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I know, right?  I used to climb right in there.  Not anymore.

Two years ago I had to pull the exhaust manifold and some other things just to get to the back 3 plugs on one of the cars just to do a tuneup.
 

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I hear ya Joom...our old 1/2 tons you could climb in beside the engine and almost close the hood,,, now you have to almost remove the motor to change a fan belt lol
 

Joom

January 13, 2018, 09:15:48 PM
I've got a pile of tools and testers that weren't even thought of 50 years ago.  Aside from basic drive train axle stuff, you have to start with an OBD tester just to know what might be going on.

I've always said I'd love to have a 1965 'anything' in good shape to fix up and drive...
 

Joom

January 13, 2018, 09:11:19 PM
Things have definitely changed a lot from back in the day of simple carburetors and distributors with points, Buster.  I could fix most things on the road with a few tools.  Not any more...
 

buster

January 13, 2018, 08:16:27 PM
You guys are doing well. The 1st car I owned I took out the engine and gearbox, removed all the parts, had the engine o'hauled, put it all back in, re-timed it and drove it away. The new truck, I can't name a single thing under the hood.
 

Joom

January 13, 2018, 05:12:12 PM
And yeah, garage and pole barn, both full of motorcycles and dirt bikes, mowers, and a ton of other crap.  Been promising myself to clean them out for a long time and give myself a work area...
 

Joom

January 13, 2018, 05:10:25 PM
Same here, Red.  Back in the 70's before I got into computers I was a licensed mechanic, and I still refuse to pay somebody else to do what I can do.  Most of the time...

RedJoker

January 13, 2018, 04:36:32 PM
I'm with you Joom. I do all our car maintenance, have a 3 car garage and can't park a single car in it.  :/
 

Joom

January 13, 2018, 04:29:07 PM
Only -2 here today, not too cold.  But just finished 3 hours laying on ice doing a front end alignment on one of the cars.  That got cold.  Really need to clean out the garage...
 

Joom

January 12, 2018, 05:54:28 PM
Oh, don't say that, G.  I've been blaming bad monitors for bad sounding tunes...  ::)
 

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Hey folks hope alls well :) Friday !  ;D



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Re: Epi is in the house .
« Reply #195 on: September 30, 2017, 04:24:11 PM »
Well she’s here :)
Have to say she’s A-1
Hi praise to Sweetwater for picking me out a beauty she looks even better in person plays great and has good weight :)
Proof pics lol
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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #196 on: September 30, 2017, 04:48:58 PM »
That really is a beauty....
How is the sound??
"If it looks good, you'll see it.If it sounds good you'll hear it. If it's marketed right you'll buy it. But if it's real, you'll feel it"

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #197 on: September 30, 2017, 05:38:20 PM »
Not sure yet lol set the amp up then came out Work On The desk .
Drinking a beer listening to The Album Leaf on Pandora .

I keep looking at your Guitar with those P90’s ..... Noooooo I still another Acoustic to get lol

I also just sent the Guild off to be fixed .

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #198 on: October 27, 2017, 08:11:26 PM »
Ok so a little late on this yes it kicks butt on the jet city ;)

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #199 on: October 27, 2017, 08:13:47 PM »
On another note I need help I’m addicted to Guild Guitars what have I done now !?

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #200 on: November 11, 2017, 01:06:03 PM »
Hey there hope alls well with everyone . :)
 Back two or three pages I posted pics of my new Guild F47 after which I found there was a crack on the back under the Center strip bracing but just off the Center stripe off the back .

Now can’t remember and I did not try to read back what I posted so I’m recapping.

So I sent it off to Ben in Reno and he fixed up good as new and as of yesterday she’s back home .

I’ve not had much time to play her but after warming up from the journey I tuned up some to a low C or something no tuner so I don’t know but she sounds sweet .

I post pics below of before and after .

Ok so I have an illness with acoustics and Guild lol
And I bought a beautiful 2010 Guild F30 standard she had very very nice wood , the top had crazy silking it a Sitka Top and Mahogany back had some unusual swirling in the grain . To me I said that Guitar is going to sound very nice .

I bought it and holy cow did it sound sweet great sustain with short decay that Mahogany is known for , it was a lovely change from my rosewood family.

Unfortunately, ugh she came with a non disclosed issue make that two , one being clearcoat scratches around the top edge of the headstock which was weird but fixable and worse issue the fret separated over the body just at the neck joint.

Did I say how great this Guitar sounded ? Well crap , I did not want a project guitar and at the price of repair it wasn’t worth it so back it went . Also I think the store wanted delay the return so the return policy would run out 😠 but I got it back in time .

I need to slow down because I almost bought another model a year newer that had some belling going on raising the bridge and I almost missed it .

Anyway here some pics of both first on the crack Repair .

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #201 on: November 11, 2017, 04:26:39 PM »
Oh my lord, that Epi looks sweet!

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #202 on: November 11, 2017, 04:36:39 PM »
Two nice guitars.  Nice fix on the Guild back crack.  Hope that the board lift at the heel got done as well.  That's usually more involved than a 'hear-&-seat'.  Not much to clear finish scratches...just makes more sense to have somebody else's son or daughter rub those out.   Even if that meant a trip to Reno.

Regards & congrats,

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #203 on: November 11, 2017, 07:42:41 PM »
Oh my lord, that Epi looks sweet!

its a good player for sure :) and no flaws found on it . :)

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #204 on: November 11, 2017, 07:58:39 PM »
Two nice guitars.  Nice fix on the Guild back crack.  Hope that the board lift at the heel got done as well.  That's usually more involved than a 'hear-&-seat'.  Not much to clear finish scratches...just makes more sense to have somebody else's son or daughter rub those out.   Even if that meant a trip to Reno.

Regards & congrats,

Gordon

Ben had to get through the finish to fix the crack then fix the NCL , he said it was not sanded from the factory and had use a French polish to match it . He did an awesome job .

The F30 standard was returned for a refund not worth the fix from a buyers stand point.
as for the scratches on the F30 you feel them like the cap was coming off but the scratches where above the veneer cap , a very weird thing as it went around the whole head stock ?

If you look close at the neck pic you'll notice the 10th fret cut through the fret marker dot my questions is why are the two lined up ? let alone seeing a gap between the fret seating barb and the fretboard , seems at some point it would become lose.

Needless to say the F47 GSR koa is a fantastic guitar all around and well worth the investment .

 

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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #205 on: December 27, 2017, 11:13:23 PM »
Well , yeah , gone did it again needs a little TLC . If she does not bond up for sale she’ll go .
Anyway she’s a Guild D55 2003 7th to last out the factory before closing .

The Guild D55 is the company’s flagship dread solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides . Solid AAA Sitka top , three Piece neck Mahogany with a walnut center strip . Finger board and bridge are Ebony with abalone and mother of pearl inlays and abalone Rosetta .
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Re: New stuff day
« Reply #206 on: January 12, 2018, 04:01:35 PM »
I had to do some binding repair on the fret board as it came lose  >:( LOL  I'm doing a new saddle today or tomorrow depending on when my parts come . Frets have the usual wear in the 1-5th fret area as a result I might have do a fret level to her we'll see after the new saddle arrives.

Though shes a pretty guitar I have no need another dread and she will be listed for sale along with the Guild F47 GSR
after winter settles down.  I don't like shipping guitars in the winter LOL

Thinking of you Gc while I work on my projects :)