John is a friggin' genius!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Basso54, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Basso54


    Jul 22, 2003
    Dalhart, TX
    Caught this from Best Bass Gear. Man is an absolute genius, and he builds the most awesome basses I've ever seen.

    Treating your bass’ deadspot | eBass

    I know you're on here John, just wanted to put you into the spotlight once again.
  2. I still contend this is one of the best pieces of info I've ever seen on TB. A brilliant solution!
  3. I remember that thread. Very neat trick.
  4. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I always follow the restoration threads of johns work in the luthiers corner... talented man indeed.
  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    interesting though, how we're all looking for lighter weight tuners for better balance; this is a step in the exact opposite direction.

    a set of those heavy old-style american standard keys might achieve the same goal.
  6. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

    May 20, 2002
    Provided content for Genzler Amplification
    Very elegant solution. I would love for him to add a little detail on the actual process for relative novices like me. What did he use to drill the holes? What does he do to ensure that the cylinders sit flush and tight? How does he ensure that he doesn't go all the way through the headstock? Is this even a project recommended for newbies?
    Very nice solution nonetheless.
  7. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    My Ibby has a weak spot on the 7th fret of the G-string (no, not a G-spot on the...). The head(stock)trick doesn't cure this, unfortunately. However, putting a clamp somewhere between fret 1 and fret 5 turns this fast decaying note into a sustaining one. I also found out that if I fret it with a capo, it has very good sustain as well. Next step was placing my fretting hand in a slightly different position, a little more toward the headstock. This also improves sustain.