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by Ricochet
May 11th, 2004, 7:42 am
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: Emily Strange Epiphone Giveaway
Replies: 5
Views: 3571

If they just wanted a strange song, not a song about Emily Strange, I'd have a pretty good shot at it...
by Ricochet
May 8th, 2004, 7:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unfinished neck - not satin not gloss
Replies: 18
Views: 5680

Takes about 24 hours for a coat to be good and dry.
by Ricochet
May 8th, 2004, 3:54 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unfinished neck - not satin not gloss
Replies: 18
Views: 5680

No, it'll keep slowly darkening and yellowing from now on. Most of the darkening's an immediate effect of wetting the wood with the oil, though.
by Ricochet
May 8th, 2004, 1:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unfinished neck - not satin not gloss
Replies: 18
Views: 5680

Yep. The key is the renewability of the oil finish.
by Ricochet
May 8th, 2004, 9:00 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unfinished neck - not satin not gloss
Replies: 18
Views: 5680

Sorry, but as a man who spent many happy hours in the cold wet winters of Northern England with a shotgun under my arm, I can tell you that an oil finish WILL protect the wood of your neck - although most gun butts used to be finished with artist grade linseed oil. The finish must be renewed occasi...
by Ricochet
May 7th, 2004, 6:30 pm
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: "CAPITAL GOLD"
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

I'm not watching or listening to ANYTHING that requires enabling popups.
by Ricochet
May 7th, 2004, 4:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unfinished neck - not satin not gloss
Replies: 18
Views: 5680

Oh yeah: Don't keep around rags or paper towels soaked with drying oils like tung or linseed. They get hot as the oil oxidizes, and can spontaneously catch on fire. Best to discard them in an airtight sealed can or immersed in water.
by Ricochet
May 7th, 2004, 4:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Unfinished neck - not satin not gloss
Replies: 18
Views: 5680

The trick is to first get the wood as smooth as possible before the oil goes on. If the grain of the wood hasn't been raised, wipe it with a wet rage and let it dry, then sand it with fine sandpaper. Then it won't get rough on later exposure to water, sweat, etc., which an oil finish unfortunately W...
by Ricochet
May 6th, 2004, 6:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar string height
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Lap steels are set up that way. With the strings about 3/8" above the "fretboard," which may be just painted markers for a visual position reference.
:D
by Ricochet
April 23rd, 2004, 4:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: High E String Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: High E String Help

The ball of the string could be poorly seated in the bridge. Simply changing the strings (which needs doing pretty often, anyway) may fix the problem.
by Ricochet
April 16th, 2004, 4:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bridge (not saddle)
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

Re: Bridge (not saddle)

Yeah, it's possible. My guitar teacher has an old Kay archtop acoustic. (Butt ugly thing with all of the finish off it, but it sounds GREAT!) Those things have a bridge that sits on the top, like a violin bridge. He made one out of solid brass. Like I said, it has a killer tone! I haven't seen an ac...
by Ricochet
March 23rd, 2004, 5:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: screw holding strap on has pulled out
Replies: 12
Views: 3157

Re: screw holding strap on has pulled out

Easy as pie. Coat the screw with paste wax or lightly oil it. Put some wood glue (e.g. Borden's Carpenter's Wood Glue) down in the hole. Put the screw back in it. Wipe off any excess glue that squooshes out. Let it dry for 24 hours. Good as new.
by Ricochet
March 17th, 2004, 10:13 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: string gauge for electric slide
Replies: 11
Views: 14556

Re: string gauge for electric slide

Yep.

If you can't find them elsewhere, the Martin strings are $3.80 a set here: http://juststrings.com/
by Ricochet
March 16th, 2004, 4:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: string gauge for electric slide
Replies: 11
Views: 14556

Re: string gauge for electric slide

jstar, if you're looking for acoustic sliding strings, don't look any further than C.F. Martin's Bluegrass Resonator Guitar strings. Gauges are .016, .018, .026, .036, .046, .056". The two plain strings are silver plated. The four wound ones are wound with nickel. They sound terrific, and they outla...
by Ricochet
March 14th, 2004, 1:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning the Entire guitar
Replies: 19
Views: 7545

Re: Cleaning the Entire guitar

[quote author=jalma link=board=luthierstuff;num=1076247138;start=15#17 date=03/13/04 at 21:17:10]I was going to paint a window sill once that had been treated with linseed oil and the whole surface of the sill was as soft as rubber,the surface was ruined and would not accept paint. [/quote]That's wh...