"Whatever tuning it'll hold! No, I'm happiest playing slide in G, which is a bit easier on questionable necks. That 5th in the root on a 6-banger in G is annoying sometimes. Think Keif and his Tele. But standard is working OK,…"
"For what it's worth, my first build. Been wanting to do this for years and have a pile of boxes intended for said use. Then I found this one at the local smoke shop and, well, yeah, pretty much gotta use it!"
"Well, I have a Champ X2, which also takes 6V6 tubes. I only got three 6V6s out of that mass of new old stock tubes. One is an old metal tube, which is less than optimal. One is used and not running at 100%. The remaining one is an RCA…"
"Also wondering why Gary's question seems lost in the mist. Thanks, Mark Bliss, for the heads-up. As for Gary Mullens' question, I'd chime in with Paul Craig, a C-note seems pretty steep unless it's NOS from Europe or…"
"I did the filler bit with the shellac and even added some sawdust. I think it would work the same way as with the oil. I rushed it, I'm pretty sure, because I didn't get everything filled all the way..."Patience is a…"
"Oil finish on all my builds due to allergies
The more coats the harder your surface
If I'm working with a porous wood and need some filler I do a 120 grit sand and put on a couple coats of oil, then do my finish sanding and re-oil
"Cool, what I needed to know. I suspected that the furniture polish had elements that might not be desirable. I'm a scientist by trade, but I'm retired and really don't feel up to running organic chemistry…"
"We make our own fretboard treatments - a pure food grade mineral oil with essential lemon oil, and also a fretboard cleaner and conditioner with oil of Atlas Cedar. Don't use furniture polish as it usually has stuff you don't want such as…"
"Thanks for the info. Question: what are you using for lemon oil? Furniture polish stuff? Pure lemon essential oil? Specialized fretboard treatment stuff (eg: Dunlop)? Your own concoction? The Intergoogle is full…"
"We use black walnut all the time as fretboards (when I say all the time, I mean hundreds and hundreds of them) and it's absolutely fine. It does not need a finish, just a light application of lemon oil or similar fretboard…"
"Yeah, I looked hard at the Tru-Oil. Seems easy to work with, relatively non-toxic, and easy to find, which is one of the crucial elements here in the middle of nowhere! I may still experiment with that. Right now this is all a…"
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I like odd stuff. Am an odd guy. Love woodworking but pretty much suck at it, and these don't have to be perfect. Been playing slide for over 40 years and want to make functional, funky rigs for these cold Maine nights. And i have 120 board feet of walnut to play with!!
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