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by Matt Madden
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Edge treatments: arm bevels and belly cuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 3814

Re: Edge treatments: arm bevels and belly cuts?

I don't like them. Electrics are so small anyway, I don't see the need for those contours. I like the feel of a telecaster with just slightly rounded edges. I always feel like a strat is too slippery and trying to escape. In fact, I have an '80s Squier Bullet that is strat shaped but with no belly c...
by Matt Madden
Thu May 26, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Source needed for an acoustic electric jack
Replies: 6
Views: 5006

Re: Source needed for an acoustic electric jack

My friend's guitar had one of these jacks. He wanted to install a Fishman Matrix Infinity system. I took the guts out of the combo jack and used it as a mounting plate for the 1/4" jack for the Fishman. It looks the same from the outside, but the XLR doesn't do anything now. So, maybe you could inst...
by Matt Madden
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help me put my bass guitar back together
Replies: 133
Views: 108306

Re: Help me put my bass guitar back together

David;

I found your description quite moving. Thank you.

Matt
by Matt Madden
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: sticky Waverly tuners
Replies: 15
Views: 14342

Re: sticky Waverly tuners

I just put some on, too. They feel a little stiff, but also feel very accurate to me. They bring the strings to pitch nicely. Much better than the worn out Grovers they replaced.
by Matt Madden
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Buzz on B String
Replies: 1
Views: 2107

Buzz on B String

Hi: I have Crafter GAE 8, and I am getting a sitar like buzz on the B String when played open. As background, I shaped and installed a new bone saddle on this guitar, and my friend made a new nut and did a set up for me. We are both hobbyists, but he is quite meticulous. The nut was much better than...
by Matt Madden
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Done wirning....a little hum.
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Re: Done wirning....a little hum.

Thanks David. The pickups are actually both humbuckers (single coil size). You can't tell that from my bad photo, but they are. I tested all the connections and found that the ground wire to the bridge was not a good connection. I also had some shielding that was not grounded. I think I have those t...
by Matt Madden
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Done wirning....a little hum.
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Re: Done wirning....a little hum.

I did not shield the pickup cavities. I did shield the control cavity. The inside of the pickup cavities is so rough, the copper tape doesn't stick very well (this is a stock body; I didn't route the cavities). I am realizing I should spend some time cleaning up the cavities and shielding more caref...
by Matt Madden
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Done wirning....a little hum.
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Re: Done wirning....a little hum.

Thanks, Mark.

I will check it out.
by Matt Madden
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Done wirning....a little hum.
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Done wirning....a little hum.

I wired this up last weekend. 84 Squier body, new GFS neck, new electronics, Seymour Duncan Little 59 and JB jr. There is a slight hum, which stops when I touch the strings. There is a string ground wire to the bridge, but I'm thinking this is a ground or shielding issue. There is the stock shieldin...
by Matt Madden
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Recent Telemaster Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Recent Telemaster Build

Very cool body shape. I like it.

My friend had an A-5 a long time ago. That had a weird, blocky body shape, right?

Yours looks great.
by Matt Madden
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string with octave D
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: 7 string with octave D

Thanks for the tip on Spider John Koerner. I checked him out on youtube. Great stuff. He seemed to be playing an Epiphone 12 with some kind of floating bridge. Also, I think I am going to try adding an octave D to my Washburn. It's an inexpensive guitar, so not much at stake. I think I will use a ba...
by Matt Madden
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string with octave D
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

Re: 7 string with octave D

Thanks for the replies. It almost seems that a guitar could be retrofitted with an octave D. It would be right up the middle :) . On the two guitars I'm looking at now, there would be room on the headstock for another tuner. The bridge would be the issue.
by Matt Madden
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 7 string with octave D
Replies: 8
Views: 2337

7 string with octave D

So I remember Martin (I think) made a Roger McGuinn 7 string model with an additional G string an octave above. I play in the key of D a lot. Has anyone thought of or built a 7 string with an additional D string? I think it might sound cool where the D string is played open a lot. A little like a 12...
by Matt Madden
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The Everyman Guitar
Replies: 18
Views: 8337

Re: The Everyman Guitar

Nice looking shop.
by Matt Madden
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Aligning the neck for drilling
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Re: Aligning the neck for drilling

Great, thanks.

Mark, it's a new neck on an old body, so no holes to fill. But I got you, otherwise.
by Matt Madden
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Aligning the neck for drilling
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Aligning the neck for drilling

I could use some help on this one. I have a MIJ Squier bullet body to which I am going to attach a Guitar Fetish strat-style neck. This is a budget project :) The neck fits in the neck pocket pretty well, but not super tight. I'm looking for advice on how to align it prior to drilling the screw hole...
by Matt Madden
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Broken bridge mounting screws.
Replies: 6
Views: 3225

Re: Broken bridge mounting screws.

Thanks for the help guys. I should have thought of lubricating the threads. I'm going to plug the holes and move the bridge back 1/8" or so, which is where it should have been in the first place. I think I'm going to leave the broken screws in there. The repairs will not be visible, since they will ...
by Matt Madden
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Broken bridge mounting screws.
Replies: 6
Views: 3225

Broken bridge mounting screws.

A screw up....I was mounting a Wilkinson 3 saddle compensated tele bridge, the one without the tele pickup slot, in my walnut tele-deluxe type thing, and I broke two!! of the mounting screws. I guess the pilot holes weren't big enough, and yeah the walnut is pretty hard, but man the screws seem weak...
by Matt Madden
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Tru Oil on maple
Replies: 10
Views: 4279

Re: Tru Oil on maple

Thanks. I have been going for light coats, and doing one first thing in the morning and one at night. I will try buffing it down, then a few more light coats.

The back of the neck looks good, just the flat spots on the front and back of the headstock are streaky.
by Matt Madden
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Tru Oil on maple
Replies: 10
Views: 4279

Re: Tru Oil on maple

I guess I should add I wiped with mineral spirits between grits.