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At 6:11pm on September 27, 2008, Russell Vance said…
Life, luthiery and all its fun and tribulations - a very cool journey.
At 6:34am on September 28, 2008, Jack Lord said…
Thnaks for your reply Russell. Please clarify some terms though: Toothing iron and keying the surface. Thanks. Jack
At 1:36am on January 12, 2009, Len Biglin said…
Hi Russell , Im an Aussie too , in Charlestown near Newcastle . I mainly repair, but have made 3 acoustics , and various necks and bodies and about 6 lap dogs.I have noticed your comments and you seem to know your stuff , I have been wondering what your main line of work is ?I'm into repairs 6 days a week, I also fix amps .Be nice to hear from you. Len Biglin
At 5:00am on January 13, 2009, Len Biglin said…
Russell , thanks for the intro , I also am an electronics tech. but with my work being mainly tubes and guitars I'm probly a bit out of date!My CRO blew up the other day ! smoked out my shed but at least it was the shitiest piece of gear in there.I'm looking on e-bay now and dont need much for audio work.I spray pre-cat laquer , not sure if it is truly nitro ? from Wattyl or Mirotone .Also I just tried some Timbalac from a local place , the sealer really blushed but the top coat was good and a good colour match too.I may contact you in search of parts or schematics ( my computer freaked out and dumped all my schems. and wont reload the backup ! ) God I hate modern digital crap.Len
At 1:46pm on January 13, 2009, Russell Vance said…
Yep, Ok, Wattyl and Mirotone are products I have experience with and neither of them are satisfactory - Wattyl had a pure nitro product (A8) which was a shocker (yellowed and crazed) and Mirtone (cat and pre-cat) tends to being too thick and 'plastic' no matter what - I have used Becker Acroma catalysed lacquer which is a better choice but still not a straight nitro. Durabond paints in Brookvale Sydney (02) 99050811 has been my manufacturer of choice for 6 years now and has been a superb supplier of all things Nitrocellulose - including sanding sealers, various degrees of satin/mat/gloss and custom pigmented nitro colors along with bulk premium thinners/wash thinners etc. Hard to beat Don (the paint chemist) and his team up there and good service and product is worth talking about. I am hooked up with a Amp service and may be able to help out with replacement schematics if you get in a bind. Rusty.
At 2:53pm on January 17, 2009, Bob Webster said…
Rusty, I sincerely hope I didn't offend with my "dirty POME" and "clever enough by half" comments. Please ascribe to temporary insanity over the thought of pore filling soft surfaces.

Best regards,
Bob
At 2:28pm on February 13, 2009, Von Luhmann said…
Russell,
We have watched closely the fires in Australia.......just sending you all there our best wishes.....
At 7:19pm on February 13, 2009, Russell Vance said…
Thankyou very much for your consideration, we were not in the firing line this time thankfully - it is quite an experience to have darkness in the middle of the day and the whole sky turn deep ocher red as has happened here before. But, bushfires down here are natures way of reminding us of her awesome power and beauty - it also reminds us that we don't own this land we are only borrowing it for a little while. Thanks again comrade.
At 11:31am on May 4, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Russ can i coil cut 2 pickups with 1 push pull tone pot?i have 2 humbuckers 2 volumes and 1 tone i have seen your expert advice work in the past hope you get back soon
At 3:45pm on May 4, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Russ the Seymour Duncan site has it but for the Les Paul 3 way not the tele 3 way this is where i got in a jam
At 7:30pm on May 4, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Russ which pins get which wires?on the tele 3 way switch?
At 12:25am on May 5, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Russ i don't see the diagram anywhere that you sent but i am looking for the entire schematic to show me where the wires go to what pins cause i run into the brain dead freeze a lot lately so i have 2 humbuckers he wants a tele 3 way 2 independent volumes and a 1 tone with the push pull i get the push pull part its just the switch part i am getting a log jam, if you can help it would be great i would send you a nice piece of black walnut from ca one day for an electric guitar
At 2:13pm on May 5, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Russ did you get my e mail from steelstrings1@yahoo.com i am the one looking to wire 2 humbuckers with 2 volumes 1 tone with a tele 3 way switch and i am looking for a diagram to make things easier but i only find one with the lp 3 way not the tele 3 way and i have a log jam can you still help me out ?
At 12:29am on May 6, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Rusty do you work alone as a luthier or in a factory ?where do you build your guitars at
At 1:26pm on May 6, 2009, FRANK said…
THANKS Rusty i will send you a piece of black walnut your friends will be jealous as heck but i need your address thanks Paul Bonfiglio luthier / wood carver
At 3:38pm on May 6, 2009, FRANK said…
i have been doing the same for 2 years in CA before that in AZ but i like it to and learn every day with the help of this forum people like your self that make a difference in other places around the world i appreciate so when are you coming to southern Cali to the namm convention look me up thanks
At 10:41pm on May 11, 2009, Bob Webster said…
Where have you been, Rusty? Haven't seen any posts from you in a while. Everything okay?

Bob
At 12:39pm on May 12, 2009, Bob Webster said…
All sounds good, Rusty. That kind of busy is in short supply so enjoy it. I shan't worry.

cheers,
Bob
At 12:44pm on June 1, 2009, FRANK said…
HEY RUSTY I am getting ready to do a 18 volt mod with a EMG bass pickup so I was wondering what you think about this and a question on how to do this also is should I connect the negative from battery 1 to the positive of battery 2 is this how its done?
At 4:00pm on June 1, 2009, FRANK said…
THANK YOU RUSTY

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