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Bobbo

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Jan 2021

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    Lovely looking work ^

    I've been looking through guitar news again and have a serious case of the wants for this puppy:

    Kirk Douglas signature it looks fantastic!

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    I've never worked at Wren as a fitter. They, like almost every kitchen company, will sell you a Kitchen on a design/supply basis, if you are having work done then it's much more economical to get your builder to fit the kitchen as part of their scope of works. Also you are much more likely to be left with electrics that have been installed and signed off by a sparx and not a kitchen fitter who "knows a bit about it" (there are good kitchen fitters about who have the training to do it but most don't and can be dangerous).

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    I have a spare ¼" collet that fits a ½" router. PM me and we can arrange to post it if you want.

    An adaptor? Even if it worked I'd be VERY worried about using it.

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    The obvious problem is having to buy it through a trade. OK if you've got a friendly builder, but they are very opaque on pricing and quotes seem to vary constantly based on whim from what I've read.

    Pricing is dependant on how much the tradesman uses Howdens and how good they are at flirting with whoever is on the desk when they place the order. The guys who use them the most get the biggest discount its also worth considering what their markup is - some guys will have a ridiculous mark up. Ask to see the Howdens invoice generally speaking if they are taking the piss they will be cagey about showing it to you.

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    For a wood working work bench you generally put the vise on the side you normally plane towards. Only vise I Have that is anything like yours is freestanding for blacksmithing.

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    How old is the house?

    Old coal gas pipe?

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    I have experience of fitting both

    Quality wise I have had many more issues with Wren than Howdens. You also have the added headache (from a fitters perspective) that once you have identified an issue you have to wait for a replacement, with Howdens you just take it to your local depot and sort out the return on the way in the following morning. On one or two occasions the defective part from Wren has been replaced with another defective part multiple times which was a major arse ache for me and my clients.

    Overall I would go with Howdens. But if there is a style you like from wren it will still be good there just may be some more bumps along the way.

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    Crikey, I mis read and didn't realise that was you. As other have said there is nothing whatsoever wrong with that.

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    It seems to be fairly common, so much so that it now has me questioning if the reputation that bigsby trems enjoy for tuning stability may not be warranted.

    Mind you I did come accross this abomination when searching for badly installed bigsby trem

    From the Gibson Custom Shop apparently. It would appear that installing them on this piss isn't the worst thing you can do

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    I fucking love that guitar, however, it may just be me but is the bigsby in that photo installed on the piss? the tail piece seems to be off the centreline and the E string seems to be binding on the side of the bridge, then there is a Huuuuuge gap between the e and the other side.

    I have 0 experience with bigsby so this could be normal.

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