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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: barre chords
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:23:33 PM »
We all know how Rocket likes to drill for the nerve, just wish he would do it without ridiculing my choice, I have never ridiculed his...
Dugly, you know in your heart that I love you (in a non-gay way of course!)
You also know in your heart that I don't give a squirt how anyone holds their guitars... if it works, it works!

It did occur to me that nobody has lit the fuse here in two years (or more) and it's been a downright boring read.
Does anyone remember how FUN this forum used to be?

A sense of humor goes pretty cheap these days... if anyone needs a new one, it's on me.

Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: barre chords
« on: July 14, 2012, 03:14:49 PM »
Kindly piss off, ASSH0LE 

No cheers for Rocket from Dugly
My comments & opinions were framed within the forum policies & rules regarding profanity & personal attacks.
Can you say the same?

Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: barre chords
« on: July 14, 2012, 02:22:06 PM »
To each his own, Rocket....I don't ridicule you for your opinions or practices, would appreciate it if you reciprocated in kind.
I never even mentioned YOU at all in my post... just rendered my own opinion; which, last time I checked... was still ok in America.
If you inferred it as a personal hit, take a calcium supplement.

Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: barre chords
« on: July 13, 2012, 09:10:20 PM »
People complain that I sound like a broken record, but I'll say it again:

If you want to make barre chords easier, adopt the classical guitar posture.
The unacceptable trade-off... you'll have to look like a dork!

DORK: American/Canadian slang for a quirky, silly and/or stupid, socially inept person, or one who is out of touch with contemporary trends. Often confused with nerd and geek, but does not imply the same intellectual proclivity.

...or even worse, this tool:

Go to a music store (or find online) the sheet book for, say, America and you will find individual notation lines for "guitar 1", "guitar 2", and "guitar 3".

Study America (Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek.)
Multiple acoustics arranged & layered to near perfection.

It's a bit more winding when changing strings but that is the only disadvantage I can think of.
Solution: Get the locking 18:1 Roto's.

...And i still remember Rocket having a guitar automagically disappear.
In all fairness, USAir did finally reimburse me for [physical] value.
(...just gotta remember to submit claim for top-end Gibson next time!)

General Discussion / Re: Washburn d286/n?
« on: May 01, 2012, 01:30:45 PM »
I think you are probably referring to D28S/N... sometimes the numbers are miffed at the factory.
Try a forum search for D28S

Thanks for the reply! Is this titebond good enough.
Should be... can't see why not.

What is considered a good wood glue?   Tom.    :)
For the taper plug one could probably get away with any premium wood glue like Gorilla brand... but my luthier uses animal hide glues for new builds and Titebond brand liquid hide glue for quick but permanent repairs:

The endpin is plastic though. Do i need to replace it with wood? and how would i get wood the same taper as the current plastic endpin?
Oh... ok. Yes, should be wood.
In that case use a tapered dowel from a hardware store or Lowe's or Home Depot.
If you can't find exact degree of taper, get one close enough and sand to fit. A good wood glue will fill any small imperfection.

Mark the endpin flush with body.
Remove endpin.
Saw off endpin at mark.
Wood glue endpin back into hole (use good glue).
Tape around to protect finish.
Sand off any remaining until flush with tape.
Drill into center of stump and install strap button.
Remove tape.

Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: new HB-35 owner
« on: April 02, 2012, 03:05:05 PM »
That's a Gibson TP-6 style fine-tuning tailpiece. Many people, (including myself,) have chosen to replace stock 335 tailpiece with these:

No one? :(
Well... what size is that? Can't tell anything from that pic of a generic allen wrench.
If it isn't etched on the wrench, do this:

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