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Russ Swanson

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 12 Feb 2024 6:38 am    
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Recently there was discussion of reconditioning a steel bar.

My question is what are the symptoms of a worn out bar?

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Brad Bechtel


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2024 8:59 am    
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When the plating has rubbed off.

When there are obvious nicks and scratches (when you have to rotate the bar to get a good sound).
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Stephen Cowell


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2024 8:50 pm    
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IMO the test of a good finish on a bar is to rub it across the high string... opposite of glissando... you'll feel noise and catching. BJS bars have no peer here... really too heavy for me, I use Paloma Stone or Rocky Mts. agate.
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