On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:13:34 -0500, Mike Marlow wrote:
I would have thought that the softer glues would have had a deadening
effect on the acoustics, maybe not, maybe desirable, I don't know enough
about guitars or glues apparently.
I wonder if a pissed bass player could deliver a severer beating with a
guitar glued up with alphatic resin or one glued up with hide glue?
No, but I have had to take extraordinary exception, on a few rare
occasions, to drunk asshats coming on stage and/or trying to wrest the mic
from a lead singer. Used with the same "butt stroke" as you would with a
military rifle, the butt end of a Fender bass can be quite effective as a
next-to-last resort. Trust me. ;)
Simply part of the bassist' job back in the old days of Texas dance halls.
I think we tend to not realize just how much glue technology has changed
in the last twenty years.
That said, the "Duramold" process, stuff of the birch plywood H-4
Hercules during WWII, used a phenolic resin, which certainly stood up to
that critical task.
If you read the spec sheet on Titebond 50, the glue Taylor appears to use
mostly, you will appreciate even more previous remarks about how important
EMC of wood, and maintaining RH and temperature in a modern instrument
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