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Re: Flunked woodworking in Junior High


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Posted by Martin Sheridan on June 02, 2001 at 14:06:14:

In Reply to: Flunked woodworking in Junior High posted by Francis X. on June 02, 2001 at 08:10:11:

: Dear BassBuds:

: The only guy who repairs string instruments in my area
: (Rio Grande Valley,Texas)won't be able to work on my bass
: until August. My teacher has encouraged me to try doing the
: work myself. I want to:replace the saddle and the nut,as well as
: the tailpiece and cable. The endpin appears to be pulling forward
: under the tension of the strings,because the hole at the bottom of the
: bass was reamed to large. The endblock inside the bass is shallow,which
: adds to this problem. The bridge needs to be contoured for bowing,and the
: fingerboard(which I believe is mahogany)could do with re-finishing.

: Could someone please tell what tools and materials I need to get,and if there
: is a website or book with step by step instructions on how to do this?

: Thanks,Francis X.

Francis,

If you flunked woodworking in High School, you might already know the answer to your questions. I worked on basses for over 25 years, and I don't think you begin with this many problems. Must make sure your repair person really knows basses. If you're still stuck, email me and I'll see if I can help from afar.
Martin Sheridan




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