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  Topic: The best explanation I've ever read
tangelolemon

Replies: 12
Views: 1223

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:42 pm   Subject: The best explanation I've ever read
that smoke smells terrible too. worse than most other smoke
  Topic: Ibanez Vai JEM necks
tangelolemon

Replies: 2
Views: 187

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:40 pm   Subject: Ibanez Vai JEM necks
I have a JEM777.

Not sure how it compares to others. But the radius is quite flat and the top four frets are scalloped. Of course it also has the "disappearing pyramid" inlays, which the ...
  Topic: Age old question about repainting a cheap bass.
tangelolemon

Replies: 6
Views: 807

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:30 am   Subject: Age old question about repainting a cheap bass.
An old poly finish in good shape will make a great base
  Topic: 1970 Tele on Craigslist
tangelolemon

Replies: 3
Views: 365

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:05 pm   Subject: 1970 Tele on Craigslist
I never rule anything out 100% with old Fenders. Have to go with your gut.

Definitely dtill nitro over the headstock face in that era.

Also, poly in that era is not quite as plastic and is not i ...
  Topic: Tom Pettingil
tangelolemon

Replies: 23
Views: 2114

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:02 am   Subject: Tom Pettingil
shoot, that's awful.

what was his username on here?
  Topic: '55 Desert Tan Pic Request
tangelolemon

Replies: 4
Views: 615

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:33 pm   Subject: '55 Desert Tan Pic Request
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a5/2f/33/a52f33f85be97a9a5846314411ea0207.jpg
  Topic: Holy crap..vintage stuff
tangelolemon

Replies: 4
Views: 762

PostForum: Pick-ups, Amps and Electronics   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:50 pm   Subject: Holy crap..vintage stuff
I'd love to hear about the three fender guitars!!
  Topic: Pedalboard article I wrote
tangelolemon

Replies: 5
Views: 543

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:41 pm   Subject: Pedalboard article I wrote
Wow thanks y'all!!
  Topic: Pedalboard article I wrote
tangelolemon

Replies: 5
Views: 543

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:06 pm   Subject: Pedalboard article I wrote
Hey-- a few folks here might find this interesting. Just thought I'd share it in case anyone here might find it helpful! It's about powering pedals safely, proper implementation of various bypass sche ...
  Topic: '55 Gibson ES125 Resto - Almost Finished Pics Page 7
tangelolemon

Replies: 97
Views: 13216

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:09 am   Subject: '55 Gibson ES125 Resto - Almost Finished Pics Page 7
looking good! hard to tell what's going on with the headstock.

From the pics it almost looks as though it could be lightly wet-sanded and buffed out. Or like it was already oversprayed and blushed ...
  Topic: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
tangelolemon

Replies: 20
Views: 2071

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:01 pm   Subject: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
Second set was better... Maybe it's not the guitar's fault! Ha
  Topic: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
tangelolemon

Replies: 20
Views: 2071

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:54 pm   Subject: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
Brought it to my gig tonight. Might just be this particular group, but the wonderful throaty upper mid thing isn't really cutting through tonight for some reason... A bit of a struggle. It will be gre ...
  Topic: Which Guitar Stand DOESN'T Harm Nitro Finish?
tangelolemon

Replies: 8
Views: 952

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:26 pm   Subject: Which Guitar Stand DOESN'T Harm Nitro Finish?
i have some multi-stands with a sort of black cushiony stuff... not "foam" exactly... not sure what to call it.

It has been absolutely fine.

The dangerous ones are the ones with surgic ...
  Topic: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
tangelolemon

Replies: 20
Views: 2071

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:39 pm   Subject: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
right! and believe me when I tell you... it sounds f'n outstanding.

I've probably got about 850 bucks in it all told (which is more than it should be, to tell the truth, just due to these guitars ...
  Topic: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
tangelolemon

Replies: 20
Views: 2071

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:12 am   Subject: Squier Super-Sonic re-work
All done!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/667/30826241883_fa461584f0_h.jpg

This thing is bad. ass.

The Wolfetones sound so killer. I have them in another guitar too (an ES-347) but oddly, they ...
 
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