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Bill Flude
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Hi all

I have been absent from Guitar Making for a while and haven’t done any building for a while….

I completely retired in August.   I spent some time sorting stuff - the garage where my workshop is was full of junk that has been there for a very long while - I had some space but my sander, planer and bandsaw were difficult to get to.   Also I needed to sort out doors and windows in the garage as they hadn’t been maintained for many years.   

All of this has now been done but at present I am playing with some other stuff so probably won’t be building any guitars just yet.

I do want to build an amp - Uncle Doug on YouTube has a series of videos covering building a single ended 5 Watt combo with reverb and tremolo based on a Supro - I have got a shopping list of parts but will build the chassis and cabinet first.

Hope to catch up with everyone’s magic over the next little while……

It’s good to be back!

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Sod it - make tea!


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@frocesterbill

Welcome back I was wondering if you had fallen off the planet

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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Posted by: @frocesterbill

I completely retired in August.

@frocesterbill Happy retirement and welcome back Bill. Enjoy! 👍

Make guitars, not war 🌍✌️🎸


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Bill Flude
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Cheers chaps!

Retirement actually takes a bit of getting used to………….

Enjoying it though…

Measure once........
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Sod it - make tea!


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@frocesterbill

Welcome to retirement, you'll find that there still isn't enough time to do everything you want.


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@frocesterbill.

Good to hear from you Bill. Looking forward to seeing your amp build. 

🙂🎸🎶🙏

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


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I've watched those videos by Uncle Doug!  Good luck with your amp build!


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Bill Flude
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Uncle Doug has done loads of videos of him repairing amps - this set building an amp from scratch have loads of really good tips.

Think he is a Republican from the Southern States……

 

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Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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@frocesterbill 

Southern States hmmmm might he be what is called a “good old boy” 

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Bill Flude
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Yes, think so…….

He knows his stuff though.

 

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Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Welcome back @frocesterbill, I hope that you’re enjoying your retirement! Looking forward to seeing the amp take shape, cheers!

Practice on scrap...


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