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by Ryan Mazzocco
Fri May 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Archtop side crack
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Re: arctop side crack

that's what om doing now. I'm going to take my time with this. the guy isn't in a huge hurry.
by Ryan Mazzocco
Thu May 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Archtop side crack
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Re: arctop side crack

The need for a splint makes it more complicated for sure. But you do the cleats first to get the sides of the crack level. Then clean the crack out and do the splints. Okay then. That sounds like a plan. I honestly do feel a lot better about this now. Thanks for the nudge in the right direction. Wh...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Thu May 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Archtop side crack
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Re: arctop side crack

Just a small block of wood maybe 3/4" square and only as thick as necessary to allow you to shape it into the oblique V shape needed to sit on top of the kerfing and on top of the sides, spanning the crack. Place one of these about every 3 inches. Make sure the grain runs perpendicular to the crack...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Thu May 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Archtop side crack
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Re: arctop side crack

Barry, Thanks for the tip. I actually have a couple spare wilkinsons that's I've been saving for just this type of thing. the part I was really worried about was fitting a cleat to the inside. I like your idea of shaping it to fit the kerfing. So just to clarify: When you say to "shape some splints,...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Thu May 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Archtop side crack
Replies: 33
Views: 6999

Archtop side crack

I've had a repair come across my bench that I'm little puzzled as to how to proceed and thought I'd seek a little advice from the smart people here. It's an old Recording King archtop with a long crack along most of the bass side. there are some pretty wide areas where material has broken away. Bein...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need some advice on fingerstyle guitars
Replies: 16
Views: 6769

Re: Need some advice on fingerstyle guitars

... and all I see is negative comments on how bad it sounds acoustically. That has affected me in a way so I have lost inspiration to play that guitar. This comment really disturbs me. You liked the guitar at one time, right? but you read negative comments which has changed your opinion of how it s...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: black poly touch up
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

Re: black poly touch up

There is nothing wrong with telling him that this is not in your current skill or experience set. You're absolutely right about that. And we did have that conversation, but he's not worried about it and it's something I would like to add to my skill set, so we are on the same page here. Even if I t...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: black poly touch up
Replies: 9
Views: 3524

black poly touch up

I'm doing a job for a guy, sort of off the books... He got a craigslist Epiphone LP special for quite cheap and brought it in to the store to have it strung up. Yada yada yada, there was more work that needed done, probably more than it's worth. But I'm doing it for him anyway. Call it building cust...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cheap black guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Cheap black guitars

At the lower end of the market it might be that all the "black guitars" are from the same line despite the brand names - all with the same flaw. Wouldn't be surprising. For sure, makers don’t use their best wood to go under black paint. Right, but that's what I'm wondering. Is it even black paint? ...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: finish sinking, grain enhanced spruce top
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Re: finish sinking, grain enhanced spruce top

Thanks for this thread. I use EM6000, have on my last 5 guitars. I still have 2 of them and have noticed the same thing.
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cheap black guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Cheap black guitars

Something I've noticed in the 6 months or so at my new job in the music store; I keep seeing something happening on the inexpensive black acoustic guitars. This is not specific to a brand so I'm not picking on anyone here. I've seen it on Epiphone, Ibanez and Yamaha, possibly Fender, but I don't rec...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My latest - a cherry parlor
Replies: 35
Views: 15880

Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Great Job on this guitar Bryan.
I was able to play it and it really does sound a play wonderfully.
IMO, Bryan has produced a professional quality instrument, well worth the money it raised.
by Ryan Mazzocco
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dead Pre-amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 6809

Re: Dead Pre-amp?

Hey everyone. I want to thank you for all your help and advice. I took everything you all said under consideration as i attempted to tackle this. Long story short, I fixed it. I don't know how, but it's working. I basically just followed the direction I got here, took everything apart, tested everyt...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dead Pre-amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 6809

Re: Dead Pre-amp?

Where is this button to select between mic and line, on the PA or on the guitar? On the PA Does the guitar require a battery? Is the battery good? Is the battery making contact inside its case? I have seen some battery powered guitars where the battery box design is incompetent and the battery does...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dead Pre-amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 6809

Dead Pre-amp?

Hey guys. I have a customer that brought in an Ibanez Acoustic/Electric 12-string that is putting out very little signal. When we hook it up to an amplifier and turn everything all the way up to 11 there is barely a little bit of sound coming out. When I plug it directly into a PA with the button se...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Google Map of the MIMF
Replies: 23
Views: 24202

Re: Google Map of the MIMF

Keith! thanks for joining us on the map.
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical guitar bridge fix
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Re: classical guitar bridge fix

First off, is this guitar for you or are you selling it? If it's for someone else you might be better off not chancing it and just replacing it. Whether or not it will hold depends on how well you glued it, but since you used HHG and assuming you have a good solid joint it should last forever. If yo...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: De-humidor? is that a thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

Re: De-humidor? is that a thing?

Barry thanks for the term to search. I kept trying to search for humidor and was coming up with very few results and not very helpful.
by Ryan Mazzocco
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: De-humidor? is that a thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

De-humidor? is that a thing?

I've researched this question before posting, but am unclear on a few things. I have some instruments that I would really like to work on but the humidity has been crazy high in our shop, like 80% and higher. We cannot keep it out of our shop. It's not a very humidity-tight building anyway and it's ...
by Ryan Mazzocco
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Google Map of the MIMF
Replies: 23
Views: 24202

Re: Google Map of the MIMF

Thank you to everyone who has participated. I kinda forgot that I started this and was just looking over it. Looks like it's fallen off in the last few years. I thought I'd give it a bump and see if we can get more people involved again. It's just for fun. And if you're traveling, it could be a good...