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Hold on just a sec.....WTH?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog on Thursday. 14 Replies

OK, am getting deeper into the online plans for the 2x4 lap steel, and reading closely, it's a 23" scale, but later down the page Shane starts talking about the nut at 26". I thought scale length is…Continue

What kind of wood is this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog on Thursday. 2 Replies

I've had this almost 35 years. It's 2x18x60, and I think it can produce 3 lap steels.Is this Koa or Monkeypod?…Continue

What a difference a day makes

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Well,....WOOT! Success! Here's a bunch of pix. If Shane built his in 1 hour, well, he;s a far better man than I. This took about 10 hours. It ain't perfect, but that was not the goal. All the goat…Continue

Random thoughts and first pix of first build (2X4 Lap Steel)...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Poorness Studios Sep 8. 12 Replies

So....after a couple weeks of navel gazing, staring at goats, etc, plans and methods started to coalesce. On top of that, add the work stress of Fleet Week in San Pedro, 6 Navy and Coast Guard ships…Continue

 

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James Pobog replied to Bill Sheehy's discussion stringing up, my first build problem
"I have 2, a little clip-on with those different modes, and a Delta Lab chromatic (CT-40). When I first tried the clip-on, I got kind of confused, seeing that one note, the one the instrument was voicing, had different names between the modes. So I…"
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"Saw this & I thought of you? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PHI2jaLzWfY"
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James Pobog replied to Bill Sheehy's discussion stringing up, my first build problem
"I, like you, don't know squat about music stuff, but I'm learning.I have a couple good tuners, and since key and tuning don't compute, I would start with my low string, start winding it up, and when I got to where it was just begining…"
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James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"That's kind of what I was doing on my Ricky Bakelite 40 years ago, some things start to come together. One of the things I love about the digital age is video. For YEARS I have absolutely loved watching a guitar player's hands.The other…"
Thursday
BrianQ. replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"Basically he used the 23” scale cuz it’s his signature thing & it’s less likely to bow, but it can be any scale length? I’ve had  plenty of old laps 24 5/8”- 25” & 25 1/2? My favorite is a Valco made…"
Thursday
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"Forgot one. Some sort of inlay of either a ship's (BB-61, Battleship Iowa) challenge coin, or some hard rust scale artifact."
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James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion What kind of wood is this?
"Tunnel vision. Suggestions?  Right now I'm thinking of at least making a baritone out of it."
Thursday
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"@ PoornessWant an example of rule-breaking? These are ideas not yet executed, but are in my bag of tricks:1. Fret markers of colored weed-wacker line, set like frets (in slots) but flush with the surface, or the solid copper ground wire out of Romex…"
Thursday
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"The only rules I'm for sure following are the string and scale/fretting rules. I'm trying to avoid making really nice firewood."
Thursday
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"-It's not so much that I want to be as good as Gilmour (well, as a 'wish' I do), but I just love that roaring growling guitar. I will check out that site."
Thursday
BrianQ. replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"Yes, you can keep the tail the same dimensions, you’ll just have to adjust for it at the head end? Quick question, have you done any research about baritones? Answer about sound & key? The sound is a big muff & some layered modulation…"
Thursday
Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion What kind of wood is this?
"I believe it is Koa but if I was you I would wet it down. Take picture of it and google Koa slabs and compare it to your picture. However if it is koa you have a chunk of wood that depending on how much figure it has it about 300 to $500. Let alone…"
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James Pobog commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"@ Laurence OwenAre you my long lost twin bro?Take a look at the free plans section, there's a 2x4 stand up 2 string bass, and a very cool 2x4 lap steel guitar. That got me hooked, #1 is done, and there will be another 3 or 4 built...and I…"
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James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"OK, Change of subject. I need advice....., no, I need to be told how to build a baritone.My calculations, based on my first 2x4 build, stretched to a 39-40" body and a scale in the neighborhood of 30".See, I'm just throwing…"
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At 4:14pm on September 13, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Saw this & I thought of you? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PHI2jaLzWfY

At 8:00am on September 8, 2019, Poorness Studios said…

I've enjoyed helping you with some of your builds. You've got some good ideas. I think you'll end up being a top notch builder. I sent a friend request too.

At 4:06pm on August 26, 2019, BrianQ. said…

I feel you about the neck, that’s why I recommend Glenn’s video, he shows how super easy it can be if shown properly? Good luck on your builds ;)

At 3:42pm on August 26, 2019, BrianQ. said…

James, you said you had failed at building a cbg some years back. Don’t know what plans you followed, but here’s  a video of the easiest way to build a cbg, he gives all the measurements, plus shows you how in real time? Happy building :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=991s

 
 
 

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