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- Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:40 am
- Forum: Jam Session
- Topic: What is the bassier resonator guitar.
- Replies: 6
- Views: 3537
Maple for saddles is fine, or maple capped with ebony . Upgrading the tuners won't get you much of a tone upgrade, unfortunately. You're better off to replace the cone and spider with a Replogle or a Quarterman. Holding either of those beside a cheap cone will reveal a dramatic difference right away...
- Tue May 22, 2018 11:54 pm
- Forum: Jam Session
- Topic: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while
- Replies: 24
- Views: 11900
I identify with you in a number of ways, Matthew. I just turned 34 this past weekend, and I completed my electrical apprenticeship last year. I have wondered if this was all there is to "the rest of my life." I only recently got my shop up and running after about a 4-5 year forced break. Now I'm too...
- Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:35 am
- Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
- Topic: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?
- Replies: 19
- Views: 22641
You've been given some really good advice. To answer your question specifically, Gibson and PRS, among others, use Western Big Leaf maple, acer macrophyllum.
- Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:15 pm
- Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
- Topic: Maple body cap
- Replies: 8
- Views: 2718
I would recommend gluing the cap together, then gluing the two plates together. I have not done it the other way around, but when I have looked at the process, I have always thought that I had a better chance of getting things fit and aligned doing it my way.
- Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:33 pm
- Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
- Topic: banjo mandolin??
- Replies: 12
- Views: 10426
I can't really tell how bad the wood materials are. You will have to make that decision. I would recommend that you sit on it a while. Some times waiting a while, you will make a better choice. Steve, I have to ask. Just what would you hope to achieve by sitting on it? And how long would you recomm...