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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-10-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 19,187
Posted By Calum_Barrow
I'm loving the striped Matai one - lovely design....

I'm loving the striped Matai one - lovely design. Simple, lets the wood do the talking.
Keep it up!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-31-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Calum_Barrow
I've never played one, but their resonators were...

I've never played one, but their resonators were used by quite a lot of famous and very skilled musicians; Chet Atkins and Leo Kottke are two I know of. I have heard they are rather nice guitars, and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-24-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Calum_Barrow
I'd fill it with strips. I have seen ones where...

I'd fill it with strips. I have seen ones where they have filled the slots with lolly sticks, and then sanded them down, and left the contast in colour. I thought it looked pretty cool actually, and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,364
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Nice use of the ash there! I turned some control...

Nice use of the ash there!
I turned some control knobs for mine with some scrap bits of wood but decided against using them in the end. Might dig them out and have another look actually...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,364
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Shame about the saw burn, but some very neat work...

Shame about the saw burn, but some very neat work so far. Nice!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Calum_Barrow
With enough string tension, it would be easy...

With enough string tension, it would be easy enough to machine the block to a shorter length and still have a perfectly functioning FR.
So yes, it can be done!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-18-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Calum_Barrow
If you do get some make sure they are the...

If you do get some make sure they are the shallow/flat ones. If they are the taller ones for an arched top like a Les Paul, you can always cut/sand/file them down, but if you get the right ones in...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 675
Posted By Calum_Barrow
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http://www.jordanscereals.co.uk/media/dContent/325/productMainImage.jpg

EDIT: ^ Whoa whoa whoa, what is this chap doin? :p:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-29-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 19,187
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Very nice indeed. For me, binding around the body...

Very nice indeed. For me, binding around the body would really have set it off but still, I love it!!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-27-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Well, what I inadvertently made - I just wanted...

Well, what I inadvertently made - I just wanted to make an amp lead!!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Calum_Barrow
I get it from time to time through my amp. It's...

I get it from time to time through my amp. It's an early 70s all valve handwired amp, Sound City to be precise.... I think the problem lies however in my amp cable from the head to the cab, which I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-26-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Calum_Barrow
It can be done, easily. The radius of a neck is...

It can be done, easily. The radius of a neck is much greater than the width of the neck, so you can do it but if you were to do two necks "back to back" as it were, you would need quite a big spacer...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-25-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 50,169
Posted By Calum_Barrow
^ You haaaave, you made a similar post last time...

^ You haaaave, you made a similar post last time I posted in this thread I think hahaha
I keep meaning to make a re-appearance on this forum now, as I keep getting guitar builing withdrawals....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-25-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 50,169
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Shows how often I come on now - I've only just...

Shows how often I come on now - I've only just seen that you've posted :p:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-29-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Why didn't I read this properly, sorry!! I...

Why didn't I read this properly, sorry!!

I thought it was gluing fretboard to neck!

I do all my binding with superglue, as epoxy resin and the like didn't work very well. Because the plastic wasn't...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Fair enough, it's often heavier that way...

Fair enough, it's often heavier that way unfortunately, believe it or not. If the guitar will fit a standard case - I'd just buy one. I only made my case for my guitar because it's a double...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By Calum_Barrow
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http://www.gibson.com/Files/aaFeaturesImages/Flight%20case.jpg

That type of style. I have an old 80s one for my Strat in this style and when the lid is closed it's rather sturdy indeed.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Calum_Barrow
I just use good old Bostik wood glue. It's...

I just use good old Bostik wood glue. It's formulated for gluing wood. You are gluing wood together. I can't see why it's not suitable!! I think you can get a stronger one that's also waterproof (in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,194
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Very nice indeed. Looking through this forum...

Very nice indeed.
Looking through this forum makes me want to build another guitar....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Calum_Barrow
I'd use the age old toothpick trick as outlined...

I'd use the age old toothpick trick as outlined by sethp above.
I tend not to use any glue but it might be a good idea in an area like the locking nut which really needs to be well anchored to the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Nice way to make a light case is to use aluminium...

Nice way to make a light case is to use aluminium angle extrusion to make a 'frame' so to speak, and then do the sides in hard plastic sheeting (like some ABS or something). Corner balls or similar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-25-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Why? I bought my old Hohner unseen and untested...

Why?
I bought my old Hohner unseen and untested off ebay, got it at a great price and I have got one of the richest and deepest sounding 12 strings I have EVER played or heard. Needs a bit of work on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 01-25-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Calum_Barrow
If you've got 200 try and look for some second...

If you've got 200 try and look for some second hand, vintage 12 strings. There'll be loads in your price range and if you get a decent one it'll sound fantastic, lovely and rich.

I absolutely love...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 824
Posted By Calum_Barrow
^ Ah yes, I don't quite understand that...

^ Ah yes, I don't quite understand that either.

Do you want the killswitch to just take the LEDs off or the guitar signal as well?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 824
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Yes, you can indeed have the LEDs wired through a...

Yes, you can indeed have the LEDs wired through a master On/Off mini toggle, and then have a killswitch after, so that when they are on you can play with the lights to your hearts content with the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-22-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,171
Posted By Calum_Barrow
...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Calum/DSC00065.jpg
Everyday player! LOVE this guitar! 1971 Yamaha FG-150

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Calum/DSC00067.jpg
Late 70s/early 80s Hohner...
Forum: The Pit 08-20-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,279
Posted By Calum_Barrow
ABC Maths, further maths and physics (two marks...

ABC
Maths, further maths and physics (two marks off a B on the last one - rage!!)

Goin the uni I wanted to so proper happy hope everyone gets what they wanted!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Calum_Barrow
The serial number on my FG-150 doesn't work in...

The serial number on my FG-150 doesn't work in the online calculator thing anyway!

It sounds like a late 60s or early 70s guitar if its a red label, and if its an orange label then it's a later 70s...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-28-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 313,527
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Cheers people! :D

Cheers people! :D
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By Calum_Barrow
Well, you've got it! Take a look! You can usually...

Well, you've got it! Take a look! You can usually tell by looking round the soundhole and you'll be able to see the grain going 'through' the top if its solid, rather than the lines of laminate if...
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