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Justin Shaw

 

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Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 10:18 am    
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I have sent several question emails without response. It's still possible to order but I don't want to order if the site (http://www.bjsbars.com) is dead.
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Bryce Van Parys


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 12:17 pm    
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I got one several months ago without trouble. You could contact Al Brisco in Canada, he should have them https://www.steelguitarcanada.com/online-store/bars/

I bought a 10 string bar, then realized my first finger was too long for it to be comfortable without bending my finger inward, and got a 12 string bar immediately after. I keep the 10 string in my case in the unlikely event I forget my other one
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 4:55 pm    
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I hope they're still available - they're a truly great product
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Will Brown

 

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Oklahoma, USA
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 4:58 pm     Bars
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I got one about 3 weeks a go
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Brett Hansen

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 5:17 pm    
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Butch is an absolute blessing to the PSG world. You're better off calling him on the phone. What size are you needing?
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Ben Thomas

 

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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 5:54 pm    
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Website is up for me: http://www.bjsbars.com/
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Justin Shaw

 

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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2022 7:50 pm    
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Yes the website is up for me too, but I couldn't get an email response. I'll try calling thanks everyone!
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Michael May

 

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Nebraska
Post  Posted 22 Dec 2022 7:02 am    
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I just ordered a BJS bar about three weeks ago. Called him by phone. Love the bar, by the way.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 22 Dec 2022 8:09 am    
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You can't hardly beat the BJS John Hughey bar.
The only bar that might beat it is the Zirc bar.
Erv Very Happy
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Tony Rankin


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Land O’ Lakes, FL
Post  Posted 23 Dec 2022 12:36 pm     Great Bars!
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You just can’t beat them! Butch is such a great guy to deal with too.
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Eric Ibarra


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Tyler, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 26 Dec 2022 2:00 pm    
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Justin,

I did not get in contact with anyone at BJS before ordering my bar. I ordered my bar about a month ago, and it came in within a week or so - a very timely manner.

So as of about a month ago, they're still trucking along at BJS.

Regards,
Eric
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2023 4:22 pm    
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Will BJS have a booth at TSGA this year ??
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Jerry Van Hoose


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Wears Valley, Tennessee
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2023 11:22 am    
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Butch offers an excellent product and quick shipping. Here’s my new BJS 7/8 12 string bar, received it 3 days after ordering online.
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John Sims


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2023 11:58 am    
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I just spoke to Butch at BJS and he is waiting for a shipment from the chrome plater. I am dying to try out a 12 string bar since I play a U-12 and my fingers are long. I'm going to take Paul Franklin's advice and try one!
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Al Brisco


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Colborne, ON Canada
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2023 12:43 pm     BJS tone bars
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Hi Bryce,

Thanks for the mention, however I retired in August & sold our property, moved 3 hours away & Betty & I are now renting.

I still do a bit of playing, however it gets harder to carry the equipment...Ha, Ha.
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David Mills

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2023 5:41 pm    
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I just got one maybe a week or two ago. I know he had been waiting to get them back from the plater and had said they had just come in. So he may be waiting for the next batch again now, as it seems they tend to go as fast as they come in. Phenomenal product, and great service!!!
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John Sims


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2023 3:15 pm    
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Butch seems to like text's... Shocked
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Doug Paluch

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2023 10:39 am    
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Butch sent me a 15/16 10 string about 2 weeks ago. I reached out in November, and he said he would get a hold of me as soon as they arrived from plating. Butch is great!
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John Sims


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Post  Posted 18 Jun 2024 3:43 pm    
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Has anyone heard from Butch lately? I've sent him a few texts with no response...
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Jeffery Mercer

 

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Post  Posted 19 Jun 2024 3:12 am     Butch
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I’ve been in Contact with Butch twice this week to talk about what’s happening with New Inventory stock, He took a personal Road-trip to Chicago to personally talk to the person he uses to harden and chrome his BJS TONEBAR’S, however there seems to be a kink in the process that needs to be worked out, He’s actually hoping to get things moving in a positive direction in the next 2-3 weeks. He has put together a mixture of different Bars as far as sizes go but he’s at the Mercy of the person or persons that do the actual Hardining and all that other business so long story short…It’s going to be awhile but the good news is There will be some TONEBAR’S available at some point in the not so distant future.
Patience is Our Virtue!
Peace!
Jeffery
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John Sims


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2024 9:46 am    
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Thank you Jeffrey!
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Jeffery Mercer

 

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Post  Posted 19 Jun 2024 9:48 am     Yw
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You are most Welcome my Brother!
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John Sims


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2024 5:56 am    
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Butch at BJS bars contacted me last week as he received a shipment. I ended up buying a 4 inch 7/8" bar. I have long fingers. I like it! Smile
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Jeffery Mercer

 

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Born in Portsmouth Oh. Dec. 10th 1954 Reside in City of Mentor, in Northeast Oh.
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2024 11:14 am     Got mine too…
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Got My 7/8 10 String Plain last week… great ToneBar also purchased (2) brand Spanking New ZircTone Tone Bars (1) in 7/8 and (1) in 15/16 with my Name on both Bars! Thanks Mark!
There so smooth and a beautiful off White there like Jewelry! Expensive but worth every penny
In my book!
Thanks To Butch & Mark!
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Bruce Bouton

 

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Nash. Tn USA
Post  Posted 23 Jul 2024 7:19 am    
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They are great bars. I recently got two 12 string bars.
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