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    The possibilities are endless when you think outside the box.
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    Yeah, even the pros -- in this case J J Cale (Call Me the Breeze, et. al.) are guilty sometimes:



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    Classic Allen. That's great.
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    That is an inspiration.

    Drywall screws are so handy. Use them everywhere.

    Is this the style called "steam punk"?
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    The title of the JJ Cale video, saying it's his "custom" guitar - well, I guess, but that is one fine bit of delicate, euphemistic diction. There are surely more pungent ways to describe it. My favorite? The turnbuckle. That'll adjust yer neck angle easily. Or whatever it's doing.

    As to the OP: my favorite there are those switches. Love, love, love them! Big like that, they're really easy to find and use.
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    It reminds me of I guy I used to know who used concrete as body filler on an old car.

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    I'd love to know what rig JJ was playing through to get his tone on Call The Doctor, in the never-ending search for The Ultimate Blues Tone that comes pretty doggone close. Sounds like the tubes in a cheap amp glowing and smoking and about to blow. He sure had the touch . . .

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    "Make do, make it work or do without"

    Either of those "projects" blows the concept of Yankee Ingenuity out of the water!

    At my house we'd call those setups either a cob job or mickey mouse. I'm not sure which I'd pick here.

    The turnbuckle is inspiring.
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    I've used a turnbuckle in an acoustic guitar between the top and back to keep feedback at bay when plugging in. I like it better than the sound hole cover. As Red Green says, "any tool can be the right tool".
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    For authentic mechanical steampunk, look no further than a banjo; hardware store with strings. Most electric guitars achieve rigidity with a ton of wood, supposedly necessary, but some engineering, reptilian or otherwise, should be just fine. Do what works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    As Red Green says, "any tool can be the right tool".
    As Mr. Natural sez: "Get the right tool for the job."

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