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    A pro sounds great! You need my address? ;) If...

    A pro sounds great! You need my address? ;)

    If you buy a known fitting guard, and pretap the holes, should not cause much concern.


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  2. Thread: frets

    by Luthier Vandross
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    As a guitar player, nothing sounds as good as a...

    As a guitar player, nothing sounds as good as a Martin, with bar frets. They sound very different.

    The labor involved is ten-fold, or you risk cutting your fingers off, when you slide up the first...
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    Make 400 instruments, and call me in the morning....

    Make 400 instruments, and call me in the morning.


    Miles
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    Unless you are playing a bowlback.. ...

    Unless you are playing a bowlback..

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  5. Thread: two

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    John, it's an archtop, F-hole instrument? You...

    John, it's an archtop, F-hole instrument? You have seen the conversion of an F-7, 10, or 12 to F-5 Spec?

    You don't change the scale, you just move it back, by making a shorter neck.. like a...
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    Just as an aside, Big Joe isn't Gibson's punching...

    Just as an aside, Big Joe isn't Gibson's punching bag. (Charlie, otoh.. hahah)

    Gibson has alot of histories, great instruments, and lousy ones, golden ages, and pig metal ones.. If you had been...
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    That 'white stuff' is an original (rare) Gibson...

    That 'white stuff' is an original (rare) Gibson aluminum bridge top.


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    Well, looks like we have plenty of "I'm not Bill...

    Well, looks like we have plenty of "I'm not Bill Monroe" people here, so I can finally let the truth out..

    I am Bill Monroe.

    (the egotistical womanizer part, not the mandolin player part)
    ...
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    Hey, it's only a modern RW Master Model, and a...

    Hey, it's only a modern RW Master Model, and a Gilchrist worth of dinars.. a bargain?

    Hell yes.

    But then again... I may be a little .. uhh..
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    Questions, which ones would you like answered...

    Questions, which ones would you like answered first?

    1. The tuners were changed from standard, to reverse. Gibson 'under' shaft tuners require different headstock inlay arrangements, than reverse....
  11. I trim them clean with my pocket knife. Randy...

    I trim them clean with my pocket knife. Randy actually cuts his out with a pocket knife!

    !!


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    The oval hole is a classical sound.. more...

    The oval hole is a classical sound.. more shimmering, and sustaining, like a flat top guitar, whereas the F hole is choppy.. in the mids, with less overtones.

    After playing an F4 for a while, I...
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    It splits alot, later on, when you turn the heat...

    It splits alot, later on, when you turn the heat on..

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    The best to work with, is the density of...

    The best to work with, is the density of oak/sycamore. It's way woody, and very stable.

    It's sounds super-duper with red spruce.


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    lol -comment restrained- ...

    lol

    -comment restrained-

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    Miles
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    Anything Red Henry does will be louder.....

    Anything Red Henry does will be louder.. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

    You can wedge the fingerboard, until about the mid-sixties, it was all too common. It isn't...
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    I gotta think with the other side of what's left...

    I gotta think with the other side of what's left of my brain.. thanks for catching that. Sheesh!

    I built a +deep OOO sized guitar, with a tiny 3-9/16 hole to record with, (I hammer it all with my...
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    It does. It's easily illustrated with an acoustic...

    It does. It's easily illustrated with an acoustic guitar.

    Take a piece of light cardboard that will fit in between there, and obscure part of the hole, while plunking with the other hand. You will...
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    Here too.. M

    Here too..

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  20. Joe, are you still on vacation? We have been...

    Joe, are you still on vacation? We have been awaiting your visit...

    where's the beef?

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    Miles
  21. No, Bill Monroe was not sponsored, and I just...

    No, Bill Monroe was not sponsored, and I just described to you exactly how I'd fix it.

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    Oh well.


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    Austin, that sounds delicious. I like the rabbit,...

    Austin, that sounds delicious. I like the rabbit, but the possum sticks better.


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  23. I win... I am a psychic mando-guru.. feel my...

    I win... I am a psychic mando-guru.. feel my presence...

    ok, that's enough...


    Miles
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    That left outside wall could be much thinner.. ...

    That left outside wall could be much thinner..

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  25. Maybe just use a little dye, and get some color...

    Maybe just use a little dye, and get some color back... then french polish over it.. but..

    Man, these things are played by humans... let's leave the evidence! I have so many little finish repairs...
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