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  1. Thread: Vega Bowl Back

    by rcc56
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    Re: Vega Bowl Back

    The term "restoration" does not disturb me in this particular case. You are simply replacing parts that are no longer functional and restoring the instrument to playable condition. If you were...
  2. Thread: Hybrid electric

    by sonic
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    If you mean the gain switch in the buffer schematic. It’s a little din switch in some or those pegs with a little bridge you see in computers.
    I didn’t bother. You have two resistors at the start...
  3. Thread: Hybrid electric

    by sonic
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    Sounds like you are having fun. The nut can be fettled with super glue and baking soda iirc a search of YouTube etc will show you how.
    As for the FETís I read about getting them matched and or...
  4. Thread: Hybrid electric

    by JimCh
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    I shouldn't worry too much about the neck yet, see what it's like when in action. And I imagine at our level of sophistication you could do a certain amount of correction on the frets, even if they...
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    Re: Time to practice hand rubbed sunburst

    Just an update for anyone else who might be interested in learning this technique. I took Steve Sorensen's advice and sealed a top with shellac, and this worked far better. I was surprised that the...
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    Re: Time to practice hand rubbed sunburst

    1. Watch James Condino's video tutorial on sunbursting.
    2. While I finish off 'bursts with an airbrush to even things out, I have found that a quick wipe with 1 lb cut shellac as a sealer helps...
  7. Thread: Hybrid electric

    by JimCh
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    Being just as inaccurate with a hand drill as you, I worked out a way to get my bushings accurately located. See this....
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    Hi Keme,

    I thank you for this thread. I am enjoying your adventuresome spirit and willingness to share your thought process. I am having fun following your build and hope you end up with an...
  9. Thread: Hybrid electric

    by sonic
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    I have standard push pull pots bought from the bay of evil. Not sure on exact dimensions but an inch or so sounds about right. I had a little trouble with depth in that my cavity cover is carved...
  10. Thread: Hybrid electric

    by sonic
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    I have recently built this 186901
    It has magnetic and piezo pickups. The piezo is in the bridge and has a FET buffer built into the body. I run it off a 9v battery. But it can be made to run off...
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    It is so interesting to hear the extreme differences between Ralf's pick preference compared to Caterina Lichtenberg's.
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    Wheel Hoss - Bill Monroe

    This is my favorite bluegrass tune to play. I like slowing it down a little to really make it groove.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELEfe-2e18o
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    182528

    This. This is a tapir. So I assume you mean the taper? ;)
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