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Jeff Spencer


From:
Queensland, Australia
Post Posted 9 Aug 2018 2:45 am     Reply with quote

Wow, wow, wow, that IS THE tone. I now must have one! Well done sir! A master piece of work!!
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Jim Newberry


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Seattle, Upper Left America
Post Posted 9 Aug 2018 6:41 pm     Reply with quote

Well, look what got delivered to me today!








Beautiful bell-like chime from the pickup, great balance across the strings, and sustain like I’ve never experienced. What a work of art.

Many thanks, Todd!
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Rick Barnhart


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2018 6:59 pm     Reply with quote

Excellent, congratulations Jim.
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Ian McLatchie


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Sechelt, British Columbia
Post Posted 9 Aug 2018 8:57 pm     Reply with quote

What a beauty! I'll be ordering one, too.
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Hideki Hattori


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Tokyo, Japan
Post Posted 10 Aug 2018 6:42 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, beautiful! Serial is #2, real treasure!!
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Phil Donnison


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Manly Vale N.S.W., Australia
Post Posted 13 Aug 2018 10:42 pm     Reply with quote

Congratulations Jim! What a beautiful instrument - and it's #2! Can you put up a clip so we can hear it?
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Todd Clinesmith


From:
Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Thanks again for all the comments.

I have had some questions about the steels and figured I would post some answers here.

The bridge spacing is fixed, on these steels. I made my horseshoe mounts work with this spacing.

I can be flexible on the nut's spacing.

The horseshoes are a real horseshoe and actually are a touch stronger than the originals.

I can do left handed versions.

I would not suggest a linear tone pot for Booh - Ahh's. Having an audio taper pot with a wide sweep will get the most range out of the steel. You can still get a good Boo-Ahh with a audio taper pot.

A short scale 8 , and long scale 6 pattern will be made. I assume these will be ready around the 1st of 2019.

I will try and work up another sound clip in the near future.
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Jim Newberry


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Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 9:34 am     Reply with quote

Phil Donnison wrote:
Congratulations Jim! What a beautiful instrument - and it's #2! Can you put up a clip so we can hear it?

Thanks, Phil. My skill level doesn't rival Todd's, so a clip from me won't do justice to the quality of the instrument, I'm afraid! I certainly have much love for this guitar. Mine's configured with concentric V and T controls that work just right for me.
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-Homebuilt Amps
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Scott Thomas


Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 1:50 pm     Reply with quote

Todd, the string to string sonic separation on this, the first known recording session to feature the Frypan from 1933 has long haunted me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-62InekNS0 (and Hawaiian Ripple after it).

I hear this quality in your recording, which IMO is a kind of holy grail of tone. Very exciting!
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 2:22 pm     Reply with quote

Todd, you work is visually and aurally stunning. Thank you for raising the bar so high. I'm certain that one day, I will own one of your instruments.
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Mike Neer


From:
NJ
Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 6:50 pm     Reply with quote

Scott Thomas wrote:
Todd, the string to string sonic separation on this, the first known recording session to feature the Frypan from 1933 has long haunted me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-62InekNS0 (and Hawaiian Ripple after it).



That is the magic that I’ve recognized in a Frypan’s sound—at times it sounds like the notes come out of nowhere from a different guitar. Very evident in some Andy Iona recordings. It is a phenomenon that I’ve never heard any other instrument replicate.

I’ve always wanted a long scale Frypan.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 8:21 am     Reply with quote

Thank you Andy. I sure appreciate your comments. We both share a lot in common, in our quest for quality in the steel guitar world.

Thanks, Scott for posting this. A great history lesson, I have not known . Also for pointing out some of the similarities. I will try another recording here soon. I am trying to locate an inspiring piece in F#9, or possibly a 6th tuning.
I wish I could plug a microphone into the ipad. I really enjoy the tone of this amp/ guitar combo at a slightly higher volume. But the microphone on the ipad just won't let me go there.
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 8:59 am     Reply with quote

Todd Clinesmith wrote:
Thank you Andy. I sure appreciate your comments. We both share a lot in common, in our quest for quality in the steel guitar world.

