***Product Launch*** RURU STRAPS

Announcing the official launch of a new product:

RURU Guitar Straps

Straps are made with Suede Leather and Cool and Unique Fabrics. Buy them here

Be sure to LIKE US on FACEBOOK and FOLLOW US on TWITTER

STRING POTPOURRI

PAISLEY INTERLUDE

MURASAKI

KUSANAGI

CREMORIE

GROUP PIC

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New Product Launch Underway

Almost two months has passed without updates or new posts. Either I’m too busy or too lazy. (Not much of a blogger, I confess.)

Satisfied with the quick and short updates offered by Facebook and Twitter, I forget that I had this little blog of mine. (Not sure who’s reading though–but thank you for reading, anyway.)

So what have I been up to? Well, business, believe it or not. I was a bit busy in the production of a a product me and my wife plan to sell. Since I’m posting it here on my anything-guitar blog, it’s guitar-related.

STRAPS.

Suede leather straps. Inspired by Jaycko Straps in the US, I’ve invested a small fortune to have a few made. I was planning to have an initial production of 50 pcs for 5-6 designs. But the Lord allowed me to have 65 pieces. 🙂

Will post pics soon enough. Will be posting an official launch entry for that.

Signing off.

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Bass Guitar Setup

Our church’s bass guitar was in bad shape. So I decided to make its condition worse. I set it up.

just a plain old bass guitar--nothing special

CLEANING

Since it was dusty, I started with cleaning it up.

Removed the strings. Like that.


Lemon oil on the neck.

I removed the neck to clean the dirt accumulated in the neck pocket.

Oh no! The shim came off!

No problem. Elmer’s glue to the rescue! 😛

TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT

Before I took out the string, I checked the bowing for a bit. Placed a capo on the first fret and depressed the highest fret (22nd). Then look at the 8th fret area.

Wanting to reduce the relief, I’d have to adjust the truss rod until the neck is slightly upbowed (to compensate for the tension of the thick bass strings).

Like so.

Ta dah!

SADDLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Now the action was a bit high to my taste like so.

After getting the correct radius, I adjusted the saddle heights to taste.

FINISHING UP

Restrung the guitar.

After giving a final wipe with a clean rag, voila!

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Relic my Yamaha Strat

This was an old project guitar of mine back when I started to do horrendous things to guitars. I wanted to learn how to paint a guitar with lacquer spray cans. I turned out kinda okay. Here are some finished product pics I managed to dig out.

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That was back in 2008 (I think). THEN I GOT BORED. So I made an attempt to relic it with several different grades of sandpaper (60 to 1200). Here’s the after.

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To be Continued

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For Sale: Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion *SOLD*

It’s been months since I last made an entry. Reason is the projects I’m engaged in are all on hold because of (1) No funds and (2) It’s always raining–not the perfect condition for backyard projects. 😛

So I decided to start things up again with a For Sale entry.

Selling my Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion Pedal. Mint condition. Box and manual included.

Asking price 3000 PhP. Shoot me an email at thekevinjan@gmail.com 🙂

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Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe

Just released in Japan last June 30. Can’t wait to hear the whole album. Just so you guys know, I’m a huge Fan. I can’t play like him though. His songs are too difficult for my slow fingers 😛

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Guitar Spotlight: TV Jones Spectra Sonic

No. This isn’t a review. I just thought this is a cool guitar. Awesome rockabilly tune. Makes me want to own one. Priced at $2,625 ($3,497 List), however. Anyhoo, check it out at tvjones.com 🙂

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