darrenking
darrenking
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Last seen: Apr 26, 2024
Topics: 61 / Replies: 889
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RE: Maccaferri Bass

Good afternoon, Here's a question that I am sure must also come up with 6 string pick ups. The bridge that I have ordered has 19mm string spacing ...

4 months ago
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RE: Maccaferri Bass

I guess it also allows for a greater distance between the pick ups and I think with a longer neck it would make sense to go for a heavier body materia...

4 months ago
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RE: Maccaferri Bass

Now THAT is commitment! 🤣 🤣

4 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

I'd have taken this up with the supplier as it sounds like there was a pre-existing weakness in the soundboard. Before you glue it onto the body have ...

5 months ago
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RE: Making routing guides with a laser engraver

You could always cut layers of 1.5mm ply or 2mm MDF and laminate them together using laser cut dowel holes for alignment. Darren

5 months ago
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RE: Looking for a fret spacing ruler

@nsj for any fret template that is printed be it on laser printer, plotter or anything else I would always want some kind of reference measurement to ...

5 months ago
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Answer to: Looking for a fret spacing ruler

To my mind, given that the accuracy of the fret positions are absolutely key to the sound and quality of the finished instrument, it seems a false eco...

5 months ago
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RE: Router suggestions

Wealden Tool Co. cutters are significantly cheaper than Trend and, IMHO, are of a higher quality. I use them with manual routing and their solid TC sp...

6 months ago
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RE: Fret Jig

Good morning, I'm a bit late to the party but yes, there should be an offset for the nut position slot. I allow for this on the templates that I make ...

10 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

All of my larger presses (4m3 per hour and upwards) have a built-in vacuum adjustment knob so the pressure can be slowly increased. This is a techniqu...

1 year ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

You mean this stuff: Diethylene glycol monoethethyl ether. I bought a coupl of 2.5l bottles of it from a lab supplies company 15 years ago and I;ve st...

1 year ago
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RE: Fanny Walked the Earth/The Right to Rock

Hi @tv101Yes, they played the OGWT in the early seventies and their set is available on YouTube. Speaking of OGWT, I went to see Ron Sexsmith at the U...

1 year ago
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RE: Hi from Edinburgh

I second that. Anyone playing around 'under the bonnet' so to speak, should definitely have this book by their side.

1 year ago
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RE: Hi from High Wycombe

Hi @stephen-hayes, Welcome to the best guitar making resource in the world! And don't worry, in the field of guitar making related woodworking quest...

1 year ago
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RE: Making patterns

@tv101 mine is bigger than yours!🤣🤣

1 year ago
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RE: Fingerboard moved during glue-up - can it be rescued?

Hi James, take it off and start again. You’ll spend more time trying to compensate all the other parts than if you just strip the fretboard off and gl...

1 year ago
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RE: Sweet 16 ? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEEVEE ONE OH ONE * update*

Hi TV, I just can’t believe that you are 40! What moisturiser do you use? Many happies Darren

1 year ago
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