Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
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Quote from: The General on January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PMI am in the process of making this podcast a reality. It will be a guitar technology podcast. Anything relating to the building, maintaining, hot rodding, repairing, or restoration of guitars will be discussed. This has been my profession for many years, and I think it will make an entertaining podcast for guitar players, other guitar repairmen and builders, and maybe even a few non-guitar people. I'll be interviewing manufacturers, repairmen, pickup makers, etc. I will also take calls and emails to answer your guitar tech questions.Want to participate? You can call the show and leave a comment or question for me to use.757-774-8482which is also757-77-GUITA(r)If you prefer to email your question, you may submit a question for the podcast hereI hope to have the first episode ready soon. It will be available through UFOship.com, itunes, etc...
Quote from: b_dubb on January 11, 2014, 01:47:49 PMI have a Guild (I think) acoustic guitar that I picked up used about 15 years ago. The frets have been worn flat. The tuning heads are about to pop right out of the head stock. I've wanted to get it fixed for some time but when I've inquired about repairs people always say "oh it's not worth it" because the fool that had the guitar before me stripped the finish off of it and refinished it with an oil or some bullshit. It's a pretty cool guitar - made of rosewood or some other dark wood - and I like it. If you need an "example" piece to work on for your podcast, I'd be happy to ship it to you and pay for materials, etc.
Quote from: eddie dean on January 11, 2014, 02:30:50 PMterrific news! I am really looking forward to your new podcast! I've been playing guitar for over 25 years. The past few years, I've been dabbling with setup and general maintenance. Stewart MacDonald (www.stewmac.com) is like a candy store for me!Never attempted any fret work, which my 1991 fender strat HR needs badly. I've botched the wiring on a telecaster pickup project too. Soldering wires to the housing of the volume/tone pots is tricky business.I will be listening and calling in.If I can help in any way, please let me know.good luck General!
Quote from: The General on January 11, 2014, 04:11:35 PMThanks!As for soldering to the housing on tone/volume pots... it's all about temperature. The soldering irons most folks have, the pencil type from Radio Shack or if you're lucky maybe even a nicer one, they don't really get hot enough to work properly for that. You gotta get the big guns out for that...[attachimg=1]
Quote from: MV on January 11, 2014, 03:05:54 PMi think this is an example of perfect podcast topic selection. this will be a hit.
Quote from: The General on January 11, 2014, 04:15:41 PMThanks for the enthusiasm, MV... but let's not get tooo excited. It could also tank like an Ovation Breadwinner.[attachimg=1]
Quote from: MV on January 11, 2014, 04:12:50 PMthat's the soldering station that rests on my work bench. i love it, although i do need to buy a wider variety of tips.
Quote from: b_dubb on January 11, 2014, 04:53:50 PMOvation sucks. I like Guild, Fender, Gibson and Tokai (Japanese ... not Korean).
Quote from: jazmunda on January 11, 2014, 05:18:46 PMI have no interest in the topic but I like the challenge of bringing down another obscure show.Just kidding. I freaking love guitars.
Quote from: eeieeyeoh on January 11, 2014, 05:55:54 PMTo Treading Water, the skill of understanding and playing a guitar can be nothing less than a gift.I never heard of a podcast about it though.But if you want to get into the electrical theory of amplification, I'm game.
Quote from: The General on January 11, 2014, 05:13:53 PMOvations are the Edsel of the guitar world. Any time someone brings one in to my shop to get repaired, it's very difficult for me to tell them about their guitar without them leaving my shop feeling ashamed."You're guitar is made of plastic. From the 70's."
Quote from: jazmunda on January 11, 2014, 10:57:25 PMWill you have a segment where you talk exclusively about banjos and ukeleles?
Quote from: The General on January 11, 2014, 11:07:52 PMuhm, no, sorry.Don't hesitate to shoot me a voice mail at the above number with all your wacky questions, guys.E
Quote from: (Redacted) on January 11, 2014, 11:30:23 PMGreat idea General. There is so much to learn about guitar upkeep, and nowhere to really learn it. It is a dying art and I'm stoked that you're going to do this show.I dig fender acoustics (they sound 10x bigger than life!), Martins, of course, and Gibson for electric. Though I've ripped a few Washburns that were worthy, too.We need to make more music!!!
Quote from: analog kid on January 11, 2014, 11:41:40 PMI have five guitars that are all in bad shape. None of them have ever had a proper setup, and humid LA climate reeks havoc on intonation.I'd like to see some truss rod adjustment tips. It's something I've never messed with. I have a Baby Taylor that's especially susceptible to climate, apparently, and the intonation is bad enough now that its unplayable (humidifiers are out of the question in Southern LA).Frankly, I'm chicken about doing the nuts and bolts adjustments to my guitars. I don't know that I'll ever try a fret dressing on one of them. The podcast is right up my alley and looking forward to it.
Quote from: jazmunda on January 11, 2014, 11:14:04 PMIf you get aldous and guildnavigator to co-host may I suggest a show name change to Highly Strung?