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Todd Clinesmith


From:
Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 12:25 pm     Reply with quote

We are proud to be offering lathe turned polymer bars .

The bars are made from wear resistant and strong thermoplastics. These have excellent tone, low friction , eliminate unwanted bar noise and are easy to grip.

We are offering these in 3/4 and 7/8 diameter bars.
We will do custom size bars as well.

Available in black or white.

These come with an excellent zippered pick/ bar pouch made by Blue Heron Case Co. The pouch is made of Denier and are lined with rip stop.

Here are the standard bars and weights available:

.75 (3/4) X 3 inch bars about 4.5- 4.7 oz $75

.875 (7/8) X 3.25 about 7.25 ounces $85

.875 (7/8) X 3.375 about 7.25 ounces $85

15/16 bar X 3.375 9 ounces $90



shipping for either bar $5 in the continental U.S






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Rick Barnhart


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 7:31 pm     Reply with quote

Those look great, Todd. Are you gonna offer 15/16" ?
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 20 Jul 2017 6:43 am     Reply with quote

I know we will be building some 1 inch bars. I'll look into 15/16.

Thanks,
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 22 Jul 2017 6:14 am     Reply with quote

Todd,I would also be interested in a 15/16" bar.
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Pete Burak


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Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 22 Jul 2017 8:00 am     Reply with quote

Hi Todd,
I would like to get one.
Can I pick one up locally in Portland?
'Not sure if you have a Showroom, but would love to swing by and try one of your Steels, also.
Thx,
Pete
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 22 Jul 2017 6:38 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Pete,
I don't live in Portland. I am east of Roseburg. I'd love to have you by if I was closer, or if you wanted to make it down , your welcome to do so.
I do get up to Portland about once a month to play with The Barn Door Slammers. We'll be playing at the Columbia Gorge festival next weekend and at the Secret Society on the 10th.

Thanks,
Todd
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Ron Ellison


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D.C.
Post Posted 24 Jul 2017 3:18 am     Reply with quote

Ah, Roseburg...
Used to work a tree planting contract for Roseburg lumber every year in the 80's.
I lived by the motto "welfare mothers make better lovers", and met several at the Lariat back in the day. Lining up for Reagan cheese...
I miss southern Oregon, I'd like to stop by the Clinesmith factory one day!
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 7:49 am     Reply with quote

Roseburg is still the lumber capitol of Oregon. But nothing like what it was in the 80's. Were east of Roseburg about 25 miles. Past Glide, in Idleyld Park, on the way to Diamond Lake.

Were working on tooling up for some 15/16 and 1 inch bars. It will be a few weeks.

Todd
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Rick Barnhart


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 11:52 am     Reply with quote

Thank you for making the other sizes, Todd. Please pm your address or preferred payment method and I'll pre-pay for a 15/16"
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 4:51 pm     Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with polymer bars. How do these compare to steel or chrome bars, with regard to tone and sustain?
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Charley Bond


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Inola, OK, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2017 6:31 am     Polymer bars Reply with quote

How do they compare the original Zirc Bar..?
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 31 Jul 2017 7:20 am     Reply with quote

The sustain is similar to a well made steel bar. Since the friction is lower this would benefit sustain as well. The tone is very similar to a steel bar, possibly a touch warmer.

I have never tried a zirc bar, so I cannot compare.
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Rick Barnhart


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Post Posted 31 Jul 2017 3:22 pm     Reply with quote

I know your a busy man, Todd, but I think you oughta tool up a prototype Clinesmith volume pedal in the same vein as the old Bigsby. Test the market, I'll be first in line.



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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 8:39 am     Reply with quote

Rick,
I have considered building a volume/tone pedal. But once again the costs would out weigh sales.
Thanks for your continued support.

Todd
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Bobby Bonds Sr.


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 7:57 am     Bar Reply with quote

Would like to have a 15/16 X 3 3/8.
Whats the price and how do you place an order?
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 7:10 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Bobby,
I started a batch of 15/16 bars today. We we will have them ready in black or white in the next 5-10 days. They will be $90, and $5 to ship.

Paypal or a check is fine.

I will send you a PM.

Thanks,
Todd
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 12 Aug 2017 6:40 pm     Reply with quote

15/16 bars now available.

15/16 X 3.375 bar, 9 ounces $90 plus shipping

Custom sizes are available as well.

Todd
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