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Bruce Johnson's Recent Activity


  1. Bruce Johnson liked Bobo's post in the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Happy 1st birthday, #016, and many, many more! [ATTACH]

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  2. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread Can fretboard radius be changed on a 7 1/4" radius Musicmaster bass.

    Yes, I recommended that this thread be moved here. The reason is that we Luthiers quickly answered the basic question: Can the...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 3:53 PM
  3. Bruce Johnson liked dwizum's post in the thread What's On Your Workbench?.

    I just finished my latest instrument, a solid body steel stringed electric tenor uke. This is the one that got the brass bridge I posted...

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  4. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread Magnets & Copper Wire: A Pickup Building Thread.

    Yeah, I completely agree. When most folks compare Single Coil and Humbucker pickup sounds, they really mean Fender Jazz vs Fender...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 2:50 PM
  5. Bruce Johnson liked dwizum's post in the thread Magnets & Copper Wire: A Pickup Building Thread.

    I feel like this may be one of those questions that's either very thought evoking, or really stupid. But: should we expect a difference?...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 1:23 PM
  6. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread Pin Routers: The Old-School Production Workhorses.

    Hey dwizum; Notice in the pictures that I have pencil lines drawn all over the top surface of the MDF board that I'm about to rout. As...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 1:01 PM
  7. Bruce Johnson attached a file to the thread Pin Routers: The Old-School Production Workhorses.

    Well, I triple-checked everything, took a deep breath, and reached for the big ON button..... Wow, it works! The Big Green Machine cuts...

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  8. Bruce Johnson attached a file to the thread Pin Routers: The Old-School Production Workhorses.

    Continuing on with the tooling set: The AMB-2M Master Template is done. I spent some time carefully hand filing the cavities and...

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  9. Bruce Johnson attached a file to the thread love of Ampeg and other Scroll Basses, Part 2.

    Hey David; This will help keep your spirits up; I finally finished buffing out #000532C's body. It looks great, very authentic Ampeg....

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  10. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread Best epoxy for avoiding "creep" that can be bought in small quantities?.

    The main properties that you are looking for are: slow drying and low viscosity. I remember seeing small kits of epoxy in hobby shops...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 8:37 PM
  11. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread Magnets & Copper Wire: A Pickup Building Thread.

    Picture this: Two rectangular iron blades, each covering two strings. Around each blade, wrap a coil of wire to be an electromagnet....

    Apr 18, 2021 at 6:20 PM
  12. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread is there a way to calculate the position of strap buttons for balance?.

    Good analysis! One factor that you are missing: When the strap goes over your back and shoulder, it forms an offset arch shape. It isn't...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 5:22 PM
  13. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread Magnets & Copper Wire: A Pickup Building Thread.

    Okay, that's something that could be useful on stage. You could even throw a switch and reverse one of the electromagnets. Combine that...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 2:24 PM
  14. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread What's On Your Workbench?.

    I'm picturing it in hot pink, fading to red on the tips of the horns. And mess with the logo to make the eyes look mischievous. The...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 2:12 PM
  15. Bruce Johnson replied to the thread What's On Your Workbench?.

    So Nexy, are you going to build a Hello Kitty Devil Bass? I know you've been thinking about it.

    Apr 17, 2021 at 11:11 PM

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