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by JC Whitney
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: September giveaway
Replies: 13
Views: 7858

Re: September giveaway

Fantastic - the last thing I did before calling it quits last night was to remove an old train wreck of a nut off a 60s era twelve string. Looks like I'll be cutting its replacement in style. Thank you Steve!
by JC Whitney
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: September giveaway
Replies: 13
Views: 7858

Re: September giveaway

Can't beat these odds so far. Please count me in.
by JC Whitney
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain
Replies: 2
Views: 2048

Re: The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ha! They're a hoot. I especially liked their completely straight faced take on "Teenage Dirtbag". Is it just me, or do they give a nod to "Please Don't Bang on the Piano" midway through their cover of "Pinball Wizard"? Brought me right back to the days of listening to Dr Demento's show...
by JC Whitney
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Pawn-Shop style electric
Replies: 19
Views: 8027

Re: New Pawn-Shop style electric

Ha! Pot holders - it's actually pretty obvious now that I've gone back to look at it again. Thanks for clearing that up, thought my eyesight was starting to go south on me...
by JC Whitney
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Pawn-Shop style electric
Replies: 19
Views: 8027

Re: New Pawn-Shop style electric

Oooh - that does indeed look like a lot fun. I'm trying to figure out something about the shot of the back you posted... is the shading on the back of the horn in the top right of that photo some sort of digital artifact, or does the body taper there? From the other shots, it looks like that horn is...
by JC Whitney
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Hello from Santa cruz mountain of California
Replies: 1
Views: 4138

Re: Hello from Santa cruz mountain of California

Hello and welcome to the MIMF Long -
by JC Whitney
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: vacuum holder marks my finish
Replies: 4
Views: 3066

Re: vacuum holder marks my finish

Is it because the force exerted by the gasket is compressing/marring the finish? If so, increasing the width of the gasketing material would (in my pea brain's view) spread out the force over a larger area and in doing so impart less psi onto the finish. Ice skates vs snowshoes...?
by JC Whitney
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Garrison Guitar fix
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: Garrison Guitar fix

Google "guitar assembly with no strings attached design news", should lead you to an article by Joseph Ogando. Sounds like they used CA/superglue. Braces are said to be ABS, like "black PVC" plumbing.
by JC Whitney
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December give-away
Replies: 35
Views: 17701

Re: December give-away

Count me in!
by JC Whitney
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Pick Punch
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: Pick Punch

Either Frank Ford's or Gryphon's site has a blurb on a pick punch set up in the store that cuts picks out of old credit cards. That one looks to be a good ole cast iron beast though.
by JC Whitney
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What music is are you particularly enjoying at the moment?
Replies: 39
Views: 22566

Re: What music is are you particularly enjoying at the moment?

A recent conversation with one of my sons has Warren Zevon's "Sleep When I'm Dead" playing in an endless loop in my head. As fond as I am of dear Mr Zevon, I'd prefer to swap him out for a bit of John Hiatt at this point. Adam - have you seen Joe Bonamassa's video that's been kicking around on cable...
by JC Whitney
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LR Baggs CTRL-X Preamp - Mono Only?
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: LR Baggs CTRL-X Preamp - Mono Only?

Ah, I like the stealthy little hole approach. Great idea - thanks Steve. As I'm getting older and more cantankerous, I find myself tending more towards the "KISS" principle. Too many five pound swiss army knives in my past... time for a simple two bladed pocket knife.
by JC Whitney
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LR Baggs CTRL-X Preamp - Mono Only?
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

LR Baggs CTRL-X Preamp - Mono Only?

Following up a bit on G.S. Monroe's recent question re: installation of an LR Baggs T-Bridge... Not long ago I also picked up an LR Baggs T-Bridge and Ctrl-X preamp. I'm planning to have a bit of fun by pairing it with a single aftermarket P-90 in a frankenstein-ed Melody Maker clone. The Ctrl-X has...
by JC Whitney
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Broken Floyd Rose saddle on custom built
Replies: 9
Views: 4441

Re: Broken Floyd Rose saddle on custom built

From the picture, it looks like your patch's grain was running perpendicular to the grain of the wood around it. I'd run the grain parallel to the neck to make it harder for the post to split the patch along a grain line. Also, as mentioned above, make sure that your patch fits snugly against the si...
by JC Whitney
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Dehumidifier Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: Dehumidifier Recall

Dang it! This is the first dehumidifier that I actually took the time to hook up to a condensate pup, etc. Off to cut the cord...

Thank you Barry, you may have saved our house (and/or us) from smoldering ruin.
by JC Whitney
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: September giveaway
Replies: 27
Views: 11247

Re: September giveaway

In like Flynn (hopefully)
by JC Whitney
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Blood-red inlay fill needed. Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 14203

Re: Blood-red inlay fill needed. Recommendations?

David - The lasercut recesses look really intriguing. PLEASE post a pic of the finished product... can't wait to see how it comes out.
by JC Whitney
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: An August giveaway
Replies: 37
Views: 14220

Re: An August giveaway

I'll bite. Thank you Charlie.
by JC Whitney
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: violin tuner peg cutter plans?
Replies: 8
Views: 4226

Re: violin tuner peg cutter plans?

Most homemade and commercial rigs I've seen have a tapered hole with an adjustable blade, along the lines of most handheld pencil sharpeners. Create a tapered hole in a block of wood with a tapered reamer, plane/cut off the top of the block, and mount the blade parallel to the taper so that it slowl...
by JC Whitney
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chambered Claro Walnut 6 string
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Chambered Claro Walnut 6 string

Very nice - especially with the addition of the wings and new matching rings. The wings were a brilliant solution.