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Episodes

Ep 85 – Q&A

7/15/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa talk slab vs veneer Fender rosewood fingerboards in a follow up to last episode. Then they take questions from listeners about tuners, quartersawn necks, neck joint cracks, and grounding a Cabronita bridge on a fresh build.

Duration:00:48:14

Ep 84 – Q&A and News

7/1/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa talk guitar news, namely the David Gilmour guitar auction. Then they take questions from listeners about guitar fingerboards, lawsuits, lap steels, and neck profiles.

Duration:00:46:01

Ep 83 – Q&A

6/15/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about P-90 polepiece spacing, winding Strat pickups, borescopes, picks, and Kay "Thin Twin" pickups.

Duration:00:44:36

Ep 82 – Q&A

5/31/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about hiking with a guitar, potentiometer values, intonation on a National resonator, Indian laurel fingerboards, and a special "horror story" from Down Under.

Duration:00:51:38

Ep 81 – Q&A

5/15/2019
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To participate in the show, you can leave a message with your question or comment by calling 757-774-8482. To email the show, visit Eric at EricDaw.com and click the contact link.

Duration:00:56:07

Ep 80 – Q&A

5/1/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about guitar humidification, Tele bridge pickups, Baritones vs. the Bass VI, gluing in frets, Tightbond vs. Hide Glue, and much more.

Duration:01:01:16

Ep 79 – Q&A

4/14/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about glossy finishes, ground wires, stainless steel frets, and lots of follow up about moldy guitars.

Duration:00:54:51

Ep 78 – Q&A

4/1/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about moldy guitars, pickup resistance, painting guitars, guitar polish, adding a pickup to a Silvertone 1448, fingerboard removal, and more.

Duration:00:54:37

Ep 77 – Q&A

3/15/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about finishing maple fingerboards, shop lighting, humbuckers, slanted nut slots, hide glue, finish compatibility, and more.

Duration:01:02:08

Ep 76 – Q&A

2/28/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about Alnico II magnets, spraying lacquer on necks, fixing a volume pot taper issue, routing a pickup cavity, and "what's up with relicing?" and more.

Duration:00:53:55

Ep 75 – Q&A

2/14/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about tailpiece ground issues, pickup wiring, neck resets, zero frets, Jazzmasters, rubbery necks, nut tools and more.

Duration:01:01:02

Ep 74 – Q&A

1/31/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about impedence, filling dings, how to store your guitar, re radiusing necks, how to find mystery trem arms, and saving the plastic buttons on a vintage Danelectro made Silvertone U-1.

Duration:01:07:23

Ep 73 – Q&A

1/15/2019
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about 'partscasters,' stuck truss rods, Asian import neck resets, tone circuits, and we we pronounce 'solder' incorrectly.

Duration:01:11:57

Ep 72 – Q&A

12/15/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about Richlite, crack repair, gluing fingerboards, replacing pots, wet sanding, and lemon oil.

Duration:01:13:05

Ep 71 – Henry Cooper

12/1/2018
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In this episode, Eric interviews blues guitarist Henry Cooper. Eric and Henry talk about how to get your own tone, and discuss Henry's path to refining his sound and his tone. You can find Henry here and message him to buy his new album, a compilation of his best material. Enjoy!

Duration:00:55:32

Ep 70 – Q&A

11/14/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa read Eric's list of "Things Not To Say To Your Luthier." Then they take questions about Gretsch switches, intonation screws, nut slots, and guitar strap conditioning. Enjoy!

Duration:00:42:10

Ep 69 – Horror Stories!

10/30/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about pot resistance, fret buzz, tuning noises, and more. The second half of the show is the annual Halloween Special... Guitar Horror Stories. Enjoy!

Duration:00:38:58

Ep 68 – Q&A

10/15/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa read "the top pet peeves of guitar technicians," and then take questions from listeners concerning Z pickups, fret ends, wax potting pickups, budget acoustic guitars, rosewood alternatives, and more.

Duration:00:51:34

Ep 67 – Q&A

10/1/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners concerning microphonic pickups, vintage guitar modification ethics, removing marker from a guitar finish, strap lock options, and more.

Duration:00:50:27

Ep 66 – Todd Lunneborg

9/14/2018
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In this episode, Eric chats with Todd Lunneborg of TL Guitars about road teching for major touring bands and what the job entails. We also chat about guitar building, guitar repair, and Todd's history in the industry.

Duration:01:04:35