Search:

Type: Posts; User: Rick Turner

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. The one luthier who has done relatively...

    The one luthier who has done relatively scientific tests of side port vs. no side port in guitars is Alan Carruth. His findings reflect more casual listening tests, that is some benefit to the...
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,876

    Well, how long do you all think the race to the...

    Well, how long do you all think the race to the bottom can continue? Come on now...
  3. Replies
    13
    Views
    966

    I was a luthier for about 40 years and built or...

    I was a luthier for about 40 years and built or participated in the building of about 3,200 guitars and basses and repaired well over 1,000 instruments before getting into ukes. Uke building has...
  4. Replies
    68
    Views
    4,049

    UpDown Dick, Come on now. Put on your damned...

    UpDown Dick,

    Come on now. Put on your damned glasses and read:

    "Pegheds"...invented by Chuck Herrin...look virtually identical to traditional violin tuners, but they're made as "planetary"...
  5. Replies
    9
    Views
    593

    Luthiers in Florida or California make about as...

    Luthiers in Florida or California make about as much as that guy down the street with the leaf blower.
  6. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,861

    Compass Rose ukes are also in stock at Sylvan...

    Compass Rose ukes are also in stock at Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz and the Blue Guitar in San Diego, and one of the nice things is that no two of any of our ukes that are available at retail outlets...
  7. Replies
    68
    Views
    4,049

    I know, I know...I can go on and on, and it...

    I know, I know...I can go on and on, and it really bothers some folks who just want the Twitter version of anything, or they want the square root of Twitter. I do try to slip in enough hard facts,...
  8. Replies
    68
    Views
    4,049

    OK, restraining myself from an extreme attack of...

    OK, restraining myself from an extreme attack of snark here...

    Dick, go back one page and read. All is revealed. You don't even have to leave this thread. No difficult searches are required. ...
  9. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,424

    Google the word. Both seem to be acceptable,...

    Google the word. Both seem to be acceptable, though "humidistat" is more often used when the device is connected to a switch that triggers a device to either raise or lower humidity.
  10. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,424

    Just keep an eye on it. Humidity can drop...

    Just keep an eye on it. Humidity can drop precipitously when there's no rain, it's cold, and you heat the place, and it's the fast drops that really stress wood.
  11. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,424

    Temperature isn't really the issue, it's low...

    Temperature isn't really the issue, it's low humidity. Do you have any idea of the ambient humidity there in your house? If not, you should get a humidistat...a reasonably accurate one. If your...
  12. Replies
    68
    Views
    4,049

    A) You can't extrapolate your own experience with...

    A) You can't extrapolate your own experience with any kinds of tuners broadly out to others, especially with violin-style tapered friction tuners. Differences in woods, differences in climactic...
  13. Unfortunately for mental convenience, string...

    Unfortunately for mental convenience, string gauge does not tell "the story" when dealing with what I'll generically call "plastic" strings because different plastics have different density, and...
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,932

    You know, that crowd thinks of me strictly as an...

    You know, that crowd thinks of me strictly as an electric builder. I'm not, but that's how it is. And when the luthiers from that bunch do see my acoustic guitars, they're all shocked by the...
  15. Replies
    68
    Views
    4,049

    1) There are less than one handful of Stradivari...

    1) There are less than one handful of Stradivari violins in "original condition". Most have had their necks replaced, usually with the original scroll/peghead box grafted on. The neck angles have...
  16. Replies
    68
    Views
    4,049

    It's got a repaired crack in the back; have folks...

    It's got a repaired crack in the back; have folks noticed that from the very first post? I'm assuming it's visible, or it wouldn't have been mentioned. This uke has minimal "collector's value";...
  17. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,932

    I haven't heard about a guitar show in Memphis;...

    I haven't heard about a guitar show in Memphis; I'm probably not one of the "in-crowd-to-be-invited-to-apply" on that. I'm such a newbie... Or such an old fart that they figure I'm dead by now.
  18. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,932

    I can only imagine what a headache the HGF was to...

    I can only imagine what a headache the HGF was to put on. Behind the scenes there was way too much pressure put onto Natalie, Chris, and the rest of the LMI crew...just stuff like prima donna...
  19. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,932

    No more Healdsburg Guitar Festival

    I got this email a few minutes ago from Chris Herrod of LMI:

    Dear Friends,

    As many of you know, in the Spring of 2014 Luthiers Mercantile International (LMI) issued the following statement...
  20. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,216

    OK, I apologize for having 51 years in as a pro...

    OK, I apologize for having 51 years in as a pro luthier and woodworker and musician. I'm really sorry that I've handled literally thousands of board feet of mahogany including Honduras, Sapele,...
  21. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,216

    That's right, Jenny, some here prefer to let...

    That's right, Jenny, some here prefer to let misinformation stand because it's just not nice to correct people, right?
  22. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,216

    You think butcherblock is just a phrase. I...

    You think butcherblock is just a phrase. I don't. I think that if the word had not been so debased by incorrect usage that it would actually still mean what it is to more people. To a butcher, the...
  23. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,216

    One piece tops are quite common and can be...

    One piece tops are quite common and can be considered traditional for sopranos and concerts. You'll see them sometimes on tenors, but you're more likely to see book-matches on tenors and baritones. ...
  24. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,216

    He does not know what he's talking about; this is...

    He does not know what he's talking about; this is utter bulls..t.

    In the first place, he doesn't understand what "butcher block" is. "Butcher block" is all end grain surfaced wood laminated...
  25. Replies
    49
    Views
    3,363

    As someone whose company builds and sells ukes,...

    As someone whose company builds and sells ukes, my perspective is that most folks do not want to pay for US labor on instruments that don't have pretty nice looking wood. It takes us as much time to...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4