Another hand-tool LP from scratch!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Barnaby, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. njk

    njk Senior Member

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    Its how you get them to smell right, that's the real secret. :slash:
     
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  2. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    is your land lady letting you build again?:fingersx:
     
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  3. Barnaby

    Barnaby Premium Member

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    She is, but my job isn't...six days a week, and the seventh is spent preparing for the next six.

    I keep thinking I will get some time, but never do...life in Tokyo...:rolleyes:
     
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    bloody jobs, you should start a line of guitars, make all of them one of a kind and sell them for a mint
     
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    This actually isn't a bad idea, Barnaby. You could find a job a little less demanding, plus rent a place without a landdragonlady, and you're good to go.
    Hell, you could sell handmade amps, guitar and pickups. WE'LL be rich (speaking as your agent of course).
     
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    Being a multiple Ph.D. ... it takes some more than guts, to go full handy, I'd say :cool: But if Master B. goes this way, I'd know that someone has fulfilled a very valuable dream.
    You know, Cain, that paskiainen (Poro knows! :dude:) transaction costs theory rules the hobbyists away from that sweet sweet income flow :(
     
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  8. Barnaby

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    Don't think I haven't considered it! :D

    Sadly, I couldn't guarantee either of the two elements needed for success:

    1) Being able to produce guitars at a consistently high standard and
    2) Being able to sell them for a reasonable amount

    Therefore, it will have to remain a pipe dream for now. I'll keep working away slowly, however, and hope that, once day, I can reach a level as a builder where it makes sense to get a workshop going and produce a few instruments and other parts for sale.

    I'd also actually like to learn to play the guitar one day...:hmm:
     
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  9. cain61

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    If only we didn't have to eat!. :laugh2:
     
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  10. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Senior Member

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    or sleep!
     
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    Hm... Top down designing seems to suggest a wooden vintage modern pure tube specialized headphone amp :)

    I am in the same situation... The 18 watt clone and the hifi speakers are collecting dust.
    At the same time, for hifi I have a tube preamp, transistor power amp for the Stax electrostatic headphones, and tube and hybrid poweramps for the various electrodynamic headphones (not for the speakers, only for the headphones) - and an insane amount of 832A, 6V6G, GT and GTAs, 6N2Pi, EF94s, E88CC and CCas, and all all the derivatives...

    So why not a tube guitar amp purely for headphones? :)
     
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    I would totally love something like that! I'm more comfortable cranking up if I can contain it.
     
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    hey mate im just going to be lazy, i like everything about this guitar its a beauty, i just dont have time to like every post sorry
     

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