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by Tom Anderson
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A "parasite" tone
Replies: 71
Views: 51479

Re: A "parasite" tone

Its been a long time since I've browsed MIMF...I just got way too busy. But this thread intrigued me because this exact problem nearly drove me mad when I was working as a repair guy at a local guitar shop. Here's what I think is going on. The demon sound and the beating is caused by the little bit ...
by Tom Anderson
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

Re: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset

Hi again....Thank you for your feedback. Its Really appreciated. I don't have much experience dissassembling epoxied joints, but I'm quite familiar with hot hide glue (which of course was the glue used at the factory). Over the 4 hours in the hot car (I now call it my mobile solar oven) and lots of ...
by Tom Anderson
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

Re: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset

I took the good advice NOT to attempt a neck reset when the previous one was done with epoxy :evil: . But I still wanted to get the action down from 9/64th to something a bit better, without altering the original bridge. I ended up trying something a bit unconventional. For the past few weeks we've ...
by Tom Anderson
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

Re: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset

Thanks for your advice. The bridge is bottomed....maybe I'll try making a new, shorter bridge and see if I can get the string height lowered. I'd like to see it around 6 or 7/64ths. Trying to deal with the epoxy without damaging the finish would be really difficult.
by Tom Anderson
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset
Replies: 7
Views: 6178

Hofner Beatle Bass- neck reset

I have recently acquired a '65 Hofner Beatle bass in very good overall condition. The string height isn't horrible (9/64 at the 12th), but the bass would be so much better if the neck was reset. There is a good overview of neck resetting at http://www.customguitars.com/hofner.html. My problem is tha...