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Forum: Electric Guitar 12-31-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By deltaten
Now there's an idea!!! Someone oughta make...

Now there's an idea!!! Someone oughta make guitars and necks/fretboards for super size folks! :D I know I'd be interested.

I mean....who was it that set the neck width? Sure, ya cater to the clients...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By deltaten
Go active/inside. I tried a Markley sound hole...

Go active/inside. I tried a Markley sound hole and it sounded... well... like an electric guitar, as opposed to an amplified acoustic
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By deltaten
If it's lacquer...stick w/lacquer. If it poly,...

If it's lacquer...stick w/lacquer. If it poly, the super glue will do OK.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-20-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By deltaten
Easier? The sound hole PU Sound good and...

Easier?
The sound hole PU
Sound good and mo'natural?
I suspect an acoustic mic inside and a bridge/link fader to a piezo under the bridge.

The electro-magnetic sound hole PU will sound more like an...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-15-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By deltaten
The neck not having relief *could* be from not...

The neck not having relief *could* be from not having (much) tension for a while. Seems these old horses get a bit outta line after some time and end up with waaaaay much string/fretboard gap....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-11-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By deltaten
Curious...as I've had (even the smallest of) dust...

Curious...as I've had (even the smallest of) dust motes cause fish-eyes in nitro on furniture.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By deltaten
Yep...saw this one over there, too. No traction...

Yep...saw this one over there, too. No traction yet?? I'll have a whack at it :D

The saddle can be replaced with a similar sized piece of any desired material. Bone, Ivorex, whatever. I've never...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-25-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By deltaten
I've never done any of the above work on a...

I've never done any of the above work on a guitar; but........
If the cost to do a fret job or fret level is within the range of a new neck...yer close. Thing to consider is what will it take or cost...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-25-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,472
Posted By deltaten
OOooh!! Poly-frets? Or didja manage to mask them...

OOooh!! Poly-frets? Or didja manage to mask them off....somehow?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-25-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By deltaten
Back to the OPs ??......... Keep yer eyes open...

Back to the OPs ??.........

Keep yer eyes open and stop at all the usual shops a lot. Scan CL and other on-line sources as often as possible. Get to know, via posts here, what are decent 12 string...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-21-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By deltaten
try entirely different genres. Country, folk,...

try entirely different genres. Country, folk, Heavy metal, old rock, wharever. Do something odd or new-to-you. Losa tunes ta pick from right here on UG lists. Puch up the tab ya want and click on the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-17-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By deltaten
Varnish has been used on stringed instruments for...

Varnish has been used on stringed instruments for as lng as history. Better finishes have come along in the last few decades. It is my understanding that *some* finishes have an effect on the tone....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-17-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By deltaten
whut pink sez...use a shim. Trying to jig summat...

whut pink sez...use a shim. Trying to jig summat like that up would make ya crazy ! ;)
Ya slice a pc of hardwood the length ya need and width enuff at the butt to allow that amount of cutter to bite....
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-17-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By deltaten
Bend a quarter step annit goes away?? Prolly a...

Bend a quarter step annit goes away??

Prolly a worn fret, then. Yer moving it off the hole and it is no longer too close to the next fret level to buzz. THe #5 *might* be a tad hi, too...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-14-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By deltaten
I believe that the "splittable" types...

I believe that the "splittable" types use a stereo jack for output. A simple stereo channel "Y" splitter is used to divide the pickups.
I don't usually do this with mine. I simply use the combined...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-14-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By deltaten
When it happens on my CD-100, I know it's time to...

When it happens on my CD-100, I know it's time to tighten the tuner. One seems to do it more than the others. I keep a #1 phillips in my case :D
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-11-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By deltaten
I've taken to playing A like that. My fingers are...

I've taken to playing A like that. My fingers are a bit fat for three-fingered A. While change-ups to Am, A7 etc are a bit trickier, the majority of the time the barre A works well....for me, in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By deltaten
Repair it yerself. It isn't that hard. A sharp...

Repair it yerself. It isn't that hard. A sharp scraper, decent wood glue and some long-ish C-clamps and blocks and yer good-to-go. Biggest problem I see is ta get it the rest of the way off without...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-07-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By deltaten
Geee Step... that's kinda pretty for a total...

Geee Step... that's kinda pretty for a total composite. Better yet..ya ken beat summun' ta death, use it as a boat paddle or a shovel and *still* play a tune! ;)

Very nice, indeed
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By deltaten
Very pretty guitar. I am partial to the...

Very pretty guitar. I am partial to the Sheratons, vs Ibbys or even *gasp* Gretsch anymore. If I can't have *just* the right trans red, I'll take the wet-glossy black...but try ta find one NOT in...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-24-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By deltaten
Remove the locker, Use a small X-acto knife and...

Remove the locker, Use a small X-acto knife and carve a bevel similar to the recess for the screw around and up to the shank. This makes clearance for small vise-grip or good needle-nose without...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-23-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By deltaten
Ah yesssss.............. very difficult to do...

Ah yesssss.............. very difficult to do comparisons when the retailer only has one or two of any given manufacturers offerings in stock at one time. Play a Tak one month and a Martin the next...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-16-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By deltaten
I bought a sound hole pick-up last year. Markley...

I bought a sound hole pick-up last year. Markley ProConcert Grand IIRC. It works; but it leaves much to be (what I) desired, even on the 6-string. Granted, it *was* only $59; but a humbucker by any...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By deltaten
Odd, that!... I did that to locate the bridge and...

Odd, that!... I did that to locate the bridge and ended up torquing them down after the clamps were on. Wonder now which was/is more effective??
Good stuff, Blackbird :D
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-05-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By deltaten
I had ta do it to my Fender CD-100 just last...

I had ta do it to my Fender CD-100 just last year. It *may* have been glued over the finish, if not just the sealer?? I simply razor-scraped it to bare...verrrrry carefully, and glued it up. The...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-02-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By deltaten
Simply hang a piece of paper on an easel and...

Simply hang a piece of paper on an easel and splash away!:D Find the technique that suits the medium used as best and have at it. Keep yer solvent-soaked rag/s handy! When it all goes wobbly; simply...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-02-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,498
Posted By deltaten
Be sure that the ball is set/seated properly....

Be sure that the ball is set/seated properly. When the ball-end is not set in the groove, it (is probably) hangs on the end of the pin and the tension will draw the pin up and out as the string is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-02-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By deltaten
Always tough to quantify a rather subjective...

Always tough to quantify a rather subjective issue like how strings sound. IMHO, the $400 guitar (strings) will sound better...for a while ;). The $1500 guitar will have more volume, better resonance...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-29-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By deltaten
I use the generic pins from GC. They fit the...

I use the generic pins from GC. They fit the CD-100 I have and are a tad too big for the CD-140/12. Too big is OK; but the pins stick up a little. No problem.
Too small and they all but fall in and...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-26-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By deltaten
Is there some sorta formula for.....

specific styles of music?
Not quite a total musical noob; but I'll try to remain coherent ;)

Some pieces seem to transfer to different styles well and some don't. Is it a matter of arrangement or...
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