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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:32 pm 
I'm pricing my first build (Tinozza acoustic bass) and need a source for go bar rods. Guitar Tom


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:49 pm 
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Stewmac or LMI take your choice

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Jigs/ ... ystem.html
http://www.lmii.com/CartTwo/thirdproduc ... 2Dbar+Deck

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:18 pm 
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Kite supply companies online have fiberglass rods cheaper than the rods from stewmac. Home depot has driveway markers that are good for go-bar rods too.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:12 pm 
I am not a huge fan of go bar decks, but if I did use one I'd by the rods from John Hall or make these designed by Kenny Hill

http://www.frets.com/fretspages/Luthier/Tools/SpringGoBars/springbar.html


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:11 pm 
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I think I've seen John Hall sell them on ebay far cheaper than stewmac or lmi. A kite store sounds like a good source, although I haven't flown a kite in years. Been told to go fly one or two!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Another option is a 4ft fiberglass driveway marker, cut in two pieces and capped with wire closet vinyl end caps.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:00 pm 
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we have them on the web site.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:14 pm 
I made a set similar to Kenny Hills' and it works just fine, though I prefer using cam clamps.
DaveB


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Look up Goodwind Kites, they come out about $.50 each if you by 48" length and get the plastisol end caps, cut them in half (or to your desired length). We are talking fiberglass here.

Kevin


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:53 am 
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I must warn you that cutting fiberglass can be a health issue so use a mask , tape the area where you are cutting and watch for the fibers breaking free.

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