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harkenrider & ramos do rivers

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(brisbane) boppin version of barney kessels! swedish pastry...nice playin on cool guitars

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I used to try to play Jimmie Rivers's version of Airmail Special. Great arrangement on that tune

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I used to try to play Jimmie Rivers's version of Airmail Special. Great arrangement on that tune

– Tele295

that's a killer track…the harmony lines between rivers and pedal steel giant -vance terry are uncanny…jimmies solo phrasing is very inspired by steel guitar, but he also swings like crazy..beautifully timed phrasing

great version

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(brisbane) boppin version of barney kessels! swedish pastry...nice playin on cool guitars

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– neatone

smokin!

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Oh so nice.

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kudos..thats a nice sounding guitar you made for tommy h, grez..but why the ivory knobs with black pups covers and switch??..haha

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Tommy likes those knobs :)

This right here is killin me its so beautiful, I dont know what model Barry calls this Grez

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yeah that's a killer alright, t…rc allen body form and klira pup!!! classic!!

almost looks like a clipper..hah

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here's Tommy's build I think before he changed up the knobs, Grez correct me here

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Thanks guys and yes, I made Tommy's with black aluminum Hi-Fi knobs, but I knew he was going to change them. Separate from the color, he likes the gigantic knobs. Easier to get a hold of in the heat of the moment I think.

The thin, natural finish guitar is a 16" I'm calling a G1. That's what R.C. had written on the mold and I believe it is referring to a Stromberg G1.

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Love those guys! Only been hip to tommy a short while but been following the kid for almost 20 years! The REAL deal. Hope that cancer stays away for good and he comes back stronger than ever.

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Thanks guys and yes, I made Tommy's with black aluminum Hi-Fi knobs, but I knew he was going to change them. Separate from the color, he likes the gigantic knobs. Easier to get a hold of in the heat of the moment I think.

The thin, natural finish guitar is a 16" I'm calling a G1. That's what R.C. had written on the mold and I believe it is referring to a Stromberg G1.

– Grez

it might be contagious.. I just had custom late 30s gibson knobs molded for me. :) I put some the Grigsby I put together.

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cool...thats the old barney kessel trick…so you can feel where your controls are rather than having to keep looking down…

kessels were dark brown tho!! haha

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Tavo, Age the knobs a bit and they'll look perfect. I like dark tinted shellac. Wipe in on and off. Where it collects in the cracks will look like grime build up.........Sounds worse than it looks!

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Wow, those knobs are awesome, Tavo! How did you get the knobs made? Got some close-up pics? (please?)

I was originally planning to turn knobs from walnut for my Bigsby project (to match the rest of the walnut trim bits), but these have me re-thinkin' that plan.

I was also considering making resin cast re-pops of some vintage radio knobs that I've collected over the years. 30's and 40's radio knobs have a vibe unto themselves. The beauty of resin castings is that you can make them what ever color you want. For my project, I was thinking of the classic Bakelite brown.

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Those do look nice, Tavo. I agree with Grez on the aging.

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Tavo, Age the knobs a bit and they'll look perfect. I like dark tinted shellac. Wipe in on and off. Where it collects in the cracks will look like grime build up.........Sounds worse than it looks!

– Grez

I do that with the fender radio knobs as they hold the "Grime" effect well. I used another relic trick for nicotine tint and it didnt work too well. These knobs look too big so I took them off. I'm gonna have some original ones bigsby used, repro'd. Ultimately I'm working on original knobs for my pedals. I'd say I have a knob fetish but the Limeys make fun of Yanks that say such things. :)

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those gibby repros are great..but for that beautiful guitar i don't think you should stray too far from tk's laquered black bakelite appointments

i've always liked the cupcake knobs…

btw amplified parts sells both colors

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I bought those from my supplier and they are more yellow than cream so maybe I need to leave em out in the sun for a dayAND they are BIG


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