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"D'Addario makes 80/20 bronze strings.  Have you tried them?"

Richard Bales replied Dec 21, 2020 to Martin Marquis M1100 80/20 Bronze Replacement

3 Dec 23, 2020
Reply by Mark McLean

"Music Man Stingray basses usually have an oil finish on the neck.  Such oil finishes…"

Richard Bales replied Sep 8, 2020 to Stingray bass neck changing with weather .

3 Sep 9, 2020
Reply by Len Biglin

"Frank - I would like your take on this.   I have found that CA glue has relatively l…"

Richard Bales replied Jun 9, 2020 to Super glued Martin neck/body joint

19 Jun 27, 2020
Reply by Brian Stewart

"Looks much like a Bay State parlour guitar I worked on some years ago - circa 1890.…"

Richard Bales replied Apr 13, 2020 to What brand is this parlor guitar?

4 Apr 13, 2020
Reply by George Roberts

"I've encountered this problem many times.  Usually it is static generated on the pla…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 25, 2020 to Unusual pickguard static issue

10 Jan 15
Reply by Beerent

"Did it belong to a member of Buddy Holly's band?"

Richard Bales replied Jan 14, 2020 to Hall of "shame"

19 Mar 1, 2020
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

"One of my all-time favorites is from Frank Ford's other site: Need to tune up QUICK…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 14, 2020 to Hall of "shame"

19 Mar 1, 2020
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

"The story is there in the end grain.  The board was flat sawn fairly close to the ce…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 4, 2020 to Warping ebony fingerboard

21 Jan 21, 2020
Reply by Mike Kolb

" A little touch up and it will be just fine.  Try some nail polish  ;-)"

Richard Bales replied Jan 4, 2020 to Fender Tele lacquer drop fill.

4 Jan 5, 2020
Reply by Russell Vance

"I'd be more concerned about the flaking finish on the edges of the fretboard.  That'…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 4, 2020 to Something to worry about?

9 Jan 4, 2020
Reply by Jim Yates

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