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by Mario Kessels
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: classical top touchup
Replies: 20
Views: 13313

classical top touchup

morning guys, has anyone found a way to match colour on classical cedar tops decently? This is the one finish after repair that i just dont get satisfied with. I have gone through my whole collection of acrylic paintbrush colours, and tright a dark shellac, but nothing looks really good to me. I wou...
by Mario Kessels
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Unsuccessful fret leveling
Replies: 16
Views: 8445

Re: Unsuccessful fret leveling

when you have gone through the steps like leveling and relief and you canceled out all these variables and the one string is still giving the problems you have to start thinking about other things. Indeed the string might be the problem itself. when you have enough relief and the string buzzes all t...
by Mario Kessels
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cracked top body - Takamine GS330S
Replies: 23
Views: 13389

Re: Cracked top body - Takamine GS330S

the price stated is too low for a good repair and too high for glueing the stuff together if you ask me. Difficult to answer this one but I would think have it repaired decently and if you dont have the money now just wait. or do it your self . I always hate these guitar shops that just want to take...
by Mario Kessels
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?
Replies: 10
Views: 5448

Re: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?

Interesting this approach. I dont fully agree, since pretty much all the necks i set (1000+) did this without having this problem and did not ask for the method mentioned. I do fully understand the added value of always doing it like this, but normaly you just go by feel right? I tighten the trussro...
by Mario Kessels
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?
Replies: 10
Views: 5448

Re: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?

Ok, thanks a lot. I had the neck in a clamp for a week, but that did not do any good, as aspected really without the addition of heat. Thightening the neck with the overbend will give me the opportunity to set it, but I still regard it as a nonfunctioning neck then...Has anyone tried to get the neck...
by Mario Kessels
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?
Replies: 10
Views: 5448

Fender Neck that does not cooperate. Whats wrong here?

Hello again, i am working on a fender strat neck (95 with 'bullet type' at headstock, inside, 1/8 inbus ) which has way too much relief and for no apparant reason cannot really be straightened. I say not really since it does do a bit, but not the normal behaviour. I have taken the trussrod out via t...