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General Discussion / Custom Oak Pedal Board
« on: March 13, 2010, 12:45:08 PM »
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Originally posted by Tio Kimo

Nice NH!
Definately cleans things up, and looks nice for the home. Not alot of room for growth, but it looks great.

You have a power supply/6 trip underneath it or something? I know boss sells a daisy chain power supply for there pedals.



Well I have room for one more pedal and that should be good for me. Since these are hand built to order....you can request a 12 OR 24 OR even a 3 footer depending on how many pedals you use.

Yah I have the Boss 9v AC Power adapter with the 6 plug splitter added on....all tucked underneath the board and velcro strapped for tidiness.  


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General Discussion / Custom Oak Pedal Board
« on: March 13, 2010, 12:10:36 PM »
I was cleaning and trying to organize my music room / practice area a few weeks ago.

I was looking for a way to clean up the floor in front of me. I have a couple guitar pedals and a tuner that I use frequently and the cables and power supply cables and plugs are just a tangled mess. It just kept bothering me looking at the mess.

I looked around for Pedal Boards online and everything was either cheezy looking or super complicated or just plain ugly!

I had an idea for my own custom pedal board and took some nice solid oak wood I bought over to my buddy (Gary) who is a cabinet maker/ all around handy man.....who also plays guitar and posts regularly on the UMGF. I gave him my ideas and he grabbed the wood and went to work.  What I got back was so cool! It fits my pedals and looks good in my house (My Wife is MUCH HAPPIER that the mess is cleaned up and she thinks the Oak pedal board looks much classier)

Well this are so awesome I wanted to share and if anyone is interested send me a PM and I can give you Gary's contact info. He said he would like make them for anyone who would be interested.  He was saying base price would be about $30 + shipping, but of course you can modify the design and wood selection to taste and then discuss pricing with him.

Here is the BEFORE




After






Soooo much better! Of course it did make me go out and buy the Boss Pedal Tuner.... Like I said ......  PM me and I will forward you his contact info.

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quote:
Originally posted by circjam

 I purchased a registered golden lab, but within 2 years he had to be put down due to hip displasia.  I cried worse than a babby. That was some moons ago in time.  


They are your babies and best friends .....make you laugh and in the end make you cry. But the years of complete devotion are absolutely worth the pain when they finally go. Our first dog got to be 14 and blind and she and we knew it was time. We were very fortunate to have a vet who came to the house and put her down while we held her tight and told her how much we loved her. I have never cried that hard in my life!

We waited nearly a year before we were ready to do it again. It is very bitter sweet that this one came to us abused and with hip displasia. She is 3 now and just playing fetch for 20 minutes will mean an evening of pain and a dose of aspirin for her, yet she is always happy and never seems to let it get her down or stop her from having fun. What a true spirit and I only hope that I could be as strong as she is if I ever have any issues.

As I said we don't know how long before the pain is too much for her/us to bear but we will continue to spoil her. Even knowing the heart break that is to come ....we would again take her home from the pound and don't regret our choice.

Dogs are such a microcosm lesson for life in general.....love those in your life completely and with complete devotion because it is all over much too soon.

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Thanks Rockbeast

I will probably put some Martin SP lights on it this weekend. Thanks for the tip on looking carefully for shims.

So you have lights on yours with no cracking or popping or violent and sudden releases of stored energy?

Did you notice any change in the neck relief from the upgrade in strings. I think mine already has too much bow and I am thinking the added tension from lights will add to it. I will probably need to adjust my truss rod.

Thanks again for the reply and tips !!

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Rockbeast...sounds like you got a good deal on yours.

I agree on the action set up being needed. I am planning on giving mine a set up this weekend. Action at the nut is a bit high. I will need to files some sharp edges off a few frets and then also lower the height of the saddle. I guess I am going to try standard lights on it and see what happens.

I ask again if a Washburn Moderator would reply and tell me if this is OK or will it explode??? Anyone else using standard lights on their Rover ??

I did have a laugh last night as I was playing my Rover and a little disappointed with the sound....as I walked over to set it down I heard something rustle inside .....I shake it and out comes a wad of desiccant that had been stuffed into the body and was lodged way down inside. So I pull it out and hmmmmmm the little thing sounds a lot better. Made me wonder if anyone else has a wad inside theirs still and don't know it ....:-) I have had mine for 3 days with out noticing!!

