The G&L Musical Instrument Club

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Funny that this comes up today. Ive been working in CAD for many years now, and looking to get into prototyping. I just scored a 3D printer and am going to start with guitar knobs.

That being said, everyone at work... and in my professional feild, view me as "the guy who runs all of the machines", but in fact, my guys run them, I program them.

Everyone thinks that running the machine is hard, but it's the programming that's a mother fucker
Ah ha.....I believe we may have reached the root of G&Ls issues. They probably have Doofus Dave McClaren programming CNC machines. 🤪
 

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Funny that this comes up today. Ive been working in CAD for many years now, and looking to get into prototyping. I just scored a 3D printer and am going to start with guitar knobs.

That being said, everyone at work... and in my professional feild, view me as "the guy who runs all of the machines", but in fact, my guys run them, I program them.

Everyone thinks that running the machine is hard, but it's the programming that's a mother fucker
Yup.

I'm sure most have heard of the PLEK machine.
It scans your neck, fretboard, frets, amount of relief.
And gives you a readout of it all.
It tells you where frets are low, high, everything.

And it can level the frets, cut the nut, makes the bass/guitar incredibly playable.

However, it's up to the operator how to proceed from the initial readout.

You don't just put in a guitar with crummy playability, push a button, and out pops a fantastic playing instrument.


The machine/programming is only as good as the person operating it.
 

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@soulman how is that Kilo holding up? It's a trib right?
Yup it's an ash body Tribute. Just fine brother other than maybe dying from neglect. Just haven't played or jammed much at all this year. I'm hoping to correct that little problem now that I'm up here in Ft Collins. You should come over some day and we can jam a bit. The music room is ready for some action.
 

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The Doheny is Leo's Jazzmaster v2.0. Nice use of effects in the video.

Here's a better one on the capabilities of the guitar. Always like John Bohlingers playing.

Good on G&L for preserving the legacy of Leo’s design. Oh wait, thats a Fender copy.

It’s interesting that everything G&L did in the 80s under Leo was a dramatic departure from his earlier work. Now most of their new stuff just copies what he did at Fender.
 

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Good on G&L for preserving the legacy of Leo’s design. Oh wait, thats a Fender copy.

It’s interesting that everything G&L did in the 80s under Leo was a dramatic departure from his earlier work. Now most of their new stuff just copies what he did at Fender.
Some yes and some no. For the most part Leo seemed to stick with his former body shapes but maybe streamlined them more to reduce weight and get around being a dead ringer to the Fender version. The biggest changes came three areas; 1) MFD pickups, 2) PTB tone controls, and 3) the dual fulcrum tremolo bridge.

I think there was only so much he was willing to do as far as his guitar designs go. The Tele, the Strat, and the Jazzmaster were some of his biggest successes at Fender so he more or less adapted those or at least modernized them a bit. Who knows what ideas he had left over in his workshop and in his head when he finally passed away.

G&L claims the Espada design goes all the way back to his days at Fender and the body does bear a resemblance to something Fender built back then. So maybe the Doheny was another idea that was in Leo's head too. If nothing else surely the MDF version of the Jazzmaster pickups is pure Leo. He never gets as much credit for his pickup innovations as others do and he really should.
 
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