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by Greg Martin
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: touching up poly finishes
Replies: 2
Views: 2981

touching up poly finishes

I have a black Greco from 78 that needs touch up to the top,more than drop fill and less than a full respray. I believe the finish is a poly of sort, will either of these adhere generally speaking, nitro lacquer or Crystallac waterbased. Id need a black then a clear. any tips or suggestions will help
by Greg Martin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Oily wood glues
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Oily wood glues

This time around im using cocobolo and also goncalo alves, both very oily,wondering which glwues are recemended i have T88 epoxy,but also wondering about titbond III?
by Greg Martin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Diy sanders
Replies: 1
Views: 1642

Diy sanders

Anyone here built a deadhead sander and a fretboard pendulum sander? Got pics to share?
by Greg Martin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Brite Tone Instrument Finish - quantity?
Replies: 9
Views: 4686

Re: Brite Tone Instrument Finish - quantity?

Are you wiping or spraying brite tone is spraying what nozzle size ?
by Greg Martin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Sonnys new web page
Replies: 1
Views: 1823

Sonnys new web page

We are all pround of our kids ,me too. Im sure at some point over the last 11 years weve heard Andys pedal and gear demos on proguitarshop and reverb. Hes been on youtube and has been a major contributor with over 2000 gear demos. My custom guitars show up there too. My 2 minutes of fame right. Now ...
by Greg Martin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Repair of a broken humbucker mounting leg
Replies: 4
Views: 8030

Re: Repair of a broken humbucker mounting leg

Ill keep and solder the leg, maybe have a heat sink of some kind so not to over heat the windings .not much potting wax in this one either thanks
by Greg Martin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: P 90 cavity depth needed
Replies: 3
Views: 3042

P 90 cavity depth needed

Hey guys just need an optimum routing depth for soap bar p-90 s both neck and bridge. My bodies are flat topped non arch type. My neck angle is 2.4 so the neck pickup should sit deeper than the bridge . Also, Other sources seem to say the cover should be at 3/16" below the bottom of the strings,but ...
by Greg Martin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy 21st birthday to the MIMF
Replies: 3
Views: 122848

Re: Happy 21st birthday to the MIMF

Over the years the mimf has been a wonderful resource.thanks to all who have helped keep it running. Thanks
by Greg Martin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Repair of a broken humbucker mounting leg
Replies: 4
Views: 8030

Repair of a broken humbucker mounting leg

I have an old dimarzio humbucker with tall mounting leg ,that has been bent and broken off. Im wondering is soldering or brazing would be a repair option?
by Greg Martin
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ok to use a 16.5" 2 way truss rod on an lp neck build?
Replies: 5
Views: 4368

Re: Ok to use a 16.5" 2 way truss rod on an lp neck build?

Thanks. I wondered if a shorter rod like the 16.5 would have best curve in the 6-7-8 fret area instead of the 8- 9-10 fret, of the 18" rods. and the rod over the heel probably does little . Im glad i can use them. Ill test each ,because i feel they are a few years old and maybe not as good as modern...
by Greg Martin
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ok to use a 16.5" 2 way truss rod on an lp neck build?
Replies: 5
Views: 4368

Ok to use a 16.5" 2 way truss rod on an lp neck build?

Ive always used an 18" truss rods for all my guitars, but a retired repair man gave me 7 each 16-1/2" , 2 way truss rods. Im wondering if they would be long enough for electric guitar builds. What say youall ?
by Greg Martin
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where is silver solder used, good ,bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 13352

Where is silver solder used, good ,bad?

Wondering if silver solder is good for electronics? Better stronger? More conductive? A pain ? Or?
by Greg Martin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Looking for 7 string neck dimentions
Replies: 1
Views: 2624

Looking for 7 string neck dimentions

Could some one share standard 7 string neck sizes. Fret board at nut, 12 th and end of fret board for 21 frets. String spacing at nut could help also. On a 7 string what is the string to string spacing too? Im just looking for basic sizes to get started,so client can verify/change what he wants. Tha...
by Greg Martin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: SIX ...
Replies: 33
Views: 32939

Re: SIX ...

One thing i disliked on my first archtop was the bubble carve at the cutaway. I now must use the Gibson carve method on number two. Are there any tips for this , or any deadly pitfalls? Anyone have pics to share?
by Greg Martin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Best neck pickup location
Replies: 6
Views: 5245

Re: Best neck pickup location

If you want to listen to some sweet very vintage archtops ,i suggest Perry Beekmans yt channel. Its drool worthy, and tones are very different ,one guitar to another. His 51 epiphone zephyr is the real deal.
by Greg Martin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Best neck pickup location
Replies: 6
Views: 5245

Re: Best neck pickup location

Im no engeneer or math wiz and ill probably not in my life time make enough archtops to address any real test difference between many different pickup placements. I think some one mentioned playing style and maybe Pat Mathenys requirements were for a loud punchy clear tone for live playing, that by ...
by Greg Martin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Best neck pickup location
Replies: 6
Views: 5245

Best neck pickup location

Im wondering why Ibanez PM model archtops have the neck pickup located about 3/4" away from the end of the finger board. Is there a correct harmonic location? Im drawing my 2nd archtop, and ive always wondered about best tone placement,especially on a one pickup archtop? This archtop will have a p-9...
by Greg Martin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: surface area of bridge contact with guitar top
Replies: 14
Views: 13569

Re: surface area of bridge contact with guitar top

Ill toss my .02 in here. Ive gone with a bridge that leans more toward the mass of a D aquisto bridge. Its not as large but is far away from the footed bridges. I spent many hours sanding the bridge to the top, when i thought it was done ,I sanded more. For that archtop I think it worked,as the firs...
by Greg Martin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Reverb.com buys proguitarshop.com
Replies: 0
Views: 4782

Reverb.com buys proguitarshop.com

Fyi to all the gear heads. Proguitarshop has just been bought by Reverb.com Our favorite demo presenter Andy Martin has joined up now with the Reverb family. New videos coming very soon.checkout tone report and proguitar sites for a thankyou letter from kelly miller . Andy has done a great job holdi...
by Greg Martin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Solderless wire connectors fortestingpickupwinds
Replies: 3
Views: 4727

Solderless wire connectors fortestingpickupwinds

Hello im looking for solderless connector blocks, to allow quick disconnect testing of pickups im winding. Ive seen some that click open and shut allowing re use,but cant remember the name or where to buy. Im building a test body and neck that one you tube guy calls his test mule, just for this appl...