Lock a Floyd trem on the fly

Schaller has made this little arm locking gnome forever.  I never took it too seriously due to the fact that you would have a silly lump on your guitar.  Until a guitar came in and the customer was raving about it.   Sure enough, it is great.  Does exactly what is asked of it.   The only downside is the double stick tape that is used to mount it may leave a mark or worse pull paint when you remove it,

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My Conversation with Albert King

I was just reminded of a conversation I had a long while back with the great Albert King.   Albert’s people brought in his flying V for a refret.  

While at that time I did not know as much as I could about Albert, I knew enough to have a healthy amount of nerves and excitement. 

ALBERT calls to talk about it. We get the frets figured out then I ask 

ME.     “Albert, how do you like your action”. 


ME “.     It’s how high your strings are.


ME      ” low medium or high”.


Then I tried to make some small talk that Dan Erlewine who built his oversize V was a friend …… It was getting hard to understand at that point!

Memories!   I may have photos somewhere ?? This is not my photo…….. Just for fun!


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A well tied Classical bridge.  Looks so nice.  

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I found an easier way to sharpen knives.

   This very cool attachment  slides over the back of japanese knives to keep an even sharpening angle.  I got mine at Hida tools, one of the last great Japanese tool stores.

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Shop Upgrade 

I have been on a rug buying binge!  I think it’s looking a little nicer.

  Fern is checking it out looking for bumps Carefeully stacking the cool guitars while we give them a new home

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