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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…

Started by Frank FordLatest Reply

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Took a little while, but the Search function has been restored - thanks for  your patience!

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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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Saddle radius

Please let me pick your brains once more! Wondering how you all radius your saddles and how much you vary from instrument to instrument. S…

Started by Keith

1 3 hours ago
Reply by Paul Breen

Bought a Dobro. got a surprise...

 The Dobro was so cheep, I could not resist. I just opened the case to see it was a Dobro brand, paid the cash, and took it home i  When lo…

Started by Kerry Krishna

3 4 hours ago
Reply by Paul Breen

Steel strings with treble?

I have a customers guitar that has a very dark tone, the darkest I have ever experienced. Rosewood in the bottom and sides may be one expla…

Started by Roger Häggström

4 5 hours ago
Reply by Roger Häggström

Make hardwood plugs and dowels on the cheap

A downside of being mostly self taught (and barely taught at all, honestly) is I never know if some big discovery is already common knowled…

Started by Mike Cornwall

8 on Saturday
Reply by Mark McLean

Martin Matters.

Hi All, Now the time for me to ask a fave: I've had this Martin dropped on my bench from my mates in the retail world with a note to date i…

Started by Russell Vance

16 on Thursday
Reply by onewent

Changing a UST to Different Type Transducer

Hello.  I'm new to the group.  I'm just a casual player but like to do my own guitar setups and improvements.  I'm working on a Fender elec…

Started by Greg Miller

24 on Thursday
Reply by Russell Vance

Re-routing truss rod channel on Harmony Sovereign

Hi All I need to re-route the truss rod channel on a Harmony 1260. I have removed the neck from the guitar because it also is going to nee…

Started by Patrick N. Pope

3 Sep 10
Reply by Mike Cornwall

Glue Suggestion for Neck Repair (Please see Photos)

I posted this in Mandolin Cafe, but someone over there suggested I post here as well.  I have an older mandolin with a broken neck. It was…

Started by Scott Memmer

8 Sep 9
Reply by Russell Vance

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

35 Sep 4
Reply by Mark A. Kane

Restoring a Washburn Parlor Named Pam

“Pam” came into my life quite a few years ago when a local violin maker offered her to me in pieces.  It was a project he had planned on do…

Started by Chris Vallillo

3 Sep 4
Reply by Paul Verticchio


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