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basilh


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 11 Jul 2017 5:57 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks David, I'm a happy bunny. Making the bars for my fellow players is a service I enjoy, with the exception of making the tapered ones; Firstly It requires complex boring out for the stepped insert, secondly it takes ages to get the taper correct and thirdly polishing and finishing the bar takes over an hour just for that part of the process.

BUT I must say I DID enjoy making your, well at least the last part of making it..Holding it and feeling proud that I had successfully achieved the fabrication satisfactorily. Rolling Eyes


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basilh


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Post Posted 11 Jul 2017 6:00 pm     Reply with quote

Jim Sliff wrote:
Baz, I forward pics of my Beard & Scheerhorn. The Scheerhorn has two equal ends, the Beard two different. Both are relatively sharp, which is what works for me for hammers/pulloffs.

Oh, yeah - and dropped my big Ezee-Slide. On asphalt with a bunch of aggregate sticking up (don't ask). And it rolled.

Not a mark. That was surprising!!

Not the first time that I've heard that dropping the bar on the floor has no detrimental effect; Unlike what would happen to a glass or ceramic bar !!

Jim, could you resend the pictures of the reso style bars as I intend making some; Mine will be called something like "Double Decker" as they will be 'two-in-one'.. A bullet bar on top of a flat or angled end bar.

I've just bought a milling machine to do this job and also to make the replica Van Eps Dampers and Fender leg clutches...The next few weeks will see these projects starting..
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Dale Rottacker


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Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 12 Jul 2017 1:37 am     Reply with quote

Hi Baz,

Where do you choose the color you want... I don’t see it in the Dropdown menu.

Thanks, Dale
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David Ball


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Tennessee
Post Posted 12 Jul 2017 2:02 am     Reply with quote

basilh wrote:
BUT I must say I DID enjoy making your, well at least the last part of making it..Holding it and feeling proud that I had successfully achieved the fabrication satisfactorily. Rolling Eyes


Glad to have contributed to the sense of accomplishment! Evil Twisted

Thanks again though!

Dave
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 12 Jul 2017 4:23 am     Reply with quote

Dale Rottacker wrote:
Hi Baz,

Where do you choose the color you want... I don’t see it in the Dropdown menu.

Thanks, Dale

The Dropdown is generic, the colour, exact size and weight is decided in separate communications; Try basilhenrick@me.com


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Bill Creller


From:
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 18 Jul 2017 6:34 pm     Reply with quote

I just received the new bar today, and of course I had to try it out right away !! Great thing for me, is that I can hold it easier, no slip away through the fingers etc ! Weight seems very close to the bar I've been using for a log time, which is a JB type Dunlop..
I'll get more familiar with it as time goes on.
Nice work on these Basil !! And thanks for making it the same length as what I'm familiar with ! Very Happy
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basilh


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 2:33 am     Reply with quote

Pat and I are getting ready to go to the North of England Steel Guitar Festival.. I have just finished a batch of bars especially to bring to the festival:-
    3/4"' x 3" (six and eight string),
    7/8" x 3.3125" (Ten String) ,
    7/8 x 3.5625”(12 String),
    15/16" x 3.3125' (10 string) Bing/Hughey Bar,
    15/16" x 3.5625”(12 String),
    1" x 3.5625”(12 String),

in black, red, white and blue.. (Black, Red, White and Blue)
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Roger Fletcher


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 7:32 am     Reply with quote

I received my bar last week and took to it instantly.

I echo everything that has been said already - about the tone, contact with the strings and the grip. Those reverse slants feel a lot more secure now.
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 25 Aug 2017 6:23 am     Reply with quote

So, I have been getting familiar with the bar I bought from you Basil !
It's seems a slight bit lighter than the JB Dunlop bar, which, as it turns out, helps to get around on the strings quicker ! Very Happy There is no going back to the old bar at this point !! Very Happy I shoulda had this bar a long time ago ! Smile

Bill
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basilh


From:
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Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 4:52 am     In Good time for Christmas/ Reply with quote

