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Invisibleautoman
blasted chipmunk

Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 46
Musical Instrument Repair
    #189783 - 01/26/09 10:18 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

As some of you know, I build and repair stringed instruments for a living and also worked in the Gibson Custom Shop and for a few other well known builders. If any of you have any questions on how to do any repairs to your own instruments, ask here and I'll do my best to answer them for you. I will also answer any questions on building.


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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OfflineBom
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Registered: 04/20/08
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #189786 - 01/26/09 10:19 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

How's the Shroomery guitar coming along?  Post pics!


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OfflineConcreteJungle
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Registered: 04/30/08
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #189796 - 01/26/09 10:30 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Would you say that making an acoustic is more difficult than an electric?!?


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Invisibleautoman
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #189806 - 01/26/09 10:43 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Bom said:
How's the Shroomery guitar coming along?  Post pics!



It's at a stop point right now. In the last month, I have taken orders on 10 instruments. That sort of puts my personal instruments on the back burner for a time until I get caught up.
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ConcreteJungle said:
Would you say that making an acoustic is more difficult than an electric?!?



I don't think any of it is particularly difficult, just time consuming. There is more to building an acoustic than an electric in terms of tap tones, bracing, bending, etc. But then again, you dont have to spin pickups for an acoustic.


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #189809 - 01/26/09 10:44 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

Aww I wish you could teach me man.  That would be so badass..

Your company have a website or is it a small town thing?


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Invisibleautoman
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: ConcreteJungle]
    #189820 - 01/26/09 10:54 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

I havent posted a website yet. I need to sit down one Saturday and bang one out. I wouldnt call it a small town, though. My shop is in Boston.


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #189829 - 01/26/09 11:13 PM (7 years, 10 months ago)

ahh well that's sweet man,  I'm sure you enjoy what you do.


You should definitely make a website soon.


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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: ConcreteJungle]
    #191403 - 02/01/09 09:35 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

hey, first post btw, but anyways...

i took off the neck from my telecaster like five months ago to refinish the body. Is there anything i should worry about when putting it back on. also any general tips for intonation, like simple tools i should already own?

where/what is the name of your shop, i live in mass. just north of boston

thanks


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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #191442 - 02/02/09 01:23 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

I am a guitar player, and only play Gibson.  I have other guitars, but I prefer a pitched neck. I think it's great you are offering your expertise, and good luck. There is a guy here near me that makes a nice guitar(soundexchange2),take a look.  Do you have any ideas on where I can find decently priced used Gibsons. I collect them not for their monetary value, but for their tone.


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Invisibleautoman
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: Hitchhound]
    #192338 - 02/04/09 10:59 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Hitchhound said:
hey, first post btw, but anyways...

i took off the neck from my telecaster like five months ago to refinish the body. Is there anything i should worry about when putting it back on. also any general tips for intonation, like simple tools i should already own?

where/what is the name of your shop, i live in mass. just north of boston

thanks




PM me if you want to come by the shop. I'll give you the address. It's on Comm Ave, but I live by the NH border. All you need to do is make sure it is straight in the pocket so one outside string is pulling off the edge of the board.


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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Invisibleautoman
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: BenRay]
    #192340 - 02/04/09 11:01 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

BenRay said:
I am a guitar player, and only play Gibson.  I have other guitars, but I prefer a pitched neck. I think it's great you are offering your expertise, and good luck. There is a guy here near me that makes a nice guitar(soundexchange2),take a look.  Do you have any ideas on where I can find decently priced used Gibsons. I collect them not for their monetary value, but for their tone.




I like Gibsons too. Maybe all that time I spent working in the Gibson Custom Shop.

You can usually find some great deals on Craigslist. Especially now that the economy is shit.


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #192353 - 02/04/09 11:16 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Hey man,  do you know about Tube amps?

There is this 20 watt johnson tube amp i'm thinking about buying but that seems kind of low wattage. Do tube amps do something to amplify the sound to greater volume?

Here's the link

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11230854&search=amp&Mo=10&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=amp&Ntt=amp&No=8&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1


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Invisibleautoman
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: ConcreteJungle]
    #192354 - 02/04/09 11:19 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

I dont repair tube amps, but I know a bit about them.

You actually want a lower watt tube amp because the tone doesnt really open up until you turn it up a bit. That's why a lot of people arent satisfied with Marshall amps. You cant turn a 100 watt Marshall up bast 5 without hurting your ears.


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: automan]
    #192379 - 02/05/09 12:06 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

So would 20 watts of a tube amp fill a decent sized coffee shop or small gig?


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Invisibleautoman
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Re: Musical Instrument Repair [Re: ConcreteJungle]
    #192521 - 02/05/09 09:02 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

easily


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wiccan you need a big glass of shut the fuck up ~ Stein
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr
I wish my lawn was emo, cuz then it would cut itself ~ paraphrased by coda


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