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#1 jahloon

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 02:10 AM

For some time I've hankered after a baritone fretless. First I tried to persuade Vigier to make one, but Patrice explained his machinery was geared to normal guitar. So then I tried a couple of UK guitar makers only to get a twelve month lead time. So I sat for a while thinking.
I had planned a ritual unfretting of the Hamer (the one fitted with a sustainer) see webpages for that mod. But then already having a couple of fretless introducing a "me too" was not a good road to travel.
Then one day, maybe in the bath, it came to me; fit a baritone neck to the Hamer, then you have everything you wanted on a baritone, the sustainer, the midi output, and its more cost effective than a complete new build.
So I found a local luthier, but sadly, after looking at the project for a few weeks it was apparent his workload would not allow the project to reach fruition.
So what to do? The usual answer is; if you want a job doing, you better do it yourself.
Now its game on! The aim is to have a working baritone fretless by New Year's Day.
Stand by your beds - will it be a white Christmas or a white wash if the baritone is not born 1/1/2005?
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Posted 07 November 2004 - 07:29 PM

I love DIY projects... Good luck :lol:

What's the plan?

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#3 gazmungus

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:03 AM

something inspired you to increase your length then, Jeff? :(

So you're going to build the neck from scratch? - cool!

lots of pictures to follow I hope (of the build - not what inspired you in the bath! :lol: )

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:31 AM

something inspired you to increase your length then, Jeff? :(

So you're going to build the neck from scratch? - cool!

lots of pictures to follow I hope (of the build - not what inspired you in the bath! :lol: )

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Gaz, your back!!!!!!
Mind you, you must know that already.
I think the length thing must be due to all those Spamails going the rounds. V<^>V
PS Didn't see you in the village on your travels.
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 10:03 AM

Gaz, your back!!!!!!
Mind you, you must know that already.
I think the length thing must be due to all those Spamails going the rounds. V<^>V
PS Didn't see you in the village on your travels.

These days I'm not sure!

back for just today, tomorrow I must head off villageward again for the 3rd time in as many weeks -

I'll be going back to my old village for the last time ever this week probably - does that make me a cityboy now?

:lol:

Is your village in Cornwall?

or is there just one vast omnipresent village?

or just omnipresent length & spam problems?

(back for just a couple of posts and he's disrupted the whole bloody forum already - sorry guys)


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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:18 PM

I'll be going back to my old village for the last time ever this week probably - does that make me a cityboy now?

Is your village in Cornwall?

or is there just one vast omnipresent village?

or just omnipresent length & spam problems?

(back for just a couple of posts and he's disrupted the whole bloody forum already - sorry guys)

Does it make you Norwegian?

The Village is not in Cornwall and I have to keep the location quiet so as not to attract coachloads of pensioners.

Omnipresents - we don't do much philosophy here, what was this thread originally about?

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:25 PM

Whoops!, sorry to hijack once again...

back to bigger bottom ends - and a significant increase in length :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 07:09 PM

My God, you guys are outrageous!!!
Now I'm doubting my own motives, want to be three inches bigger? When its already 25.5 inches, isn't that academic? No size does count.
Its all extensions, car / guitar, what next?
Pass the cornish pasties. --J
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:05 AM

Pass the cornish pasties. --J

Don't you mean, extended the sausage rolls? :ph34r:
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 12:20 AM

What, no jokes about bending bananas? --J
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:08 PM

What, no jokes about bending bananas? --J

Never dis an object that might one day be extended. V.
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 10:25 AM

Remember the wangcaster?

maybe the more you play with it, the more baritone it becomes..

just don't take it out in the cold - you'll end up with a ukelele... :(


Back on track...

did you mention somewhere that you'd comissioned a replacement neck, Jeff?
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:35 AM

Remember the wangcaster?

maybe the more you play with it, the more baritone it becomes..

just don't take it out in the cold - you'll end up with a ukelele... :(


Back on track...

did you mention somewhere that you'd comissioned a replacement neck, Jeff?

Oh, you do make me larf...

Yep, the Warmoth boys are producing a bolt on neck with ebony board. About six weeks they say. Full details and picks in, err... six weeks. --J
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:25 AM

Oh, you do make me larf...

glad to be of service...

looking forward to hearing the enlarged one :(

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 12:54 PM

looking forward to hearing the enlarged one :(

I'm looking forward to watching Jahloon try to fit the enlarged one into its original case. V
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