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The Fret Files Podcast

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United States

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English

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Episodes

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


Ep 37 – Guitar News and Q&A

8/1/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa discuss some guitar news, mainly the passing of Bill Collings. Questions include the new CITES rosewood laws, metal nuts, “Cooder Casters” and the phase problems inherent in the Valco lapsteel pickup, when to replace nut files and more.

Duration: 01:11:49


Ep 36 – Guitar News and Q&A

7/2/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa discuss some guitar news, mainly this USA today article about an Elvis guitar, and the Washington Post article about the impending death of electric guitar sales.

Duration: 01:08:44


Ep 35 – Q&A and Headstock Mysteries

5/31/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about no-load potentiometers, left handed bracing on acoustic guitars, headstock mysteries, and how to get low action. Also, Bob Tedrow from Homewood Music in Alabama has a great tip on how to use steel wool in your shop without getting steel wool particles everywhere!. Also, Eric started a youtube channel, you can view his videos here.

Duration: 00:43:59


Ep 34 – Q&A and Moving to Idaho!

4/28/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about “CE” markings, neck resets, eBay feedback ratings, and more. Also, they talk about their BIG MOVE TO IDAHO!

Duration: 01:04:56


Ep 33 – Q&A and Shrinking Tuner Buttons

4/1/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about shrinking plastic tuner buttons, acoustic guitar bridge glueing methods, lowering the action on a National Resonator, and lowering action when working with under saddle pickups.

Duration: 01:03:48

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