and well!
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    Re: Binding laminate

    Interesting link, but no binding content!
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    Re: Mandocello question

    Capo
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    Re: tailpiece cave-in

    The top may have been too thin near the tailpiece or the block could have come unglued.
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    Re: Binding laminate

    Axiom sells it ready to go:

    http://www.axinc.net/Celluloid_Binding_Laminates_s/56.htm
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    Re: Shade Tree Mando Repair

    I put access panels in removable neck upright basses often; neodyne magnets secure everything quite well. Soundposts, necks, repairs it should be mandatory for all working players.
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    Re: Bridge Pin Reamer

    Welcome to the world of working on cheap Chinese instruments where nothing follows traditional rules....
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    Re: Bridge Pin Reamer

    Buy the new bridge pins and reamer from the same supplier.
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    Re: Tonegards

    Nobody who lived through the days when everyone in the band was out of tune wants to go back....those little $11 headstock tuners are fantastic!
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