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by Shawn Strickland
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Two types of neck break problems which I can use for practice
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Two types of neck break problems which I can use for practice

This necks have been repaired, but judging by the quality, I'm not too sure how well they are integrity-wise. It is unknown for me what glue was used, or what exact technique I have, however these are basically gifts, which I can use for whatever I like, including re-breaking the necks (if that's ev...
by Shawn Strickland
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: P Bass Fingerboard
Replies: 11
Views: 6402

Re: P Bass Fingerboard

Yes those necks are described as having a ca or veneer board. Planing down and putting a slab board on a mid 60's Fender bass would probably knock at least $1,000 off the value, not a good idea. While probably not how Fender did it originally I'm guessing you could heat bend the board to fit, I'm p...
by Shawn Strickland
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Aging of Celluloid
Replies: 16
Views: 7832

Re: Aging of Celluloid

Be very CAREFULL if you decide to experiment with heat! Nothing on this planet is quite as explosively flammable as celluloid. Think ... gun cotton / old photographic film/ etc. To see what I mean take a few shavings to a safe place and touch a flame to them. I'm not at all sure heat would get you ...
by Shawn Strickland
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: P Bass Fingerboard
Replies: 11
Views: 6402

Re: P Bass Fingerboard

Correct me if wrong, but this is where the terms for "cap" and "slab" fingerboards come from. Nice to see this example for rosewood though.
by Shawn Strickland
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Top crack
Replies: 8
Views: 5092

Re: Top crack

Any positive update so far?