I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:30 am

We've got drug ads on TV here.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby jaybee » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:56 am

Sheb Whitebred wrote:... the implicit tone in the commercial is that we have to prepare for some sort of major problem by cultivating our own food.


of course, the food industry losing money, MAJOR problem... for them :roll: 8)
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby rustyslide » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:27 pm

Sheb Whitebred wrote:Who wants produce that's been pissed/crapped on?


And just what did you think fertilizer is? I hate to kill this particular Santa for you, but fertilizer is shit, dude. Cow shit, sheep shit, people shit, whatever. I wash my produce before I eat it.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby Sheb Whitebred » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:27 pm

Um, fertilizer is mixed in with the soil. The piss/crap I referred to is applied directly to the produce. There's a difference.

Now, don't go killing any more Santas.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby zhyla » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:58 pm

Sheb, you got some kind of actual information to back up this claim? Cause to me it sounds full of... fertilizer.

A lot of our fruits and veggies in the US come from Mexico. I eat them indiscriminately. Haven't had any problems that I know of. I did get a bad case of norovirus from a USA-made sandwich one time, but it's all good.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby CashWiley » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:10 pm

rustyslide wrote:Cow shit, sheep shit, people shit, whatever.

Human feces isn't good for fertilizer due to it being full of human disease-bearing bacteria, iirc.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby BluezOldy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:26 pm

Whoops ... mustn't read BRB first thing in the morning whilst eating breakfast. :lol:
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:50 pm

Wait till someone starts talking about mucus.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:05 pm

ricochet wrote:Wait till someone starts talking about mucus.


Or talking in depth about their Johnson. :lol:
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:08 pm

I usually talk more in terms of length, breadth or mass rather than depth regarding my Johnson. Or about its action.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby birddog » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:34 pm

Ah, now were getting back on track.
Trying to get used to the neck on my "Johnson", lots of girth, like grabbing a baseball bat. I put in a set of bone pins w/abalone dots made it sound a bit better, however I may need to get a pin reamer.
They don't seat all the way down to the rim like the others. Here's a lousey photo but it is better to have them seated to the rim right ?
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:41 pm

Pins come in different diameters. Some won't seat all the way unless you turn them down or open up the holes in the bridge. Don't worry about it, just push them in till they're tight.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby Sheb Whitebred » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:20 pm

Dang, I was hoping to see the devolve into a discussion about mucous.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:34 am

Sure, you go first.
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Re: I'm getting impressed by chinese guitars

Postby cheap tequila » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:01 am

ricochet wrote:Pins come in different diameters. Some won't seat all the way unless you turn them down or open up the holes in the bridge. Don't worry about it, just push them in till they're tight.


yes, ricochet is right, It's either having a 3deg or 5 deg taper & a some differences in diameter just below the 'skirt'.

http://www.guitargal.com/vvpin.html
http://www.maurysmusic.com/fossilized_w ... _pin_sizes

It's better to measure with a vernier calliper before ordering.

Hi birddog, those pins looks ok to me. Some guitars comes in very good pin to hole fittings & they sit nicely snugged until the skirt is almost flush or below the bridge surface. These pin holes on the bridge have had countersunk for the 'skirt'. They looks neat but give them a couple of years & you'll need bigger pins again.

DONT DO THIS, but I had seen a friend over here using some super glue (w/o accelerator) to wet around the pin hole walls OR 'clear' nail vanish to strengthen against hole diameter wear.

I got as Johnson JD26 also with a vintage neck just as you described. Some said that more woods on the neck give a little more in tone & volume. The only regret I had a year while later after getting the JD26 was, I should grab the JD27 also, & now it's gone. Now it's known as Recording King RD26 & 27.
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