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by Mark Swanson
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Re: We're back!

Glad to be able to log back in!
by Mark Swanson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Washburn New Model 115 X bracing
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Washburn New Model 115 X bracing

Good work, the other guitar should be just as sweet!
by Mark Swanson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Washburn 1986 style 115 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Re: Washburn 1986 style 115 restoration

Hi Chris, Yes I vote for X bracing!
by Mark Swanson
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dead Pre-amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 7638

Re: Dead Pre-amp?

If it is a pickup system with a mic AND a piezo, and the mic is working, I'd suggest that the problem is the piezo pickup itself, or maybe it is disconnected from the preamp or the wire broke. If the mic output works but the piezo does not it's probably not the preamp. Could still be, but probably n...
by Mark Swanson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Amp restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 11371

Re: Amp restoration

Traynor amps are built very well, good amps. No need to rebuild the cabinet! Just clean it up, and the spray coating is a great idea.
by Mark Swanson
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45
Replies: 77
Views: 35346

Re: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45

I am excited to find out how nice the guitar will be after you are finished with it!
by Mark Swanson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45
Replies: 77
Views: 35346

Re: Repair of 1968 Gibson J-45

That's great work, Barry! I love the neck removal part!
by Mark Swanson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45
Replies: 77
Views: 35346

Re: Repair of 1968 Gibson J-45

That is truly a mess under there! The bridge doesn't look like it ever had a different footprint, as far as I can see! but, the old adjustable bridges were sometimes made of plastic and they were bolted to the top with no glue, and so maybe that is what the original one was... when the new one went ...
by Mark Swanson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45
Replies: 77
Views: 35346

Re: Repair of 1968 Gibson J-45

That's very good work Barry! Nice. I am not so sure about it being a 1968, it may be newer, but it is a Norlin era Gibson. Those are the ones with the double X-brace and the huge bridge plate. Have you considered doing anything with that? Since you have to fix the binding, you might be able to pull ...
by Mark Swanson
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Looking for tuning machine screw
Replies: 21
Views: 12221

Re: Looking for tuning machine screw

Those don't look like the original tuners to me. The original guitar probably had three on a strip Klusons.
by Mark Swanson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Parlor Based on Antes Plans, bracing
Replies: 5
Views: 3955

Re: Parlor Based on Antes Plans, bracing

It was an honor and a great time! It was mind-blowing to play all those guitars.
by Mark Swanson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Parlor Based on Antes Plans, bracing
Replies: 5
Views: 3955

Re: Parlor Based on Antes Plans, bracing

I think you'll be fine with those dimensions. The redwood does need to be a bit thicker.
Sorry that I missed the last convention! At the previous two, I was the musician who got to play for the listening session, and I missed doing it again last time.
by Mark Swanson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Re: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck

I haven't done it. I haven't found a need to die a mahogany neck, but if I did I think I'd just use some dark shellac base coats.
by Mark Swanson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Re: Looking for tips on dying a mahogany neck

Hi Jim! it's good to see you posting and hope all is well.
I agree with the comments here, that works great.
by Mark Swanson
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Cordia rosewood
Replies: 12
Views: 10546

Re: Cordia rosewood

It's good to see ALL you guys!
by Mark Swanson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Repair of a broken humbucker mounting leg
Replies: 4
Views: 8166

Re: Repair of a broken humbucker mounting leg

I have soldered them back on before. Give it a try!
by Mark Swanson
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Roughing in an LP body
Replies: 23
Views: 18365

Re: Roughing in an LP body

That's cool Steve! One suggestion, consider a 3/16 or 1/4" piece for the top instead of a veneer. That will let you have the thickness you want and also it will allow you to bolt the pots and switch in place, otherwise if you have a middle core section bandsawn out, how will you mount the controls i...
by Mark Swanson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Roughing in an LP body
Replies: 23
Views: 18365

Re: Roughing in an LP body

Yes, that looks good, and Steve that is good too. When I do this I resaw thin pieces off of each side of the board. It makes a better match, but since you are putting a veneer on the top it won't matter much.