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john widgren


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wilton CT USA
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 11:03 am    
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Staying busy. Built a few stringmaster kits..something to do. Vintage Fender nitro colors. These babbys are easier to play while watching TV than a PSG,...haha.. and no pedal noise! I make my own larger bridges and raise the nuts for increased string clearance, better string break at the nut and bridge, for improved tone and play-ability. Stay home if ya can, stay busy, wear a mask, wash yer mitts. Stay healthy amigos.




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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 11:18 am    
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Nice work John!
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Jim Mckay

 

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New Zealand
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 11:31 am    
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They are nice John. Have you made any double necks with leg sockets?
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john widgren


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wilton CT USA
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 12:58 pm     Kit n Kaboodle
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Thanks buds, No doubles....just little spinner guitars...Jimmie Hudson kits.
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 1:45 pm    
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Very Nice!!!!
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Jeff Mead


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London, England
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 2:44 pm    
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Very nice. My orphan Stringmaster is my favourite lap steel.
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Nic Neufeld


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Kansas City, Missouri
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2020 3:46 pm    
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Best thing about Jimmie's kits, "No consoles were harmed in the making of this steel guitar"... Very Happy
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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2020 1:35 am    
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Nice John! I ordered one of Jimmies stringmaster kits a couple of days ago. Can't wait to put it together. What pickups did you get for yours John and how do you like them?
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john widgren


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wilton CT USA
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2020 5:30 pm     pickups
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I chose Rick Sentell pickups. Quality custom made with fast service. I got em before the guitar lacquer was cured. I made sure to create a good Faraday cage by using copper foil in the routed cavities.. sound good and no noise.
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Don Barnhill


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California, USA
Post  Posted 23 Jul 2020 11:30 am    
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Very nice job on the Stringmaster. I like the orange color body. Very cool.
I need to order one now. Oops they’re on backorder! Darn...
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Nic Neufeld


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Kansas City, Missouri
Post  Posted 23 Jul 2020 12:37 pm    
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How do you have them wired? I didn't see a blend pot, do you have it wired MkI Stringmaster style (blend on tone knob but with capacitor) or do you have them hard wired? With my stringmaster I leave both on all the time, since I like the fatter tone that way...
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Joe Cook


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Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 8:01 am    
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Got my kit from Jimmie Hudson put together with the pickups from Jerry Sentell. It's fun to play and I will have it in my travel trailer as my camping steel, thus the forest service color. Just have to get out camping!

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