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About saintjohnbarleycorn

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    kevin brennan
  • Birthday 01/27/1952

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  1. maybe this guy is the crook himself and getting you to point out all his mistakes so he can correct them and do a better job of of cheating people
  2. is there a standard to the vertical thickness of the bridge foot, I know its on a curve not flat but at the thinnest point what would be the measurement to shoot for? thanks
  3. i use ivory and jeweler's rouge , if it slips more rouge if too tight more soap
  4. thank you ! I am not in a panic to get this done so glad to have all the options. I like the sound of this one quite a bit so I don't want to compromise the sound
  5. THanks for the replies Just trying to get a feel for options here, thanks, my bridge can be flattened out some, I would like to bring it up to 29mm , from about 27, the sting heights 5 on the c and 4 on the E so I could raise them also . yes not concerned about the classical players , not in my league . so possibly go flatter bridge, I have tried a few different bridge radius's and not real happy with any yet. I could raise the string height to 6 and 5 ? its not unplayable as is but I think it would be better with a higher bridge. the other option is resetting the neck ,
  6. How much can you reasonably bring the height of the strings/bridge up or down by changing the fingerboard. I have a 5 string that is set up as a 4 string, and would like to get the bridge higher to get more room with the bow on the c bout. thanks kevin
  7. I also found that my angle on my gouge was too steep , which made it difficult to take shallow cuts, after changing the angle things went much better.
  8. although it seems obvious get your tools really sharp, and also you will find the you have to attack it at the right angle, which may be from the purfling to the center at the c bout, from top to bottom at the c bout to a point and opposite direction bottom to top. I think the newark book shows something like that. Look closely at your shaving while you are doing it, you will see it start to tear, so stop and try another angle. for me its still a bit of a guessing game, because as you go deeper into the grain the direction may change again. so very sharp, observe, take you time. good luck