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    Re: side bending - cracking

    Sounds like your iron may not be hot enough. Water should bounce off, not simmer off. Use a strap. Wet the side going against the iron. Use a fluid back and forth motion as you bend the ribs.
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    Re: Value of a good restorer

    You may indeed be in the wrong line of work. Thereís nothing Iíd rather be doing! There are several paths you can take. None of them are part-time. Meet us back here in 10 years, when you start going...
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    Re: Repair Estimate too High?

    Different luthiers have different costs and abilities and will have different rates. My rates are 2/3 what they were when I was in NYC. You can always shop around and get different estimates but keep...
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    Re: Problem E strings

    I would play around with strings. Without having the instrument in hand itís hard to make recommendations. From my experience instruments are overdriven more often than underdriven when someoneís...
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