3 Chord Ziggy
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3 Chord Ziggy left a comment for Gary Mullens
"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…"
8 hours ago
Gary Mullens left a comment for 3 Chord Ziggy
"Hi,thanks for the reply on the tube for my amp. The tube # is 6V6GT for a Fender Champion 600. Let me know, and thanks."
9 hours ago
3 Chord Ziggy commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
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3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Monday
Ben Ridgeway replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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 It's a…"
Sunday
3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Sunday
ChickenboneJohn replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Sunday
3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Sunday
ChickenboneJohn replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Saturday
3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Note response to Matt above.  The sewing machine oil worked nicely.  And, yeah, we've somehow started on restoring old sewing machines, so we have about a gallon of the stuff lying around!"
Friday
3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You're referring to the oil or the lanolin?  I'm guessing the oil...."
Friday
3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"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…"
Friday
John Sawyer replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"They ALL work...  Purists will say to use Lemon oil, but any drying oil will be fine, as will be shellac... Wipe it on thin, wipe off the frets... It's all good."
Friday
Matt Ranum replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You can also look into Tru-Oil, its a gunstock finish made by Birchwood/Casey. You can get most anywhere that sells sporting goods. Its an oil blend that dries fairly quick and has good build ability. I've used it on walnut several times Put a…"
Friday
Gus K replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"This stuff works well and is priced right. https://bit.ly/2UNtghr"
Thursday
3 Chord Ziggy replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Let us know how that works out.  You're talking about just the fretboard, or the whole ax?"
Feb 12

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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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At 7:11pm on February 18, 2020, Gary Mullens said…
Hi,thanks for the reply on the tube for my amp. The tube # is 6V6GT for a Fender Champion 600. Let me know, and thanks.
 
 
 

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