For what it is and what it cost ....it is pretty cool and I did figure out just the right position so I can actually lay on the couch like the lazy ba$tard I am and play guitar....

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Just remember....unless you have a special reason for a specific breed (Perhaps you want to show) otherwise ....go to the pound or animal shelter and save one from being destroyed.

We got this one from the pound and she, at 6 months old, showed all the signs of being abused. Tail between the legs, overly submissive, wouldn't or didn't know how to play at all. Took 3 months for the tail to start wagging. Took a year to get her to play a little bit. took over 2 years till she became the happiest dog I have ever seen. She is now everybody's best friend.

Her Nickname is Velcro because she is always right there at your feet. But very very sweet. We are not sure if it is hereditary or from abuse or malnourishment as a pup, but at 1 year old she was already limping from severe hip displaysia. She gets Glucosamine and Chondroiten  and is doing OK at 3 years old....but we don't know how she will progress so we just spoil the hell out of her while we can.

Of course from her look in that picture ...I think she is thinking we are abusing her with the antlers ......

Even with all this she is a great dog....but imagine if we hadn't saved her from the pound !!!! Don't add to the demand of Puppy Mills....go save an animal instead!!


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Just remember you gave her a wonderful full and loving life.

Then go to a shelter and save another one who needs that extra TLC !!

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I have seen numerous suggestions that standard light strings (Gauges: 12-16-25w-32w-42w-54w) make this little guitar sound better. Anyone have any long term issues using standard lights? Will Washburn Mod here verify that the Rover is able to handle lights?

Mine just showed up today via UPS and any info would be great before I string it up!

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The answers above are all good. You can obviously have your guitar set up to make it easier to play and Dugly's Hallmark Movie of the Week is inspiring.  Well done Dugly!

There are other factors in a guitar that may help to make playing easier. You might consider playing a variety of guitars and see if one works better for your wrist. Things that can effect playability:

Thickness of the Neck. - both width at the nut and thickness of the neck. - by the way my Seagull Folk has a fairly chunky neck.

Scale can make a big difference especially with bar chords - Most Dreds are 25 + in scale length (Scale is the length of the strings from saddle to nut) This means that on a standard scale guitar the frets are a little bit longer and makes those finger reaches a little bit tougher --- look at a short scale guitar in the 24 range.

The size of the body .....a large dred will probably put first position notes further away from your body. A small body parlor or 000 (especially if it is a short scale too) will bring everything closer to you and might give your wrist a more comfortable angle.

There are probably more things to consider as options that might make playing more comfortable and if it is more comfortable then you will play more and more.

Good luck on this and hopefully you will post again with an inspirational story like Dugly's

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Looks like this thread started back in 06 and was just recently resurrected. Perfect timing as I have a Rover riding in the big brown truck of joy and on its way to me.

I see there are numerous suggestions that standard light strings (Gauges: 12-16-25w-32w-42w-54w) make this little guitar sound better. Anyone have any issues using standard lights? Will Washburn Mod here verify that the Rover is able to handle lights?  I use 10s on my electric and find them to be too flimsy and bendy for my taste....I would hate to think I will only be able to use .09 on my Rover.

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For Sale - Washburn 125-ANNIVERSARY-R-316-SWKK-PARLOR GUITAR

Asking $699

This is one killer re-issue parlor guitar! This collector's piece has been lovingly created to replicate the exact sound, feel and look of the 1800's vintage Washburn Parlor guitar....the kind that sells for thousands of dollars in vintage shops across the country. This is an ALL SOLID WOOD limited edition numbered guitar. These are no longer available and rarely come up for sale.
Most of the other Washburn Parlors now being sold are laminate back and sides. I am selling this one only because I have two (one Trembesi and one Rosewood) of these and need to fund a new all mahogany OM or parlour --- Trade maybe?.

