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by Mark Lurvey
Sat May 16, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road, Who built the guitar?
Replies: 1
Views: 2625

Mad Max: Fury Road, Who built the guitar?

Go see Mad Max: Fury Road. It is great IMO. The best part is the Guitar Man/Bugle Boy. He's on a converted missile launcher with 6 or 8 taiko drummers playing a double neck, flame throwing guitar. Who built the guitar was my first question. You don't get a close look at it, but the head stock, to me...
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December give-away
Replies: 35
Views: 16524

Re: December give-away

Pick me, Pick me.
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by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

Thanks to MIMF for once again providing answers to my many questions as I build.
Mark ô¿ô
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

5th string nut.
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

Head close up.
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

Neck Joint
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

Back of head.
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

Back
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

Re: New Neck, Old Banjo

Headstock shape idea thanks to Bluestem Strings. Thanks also for the 5th string tunnel idea.
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: New Neck, Old Banjo
Replies: 12
Views: 8157

New Neck, Old Banjo

Here is my new neck on a 100 yr old Sears Pot.
The pot is 10" in diameter, so we went with a scale length of 23.8".
by Mark Lurvey
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Fretless Banjo Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Fretless Banjo Question

Sorry, I should say that it will be a steel string fretless.
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by Mark Lurvey
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Fretless Banjo Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Fretless Banjo Question

I'm making a fretless banjo neck for an old Sears 10" metal clad pot.
What is the setup for a fretless banjo?
What is the string heights at the nut and 12th fret?
Should there be any relief in the fingerboard?
Fretless is new to me.
Thanks.
Mark ô¿ô
by Mark Lurvey
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: September giveaway
Replies: 27
Views: 10256

Re: September giveaway

I'm in too.
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by Mark Lurvey
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: An August giveaway
Replies: 37
Views: 12819

Re: An August giveaway

I'm in also.
Thanks.
by Mark Lurvey
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What Is This Banjo Rim?
Replies: 7
Views: 5385

Re: What Is This Banjo Rim?

Thanks for the input. Michael, it does have a bit of a rock when put on a flat surface, but not too bad. Jon, my friend is still deciding which way he wants to go. It will be a 5 string and fret-less. As to type of strings and scale length we're still deciding. What do you all think? Nylon, nylgut, ...
by Mark Lurvey
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What Is This Banjo Rim?
Replies: 7
Views: 5385

What Is This Banjo Rim?

A friend of mine whats me to make a neck for this banjo rim. He bought it a while ago at an antique shop but knows nothing about it. It is 10 inches across, metal with a ring of what looks like mahogany on the inside. Does anyone know anything about it? Here are a few photos. It had a dowel-stick ne...
by Mark Lurvey
Fri May 25, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin neck and no body
Replies: 16
Views: 8368

Re: Martin neck and no body

If it was a D28 neck, I would make an offer. My 1970 D28 needs a new neck.
Does the 000-18 neck have a diamond valute?
Mark ô¿ô
by Mark Lurvey
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: TNG forum feedback?
Replies: 59
Views: 37029

Re: TNG forum feedback?

Is there a way to keep track of what forum and/or topics you've actually read? It seems when I log on it shows me the new posts since the last time I logged on whether or not I've previously visited a forum. Did I word that well? Here's an example, I have not even been to the Wood and Materials foru...
by Mark Lurvey
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Pictures, test
Replies: 26
Views: 22703

Re: Pictures, test

Nice to finally see the new MIMF, good job.
The photos are working but some of them, number 2 in this discussion for instance, need to be scrolled up and down and left and right to see the whole photo. Is that true for everyone or just my old computer?
Mark ô¿ô