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Author:  flyingeagle [ Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:37 pm ]
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Howdy,

I just wanted to revive this thread as it can help a lot of us. I wanted to just add that some folks may have stuff to add here or may vary their approach. Please post here as again it will help all of us.

Steve

Author:  Zurdo [ Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:53 pm ]
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to prevent belt-buckle damage, just don't use a belt for heaven's sake! or just buckle your belt towards the side of the body, or have someone buckle it on your back. :-))

Author:  iiipopes [ Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:14 pm ]
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On some of the early '80's instruments, like mine, the Kluson shafts do not stick out above the headstock far enough. So I wrap one above then the rest below, taking care to be very careful to trim the string to the exact length so an optimum number of winds are on the post without overlapping or binding on the tuning post bushing.

Author:  BYRDMANN [ Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:44 pm ]
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ON THE POLISH ISSUE......THINK ZYMOL!THIS STUFF IS MUCH BETTER THAN 123-TURTLE IF YOU LIKE A SUPER-GLOSS FINISH.BELIEVE IT.THIS STUFF WORKS

Author:  Zurdo [ Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:57 am ]
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ON THE POLISH ISSUE......


that reminds me, they're looking for a Polish band for a gig in October in Orlando if you know anyone. No pun intended.

Zurdo

Author:  F@C@ [ Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:21 am ]
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to prevent belt-buckle damage, just don't use a belt for heaven's sake! or just buckle your belt towards the side of the body, or have someone buckle it on your back. :-))

Yeppers to that; I had thought that pulling my shirt over the buckle, or maybe my dunlops syndrome would protect, but my 2030 now has some more damage to the back---grrr...

Author:  JohnHall [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:43 am ]
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ON THE POLISH ISSUE. . . .
At our local carwash, there used to be a tented section off to the side that had a large sign hanging above it that said "Polish Center". For the longest time I wondered why they would all want to meet at a carwash, of all places.

Author:  rainmaker [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:07 am ]
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Ya know, John, Chicago has a huge polish neighborhood...what is Up with that?

Author:  BassMonkey [ Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:39 pm ]
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Wedding Rings? - I have a wedding ring that has tiny ridges in a pattern going around it - after years of playing I began to notice that the ring was working as sandpaper on the back of the neck by the binding as I slid my hand up and down - slowly wearing down the finish. Since it is unadvisable to remove said rings for gigs (raises eyebrows) - I would suggest smooth rounded rings.

Author:  flyingeagle [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:35 pm ]
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Just wanted to revive the thread here. Looking for additional tips here. All are welcome.

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