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by Clancy
Thu May 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Acoustic Bass Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Acoustic Bass Guitar

Hi guys. I'm still alive & still building. Took forever to get this big bertha out of the workshop. I used my 17" Archtop mold for the body shape. 34" scale. WRC top recycled after 50 years as part of someone's house deck. Indian Rosewood fingerboard, binding & rosette. Falcate Bracing. Owner is a p...
by Clancy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Tru Oil alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 4447

Re: Tru Oil alternatives

I'm using Danish Oil more & more on necks.
It feels nicer to me, and most customers seem to think so too.
by Clancy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Matching Nut files to string gauge when making a nut - how critical is the match?
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: Matching Nut files to string gauge when making a nut - how critical is the match?

Just as an add to this, I recently had to make a bass guitar nut and only had my 6 string nut files. To make the wider slots I put 2 files together (whichever pair ended up matching closest to the string thickness). The pair were usually a thicker & a thinner file, so I'd swap the 2 files around reg...
by Clancy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Jigs - Are they worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3988

Re: Jigs - Are they worth it?

nkforster wrote:Mine look like junk.
My jigs look junkier than your jigs :D
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by Clancy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic Bass Guitar Saddle Slot & Intonation??
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Re: Acoustic Bass Guitar Saddle Slot & Intonation??

Thanks everyone for the replies.
This build has been dogging me for over 2 years, I'll be glad to see it go out the door!
by Clancy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Baritone Uke strings
Replies: 7
Views: 2208

Re: Baritone Uke strings

Hi Bruce, As the others have said, they stretch a lot. Unwind & re-tighten. Leave some length after the post until they've truely settled - it makes it easier to get a good grip when tightening the string up again. Don't get impatient and try to artificially stretch Nylgut strings. They won't stretc...
by Clancy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic Bass Guitar Saddle Slot & Intonation??
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Acoustic Bass Guitar Saddle Slot & Intonation??

Am getting close to finishing this big beastie and need some final info from those who know. 34" scale, 4 string ABG. What angle is the saddle slot for general intonation across the strings? And how much extra did you add to the scale for saddle/bridge placement? I'm planning on using a thick saddle...
by Clancy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Most recent build
Replies: 16
Views: 5378

Re: Most recent build

DarwinStrings wrote:After a all nighter in the recording studio and many hours mixing and re mixing My team of sound engineers came up with this sample in the cloud from the lolly tin guitar.

Sound Cloud link Home Song
Hey, I enjoyed that! :cl
by Clancy
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ABG Headstock Thickness
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: ABG Headstock Thickness

Cool.
Thanks.
by Clancy
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: ABG Headstock Thickness
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

ABG Headstock Thickness

Can anyone advise on the TOTAL headstock thickness of an Acoustic Bass Guitar.

The plans I've got (which I'm only using as a guide) say 17mm, but that seems a bit thick.

I'm using Gotoh Compact Bass Tuners from Stewmac.

Thanks
by Clancy
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Not dead - Just Busy

I was loaned an Aprilia Mana for a few weeks.
It surprised me.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy an automatic motorcycle, but it was heaps of fun!
by Clancy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Not dead - Just Busy

I don't ride at night anymore - too many close calls with Roos & Wombats in the last 10 years here in 'Berra.
But then the 20 years before that commuting on a bike in Sydney & Brisbane were worse for animals on the roads.
by Clancy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Not dead - Just Busy

Thanks Richard, she is a nice bike.
Although the original factory map made her a bit cantankerous at times.
I was calling her The Shrew for a while.
Got that sorted now thanks to the Guzzi online community (kinda like you guys here).
Funnily enough, her happy spot is right about 4000 :D
by Clancy
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Not dead - Just Busy
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Not dead - Just Busy

Hi Guys (& Gals), Been a long time since I've posted here (though I look in often) so I thought I'd just give a quick "G'day". I'm still spending some time in the workshop though not as much as I used to. My sons are hitting the teenage years and I'm basically a single dad now Mon -Fri so my time is...
by Clancy
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Australian Guitar Tonewood - And we're live!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8365

Re: Australian Guitar Tonewood - And we're live!!

Congratulations Jeremy, and all the best for this new venture.
by Clancy
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Matthew Tucker double bass 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 5758

Re: Matthew Tucker double bass 2015

Top work Matthew. Your build/re-build threads have been missed.
Is that plug in the heel hiding an adjustment for neck angle?
by Clancy
Mon May 18, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paulownia Soundboard
Replies: 64
Views: 21391

Re: Paulownia Soundboard

I got mine through the mob Wayne suggested. (Paulownia Timber Supplies)
Good service & quality.
by Clancy
Fri May 08, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paulownia Soundboard
Replies: 64
Views: 21391

Re: Paulownia Soundboard

Hi Jim, It is a tapered screw for venting when the board is not in use. (You screw it out only half way so you dont lose it!) A ply 'fish-bone' frame is skinned with paulownia making a hollow board. The air inside the board expands & contracts so the vent allows this to occur without damaging the bo...
by Clancy
Fri May 08, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Paulownia Soundboard
Replies: 64
Views: 21391

Re: Paulownia Soundboard

Paulownia with recycled WRC striping.
Looks lovely under jam.
Bends easily too!
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by Clancy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Myrtle Tenor
Replies: 7
Views: 3296

Re: Myrtle Tenor

I've got a length of OM width Figured Tassie Myrtle from Monaro Timbers that looks identical to that. Was that your source too? Did an OM with it a while back and am in the process of putting a concert uke together with some of it for my son. And am also using Indian rosewood bindings. I love the lo...
by Clancy
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tiger Falcate Concert Uke
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Tiger Falcate Concert Uke

Haven't posted anything in donkeys, so I thought I'd chuck this up just to prove I'm still alive. It's the same falcate-concert design that I've been pumping out for a while now. This one has sat around 3/4 finished for over a year, ever since the client decided they didn't have the money anymore. F...
by Clancy
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: I am going to have a second go.
Replies: 12
Views: 4329

Re: I am going to have a second go.

Sounds identical to the build I'm just about to start. I'm using blackwood (cause that's what the client wants) with recycled WRC top. Would be good to compare notes as we go along. Are you looking at the onboard K&K preamp, cause I need to confirm with them about it's wiring and setup when used wit...
by Clancy
Thu May 29, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 6 String Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

Re: 6 String Tenor Ukulele

I like the cocobolo binding against the tiger myrtle.
It's nice to see something other than tm or black.
I've tried jarrah which was ok but the cocobolo is much better.
Was it your suggestion Allen?
by Clancy
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Polyester two pack supplier in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Re: Polyester two pack supplier in Australia

'Shapers' supply a version for surfboards, don't know if it's what your after though..

http://www.shapers.com.au/categories/Su ... ter-Resin/