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Episodes

Ep 57- Q&A

4/13/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about capacitors, machine screw neck inserts, strat tremolos, headstock cracks, water damage, compound radius fingerboards and more.

Duration:00:59:05

Ep 56 – Q&A

3/15/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about stripped pickguard screw holes, 60 cycle hum, lacquer checking, Harmony and Kay guitars, Telecaster bridges, and more.

Duration:00:56:11

Ep 55 – Q&A

3/1/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about nut slots, quartersawn necks, fret leveling with nibs, scoring the underside of bridges, and more.

Duration:01:00:13

Ep 54 – Q&A

2/15/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about headstock shapes, installing nuts, tapered reamers, blocking Stratocaster tremolos, removing finishes, and more.

Duration:00:55:00

Ep 53 – Q&A

2/1/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about breaking out into your own busines, truss rods, fret arbors, saving a vintage 30's Harmony, Telecaster finishes, and more.

Duration:01:01:13

1/11/2018
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about 'fret dust,' pickup winding direction, Coodercasters, Supro lap steel pickups, and a great follow up on roasting your own maple neck.

Duration:01:03:30

Ep 51 – Q&A

12/14/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about roasting your own neck, cutting fret slots, guitar wiring guidance, nut slot spacing on a narrow neck, and the "Hank Penny" Telecaster.

Duration:00:48:51

Ep 50 – Q&A

12/7/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about fret ends, Les Paul wiring, rub-on stain, and Dearmond pickups.

Duration:00:33:51

Ep 49 – Q&A

11/30/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa talk guitar news, and take questions from listeners about frets, washers, neck resets, and left handed pickups.

Duration:00:42:31

Ep 48 – Neal Brown

11/16/2017
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In this episode, Eric interviews Neal Brown, inventor of the Seattle Super Switch. It is an 8 position switch for 3 pickup guitars. Eric and Neal also talk about some history, including the legends behind who discovered the in-between sounds on the early Stratocasters, and the history of the CRL blade switch.

Duration:01:44:28

Ep 47 – Q&A

11/9/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about finish cracks on a Martin, intonation problems, capacitors, and Falcate bracing on acoustic guitars.

Duration:00:52:23

Ep 46 – Q&A

11/2/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about guitar wall hangers, guitar repair books, how to get "that tone," and whether or not to replace the bridge plate on a vintage Gibson acoustic guitar.

Duration:00:56:40

Ep 45 – Horror Stories!

10/26/2017
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In this episode, GUITAR HORROR STORIES! Also, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about using raw bone from the butcher, shipping a guitar, fret polishing, and shelf stable hide glue.

Duration:00:59:33

Ep 44 – Mark Arnquist

10/19/2017
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In this episode, Eric interviews guitar repair guru and former Rickenbacker employee Mark Arnquist.

Duration:01:02:24

Ep 43 – Q&A

10/12/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions from listeners about conversion necks, open tunings, luthier conferences, compound radius setups, and which way should Gibson Tune-o-matic saddles face?

Duration:00:57:54

Ep 42 – Dale Fortune

10/5/2017
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In this episode, Eric interviews luthier, repairman, and former Rickenbacker employee Dale Fortune.

Duration:01:01:45

Ep 41 – “0le Fuzzy”

9/28/2017
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In this episode, Eric does a little guitar news and then interviews A. D. Barron, AKA "0le Fuzzy," the Telecaster collector and enthusiast and the mind behind the term "Telecaster Nitty Gritty."

Duration:00:43:42

Ep 40 – Q&A

9/21/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about guitarist neurosis, bass setup tips, pickup winding, fighting feedback on acoustic pickups, coil tapping vs. coil splitting, and a very special question- "who makes the worst guitars in the world?" Who could it be???

Duration:01:06:09

Ep 39 – Chelsea Clark

9/13/2017
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In this episode, Eric interviews Chelsea Clark of "Guitars and Caffeine" based in Los Angeles, California. We talk about her backstory, her current shop, "America for Music," and the ethics issues that sometimes arise in guitar repair and restoration.

Duration:01:00:59

Ep 38 – Guitar News and Q&A

8/30/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa discuss some guitar news, mainly the passing of Eric Danheim of Big Tex Guitars. Questions include a host of electronics questions, lots of follow ups on episode 37, how to fix an off-center Bigsby, and fret arbors vs. the hammer in method when it comes to refrets.

Duration:01:09:19

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