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  Topic: Tele pickups - I need some schooling...
missionguitars

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PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:05 pm   Subject: Tele pickups - I need some schooling...
I like the Lollar 52's. Super responsive, plenty of pop and spank, but warm up nicely when you roll off the treble. The bridge pickup has the proper twang without being icepicky. I put a set in a Tele ...
  Topic: Tele pickups - I need some schooling...
missionguitars

Replies: 5
Views: 189

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 pm   Subject: Tele pickups - I need some schooling...
I've been real happy with the Tele Keystones, from Bill Lawrence. Also laughably cheap.



THought about the Keystones, as well as Ralph's offerings - solid stuff. And I'll check out Dave's stuff ...
  Topic: Tele pickups - I need some schooling...
missionguitars

Replies: 5
Views: 189

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:19 am   Subject: Tele pickups - I need some schooling...
I'm looking at building a couple teles with higher-end appointments on them, and find myself getting hung up in the world of cork-sniffin', boo-teak pickups now lol.

I come to you guys as I respect ...
  Topic: PRS Vintage Orange on Mahogany
missionguitars

Replies: 5
Views: 220

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:00 am   Subject: PRS Vintage Orange on Mahogany
I got something very similar to that using Bartleys dark grain fill/sand/sealer/sand/ReRanch Gretsch orange/clear
  Topic: Preferred tools to make the belly and forearm carve?
missionguitars

Replies: 5
Views: 191

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:56 pm   Subject: Preferred tools to make the belly and forearm carve?
Right on, as luck has it. I own an angle grinder, rasps AND spoke shaves!

Got after the arm contour with the rasp today, I was 90% of the way there in about 20 minutes...I can live with that for no ...
  Topic: Preferred tools to make the belly and forearm carve?
missionguitars

Replies: 5
Views: 191

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:49 pm   Subject: Preferred tools to make the belly and forearm carve?
I find myself getting geared up to make a body with a belly and forearm carve, and find myself scratching my head - what are the best tools to use to get this done?

I was thinking rasps, then bloc ...
  Topic: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
missionguitars

Replies: 8
Views: 269

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:41 am   Subject: NGD -- Music Man Luke III
Awesome guitar! Oddly enough, Hold The Line was just running through my head lol...
  Topic: How do I touch up Gibson Worn Brown?
missionguitars

Replies: 8
Views: 339

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:05 am   Subject: How do I touch up Gibson Worn Brown?
Paint it Pelham Blue... Cool Laughing
  Topic: Spraying In The Cold
missionguitars

Replies: 3
Views: 240

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:12 am   Subject: Spraying In The Cold
Blushing usually occurs in humid environments, and usually cold = dry, unless its' raining.

I'm out west though, and humidity is usually the only battle I have to fight, so hopefully someone that ...
  Topic: Seller Members (e.g. Craiglist, E-Bay, Reverb)
missionguitars

Replies: 5
Views: 338

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:00 am   Subject: Seller Members (e.g. Craiglist, E-Bay, Reverb)
I'd say leading into Christmas if you are selling new stuff, but right after Christmas is better if selling used. LOTS of teens that just got cash from parents for presents looking to spend it on wha ...
  Topic: Son #3 applying to Naval Academy - will guitar help?
missionguitars

Replies: 7
Views: 384

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:29 am   Subject: Son #3 applying to Naval Academy - will guitar help?
Do your best and see what happens, as I tell my kids, the only thing they can control is their effort and attitude, the rest is out of your hands. Good luck!!!
  Topic: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
missionguitars

Replies: 6
Views: 368

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:29 am   Subject: Callaham MIM Strat Tremolo Problems
I do know that the E to E spacing for the MIM is a hair narrower (2 1/16" vs 2 7/32" for American standard), could it be from that?

I know I'm reaching here, just throwing it out there ...
  Topic: Vintage Style cloth push back wire
missionguitars

Replies: 3
Views: 372

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 pm   Subject: Vintage Style cloth push back wire
Also http://www.radiodaze.com/cloth-covered/ if you like multiple colors...
  Topic: Carvin Audio closes its door
missionguitars

Replies: 9
Views: 662

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:41 am   Subject: Carvin Audio closes its door
I guess they had a falling out of sorts with each other, and amp/PA sales aren't what they used to be.

Such a bummer, San Diego county isn't exactly a hotbed of business activity, it's a tough en ...
  Topic: 65 SG Jr Project Thread - All Finished
missionguitars

Replies: 21
Views: 2929

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:26 am   Subject: 65 SG Jr Project Thread - All Finished
Wow - that's nice!
 
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