Monday, 13 March 2006
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We host approximately 4 shop tours per year for Timeless Instruments School of Lutherie. www.timelessinstruments.com The tours are on Saturdays and usually run 2-3 hours. I'll post the dates here as they come up. Any forum users that are going to be in the area are welcome to join in.
7 years ago
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It's been a long time since I logged on. Sorry about that. This is fixed.
8 years ago
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Hi GrandEnigma, I tried to view your shop tour pictures, but Photobucket wouldn't let me. It said the album was private. Is there a password? Thanks, GLF
9 years ago
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Those are some great photos Matt. Thanks.
9 years ago
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I had to go back and look. Yeah - wow - 7 knobs, 3 switches. Would love to hear about those controls.
9 years ago
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[quote="Franco Bollo":1uv829ek]...And what's the deal with the "FRB" Z3 - voodoo body, different pickups, and 7 control knobs? And does the "FRB" imply it will be heading to our old friend Fullie in Greece? :?:[/quote:1uv829ek] I know, but I can't tell. :P
9 years ago
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Thanks for the photo tour Matt. Really great for those of us not living in the (306)!
9 years ago
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Some interesting instruments in the pipeline. That burl Z2 looks great. And what's the deal with the "FRB" Z3 - voodoo body, different pickups, and 7 control knobs? And does the "FRB" imply it will be heading to our old friend Fullie in Greece? :?:
9 years ago
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Thanks for posting the photos. It was the next best thing to being there.
9 years ago
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To be honest, the tour had little do say about the actual building of the basses. Probably ~2/3 was manufacturing issues and tooling solutions and ~1/3 was business oriented. There was a couple things thrown in about the actual construction of an instrument, but it wasn't much. That's the way I like it. I won't be building a bass any time soon and I'm into manufacturing, so it was good for me. The business information was enlightening too. Sheldon knows his stuff, but he's always willing to learn more. I was very impressed.
9 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":3anog5tu][url=http://s907.photobucket.com/albums/ac274/TheGrandEnigma/Dingwall%20Shop%20Tour%20-%20May%202012/:3anog5tu]Pictures from the shop tour.[/url:3anog5tu][/quote:3anog5tu] Thanks! Those could have been my CNC'ed wood dot fret markers or my neck, although at this point the power of suggestion could probably convince me that anything in those pictures was part of my bass.... Very nice additions to the other shop photos--both content and quality!
9 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":1obl2xz5][url=http://s907.photobucket.com/albums/ac274/TheGrandEnigma/Dingwall%20Shop%20Tour%20-%20May%202012/:1obl2xz5]Pictures from the shop tour.[/url:1obl2xz5][/quote:1obl2xz5] Thanks for the photos GE. It's not just making the instruments, it's thinking of ways to adapt/design machines to build and improve on what Sheldon has been doing for so long. These photo's really show that ingenuity.
9 years ago
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[url=http://s907.photobucket.com/albums/ac274/TheGrandEnigma/Dingwall%20Shop%20Tour%20-%20May%202012/:2tusen41]Pictures from the shop tour.[/url:2tusen41]
9 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":3916g8nf]I'll get the pictures up here this weekend. Sorry for the wait. Thanks for your patience.[/quote:3916g8nf] Absolutely no apologies needed! Hey, if I can wait the five months since ordering...OK, plus the three years I waffled before pulling the trigger...I think I can darn well wait for the finished product like everyone else. :) Hey, I don't even have to endure the 1.5-year post-order wait from years ago. It's just that photos of basses in the works are pretty appealing at this point!
9 years ago
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Lol, if you're in town, sure. :) I'll get the pictures up here this weekend. Sorry for the wait. Thanks for your patience.
9 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":1pcjhe0y]Ha ha, I looked over them quick on my camera and didn't notice your bass, but you never know.[/quote:1pcjhe0y] So...while we're waiting for the premier photographic exhibition...can [i:1pcjhe0y]I[/i:1pcjhe0y] look them over on your camera?? :wink:
9 years ago
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Ha ha, I looked over them quick on my camera and didn't notice your bass, but you never know.
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":2305wmhe]Lol, amazing mumford, does it count if I go back and take pictures? :P What do I get? ;) ***** Pictures to come once I find my camera cord. :? Got some shots of some members' basses and (hopefully) a good overall showing of the shop.[/quote:2305wmhe] There's going to be more analysis of those pictures than those of the North Korean nuclear testing facility, the Grassy Knoll, and the Patterson 'Squatch put together. You may already be a winner!
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Lol, amazing mumford, does it count if I go back and take pictures? :P What do I get? ;) I just came from the tour, and wow did I have fun! Normally when I'm at the shop, I feel like I'm in the way and distracting the work that goes on there. This time, Sheldon was VERY happy to keep talking about all sorts of topics from business models, detailed cost analysis, manufacturing techniques, tips, tricks, and issues with manufacturing, specific tools and training, neat facts, philosophies of the company and workers, anecdotes, and much more! I could tell he enjoyed talking about it because the 2 hour tour lasted almost 5 hours! We even talked about this very forum. :D He is very passionate about his work! The tour was great. We went through every area of the shop and he gave a rundown on what gets done to basses at each step, issues he's had in the past, how he's solved them, and what he's learned. VERY informative! I met David Freeman of Timeless Instruments who teaches luthieri (sp?) and he brought a couple students and employees. It was interesteing watching him and Sheldon "talk shop". I think I was the only bass player there, so that was a learning experience, all these guitar builders (protege's and masters alike) talking the talk while I smiled blankly. :P But I gave a couple guys the rundown on "Dingwall theory" and gave my input as a bass player. Great experience all around. Pictures to come once I find my camera cord. :? Got some shots of some members' basses and (hopefully) a good overall showing of the shop. Thanks again for the opportunity to come out again Sheldon, it was great! :)
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ATTENTION: There is a bounty for anyone on the tour who posts a good picture of a quilted redwood Super P/J 5 with maple neck and fretboard that is under construction! :wink:
9 years ago
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haha, all is well Matt. I do eat might fine. I really can't complain, I've been in the shop a number of times and been on one tour before. Being a bachelor doesn't suck, but yours is out there you'll get your turn. And thank you very much. Tyler
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