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by Chuck Piper
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What other things do you guys make?
Replies: 60
Views: 47866

Re: What other things do you guys make?

I have not been here for a while. I've made clocks from old cymbals, lamps from old silver clarinets, and some doll stands for my daughter.
by Chuck Piper
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Finish for Persimmon?
Replies: 6
Views: 3731

Finish for Persimmon?

Hi all,
It's been awhile since I've been here, but I am almost finished with my first build. I have a persimmon fretboard and wanted to know what anyone recommends to finish it.

Thanks!
by Chuck Piper
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul Rhoney's Latest Builds
Replies: 82
Views: 53209

Re: Paul Rhoney's Latest Builds

Paul, I have to:
1. My jaw hurts from dropping to the floor from seeing your work.
2. I need to clean up the drool from seeing your work.

Your guitars are amazing. Please continue to post. :D
by Chuck Piper
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anybody paint their pickguards?
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: Anybody paint their pickguards?

Late to the party here. When I rebuilt the Teisco bass I have, there was no pickguard. I used clear plexi and painted the back, as John Sonksen posted. It's been eight years and no problems, here.
by Chuck Piper
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Patrick, still slowly working on it. Life (job, daughter, school) keeps getting in the way of fun things like this! :)

I am hoping to have a few hours on Saturday to get the last lousy screws and posts out of this.
by Chuck Piper
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 5587

Re: A mockup that got strings

Brad, I have a neck from a destroyed Yamaha acoustic lying around. You just gave me a great idea for it. Thanks!
by Chuck Piper
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Fred, I'll give that a shot. I figured if all else fails, there is an instrument repair shop in town. I'll get dirty looks from him (he would want to be the one doing the restore), but he would get them out...for a price.
by Chuck Piper
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 5587

Re: A mockup that got strings

Brad, that is very cool looking. What is the body made of?
by Chuck Piper
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

I know it's been a LONG while since I've been in here. Life got in the way. I purchased a soldering iron and was able to remove all but five screws/rods from the sax, but those pesky last five are not wanting to budge. Any suggestions? I hae a hot air gun I use to strip paint off of my daughters bed...
by Chuck Piper
Sat May 19, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Thanks, Patrick. I have not been in here for a while and have not worked on the sax in a while, due to life (work, family, etc.) I'll try and post a pic of the neck soon. just to be sure I am understanding what you are asking.
by Chuck Piper
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Thanks for the repplies on my question. I looked at it and yes, it is a True Tone with the 'Man in the Moon' on the neck.
by Chuck Piper
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

It's been a while sine I was here. Jason, I know that, Brother! I need to rplace the springs, they are corroded. Fred, thanks for the input. When I get to re-padding, I may ask for assistance. Owen, I'll look at it tonight. I am taking the limited 'free' time tonight to get some more parts off of it...
by Chuck Piper
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Patrick, I'll check to see if it is a True Tone. I am taking my time on this, I don't want to screw it up. Nice Conn by the way. I took the mouthpiece to the local music store and a tenor reed fits it, so i don;t know if it is the original mouthpiee or not.
by Chuck Piper
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Thanks! I am trying to take it slow so I don;t screw anything up, but it's always nice to see shiny clean spots!
by Chuck Piper
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Had a nice suprize last night. I was starting to remove the keys and polishing them when I noticed something inside the sax. I took a wooden dowel and pushed it down from the neck and the original mouthpiece nad neck strap dropped into the bell. Owen, I hear ya on the snaps. I found a website that s...
by Chuck Piper
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

Re: C Melody Saxophone Restoration

Jim, the sax is tarnished but no large dents. The only dents I see are very small, about 1/8". I need to reduce the size of the pics so you can see it. It is in really good shape for the age. The pads definitely need replaces. Owen, thanks for the advice. I've talked to musicmedic and they answreed ...
by Chuck Piper
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Melody Saxophone Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 18082

C Melody Saxophone Restoration

I was given (yes given!) a 1924, or 1925, Buescher C Melody saxophone to restore. The former owner is a good friend of mine and he is cleaning out his house. Him and his wife and son are moving to Canada for church planting and thought of me for this project. I have repaired some found guitars (than...