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American Pie The Beginning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Mar 19, 2017. 1 Reply

rip Chuck, losing these guys too quickly nowContinue

James Cotton

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Mar 18, 2017. 2 Replies

RIP James Cotton, another one goneContinue

small spider bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Mar 2, 2017. 9 Replies

The thermatic cooling fan in my ute [truck to you N American guys] died, so after replacing it, i was about to throw the old one away, but being a cbg scrounger i thought i'd see what it might…Continue

Thread and post continuity

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan May 15, 2016. 4 Replies

So,a couple of recent threads have resulted in muliple replies,covering a few pages,i've noticed that even when posters use the reply tag,that the thread becomes jumbled and not continuous and…Continue

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darryl kernaghan replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Removing Glued Neck
"I think he means the thru neck part of the neck is too high Taff, and his pup won't sink into the box enough, that,s how I read it anyway."
Jan 8
darryl kernaghan replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own
"That is not entirely correct Christopher, piezo discs will still work on solid objects, bearfoot Cajun made a git out of a brick with a piezo disc pup, [ Ted Crocker Tesla pup|, and it sounded damn good, for some reason the video is deleted on CBN,…"
Jan 8
darryl kernaghan replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Hey Rat, it might also help if you have a bigger space " outboard " between your bolts, giving you a bit more leverage for less screw tension, but as you say, the soft wood ply is most likely the biggest weakness, may be a strip of…"
Dec 5, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Mikey Hearrold II's discussion First build,feedback?
"Man, when I think of my 1st, I,m totally embarassed, well done"
Nov 7, 2018
darryl kernaghan liked Mikey Hearrold II's discussion First build,feedback?
Nov 7, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Robbie, no need to cut the plate for a pup, just mount it UNDER the plate, barely touching and you can pick and chose to suit, it will pick up string and plate vibrations very well, and much more adjustable than a pup through the plate"
Nov 7, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"I've tried a few alternatives, some have worked ok, many have just eaten strings, I truly recommend, even for the most funky/down home roots machine, manufactured tuners, if you choose to ignore this advice, fine, it suggests you are serious,…"
Nov 7, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Mark Betzhold's discussion Induction pickup soldering difficulties
"Mark, you might find it helps to "tin" the large wire with solder before you bring it to the lugs, a good layer of solder, also tin the lugs prior as well, then you just need to heat the 2 tinned items enough for the solder to flow between…"
Oct 28, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Like Webster, I go for about a 1/4" above the box and rake the neck a little also, it all helps with intonation, playability and break angle over the bridge, one of the simplest ways to lay it out is to place something on the box , roughly the…"
Oct 4, 2018
darryl kernaghan liked Bruce Young's discussion Build #2, Paint can resonator three string
Oct 4, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Drilling tuner holes
"Drill the larger hole 1st is one way around that"
Oct 2, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to William Wright's discussion Strings and pickups
"It can vary a bit due to different strength of magnets, but usually around 6 mm or a 1/4", raising or lowering it will strengthen or weaken the signal also. It is an advantage to be able to raise and lower the pup a little to fine tune it after…"
Sep 25, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"The only semi logical reason I can come up with for gluing the electrical connections is to help with insulation, but even that makes no sense. Sorry to hear the problems you are having, but it appears you,ve been sold a dog, I,m reluctant, normally…"
Sep 11, 2018
darryl kernaghan and Andy Dobbs are now friends
Sep 9, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"The Rat is spot on, for a purchased guitar, that really is not good enough, and a repair, to a good finish, is near as much detail work as a complete new neck started with straight timber. Kigar makes a good point as well, but I,d be hesitant to try…"
Sep 8, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Kigar's discussion Quick wood finishing ideas
"Kigar, to shellac wipe a neck takes, probably a couple of  minutes if you don't apply it too heavy, and by the time you do one side or face, the previous one can be handled, like both Tom and Taff have warned, if you get your pad too wet,…"
Sep 5, 2018

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currently around 50
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just the simplicity or complexibility,however you feel like taking it

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At 6:45am on November 22, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Darryl

At 10:56pm on July 25, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
Nice to meet another Aussie on here .
At 10:02pm on June 7, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
Thank you......smiley face
At 10:39am on February 25, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Darryl ! Glad you liked it ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 3:24am on February 14, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

P.S. Darryl hi, by chance I came across the comment you sent on August 5, 2016 to Phil Hale: «Just for a clarification...» See my posting «Ok Scott, let's speak about ethics and respect...» and the discussion that followed from December 31, 2016 in «joes flatpickup». Seems I'm alone to speak clear text with our friend: his best contribution to low impedance pickup design would be to shut up for a month and study a textbook about elementary electrotechnics. Or is this thread kind of electrotechnical kindergarden? Have a good day!

At 12:43am on February 14, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Darryl hi, we have lost a lot of the early discussions because the license plate pickup thread has disappeared. SO SAD, TOTAL DISASTER!

At 4:19am on August 6, 2016, Philip Hale said…
I know exactly what you mean, I think a few people came to the same conclusion, including me.
Take Care
At 5:26am on July 18, 2016, Jonno said…
Hi Darryl. Just noticed friend request. Accepted. Cheers. Jonno
At 2:07am on February 23, 2016, Bristol Blue said…

Hey Darryl , you're a  lucky bunch of buggers over there . I only found CW Stoneking by accident last summer while looking at some "Blues" section in HMV Bristol ... which typically touts Joe Bonamassa stuff lol ! I was'nt on line apart from work so took a chance on buying all 3 cd's at once and wasn't let down . I was drawn in partly  by the imagery and the fact the guy has a reclaimed valve amp called Kelvin ;-) 

At 3:29pm on January 28, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi There Darryl ! Thanks for the nice compliment ! Glad you liked it, you must bee wondering down under whats that dutchie got to do whit Old Ned, got me a Sister living on Tasmania Australia  ,when you got famely living there you tend to get more in to the lay of the land so to speak, but for real i got interested in the story way back in the 60 when mick Jagger started making a movie about him,( Like the Other one better Tho) Thanks & Greeeeettsszzz A.D.

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Another one bites the dust

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 9:09am 1 Comment

Sadly, today brings the passing of Phil Emmanuel, lesser recognised brother of Tommy, guitar virtuoso's both, although Phil never really played the guitar hero role, he was a stellar performer, and side man par excellence, Vale Phillip.

machinehead screws

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:16am 6 Comments

can anyone tell me where those small screws for retaining tuning pegs go?do they have a meeting place,say like loose screw nation?are they at your place visiting your machinehead retaining screws?if they are could you send them home?at least 3 of the goldy looking ones anyway,thx


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