Brent Kasl
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Fret Sides Dressing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fantacone Box Works on Sunday. 6 Replies

Any other methods or tools recommended besides the cbgitty 35' angle beveling tool for clean edges?Continue

Open Gear Tuners

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jun 27. 10 Replies

Any problems with open gear tuners not wanting to turn under resistance to the point of breaking strings?No problems with closed gear tuners, I probably have had three in the past two weeksContinue

Displaying a CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brent Kasl Jun 9. 3 Replies

Are the tuners strong enough to hold a cbg by a strap or string for a tent display at a show? I have seen one example where a hook was screwed into the neck but not sure if most buyers would…Continue

Jack/Strap Combo

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Jun 5. 2 Replies

Will be installing a combination jack and strap plate, cant tell which is negative and positive on the soldering for jack, the two pins are only different by lengthAny guidance appreciatedContinue

 

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Fantacone Box Works replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"The belt sander is the same way i do it. I just put it in my vise. Then i finish with a little hobby 2 sided file that i filed one edge smooth so as not to scratch the board"
Sunday
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"Yes Tom that's the one I use now. Although I have made my own over the years by grinding a safe edge on both sides of  needle files. Taff"
Jul 8
Tom T replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"Stew Mac sells a small fret dressing file that works very well for smoothing out those edges that feel so sharp. The main difference in the file is that is is smooth on the two thin edges so you can round a fret edge without gouging into your fret…"
Jul 8
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"Hi Jerry, I was referring to the corners that can catch your hand on the fret ends. I have a very small fine file for this job, sandpaper would not get into that corner. I think you may be referring to the old way of recrowning the fret tops, and…"
Jul 8
Jerry Jordan replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"I've always just used a fine mill file freehand. I hear the 3 sided file was the choice of pro's for years.,.,usually quality fine grit sandpaper works for me.."
Jul 8
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"I have not seen the Gitty  tool but the ways I do it are a file I mounted in a block of wood at an angle, don't use that much, a file mounted to a block of wood, not angled it's the one I prefer, and I do it free hand.  On a…"
Jul 5
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Fret Sides Dressing

Any other methods or tools recommended besides the cbgitty 35' angle beveling tool for clean edges?See More
Jul 5
JL replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"I invested in a drill bit gauge and a nice collection of drill bits with LOTS of in-between sizes. I use the gauge to find the perfect fit for the tuner shaft that is the smallest that still lets the shaft turn freely without binding, the matching…"
Jun 27
Jerry Jordan replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"I have purchased my open gear tuners in bulk from China for some time now. Buying from the same vendor will sometimes result in receiving a different quality tuner with every shipment, but I am as frugal as I can be. Most problems I have are due to…"
Jun 25
the anonymous pick replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"Just to clarify the harsh angles  i mentioned  , i meant  more like a hard angle  coming off the nut or a retainer screw to the shaft  , or an odd angle due to  a headless design  ,  ie pulling more from the…"
Jun 25
Uncle John replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"I have had pretty good luck with Gitty's Economy tuners, which are open.  I think he calls them by another name.   A few have gone bad, but I have used a lot.  I bought some good looking black closed tuners on ebay that were…"
Jun 25
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"Good info, based on the feedback I think the open gear tuners I used that failed were attached to a scarf joint with about a 15' angle as opposed to a more straight head stock. I think the tuner used will need to be based on the type of…"
Jun 25
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"Hi Brent. unless the tuners are really cheapies, I think they should work correctly, for while anyway. As noted it my be an installation issue. The main difference with  closed back models is they often have better support for the shaft. Check…"
Jun 25
the anonymous pick replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"It must be said ,  Done right ,  open tuners can, and do,  work great ,  and are on some high end guitars  etc . not to mention  different  quality  in  brands etc ..  Just from a "hobby…"
Jun 24
Derek Rose replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"I have had bushings which squeezed the post to tightly, making it difficult to turn. Then I drilled the bushing holes a smidge larger and corrected the issue. I think open tuners work fine though I also use closed tuners, depends on the build."
Jun 24
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Open Gear Tuners
"Closed tuners here on out"
Jun 24

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At 12:05am on December 25, 2017, Korrigan said…

Those are some great looking guitars and amps Brent! Thanks for sharing some pics.

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Glad to be your friend.  Text me if I can do anything for you.  Sam

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Thanks for the friend request Brent!

 
 
 

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