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by John Mueller
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy 21st birthday to the MIMF
Replies: 3
Views: 123640

Re: Happy 21st birthday to the MIMF

Thanks for all you do Charlie. Been doing a lot of lurking here, it seems that almost every time I post a reply the thread dies so lurking keeps the them active? ;)
by John Mueller
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: whammy bridge under 3/8" for carved top?
Replies: 8
Views: 5543

Re: whammy bridge under 3/8" for carved top?

Check out the GFS XTrem
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Xtrem-Vinta ... c_373.html
I'm not sure of the height but the ones I have play felt great.
by John Mueller
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: It's red!
Replies: 17
Views: 14416

Re: It's red!

Great Job! Please show us the neck joint.
by John Mueller
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Alto Saxophone
Replies: 4
Views: 8066

Re: Alto Saxophone

This is like asking which car is a better investment, a Kia or a Hyundai?
by John Mueller
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When do you install frets?
Replies: 9
Views: 5877

Re: When do you install frets?

Eric, Search the Old MIMF library for "Jay Harland's bolt-on mortice and tenon joint for archtop necks" When Jay first brought up the topic of a bolt on neck on an archtop the overwhelming consensus of all the old time pros was, "It has been tried and it looks bad and does not work!" Then Jay posted...
by John Mueller
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop build
Replies: 12
Views: 8006

Re: Archtop build

Search the old MIMF library for"Moll thinline archtop" and you'll find Bill's thoughts about adding block to block bracing. I did it in my build and no problems in the past 12 years.
by John Mueller
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Alto Saxophone
Replies: 4
Views: 8066

Re: Alto Saxophone

I am a middle school band director and last year we bought two Château saxes. Tenor and alto. I'm very pleased with both saxes. Bach is not well known in the woodwinds. Brass yes. My two best tbns. are Bachs. I was told the Châteaus were made in the same factories as Cannonball saxes.
by John Mueller
Mon May 02, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: replacing missing xylophone tonebars with different ones
Replies: 13
Views: 18716

Re: replacing missing xylophone tonebars with different ones

Traditionally Marimbas and Xylophones were made from Honduras Rosewood not Brazilian. in your tuning removing small amounts of wood from the underside of the middle of the bar LOWERS the pitch removing wood from the underside of the ends RAISES the pitch.
by John Mueller
Mon May 02, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: "Catherine", curly redwood/mahogany archtop first pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 7783

Re: "Catherine", curly redwood/mahogany archtop first pictures

Great looking instrument. The tailpiece is the only thing that isn't yours. I'd like to see the tailpiece YOU build.
by John Mueller
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: full size floating humbucker on archtop
Replies: 28
Views: 24664

Re: full size floating humbucker on archtop

Kent'll do what you want you just have to pay for it.
by John Mueller
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: laminating bindings rant and question
Replies: 9
Views: 6367

Re: laminating bindings rant and question

It looks good in that Picture. I've seen much worse in stores.
by John Mueller
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: full size floating humbucker on archtop
Replies: 28
Views: 24664

Re: full size floating humbucker on archtop

Kent is GREAT. Last time we spoke we ended up talking about WWII bi-planes!
by John Mueller
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: full size floating humbucker on archtop
Replies: 28
Views: 24664

Re: full size floating humbucker on archtop

I'll second Mr. Stewart's recommendation. The Kent Armstrong HANDWOUND floating humbuckers are wonderful. The pole pieces are adjustable and the sounds are great. I've also used the floating P-90 with coil tapping.
http://www.wdmusic.com/kent_armstrong_h ... ckups.html
by John Mueller
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Simi Hollow Archtop
Replies: 14
Views: 6899

Re: Simi Hollow Archtop

Barry Daniels wrote: The extra work of building a semi-hollow body versus a chambered solid body would not add sufficient acoustic tone improvement justifying the extra work which might be as much as two times as difficult and time consuming to build. The solid body has the potential to be just as ...
by John Mueller
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Chromatic Tuner Apps
Replies: 9
Views: 7866

Re: Chromatic Tuner Apps

Best Android tuner app by far is DaTuner Pro. The free app DaTuner free has most of the features of the pro version. use DT Pro to tune 80+ Middle School orchestra players every day. I have several Peterson strobe tuners and this is as good. The Pro is a whopping $1.97!!