jdrichard

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Not neccessary but my hubbies are vintage bicycles, vintage watches and country music. Yes i sing country music sometimes ha ha ha ha .... :)

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Not exactly combining the two but I did build a custom strat once - it was fun, but i ended up taking it to a pro in order to adjust the neck and frets, he did an amazing job.

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Not exactly combining the two but I did build a custom strat once - it was fun, but i ended up taking it to a pro in order to adjust the neck and frets, he did an amazing job.
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Very nice piece. I have a Strat Plus with all the best hardware. I built a solid body Less Paul copy once and had an artist paint all my guitar hero's on it. I'll have to post it. Been playing rock and blues for 50 years; started at 8.


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I also combine the two been playing since i was about 12 but I,m now learing how to play again after my stroke last year it is smashing therapy tho gets your brain working again. luckily it was on the right side so my fingering hand wasnt affected but strumming sometimes is a pain but the pickings ok for lead breaks sort of lost the use of my wrist.

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My Dad repaired watches for half a century and played lead guitar and mandolin on weekends for just as long.  He made both look easy... B)

My sisters and I sometimes helped him pack up his instruments after a gig.  One time, my sister put his Les Paul behind the car... he thought she'd put it in the trunk (boot) and he backed over it.  Yikes!!! :startle: 

He bought another guitar and gave the broken guitar to his friend, who rebuilt it and played it for years.  

By some miracle my sister is still alive. :unsure:

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I took the stock pickups off my Epiphone Les Paul Standard II and replaced them with Gibson pickups. I am using the coils to rewind a quartz watch coil.  Does that count as mixing Guitar repair with watch repair?

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I took the stock pickups off my Epiphone Les Paul Standard II and replaced them with Gibson pickups. I am using the coils to rewind a quartz watch coil.  Does that count as mixing Guitar repair with watch repair?

Very very good mix in technology. However, you should have used phat cat pickups I on the Epiphany to get the bite. I do need to create a spring for an Elgin I am repairing and never thought of perhaps using an E string for the click spring; thoughts?


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I am the one on the left. The guy on the right is my friend Jim. The guitar I am holding is a Rhyne acoustic steel string. I worked with Jay Rhyne from 1971 to 1977 building guitars and designing the machinery we used to make the guitar parts. Jay died a few years ago after a long illness and these guitars are quite rare.

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I am the one on the left. The guy on the right is my friend Jim. The guitar I am holding is a Rhyne acoustic steel string. I worked with Jay Rhyne from 1971 to 1977 building guitars and designing the machinery we used to make the guitar parts. Jay died a few years ago after a long illness and these guitars are quite rare.
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Sad for your friend. I too have made a few solid body guitars. However, i found that making guitars and producing takes away from playing....so now I play.b70d188399c0734ff9f208896118548c.jpg

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Not exactly combining the two but I did build a custom strat once - it was fun, but i ended up taking it to a pro in order to adjust the neck and frets, he did an amazing job.
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What is with the wires coming out of the jack?

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My Dad repaired watches for half a century and played lead guitar and mandolin on weekends for just as long.  He made both look easy... B)
My sisters and I sometimes helped him pack up his instruments after a gig.  One time, my sister put his Les Paul behind the car... he thought she'd put it in the trunk (boot) and he backed over it.  Yikes!!! :startle: 
He bought another guitar and gave the broken guitar to his friend, who rebuilt it and played it for years.  
By some miracle my sister is still alive. :unsure:

You can check out some of my guitar on YouTube, here is the link.


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What is with the wires coming out of the jack?

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That's where you plug it into a 240volt supply.


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That's where you plug it into a 240volt supply.


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Very funny. I am an Electrical Engineer you know:)

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Very funny. I am an Electrical Engineer you know:)

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:D

So you can see the cables are good for up to 60 Amps


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So you can see the cables are good for up to 60 Amps


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Depends on the voltage drop and the impedance of the cable.

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This is one of the electric guitars we made. It was made for Jeff Carlisi when he was the guitarist for 38 Special.

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8 hours ago, jdrichard said:

This is me playing Santana on my aluminum chromed guitar

 


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Europa is one of my favorite songs on the whole planet... oh, and on Jupiter, too.  You do it justice... 

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On 3/22/2017 at 0:55 PM, Sleeper said:

I took the stock pickups off my Epiphone Les Paul Standard II and replaced them with Gibson pickups. I am using the coils to rewind a quartz watch coil.  Does that count as mixing Guitar repair with watch repair?

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20 hours ago, jdrichard said:


Very very good mix in technology. However, you should have used phat cat pickups I on the Epiphany to get the bite. I do need to create a spring for an Elgin I am repairing and never thought of perhaps using an E string for the click spring; thoughts?


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I was going for reliability over changing the sound. So the Stock USA made Gibson pickups seemed right.  Also I am a drummer but sometimes I have to work out cords so I have a guitars for that.  I wife is a flute player that plays only wooden native craftsman made flutes. So I play her backup sounds. So I have way more drums, cymbals, chimes, rattles, gongs and things that go pop and clack than anything with strings.

As far as using a E string for a spring, it has lots of nickel in it and so I bet it won't temper to spring hard.

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Yes, me too. I set up and maintain my own guitars and have done a few for friends.
 
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Those are really nice LP and Tele's.


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