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by Mario Kessels
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: liquid hide glue is no good?
Replies: 11
Views: 7445

Re: liquid hide glue is no good?

i hear what you are saying Michael. It sounds like I am the only one here that thinks it's a hassle to use. I like to have glue available immediately when I need it, apart from the time I have when I am actually glueing things. So for me it's a bit of a hassle before and during the application. I re...
by Mario Kessels
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: liquid hide glue is no good?
Replies: 11
Views: 7445

Re: liquid hide glue is no good?

Whaha...not really up to specs then Barry
by Mario Kessels
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: liquid hide glue is no good?
Replies: 11
Views: 7445

liquid hide glue is no good?

After a reaction in another topic i would like to hear your opinion about liquid hide glue since i started using it recently and really like it but i think some others think very different about this. I would already like to add that if its really not good what is the technical explanation/ cause of...
by Mario Kessels
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Looking for advice on repairing crack in top
Replies: 13
Views: 8797

Re: Looking for advice on repairing crack in top

Waw..reason to start a thread since this is interesting whats been said about the hide glue.
by Mario Kessels
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Looking for advice on repairing crack in top
Replies: 13
Views: 8797

Re: Looking for advice on repairing crack in top

I use all kinds of glue and i think you should use the glue you know how to work with since you only get one chance with this one. If you want to use hide glue however maybe its an option to use liquid hide glue? I must say that i prefer it now over the normal one.. The one thing that is really impo...
by Mario Kessels
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Looking for advice on repairing crack in top
Replies: 13
Views: 8797

Re: Looking for advice on repairing crack in top

Hoi, there have been a lot of posts on this and there is a lot of info on this already. Its defenitely the quickest for you if you search for this instead of waiting for the posts answering yours. The answer in very short version: Humidify like you are doing, Glue the crack, Put some cleats, Refinis...
by Mario Kessels
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Hi guys :/, terrible mistake while refreting
Replies: 10
Views: 6494

Re: Hi guys :/, terrible mistake while refreting

I dont like the ca patchup too much. If its nitro finish i would defenitely prefer NC dropfill. NC tends to blend in well with other layers. If its PU or some other finish i would always try to dropfill with the same as the original. The harder finishes dont blend in as well though. Ca would defenit...
by Mario Kessels
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

Ok. In the end i did the neck reset and put a set of 011 on. Little bump at the body intersection so i took out the frets from the 10th on, sanded de bump out and refretted that part only.
Its perfect.
Thanks a lot for the inputs
by Mario Kessels
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

Ok that sounds good. I will reset the neck and knowing the relief it had when the guitar was brought in i will do a compression fretting with sm148 I think. That will keep the costs within the budget he gave me. Another option is to aim for a neck angle which gives me a height at the bridge which is...
by Mario Kessels
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

Ok the guitar has been humidified, over the last two weeks. The neck is dead straight, but with string tension I expect to much relief. I made pictures so you can see what I am seeing. My analysis at this moment is that there too much S in the top and that the neck angle is wrong. http://i327.photob...
by Mario Kessels
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

At the moment i am conditioning the guitar and then i will have a look to see if there has been any change. My plan is to follow with the compression fretting but at the moment the client is having doubts as to invest any money in it at all without guarantees about the straightness of the neck after...
by Mario Kessels
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

Thank you Michael. You mean across the lower bout yes? How about when the top is not dry at all, but a serious S is in the top, will you not expect some clearance with this measurement as well?
by Mario Kessels
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

Thanks guys. I have a lot of experience with refrets and neck resets etc. ( i am considered a pro :-)) its just that during all the years i have never done compression fretting since it has never been necessary. Big difference i think with you on the other side of the water is that i just rarely get...
by Mario Kessels
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Re: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

Thanks for the inputs, much appreciated. Good input about the humidifying that might improve the top curve. Leaves us with the neck bow and angle. I am gonna measure if it needs the neckreset if i would be able to get it completely straight. For the refret. I work with SM wire with normal tang. What...
by Mario Kessels
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?
Replies: 19
Views: 13443

Martin d35 with S in top, too much relief and no trussrod. Can it be safed?

I want to wish eveybody a great 2015 with good health and guitar building joy. I got a 1970 d35 in today with too high action. (7/64 at 12th) The relief is too much but it has no trussrod..... The top has an S in it. Now. How to proceed. Installing a bridge doctor ( i build similar ones myself) has ...
by Mario Kessels
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Neck Jig (stewm) need or nonsense?
Replies: 9
Views: 6493

Re: Neck Jig (stewm) need or nonsense?

I completely agree Mark. I do intonate the guitar in playing position btw. but i just hold it...
my conclusion is that using a gig like this for my leveling proces does not bring a lot on a normal guitar but costs a lot ( time thus money).
Thx for the inputs
by Mario Kessels
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Neck Jig (stewm) need or nonsense?
Replies: 9
Views: 6493

Re: Neck Jig (stewm) need or nonsense?

Does that mean that you think you get results you dont get without the jig? I dont hear any motivation to use it except for maybe the one very problematic guitar that rarely passes by?
by Mario Kessels
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Neck Jig (stewm) need or nonsense?
Replies: 9
Views: 6493

Neck Jig (stewm) need or nonsense?

Dear friends, I have been leveling and setting up hundreds of guitars over the years and have been thinking about the validity of arguments for the use of the famous neck jig ( dan erlewine) for some years now. I don't use one myself. A friend of mine uses one and once i levelled a fretboard and was...
by Mario Kessels
Sat May 31, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?
Replies: 6
Views: 3457

Re: What glue for pickguard on NC lacquer?

You are right! I am sorry and thank you for the answer :-)

Best regards Mario