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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:40 am     Reply with quote

I started this pattern back in February, and have been working diligently since, dialing in the details. I have been making shoe pickups for several years now, but this particular new shoe has been in the works for about a year. The shoe is the main reason I built the pan model. I wanted to build a proper "home" for the new shoes. Kinda the cart before the horse...
I have had requests to build a similar model for years , which lead to my Cast Aluminum Clinesmith guitar, which has it's own unique voice. I wanted this to sound like an old pan and it does. It features a long scale of 24.625 inches. String spacing of 2.375 at the nut and 2.75 inches at the bridge. I will be starting a 6 string long scale pattern very soon.
All orders through the forum will be met with a 2.5% donation.




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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:53 am     Reply with quote

fantastic as always Todd. You are a true treasure to the steel community

FYI: you need to edit the title
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:56 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Bill...
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Post Posted 30 Jul 2018 7:03 am     Reply with quote

what is the price on these beauties Todd?
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:31 am     Reply with quote

Bill,
They will be $1800. 2.5 % donations will be paid on all "through the forum" sales. I am going to work on audio/video tomorrow.
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Mike Neer


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Post Posted 31 Jul 2018 4:30 am     Reply with quote

Todd, so gorgeous, man. Makes me rethink many things, LOL.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 3 Aug 2018 8:30 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Mike, They sound great. Wish we lived closer, I'd throw one in your lap !
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 8 Aug 2018 7:46 am     Wabash Blues Reply with quote

Youtube link of Wabash Blues recorded on the frypan.

Straight through a 50's Rickenbacker M-11 amplifier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-cEXlDZqEE
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Allen Hutchison


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Post Posted 10 Aug 2018 2:15 pm     Cheers from Oz Reply with quote

G'day Todd, just thought I'd ask - can you do a lefty version Question
Thanks, Allen.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 8:21 am     Reply with quote

Yes, lefties are no problem.

Thanks Allen.
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Jim Newberry


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Post Posted 15 Aug 2018 9:29 am     Reply with quote

As one of the first owners, I'll say the guitar is fantastic. I've got nothin' but love for my new frypan. Great work, Todd!
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 16 Aug 2018 9:37 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Jim, I hope the thumb is healing up.
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Post Posted 20 Aug 2018 12:52 pm     Reply with quote

Beautiful work, Todd.
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Steven Pearce


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Post Posted 21 Aug 2018 11:44 am     Reply with quote

You are truly an artist.
Also, I’m looking at the picture, and I can’t figure out the string gauges, and tuning on this.
From light to heavy then down gauges again, if you have a minute, I’m interested in learning, Thanks Todd.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 22 Aug 2018 5:44 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Jim and Steve.

Steve, I have a F#9 tuning on there . The same tuning Speedy West and Herb Remington used .From high to low:
E,C#,G#,E,Bb,F#,Eb(high),F#(high). The top 6 is the same F#9 Dick McIntire used .Here's a video I did using the tuning, although I think I only use the bass end high strings once. There's some warts in there , but it shows the tone of the steel pretty well for an ipad recording.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-cEXlDZqEE
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Steven Pearce


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Post Posted 22 Aug 2018 7:10 pm     Reply with quote

Todd, the tone from your hands, and the beauty of a frypan you created is amazing.
Thank you also for the info on F#9. Herb Remington is one of many players that hooked me many years ago! I will check it out.
Thanks,
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 23 Aug 2018 8:59 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Steve
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Chris Templeton


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Post Posted 26 Sep 2018 1:11 pm     Reply with quote

Todd, Very, very nice work. I can tell from the video they have that Frypan tone.
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Daniel Stein


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Post Posted 26 Sep 2018 5:31 pm     Trade Reply with quote

Trade maybe for a real 38 rick? Need a rick with more adjustability pickup height wise...

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Post Posted 27 Sep 2018 7:19 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for listening and commenting Chris.

Daniel, I do trades, and partial trades every once in a while. I am not looking for anything in particular right now. Thanks for the offer.

On another note:
I think there is a way to shim your pickup to get it to sit correctly for your string gauges. You need to pull that pickup out of the cavity and see how it is mounted. I know the pickup base is not sitting against the body. There has to be a shim in there, and you will need to adjust this by adding or subtracting material.
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Post Posted 27 Sep 2018 7:31 am     Reply with quote

Todd Clinesmith wrote:
Thanks for listening and commenting Chris.

Daniel, I do trades, and partial trades every once in a while. I am not looking for anything in particular right now. Thanks for the offer.

On another note:
I think there is a way to shim your pickup to get it to sit correctly for your string gauges. You need to pull that pickup out of the cavity and see how it is mounted. I know the pickup base is not sitting against the body. There has to be a shim in there, and you will need to adjust this by adding or subtracting material.



Ive tried that but its either too high or too low

The back end of pickup screws have two shimd to even it with the front
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post Posted 27 Sep 2018 8:09 am     Reply with quote

It seems like something could be done with springs for your Rick. I have a Ricky Ace/Academy with non-adjustable mount, that I shimmed with a thin washer.

There is a way, you just need to figure out what that "way" is.
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Mark Helm


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Post Posted 27 Sep 2018 6:21 pm     Brilliant! Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar, and just wonderful playing on the demo--wow!
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