Thanks, Scott for posting this. A great history lesson, I have not known . Also for pointing out some of the similarities. I will try another recording here soon. I am trying to locate an inspiring piece in F#9, or possibly a 6th tuning.
I wish I could plug a microphone into the ipad. I really enjoy the tone of this amp/ guitar combo at a slightly higher volume. But the microphone on the ipad just won't let me go there.


Play along to this and see how they compare....old to new. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdTa9MzgF6s
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 9:30 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Bill,
Great playing on there. I have listened to Bobby's playing a lot. He is one of the best IMO.

I have owned a few original frypans, and I do have a short scale prewar here at the shop that I am restoring for a friend.

I am not really a "Sleep Walk" guy. I love the song, and enjoy hearing folks play it. But I have never been inspired to learn it, or to play it out.
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Bill Groner


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Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 10:48 am     Reply with quote

Todd Clinesmith wrote:
Thanks Bill,
Great playing on there. I have listened to Bobby's playing a lot. He is one of the best IMO.

I have owned a few original frypans, and I do have a short scale prewar here at the shop that I am restoring for a friend.

I am not really a "Sleep Walk" guy. I love the song, and enjoy hearing folks play it. But I have never been inspired to learn it, or to play it out.


I assume you watched the whole video? I also assume you can throw yours on your shoulder and carry it like Bobby says. Very Happy I really like your work. I have worked in the machine shop industry for the last 50 years and anyone who thinks making a lap steel with the quality and attention to detail yours have is an easy job, well let 'em give it a go! Great job. Very Happy
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Steve Marinak


From:
Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA
Post Posted 19 Aug 2018 3:52 pm     Reply with quote

Todd,
Put me on the list for a long scale 6 string pan.
Thank you.

Steve
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Todd Clinesmith


From:
Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 20 Aug 2018 7:47 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Bill..

Thanks Steve, will do .
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 20 Aug 2018 10:12 am     WoW, Maybe I need one Reply with quote

WoW, Maybe I need one after all! Whoa!
Didn't know you had them done already.
I'll bet these sell like hot cakes! Laughing Very Happy
What else do you get from a hot frying pan?
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Aaron Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post Posted 20 Aug 2018 3:43 pm     Reply with quote

Andy, you need one of course. So do many others. My order is in but there seem to be quite a few ahead of me Smile
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 20 Aug 2018 4:26 pm     As usual Todd... Reply with quote

As usual Todd has created a reproduction that is better than the original.
My guess is that if and when the complete history of the steel guitar is written Todd will be a big part of that... At least one chapter.

I already have two of his and was thinking of getting another of his Joaquin styled aluminum lap steels, but now thinking of an 8 string short scale fry pan instead.

No hurry on my part as I can always get in line behind much better players who are far more deserving. Very Happy
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Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Clinesmith Aluminum 8 String Frypan Ordered.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
1950's? Blankenship PSG Restoration Project.
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Gloria Baldwin


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 29 Sep 2018 3:01 pm     Clinesmith Fry Pan Lap Steel Reply with quote

Hello Todd,
My friend Margie is here really wanting to possibly purchase one of your beautiful fry pan lap steels, as shown. Would you be able to provide her with a price.
Thank you kindly,
Gloria
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Fred Kinbom


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Berlin, Germany, via Stockholm, Sweden.
Post Posted 29 Sep 2018 3:32 pm     Reply with quote

Stunning!
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Bill Creller


From:
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 29 Sep 2018 4:36 pm     Reply with quote

My interest in a new frypan would be in a long scale 6 string. I'm still of the opinion that a long scale is a great sounding scale...
Beautiful instruments Todd !! Very Happy
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Paul Honeycutt


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 30 Sep 2018 4:38 am     Reply with quote

I got to see Jim's guitar this weekend at HSGA in Fort Collins. What a work of art! Unfortunately I got so enraptured with Jim's bakelite Rickenbacher that I forgot to play the fry pan. I did get to hear it played along with a lot of original frypans and it certainly held it's own in the tone department.

Nice work, Todd!
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 1 Oct 2018 7:43 am     Reply with quote

Gloria,
The price is $1800 plus shipping for the 8 String Frypan. Long scale 6's and short scale 8's should be ready around the 1st of the year.

Thanks,
Todd
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