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by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Spectrum Analyser
Replies: 4
Views: 3537

Re: Spectrum Analyser

Thanks Alain!
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double V Neck Acoustic
Replies: 18
Views: 2485

Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

A thought.......the two necks I assume will be in the same tuning? If so I would expect the strings on the unplayed neck to resonate with the strings on the played neck.....that should be interesting :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double V Neck Acoustic
Replies: 18
Views: 2485

Re: Double V Neck Acoustic

Thanks for the update pics of the build. How the guitar will sound will be interesting but looking at that massive bridge plate and the low area of unbraced or lightly braced lower bout I wouldn't expect a lot of volume. Main top frequency may also be off optimal value(s). Lets see how she sounds on...
by kiwigeo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Hello there

Welcome to the forum Jason and thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Pics of your builds as they progress are always welcome.
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Curly Pete
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Curly Pete

Jeremy might know.
by kiwigeo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 21097

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

Thanks Terence....hope youll post up some of your work at some stage :)
by kiwigeo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Greetings, eh!
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Greetings, eh!

Is that the place down Cuba Street? I popped in there a few years ago when I was doing a building course run by Paddy Burgin and Dave Freeman.
CNCWorksNZ wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Have you found Alistair's Music Shop yet?
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Test post

I saw Benson live in Christchurch New Zealand back in the late 70's...was a great show.

Promoters keeping your money when the event has been cancelled...that's called The QANTAS model.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First attempt at video editing
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: First attempt at video editing

Nice work Trent. That guitar sounds fantastic...
by kiwigeo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Violin Luthery
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Violin Luthery

Sharp tools are better than sex!
seeaxe wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:08 am
Lovely. What a great way to start a day. I admire the sharpness of his tools. He knows what he is doing.
Thanks for posting that.
by kiwigeo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Samick Baby Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Samick Baby Bass

Truss rod adjustment sets neck relief, more or less tension on neck, for different string thickness and tension. It also helps with fine tuning at 12th fret, along with setting the nut, saddle and fret leveling. Neck relief will affect action etc but it's important that neck relief is set up correc...
by kiwigeo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Samick Baby Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Samick Baby Bass

2. I have adjusted the neck to remove the bow What's the current neck relief? If you adjust truss rod so fretboard is perfectly flat then there's a high chance you'll get fret buzz mid neck. A bit of relief mid neck allows for string excursion without slapping the frets. Without sounding like a sma...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: FREE MONEY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 21097

Re: FREE MONEY!!!

ps: Martin...I get the joke but consider it inappropriate under my circumstances :gui :dru :lol: do you get my joke my friend? Sorry to hear about your health issues Ross.....sounds like you've drawn the short straw there. Re my OP...it was serious. The "Free Money" title was chosen simply to attra...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Designation
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Designation

Not sure Dave. I suspect it may be based in number of posts or something. Ill check it out for you. This is an idle query, but I have often wondered what our labels tell about us. I seem to be a Blackwood, there are Kauris and assorted other names. Do they have any significance or are simply assigne...
by kiwigeo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: The order of things ...

I fret up the fretboard and I press in my frets. I leave out 2nd and 12th frets as there are holes drilled in same that register with pins on the neck. I haven't thought too hard on this one but fretting up with the fretboard off the instrument is definitely a lot easier than doing it with the fretb...
by kiwigeo
Sun May 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Nice work Alan..... :)
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Test post

Hi Al,

No just sorting out an issue for another member. Got it worked out in the end. See Tutorials Section
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: how to embed youtube video in posts ?

Okay. 1. Select the share option under the clip in Youtube. This will be a URL link looking like this https://youtu.be/JBM5r5WnPOs 2. In your post go up to row of buttons at top of window and select "youtube" button at far right. This will insert the two square bracketed codes into your post. 3. Pas...
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Test post

by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to embed youtube video in posts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: how to embed youtube video in posts ?

Working on it. Jeremy is the IT brains.....my main function is shooting down potential spammers and trouble makers :)
Valben wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 10:04 am
Hi Martin, any hint from your side? I have spent some time trying but can only get the link in the post but not the embedded box :-) thanks VB
by kiwigeo
Sat May 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 80
Views: 15995

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

This is the stuff I use.....I used to get it from a retail outlet here in Adelaide and I think Robert Shines still supplies the stuff. http://www.recochem.com.au/index.php/products/industrial_products/ethanols/item/daa_industrial Robert is best contacted via phone call....he's very knowledgeable and...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: It's not all bad news....
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: It's not all bad news....

DHL knows they can get stuff around quicker in their planes so they're probably price gouging. At least with a DHL plane you wont have Qantas baggage handlers handling your instrument. The price difference will absolutely astound you Martin. $83 AUD for AustPost. $450 AUD by DHL and even higher by o...
by kiwigeo
Fri May 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Advice on removing HHGed binding
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Advice on removing HHGed binding

Unless you need to keep the bindings just go in with a router and rout them out.
by kiwigeo
Thu May 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 80
Views: 15995

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

Do you have specs for that "shellac reducer"? I mixed and store the cut in a glass jar. When using it i put some in a small plastic (PE??) bottle with a tip so i can apply it accurately to the fad. I'm using "shellac reducer" which is methanol I believe. Its all going well at present, so I'm happy.
by kiwigeo
Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!
Replies: 80
Views: 15995

Re: Classical Build (s) - Hopefully falcate!

I believe Richard has his mike over the bridge. I think holding it over the sound hole will result in a better T(1,1)1 response. The guitar looks good. I also wonder about the consistent lack of T(1,1)1 on your plots. I just wonder in you setup something is filtering out the lower frequencies. It sh...