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Old 11-04-2005, 02:49 PM
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Can you turn a wrench AND play a guitar?

I know there's gotta be some guitar players here?

The reason I ask, is because I craft some highly renowned guitar picks.
I'd just like to say, to anyone who has helped me, or does help me,
if you would like to try a Surfpick, I'll be happy to make one for you.


I would have put this in the Diesel forum... but I didn't want to clutter up a serious help area.

Gracias,
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:02 PM
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As a young boy, I wanted to learn to play guitar very badly. And now I do. Very, VERY badly...
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:03 PM
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I've been playin' nigh on 40 years
and I still suck.
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:10 PM
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Sometime I wonder if my wrench turning is as bad as my finger picking technique.
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:19 PM
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I play, but not very well (or very often). Neat webiste, by the way!
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:52 PM
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Thank you.

Wrenching and playing a guitar do seem incongruous, in a way.
One is art and one is useful.
[ edited to say; I realize that wrenching can be elevated to an art form ]

You'd almost expect a dieselhead to be more into building a guitar, than playing it?
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:56 PM
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I play jazz fusion, a guitar player of 14 years, have rebuilt most of my car besides the powertrain. I don't play with a pick, though...much too restrictive. That pick on your website does look like the same finish as on one of my axes...are they really made of wood?
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If a diesel owner tried to build a guitar, it would probably weigh more than a 6/12 Gibson SG:



Have fret buzz galore, even when in pertect tune . . .

but even Pete Townsend would have to put down the kiddie porn and work out to smash it.
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:01 PM
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I play classical so I don't use a pick. Interesting looking site though.
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Old 11-04-2005, 05:13 PM
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Can You Turn a Wrench AND Play a Guitar?

No. Not at the same time, anyway!
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Old 11-04-2005, 06:46 PM
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When younger I had a nice honey blonde '59 Fender Telly but now it's Trumpet and Cornet for section and solo work.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:13 PM
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Yeah, the guitar picks are wood.
I only use one wood... Lignum Vitae.
It's pretty amazing that a 1mm sliver of wood
can take prolonged pounding against steel.

On the Mohs hardness scale,
which is measured by pressing a 1/2" stainless steel ball
exactly halfway, into the side of a plank....
Lignum Vitae requires 4500 pounds.
Oak and Teak rate about 1000.

I've also been messing with something called Cumaru,
that is 3500. ( also known as Brazilian Teak )
I've been making bigger stuff with it, because I got 3000 pounds.
It is brutal tough.


I've thought of a Lignum Vitae electric guitar.
It would probably weigh 30 pounds... but I'll bet it would sustain forever.
I may try something like that with the Cumaru, since I have so much more of it.
I'm thinking of a one piece neck and body.
I wouldn't even have a fretboard on the neck,
I'd polish the Cumaru instead and possibly make it fretless?
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Howdy All, I hate wrenches and the only thing I can do with a geetar is smash it. Oh! I can also set them on fire :-)
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:00 PM
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Howdy All, I hate wrenches and the only thing I can do with a geetar is smash it. Oh! I can also set them on fire :-)
So do you play self-igniting or manual burn?
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Howdy Carleton,
Lighter fluid and a match. Any more complicated and I'm lost. Although I would like to try a flamethrower.
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