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  Topic: Bass neck construction advice needed
Joe Desperado

Replies: 6
Views: 183

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:31 pm   Subject: Bass neck construction advice needed
Try adding moisture to the back side to enlarge the cells. Damp cloth will do. When gluing, the wood absorbs moisture from the glue on just one side causing it to back bow. Carving the neck can also h ...
  Topic: Anyone near DeKalb Illinois?
Joe Desperado

Replies: 4
Views: 227

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:42 pm   Subject: Anyone near DeKalb Illinois?
Mark, I am about an hour from DeKalb. Add in packing and shipping ...and if itís worth it, I can drive out. I may have a box...
  Topic: Fix for Stain
Joe Desperado

Replies: 5
Views: 307

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:19 pm   Subject: Fix for Stain
TSP usually works and should not affect the ABS binding. Try under fingerboard area first. Is the stains glue or from oil?
  Topic: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!
Joe Desperado

Replies: 4
Views: 327

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:28 pm   Subject: Tru-oil alone too soft for Redwood, need durablility HELP!
Iíve used truOil on redwood acoustics before. It is soft and wears out pretty fast, but easy to touch up..and looks great if you like that warn look.
  Topic: Thoughts and Prayers
Joe Desperado

Replies: 21
Views: 1240

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:14 am   Subject: Thoughts and Prayers
Sorry for your loss
  Topic: Thoughts and Prayers
Joe Desperado

Replies: 21
Views: 1240

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:13 am   Subject: Thoughts and Prayers
Sorry for your loss
  Topic: Poly(ester) vs Poly(urethane) Question for 1974 Strat neck
Joe Desperado

Replies: 6
Views: 542

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: Poly(ester) vs Poly(urethane) Question for 1974 Strat neck
I spray lacquer of the 1970's fender finish. No problem I've encountered.
  Topic: Wanted: StewMac guitar vise
Joe Desperado

Replies: 2
Views: 508

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:35 pm   Subject: Wanted: StewMac guitar vise
You know the one.. red swivel jaw vise. I have owned two and sold both. Now getting a repair shop up and running again. Need one soon.
  Topic: Gibson "Luthier" Neck?
Joe Desperado

Replies: 2
Views: 468

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:03 pm   Subject: Gibson "Luthier" Neck?
You are correct. 90's SG neck.

70s would probably also have a volute and a much shorter serial number.
  Topic: Rubber band clamps and finger boards
Joe Desperado

Replies: 5
Views: 395

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Rubber band clamps and finger boards
Trim close to the line. Glue on. Flush route with pattern bit.
  Topic: 1980 MXR Phase 45 $100 obo. Fuldrive 3 (black) $100
Joe Desperado

Replies: 1
Views: 410

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:38 pm   Subject: 1980 MXR Phase 45 $100 obo. Fuldrive 3 (black) $100
Anyone need these? Make me a reasonable offer
  Topic: 1980 MXR Phase 45 $100 obo. Fuldrive 3 (black) $100
Joe Desperado

Replies: 1
Views: 410

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:02 pm   Subject: 1980 MXR Phase 45 $100 obo. Fuldrive 3 (black) $100
Good condition 1980 MXR block logo Phase 45 pedal. These are great phaser pedals. (My favorite). Gentle Phase to fast Leslie sounding effects.

$100 shipped. Seems like a really good price but hit ...
  Topic: Replicating this Sunburst
Joe Desperado

Replies: 34
Views: 3121

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:57 pm   Subject: Replicating this Sunburst
Yes. Correct. The yellow center often has a touch of green and/or brown in it. My top coat amber usually has brown in it. I can keep spraying the whole guitar until I like the over all feel of the fi ...
  Topic: Replicating this Sunburst
Joe Desperado

Replies: 34
Views: 3121

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:44 pm   Subject: Replicating this Sunburst
Top coat locks it all together. It melts a slight bit into each color and softens the burst line.

To each there own on how to spray the burst. But I've been most successful from center out because ...
  Topic: Replicating this Sunburst
Joe Desperado

Replies: 34
Views: 3121

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:33 pm   Subject: Replicating this Sunburst
Part of the issue with the first finish is you went way too wide on the burst. You have to only spray a few inches wide total. Your finish would have looked great otherwise.

I spray the center fi ...
 
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