** Top: Solid aged spruce ----    ** Sides: Solid Trembesi

** Back: Solid Trembesi  ----    ** Neck: Mahogany

** Fretboard: Ebony  ----    ** Binding: Ivoroid

** Bridge: Ebony  ----    ** 1 7/8 inch nut

** Classic V neck profile   ----   ** #52 0f 250 made


The sound is quite punchy, with good sustain. The bass thumps out, but without the boom you'd get from a bigger body. It is quite a loud guitar when you hit it hard, but can also produce some really sweet soft tones. I have played this one for probably less than 30-40 hours. It is in great shape. Only issues that came up were a small bit of the fret board binding came loose in shipping. I had this repaired by a great local Luthier...when he did this repair he also reinforced a small defect in the side wood to be sure it was strong. This was all very well done and invisible to my eyes. (total disclosure !)











If interested PM me or send an email to sands4us (at) yahoo (dot) com to discuss logistics

Stephen

Stephen......   Ain't no more potatoes, the frost have killed the vine ......
Well, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman on your mind MJH

Gibson CJ-165

WASHBURN 125-ANNIVERSARY-R316-SWRK PARLOR                                

Martin D 16 H

Gibson Les Paul Studio Premium Plus

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quote:
Originally posted by knuckle

Hopefully I just did not make a mistake. I bought the very last one. According to the EBAY seller. I'm hoping it's not a lemon with the quality issues I've been reading about. I don't mind aging, but 700, I don't want loose braces or gaps in binding or any of that.

Also, is it possible to have the frets replaced without damaging the guitar if done by a competent guitar mechanic? [:D]


Kevin



Kevin - I hope you get a good one with no problems.

It is a very common thing for a guitar to get a fret job (normally after 5 to 10+ years depending on how you drive). A competent Luthier can replace worn frets and even make it better than new. I don't know pricing, but I don't think it is terribly expensive. If you end up with worn frets and don't feel like shipping to Washburn or it is after their ( per browndog - 6 month time limit) you can talk to a good guitar guy/gal and discuss your playing style..the instrument and its set up and decide on height and gauge of fret wire that will best suit your playing style. My frets are starting to wear and I am guessing that after a year I will have to replace them. I may go with some fatter frets when the time comes

I do think this little parlor is worth the risk and added expense that  may arise. Let us know how yours is when you receive it!

Stephen......   Ain't no more potatoes, the frost have killed the vine ......
Well, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman on your mind MJH

Gibson CJ-165

WASHBURN 125-ANNIVERSARY-R316-SWRK PARLOR                                

Martin D 16 H

Gibson Les Paul Studio Premium Plus

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I will try tonight to get some pics of the fret wear on my parlors...Perhaps if we start adding pics showing the wear along with date of purchase and maybe an estimate of hours played....it might make a strong case for us.

wrmurphy - you might try contacting BuzzFeiten directly. I am sure they would like to be notified if a company is advertising and getting money for their system with out it complying to their standards. It seems to me BuzzFeiten would be concerned about their name and reputation and I am sure they would have more clout with Washburn than you seem to at this time.


Stephen......   Ain't no more potatoes, the frost have killed the vine ......
Well, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman on your mind MJH

Gibson CJ-165

WASHBURN 125-ANNIVERSARY-R316-SWRK PARLOR                                

Martin D 16 H

Gibson Les Paul Studio Premium Plus

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OneWilyFool has had some correspondence with Washburn Customer Service regarding this issue. I am not going to try and repeat third hand what he found out. I would probably say something wrong and I may not be up to current on the discussions.

I would suggest sending him a PM. I know he has said he feels his posts here have probably encouraged many of us to buy one of these parlors and he feels a bit responsible. I think Wily is hoping to get a number of those with fret wear issues to use our numbers to encourage Washburn to make this right.

I hope I haven't mis-spoke here. Again PM onewilyfool

Stephen......   Ain't no more potatoes, the frost have killed the vine ......
Well, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman on your mind MJH

Gibson CJ-165

WASHBURN 125-ANNIVERSARY-R316-SWRK PARLOR                                

Martin D 16 H

Gibson Les Paul Studio Premium Plus

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Magoo,

Yes.....yes I am !  [:D][:D][:D]

Stephen......   Ain't no more potatoes, the frost have killed the vine ......
Well, the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman on your mind MJH

Gibson CJ-165

WASHBURN 125-ANNIVERSARY-R316-SWRK PARLOR                                

Martin D 16 H

Gibson Les Paul Studio Premium Plus

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