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  Topic: Joke of the Day
RolandR

Replies: 1
Views: 152

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:30 am   Subject: Joke of the Day
Four engineers from various fields was getting a ride phoned for a Uber driver. But when the Uber driver arrived his vehicle stalled. He attempted to start his vehicle. It would not start with many at ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
RolandR

Replies: 1101
Views: 151505

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:57 am   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
Here she is. Nowhere near "accurate" but a ton of fun.

https://i.imgur.com/QwimzCWl.jpg

All I had handy was a 250K pot, so as I tend to do, I just went for it.
This body is basswood ...
  Topic: (Relatively) inexpensive pickup options?
RolandR

Replies: 11
Views: 830

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:44 am   Subject: (Relatively) inexpensive pickup options?
Stew Mac has their Golden Age pickups for sale Black Friday.
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
RolandR

Replies: 11
Views: 469

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:03 am   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Do you know if there's pickup winder in your location of Hawaii? In my area, there's at least two persons that can rewind pickups or market their own pickups. If there's a pickup rewinder there in you ...
  Topic: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
RolandR

Replies: 11
Views: 469

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:34 am   Subject: Reform neck pocket with TimberMate
Quickwood is wood bondo.

I've wood bondo a neck pocket of a poorly routed neck pocket of someone's attempt. I bought the guitar body at a music shop selling used and new gear for cheap.

Here's ...
  Topic: How do I go about choosing an amp?
RolandR

Replies: 7
Views: 337

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am   Subject: How do I go about choosing an amp?
All these plus check out Blackstar.Are these the poorman's "Soldano" ?

Jet Stasr, modern models of Orange, Bogners.
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
RolandR

Replies: 9
Views: 494

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:25 am   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
I find it offensive that you didn't share them both in the first place... shame on you... Razz...bluenote is our fellow moderator. Wink

Some members were traumatize when I post pictures of " ...
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
RolandR

Replies: 9
Views: 494

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
I have nothing to add, except I approve of the photo of Michelle Lewin :lol:Forgot to get your approval. Laughing
I was going to post this one:
http://rolandr.x10host.com/avatars/michelle-lewin-6_10 ...
  Topic: How do I go about choosing an amp?
RolandR

Replies: 7
Views: 337

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:38 pm   Subject: How do I go about choosing an amp?
Hard Rock, Jackson, EMG, Dimarzio ... you want hi-gain tube amp.

For that genre, I suggestion Marshall's VM, DSL or MESA Rectifier series.
  Topic: Precision Guitar Kits- PGK SG shape
RolandR

Replies: 6
Views: 437

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:59 am   Subject: Precision Guitar Kits- PGK SG shape
Curious, is it possible that if you super impose a template of an original SG over the Precision Kit SG style, the Precision SG kit is slightly larger than the Gibson SG so you actually "re-shape ...
  Topic: Building Something Custom (with pictures)
RolandR

Replies: 3
Views: 356

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:55 am   Subject: Building Something Custom (with pictures)
You may have to bleach the mahogany lamination if you want a translucent Gretsch Orange. If opaque finish then apply white coat before the Orange.

I once tried to apply blue on mahogany, it came ou ...
  Topic: New bass -ALL DONE - new pics
RolandR

Replies: 13
Views: 771

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:45 am   Subject: New bass -ALL DONE - new pics
That is nice, basses with exotic woods always look nice. Electric guitars with exotic wood could be hit and miss for me.
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
RolandR

Replies: 9
Views: 494

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:05 am   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
Oh some fall out, too bad for a company that was in the business for a long long time and it was not some kind failure in company's direction.

I was just about to buy a power amp because they're li ...
  Topic: Shellac for s&s coat?
RolandR

Replies: 2
Views: 264

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am   Subject: Shellac for s&s coat?
Yes, I actually like shellac as sand sealer.
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
RolandR

Replies: 9
Views: 494

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:12 am   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
Did you hear about that? I'm kind of shock. You would think that any company surviving the recent down turn of the economy starting 2009 they would be o-kay.

Kiesel Guitars are still business thoug ...
 
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