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by Chris Mudd
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The Hossenfeffer Bass
Replies: 69
Views: 59642

Re: The Hossenfeffer Bass

That has always been my favorite bass!!
I can't wait ti see the finished project!

Then you have to build an Ampeg stack!
by Chris Mudd
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Bondic UV light curing glue
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Bondic UV light curing glue

Han anyone tried any products like "Bondic"?

these are the UV light curing glues that are being advertised right now.

I could think of a million places it could be handy, but I was raised with a dis-trust of the "As Advertised on TV" stuff.

Chris
by Chris Mudd
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Giant dent in finish help!?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

Giant dent in finish help!?!?!

OOPS!!! I had finished spraying all of the coats of a nice Fiesta red strat when something in the shop fell on the face of the guitar and made a nice DIG in the front. I hadn't begun clear coats yet, which may make it easier to fix. The dig goes all of the way into the wood and I don't want to go re...
by Chris Mudd
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Headstock spline
Replies: 6
Views: 5740

Re: Headstock spline

Thanks for the replies! I am working on pictures, but I did want to add that the guitar was repaired many years ago by a tech.in st. Louis. His name was Chris. He worked at a north St Louis music store and had a British accent. I wish I knew more! He added a wedge that went behind the nut to about t...
by Chris Mudd
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Headstock spline
Replies: 6
Views: 5740

Headstock spline

I have an Alvarez Dreadnaught with a broken headstock that is precious to me. The cost of the repair by a pro will outweigh the worth of the guitar by a long-shot, except for the sentimental worth and the fact that it has VERY low playing time on it. I am going to do the repair myself and am plannin...
by Chris Mudd
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First Build, A mandolin
Replies: 13
Views: 8347

Re: First Build, A mandolin

It is beautifully simple, simply beautiful!

Who's plans did you work from?
by Chris Mudd
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Alder for acoustic instruments?
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

Alder for acoustic instruments?

Hello all! I just found a very large stash of Alder 2x2 planks at a great price. I don't want to pass on a great deàl if it could be useful. I know it it useful for solid body guitars, it haven't heard of it being used on mandolins or acoustic guitars. Does anyone use alder for internal parts on aco...
by Chris Mudd
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut soundboard?
Replies: 30
Views: 22751

Re: Walnut soundboard?

I worked in a music store in St. Louis in the mid 1980's and sold a lot of Alvarez guitars. There was one model that I remember being all walnut with a brass saddle, nut and bridge pins.

I remember thinking the sound was very exciting and had great defenition.

I would love one of those now.

Best
by Chris Mudd
Sat May 23, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bending with no blanket??
Replies: 14
Views: 7208

Re: bending with no blanket??

I have been bending with a pipe for quite a while. I have sawn a nice fat softball bat in pieces and use the butt end an handle with a torch to bend.

I was hoping to not invest the blanket yet, seems inevitable though....
by Chris Mudd
Wed May 20, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bending with no blanket??
Replies: 14
Views: 7208

bending with no blanket??

Hello all, Here I go! I am going to build a mandolin this summer. I would like to build a flat top with the outer shape of a Martin or the Crystal Forrest design. Not very extreme on the bends. I am looking to build a bender, but would rather not buy the blanket. I plan on building more than one. If...
by Chris Mudd
Wed May 20, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: new archtop needs honey finish
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: new archtop needs honey finish

I finished a tele with honey amber transtint in tru oil. This was a klieer combination for me .I plan on using it again. I didn't count drops. I probably just ended up making each coat slightly darker until I was satisfied.
by Chris Mudd
Fri May 01, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: making kerfed linings
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

making kerfed linings

I am going to need to make kerfed linings for some projects this summer. I have access to a lot of Doug fir that would be easy to cut down to size.

Is this wood a good choice?
by Chris Mudd
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thinline archtop neck joint?
Replies: 12
Views: 7308

Re: Thinline archtop neck joint?

Thanks Joe,
I Understand "season". It is 40 degrees in my guitar shop right now.

Look forward to it if you think of it when you get there!

Good luck...

Chris
by Chris Mudd
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thinline archtop neck joint?
Replies: 12
Views: 7308

Re: Thinline archtop neck joint?

Hey Joe!!!
I just bought 2 of those bodies. 1 that is a full thickness arch top and 1 thinline.

Could you post pics of yours when you have the back off?

I would love to see what is inside!!

Chris
by Chris Mudd
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Good Woods in Pacific Northwest?
Replies: 20
Views: 7780

Re: Good Woods in Pacific Northwest?

I just spent 18 years in Eugene, Oregon. I found the Alder to be nice, Walnut to be great. I played around with some redwood, but never got it to a guitar. I might offer that Oregon Myrtle is very beautiful. There are small shops around the state that make furniture and bowls out of the stuff. They ...
by Chris Mudd
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First Archtop Guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 17938

Re: First Archtop Guitar

That is really pretty!!
If this is number 1, I can't wait to see #15......
by Chris Mudd
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winder counter Help
Replies: 17
Views: 11002

Re: Pickup winder counter Help

Ok, so here goes, I am planning on using an optical sensor hooked up to an up/down counter with a relay. My goal is to end up with a variale speed AC motor (courtesy of an old Duracraft bandsaw)that will shut itself off at a preset amount of winds. I have been lusting after the counter that Clint Se...
by Chris Mudd
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup winder counter Help
Replies: 17
Views: 11002

Pickup winder counter Help

Hello all, I am either making this too complicated, or don't realize how much I don't know. I am designing a pickup winder and am stuck at adding a way to count windings. will it work if If I add one of the counters in the link below? Is it really that simple? Chris http://www.ebay.com/itm/Punch-Cou...
by Chris Mudd
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fret Crowning File- which one is the one?
Replies: 18
Views: 8294

Fret Crowning File- which one is the one?

Hello all, I have been reading the library and comparing the fret crowning files from Luthiers Mercantile, Stew Mac and Grizzly. I have the budget for 1 file for crowing medium frets. I am a medium fret kind of guy with a garage shop, but can see how the Gurian could be really versatile. the but the...
by Chris Mudd
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Marble sanding beam for fret work?
Replies: 19
Views: 19828

Re: Marble sanding beam for fret work?

So that settles it!
I have an appointment at a machine shop Tuesday to have a 1x1 steel tube machine leveled for a few bucks so that I know I have a good level.
THANKS ALL!