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by Samuel Hartpence
Thu May 16, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar
Replies: 91
Views: 116016

Re: Patrick DeGreve's travel guitar

How about some more details on the binding channel jig. I'm in need of something similar.
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri May 03, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp
Replies: 40
Views: 60023

Re: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp

You could try some liquid drano or something like that as well. If you use the foaming stuff, that may create some depth to the finish.
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri May 03, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp
Replies: 40
Views: 60023

Re: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp

Well... Corroded aluminum looks like....Aluminum I think instead of attempting to get a corroded look, you'll have to just go for an etched look, or a distressed look. You can use a salt/vinegar slurry and you'll get a matt white residue. You could also use gun aluminum blue (I'm not sure how easy t...
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu May 02, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp
Replies: 40
Views: 60023

Re: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp

I apologize if you intended that to be a surprize. I'm really excited to hear this in action.
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed May 01, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge (closed)
Topic: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp
Replies: 40
Views: 60023

Re: Greg Robinson's mini tube amp

For a finish Idea, my brother-in-law makes sculptures with all sorts of material including metals, wood, stone...anyways...he uses various acids to oxidize metals in different ways then just hits it with a clear-coat sealer once he gets the looks he was going for. I think for this type of build, som...
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Question Regarding The 3 Light Bulb Style Side Bending Machine
Replies: 17
Views: 16414

Re: Question Regarding The 3 Light Bulb Style Side Bending Machine

I have a 300 watt halogen in my pipe bender. It's the mini-cab style. I had to order a ceramic base for it, but it works reasonably well. I imagine that these lights would work in a fox-style bender as well, and I don't think halogens are going away anytime soon either.
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Guitars and Toddlers
Replies: 12
Views: 8172

Re: Guitars and Toddlers

I have most of my guitars in cases at home, but there's something very refreshing and motivating about seeing a kid's enthusiasm while plucking strings. So the guitar that I always have out is one that I inherited when room mate didn't have enough room to move it across country with him, so he gave ...
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: pickup on nylon archtop
Replies: 6
Views: 4627

Re: pickup on nylon archtop

I don't know how relevant this is exactly, but a very good friend of mine, and probably the best known bass player in the region (mountain west United States) had similar issues with K&K pickups. He blogged about it not too long ago: http://basstony.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/fishman-full-circle/ Perh...
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend
Replies: 21
Views: 10569

Re: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend

It's interesting how Warwick*ish it looks considering you started with a Jazz Bass Template. Regardless, cute little bass. It's definitely one that would lure me in if it were on a store wall. Do you have a sound clip?
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nouveau Classical
Replies: 12
Views: 5099

Re: Nouveau Classical

Every single piece that I have seen has been a home run Murray! You have a superb knack for design...Any chance you could post sound clips to see if they sound as sweat as they look?
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lalli's Axe Strat
Replies: 22
Views: 11040

Re: Lalli's Axe Strat

That appears to be a unique neck contour. Does it flatten out near the higher frets? If so, what are the factors driving that design?
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickup Position Placement
Replies: 22
Views: 8897

Re: Pickup Position Placement

There is also this: http://guitar-pickups.biz/hp135333/Single-Coil-S-6-Vintage-Custom-adjustable.htm?ITServ=CY55304d74X13b04ce035cX7f07 I have thought it possible (albeit awfully ugly), that one could build pickups that slide on a rail system, or even take it a step further and build individual pick...
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickup Position Placement
Replies: 22
Views: 8897

Re: Pickup Position Placement

David King wrote:It's quite easy to mount the pickups temporarily upside down on blocks over the strings and move them around to see where they might work best.
That is a fantastic idea. Perhaps a little cumbersome to test, but a great idea non-the-less.
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16321

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

6 pickups! Wouldn't the additional magnets start to dampen the sting vibration?

Perhaps I need to build a FrankenStrat...
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16321

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

The bucker control pot does look quite cool.
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16321

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

Not a whole lot of people are fans of the phase option. I'm surprised. It seems like that's fairly common amongst greats like Peter Green, Brian May, and Mark Knopfler. BTW, I'm talking both full pickups out of phase, not a single humbucker split and out of phase.
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16321

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

I've been reading up on quite a few mods, and have to say that there are a ton that I have no interest in. My main frustration has been, when I'm playing in my room and laying down tracks, and have been able to get nearly all the sounds I want from this guitar, but when I'm onstage, I have always co...
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16321

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

I think I could use a 4-way rotary switch and fill those two holes with those.

http://www.guitarelectronics.com/produc ... witch.html
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe
Replies: 28
Views: 16321

Re: possible mods/hot rodding my go-to axe

Great info Joshua! Thanks. One of the bits of information that I have run across is that the series parallel mod for humbuckers is really hit or miss based on the output. If the humbuckers are higher output, this mod turns to mud. In your experience, do you know approximately where the threshold for...