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Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

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Neck Re-Set Gallery

Hi All,  I've had a few neck re-sets through the workshop recently (lucky me). I always take a photo of the join once it's apart in case I…

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Silica gel bags: keep or bin?

I'd say about a third--maybe more--of the guitars I see still have the silica gel bag inside from the factory. I leave them in there, as I…

Started by Keith in Luthier Talk

9 yesterday
Reply by Bryan Hebden

Fishman Pickup on adjustable Bridge acoustic

I have a Fishman Blender that I want to install on a Gibson J50 w/ adjustable bridge. Fishman would offer no suggestions. The bridge rest o…

Started by Jamie Lyles in Luthier Talk

5 yesterday
Reply by Bryan Hebden

Old Brass Tuners Frozen

These brass tuners are off of a mid to later 19th century seven-string banjo.  It appears that they have not functioned for many years and…

Started by onewent in Luthier Talk

20 yesterday
Reply by John Yungbluth

good airbrush for finish touch-up?

Hi: I'm going to buy  a quality airbrush for finish touch-up(I've rebound an old Gibson, need to spray well-defined lines of nitro, 1/8" tp…

Started by Dave Richard in Luthier Talk

7 yesterday
Reply by Dave Richard

Weird stuff you see

I know we try to keep this place acoustic, but thought you might be interested in this.Had a Telecaster in the shop for a simple pickup swa…

Started by Keith in Luthier Talk

5 yesterday
Reply by Ian Pender

Question about using a black light to inspect finishes

I've been using a hand held black light to inspect finishes on vintage instruments for awhile, it's a pretty amazing tool. For anyone not f…

Started by Ian Pender in Luthier Talk

0 on Thursday

Customer "Demo" model....

A local school gave me a batch of older guitars to "repair economically" if possible, but one (a Cort acoustic) had a side that was smashed…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

5 on Wednesday
Reply by Mike Kolb

To Those Using A Pressure Cooker As A Steam Generator

I've got my hose (HD brake line, got my needle (veterinarian, for horses etc.), clamps, and got my pressure cooker. Are the people using th…

Started by GA20T in Luthier Talk

39 on Wednesday
Reply by G. N Mann

someone make me a simple bass preamp ?

hi folks. been asked for a basic bass guitar active setup but all sellers have 2 or 3 band systems and i need a 1 band. can anyone help me…

Started by Nick - p in Luthier Talk

3 on Wednesday
Reply by Len Biglin


Hi All, Been refinishing Les Pauls since I was small, but I've just got in a pair of ES 335 Dot Gibson's with a serious front crack in the…

Started by Russell Vance in Luthier Talk

3 on Wednesday
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