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April 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Balalaika restoration

I got this old balalaika from my grandma and after a closer look I decided it needs a new finish. I mean it was in a horrible condition. There's a sticker inside that says 1982 and something else in russia. Im pretty sure it says "No sandpaper was harmed in the making of this instrument". If you think chinese guitars are bad quality you should see these. Anyways here's a few pictures before the re-finish.…

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Added by Juha K on April 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Highwaymaster 1st offset build

I had serious GAS for an offset....Im torn between a jag and a jazzy... but was in telecaster building mode...and budget. I had some measurements from the internet and alot of pictures...I drew up a template, collected my spare parts and ordered what I needed. I have to say...the pickguard lined up pretty close to how it does on a factory Fender... I think I got close but I wanted to make something for myself not clone Leo to the millimeter. I used pine, routed by eye,cut with a jigsaw and…

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Added by Richard Stark on April 19, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Pro Bassist Kevin Dore joins the Leadfoot line up!

Kevin is a phenomenal musician with a wealth of experience. He has toured the world with the Geoff Everett band and supported the likes of The Hot House Flowers on a USA tour. He has also lived in both New York and Miami living as a talented session musician. 

Kev will use his talent and experience to focus on developing the Leadfoot sound and experience into a Raw Live Grit & Gravel Foot Stomping Blues show.

"Kev absolutely blew me away at rehearsals yesterday…

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Added by Leadfoot T on April 15, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Fretting tutorial

Here's the link added the correct way, sorry.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49226314/Blind%20Gee's%20Fretting%20Tutorial.pdf

Added by Glenn Reither on April 9, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments

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