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  1. Shipping a guitar

    13 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

    I sold my Epiphone V and shipped it yesterday, no case, just the guitar, super light guitar too. Less than 7 pounds.

    Thankfully I had a box that fit right and a second box that didn't add but 3/4" of an inch all around.

    Nashville, TN to Anaheim, CA costs a mere $95 with UPS.

    Somebody forgot to tell these guys that gasoline is not $4 a gallon anymore.
  2. I dig this Les Paul review

    05 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

    This isn't new and may have been posted already a few times.

    A bit lengthy clip but I just love the sounds these guys get out of these guitars and the down to earth commentary.
  3. My first experience with Warmoth

    19 April 2017 - 04:02 PM

    I have been gasing for a 70's style Stratocaster for a while but I simply never saw all the specs I want together on a single guitar so I decided to put one together.

    I am slowly buying the parts and while I wanted to do it on the cheap as a fun project I also did not want to end up with a $400 Squier so I decided to use good quality components, not necessarily high end stuff but not compromise either.

    Instead of a cheaper Mighty Mite neck I opted for a Warmoth neck, and I am glad I did. It has the exact specs I wanted, 1 11/16" nut width, slim profile, 10-16 compound radius, 22 frets and 6150 fret wire (almost went with 6100 but they look huge, I chickened out, I was afraid of a too much metal feel and I am heavy-handed)

    Anyway, I am very pleased with the quality, this thing is cut with precision and perfectly sanded, $157 plus $20 shipping is hard to beat, great quality wood and fret work (I will round them a bit more with my trusty fret-end file but they are good as they came).

    Anyway I picked this up from their showcase, it was already made so, I simply picked the frets, no finish and no nut.

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  4. Coiled Cables question

    23 February 2017 - 02:27 PM

    If I am looking at a 15' coiled instrument cable, what does that actually mean? what is approximate non-stretched length?
  5. Small home project goes well?

    11 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

    That's right, a small home project that goes better than expected.

    A few months ago I added a TV to the spare room, I sleep there sometimes because we have a baby.

    Anyway, there was no electric outlet on the only wall the TV could be placed and I had to use an unsightly extension cord. I decided to install an outlet on that wall, I already had experience doing this but had always been easier, installing an outlet very close to a switch light taht I could easily tap.

    So, I start looking around trying to decide what was the best line to tap in order to get electricity to the outlet, I looked around, measured, I went in the attic and looked at all lines, measured, looked around some more.

    I could not find or decide where to tap a line but I decided to go for the second part of the project, dropping cable inside the wall from the attic, cutting the wall and installing a box and outlets.

    So I measure once again, located the wall and drilled to drop the wiring and then went downstairs and measured again and decide where to cut the drywall for the outlet box.

    After locating the studs and deciding which side the outlet location would go I made a small cut with the drywall knife and hit something, damn! I thought already getting complicated? I make a triangular hole ad look inside with a flashlight.

    To my surprise it is an outlet box!!! with live wires and all! it had been there all along and the builders installed sheet rock on top.

    My cut in the drywall was spot on, right on the center of the box, I simply cut along the edges and installed the outlet, I did not even turn off the electricity, I was so happy that a home project actually went my way.

    What are the chances of that?


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    15 Dec 2014 - 08:31
    Hi! I saw the Fender Champ head that you've built and I think it's an amazing job you did!!! I'd like to do the same for a Victoria 518-T (copy of a Fender Champ 57) Could you provide any help? Or even, would you want to build another that I would buy from you?
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    07 Mar 2014 - 10:11
    Sorry man... wrong link..
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    18 Nov 2013 - 08:14
    Great. Unknwon is a great act and guitarist, not a lot of people get into him on this forum though. I plan to see him every time he is in town. I have seen him 3 times now.
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    16 Nov 2013 - 23:28
    Hey Rifster, my old bass player from 1967, Hugh Blanton A.K.A. Tuff Blanton was 9 years old when he played with me, Randy Cooper 16, Junior Smith 13 , and Drummer Vernon Kinley 16
    It is good to see your old buddies do well! Unknown is from Albermarle North Carolina same place my family is from. Small World!
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