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by Keith Howell
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Opinions on Linseed Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4444

Re: Opinions on Linseed Oil

Used it on cricket bats many times and is perfect for that use. However I would not even consider using it on an instrument. It always stays slightly soft and flexible, a required attribute for a bat and over years darkens considerably! The crack of a leather ball on willow is certainly music to my ...
by Keith Howell
Fri May 11, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: White "plastic" binding.
Replies: 26
Views: 21292

Re: White "plastic" binding.

Try Alcolin PVC weld. It works for me!
by Keith Howell
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: 1972 Hofner adjustable neck
Replies: 7
Views: 4680

Re: 1972 Hofner adjustable neck

Never took any Photo's myself but have a look here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/harvesterworks/5702566643/in/photostream/ and Here: http://lint.org/index.php/articles/71-hofner-12-string-neck-reset It is supposed to work by the hook thingy engaging with the metal plate. The hook is pivoted in the p...
by Keith Howell
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: 1972 Hofner adjustable neck
Replies: 7
Views: 4680

Re: 1972 Hofner adjustable neck

The hardware is a really horrible system. Tightening the screw that you see through the metal feral pivots a hook system which hooks onto a flat plate screwed to the underside of the neck joint. This pulls down on the plate and holds the neck into the mortise. Usually what happens is the neck moves ...