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Lemon oil and varnish do not usually get along very well. mineral oils are the only way to go IMO...

Yeah ive heard pros and cons for both. ive never had a problem with either to be honest. Some people say that processed oils and waxes (most bore oils) actually clog the pores and fine structure of the wood fibers and hinder the transfer of moisture to the wood structure.

 

My friend is a guitar player in a fairly big UK band, he uses 'guitar honey' http://www.amazon.com/Gerlitz-GEGHO-Guitar-Honey-Fingerboard/dp/B000EEJF4O (he uses it on his headphones too on the wood elements).

 

he has a naked wood style finish on his guitar and he swears by it.


Edited by zardon - 5/31/12 at 11:10am

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Lemon oil and varnish do not usually get along very well. mineral oils are the only way to go IMO...

 

Dang, I used lemon oil on my RS1 wooden box! I was actually advised against mineral oil. The guy at the store told me mineral oil was used to remove the finish of a wood... I guess he was mixing up two different kinds of mineral oil, of different purpose?

 

Anyway, nothing is happening to the precious RS1 contained by the box.

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Dang, I used lemon oil on my RS1 wooden box! I was actually advised against mineral oil. The guy at the store told me mineral oil was used to remove the finish of a wood... I guess he was mixing up two different kinds of mineral oil, of different purpose?

 

Anyway, nothing is happening to the precious RS1 contained by the box.

Don't worry, if you only used it once it's not going to burn your box down biggrin.gif.

 

I personally use that when it comes to my instruments, including the ones I've built :

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17628

 

I believe that stevie ray vaughan's tech used it on srv's guitars.

It's nice because it dries fast, and It doesn't get greasy when it's stuck between the frets and the fingerboard.. but you won't get lemon oil's wonderful smell.

 

I must say that I've never had any single problem using lemon oil on my instruments. but pretty much every luthier on earth has a different opinion on it, and I prefer not to play with fire.


Edited by customcoco - 6/1/12 at 2:44am
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Now if I can find phones that do most of what R10 does right for less than $2,000, I will be a happy headfier.

 

I'd recommend looking into the new Fostex TH900. You should be able to find it for less than $2,000 USD (I got mine for $1750). I've heard from an R10 owner that it has similar qualities, and I'll be able to confirm this for myself either way when I receive my R10 later this month.

 

On a semi-related note, I've also heard that the Lawton Audio LA7000 is similar to the R10 in some ways as well (tonality perhaps), and the TH900 is essentially the superior older sibling to the D7000 on which the LA7000 is based, so perhaps there's something to it.


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On a semi-related note, I've also heard that the Lawton Audio LA7000 is similar to the R10 in some ways as well (tonality perhaps), and the TH900 is essentially the superior older sibling to the D7000 on which the LA7000 is based, so perhaps there's something to it.

 

 

i've heard the la7k & r10 in the same system, although not at the same time, and i do not think they sound alike. the r10 is a very smooth and voluptuous listen whereas i found the la7k much more brash, less tonally accurate or soothing, and perhaps a bit bombastic.

i think nikongod had a similar take.

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If people don't think the TH900 is up to snuff for the R10... LA900? ;)

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Nice info on the R10.  Glad that the recabled job turned out successfully.  It is an extremely risky operation to remove the driver as you can easily damaged the voice coil.

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i've heard the la7k & r10 in the same system, although not at the same time, and i do not think they sound alike. the r10 is a very smooth and voluptuous listen whereas i found the la7k much more brash, less tonally accurate or soothing, and perhaps a bit bombastic.

i think nikongod had a similar take.

And mine was 180 out, in the same system at the same time I preferred the Lawton's can. We all hear/listen differently though.

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And mine was 180 out, in the same system at the same time I preferred the Lawton's can. We all hear/listen differently though.

 

it sounds like you too did not find them all that similar sounding. please correct me if i'm misunderstanding you.

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