I have been quite busy~~Burning the midnight oil.
IN STOCK FOR immediate dispatch..Just in time for Christmas, I can also provide a “Wife Friendly” receipt if so required !
AMPLE quantities of each size and colour.
White-Wit-Blanc-Weiß
3/4” x 2-3/4” ($76)
3/4” x 2-7/8” ($76)
3/4” x 3” ($76)
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7/8” x 3-3/16” ($95)
7/8” x 3-7/16” ($105)
7/8” x 3-9/16” ($115)
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15/16” x 3-7/16” ($125)
15/16” x 3-1/2” ($135)
15/16” x 3- 9/16” ($135)
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1” x 3-3/16” ($120)
1” x 3- 9/16” ($125)
1”x 3-5/8” ($130)
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Black-Zwart-Noir-Schwarz
7/8” x 3-9/16” ($115)
7/8 x 3-5/8” ($120)
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15/16” x 3-5/16” ($120)
15/16” x 3-7/16” ($125)
15/16” x 3-9/16” ($135)
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Blue-Blauw-Bleu-Blau
7/8” x 3-3/8” ($105)
1” x 3-5/16” ($125)
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Red-Rood-Rouge-Rot
7/8 x 3-3/8” ($105)
7/8” x 3-9/16” ($115)
15/16” x 3-7/16”($125)
1” x 3-7/16” ($130)
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Multi coloured “Show Bars”
3/4” x 3” ($76)
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All bars S&H extra at cost only..(No markup) insured tracked & "signed for"
UK Domestic is £4.45 ($5.84 )
Europe is £10.15 ($13.32)
USA & Canada is £12.45 ($16.43)
Rest of the world £12.90 ($16.94)

All bars customisable and available NOW, here:-
Alle bars zijn aanpasbaar en beschikbaar nu, hier: -
Toutes les barres sont personnalisables et disponibles maintenant, ici: -
Alle Bars kundengerecht und verfügbar JETZT, hier: -



http://www.waikiki-islanders.com/assets/BARX4.mp4
The midnight oil burning:-> https://youtu.be/cQ7gAidr-xw
I can also provide a “Wife Friendly” receipt if so required !
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David M Brown


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 6:42 am     Reply with quote

Those sure look good! Thanks for posting
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Steve Marinak


From:
Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 2:25 pm     Reply with quote

I have two, and I really love them. One light and one heavy. I use the light one on the Frypan. The heavy one on the Tricone.
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Charlie McDonald


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out of the blue
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 4:26 am     Reply with quote

The 'art' bars are beautiful, Baz.
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 6:22 am     Reply with quote

Are those colorful "show bars" solid glass or are they polymer with an insert also? A couple of them look translucent in the picture.
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Steffen Gunter


From:
Munich, Germany
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 6:44 am     Reply with quote

Basil,

I'd like to order one of your in stock bars

White-Wit-Blanc-Weiß
3/4” x 2-3/4” ($76)

but the pop-up menu on you website only offers 3/4 x 3.

Do I order the longer one in the shop and make the payment there and send a mail with my request for the shorter bar or how shall I proceed?

Thanks for info
Steffen
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 9:54 am     Reply with quote

Exactly, Steffen, just order the nearest size and select the correct S&H (Post and Packaging) from the drop-down menu. I will then follow-up your purchase with an e-mail where we will sort out the nitty gritty of the size, weight and such..
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James Hartman


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 2:49 pm     Reply with quote

basilh wrote:
Exactly, Steffen, just order the nearest size and select the correct S&H (Post and Packaging) from the drop-down menu. I will then follow-up your purchase with an e-mail where we will sort out the nitty gritty of the size, weight and such..


Me too. Just ordered one, would like to discuss the "nitty gritty". Thanks!
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 3:40 pm     Reply with quote

James Hartman wrote:
basilh wrote:
Exactly, Steffen, just order the nearest size and select the correct S&H (Post and Packaging) from the drop-down menu. I will then follow-up your purchase with an e-mail where we will sort out the nitty gritty of the size, weight and such..


Me too. Just ordered one, would like to discuss the "nitty gritty". Thanks!

Thanks James for the order. E-mail coming to you..
Really appreciated..
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 3:47 pm     Reply with quote

Are those colorful "show bars" solid glass or are they polymer with an insert also? Also, what's the word on the Fender leg clutches?
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 4:32 pm     Reply with quote

The "Show Bars" have an insert; their main structure is not Homopolymer(POM-H) they are a hardened form of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)as used in custom pen bodies etc. Hard wearing but not as much as Copolymer or Homopolymer. They are 87-89 on the Shore scale whereas the PMMA is 85-86.
Regarding the replacement Fender Leg Clutches, I haven't got 'round to writing the 'G Code' for my CNC machines, but soon.
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David Knutson


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Cowichan Valley, Canada
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 4:36 pm     Reply with quote

Baz, PM sent.
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 5:12 pm     Reply with quote

David Knutson wrote:
Baz, PM sent.

Being the avid feminist I know you to be, I do hope you aren't too offended by my remark "I can also provide a “Wife Friendly” receipt if so required ! " ? Laughing
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David Knutson


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Cowichan Valley, Canada
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 10:45 am     Reply with quote

Well, there's feminism, and then there's family politics. Two completely different things. Very Happy
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