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by Spring
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass
Replies: 10
Views: 4810

Re: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass

Yes, the reason I built the bass for my wife was to try to reduce feedback. I made the body thinner, and removed the soundhole, but still K&K pickups. It is much louder than the Taylor, has a nice full deep sound, and no feedback. She switches back and forth between guitars, and the variation in sou...
by Spring
Fri May 27, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass
Replies: 10
Views: 4810

Re: Huon Pine & Tassy Mrytle Acoustic Bass

Really beautiful instrument ! The detailing is stunning. I used the K&K pickups on a recent bass build, and I love the sound they give. Are you happy with the sound? What strings are you using? The bass I built is for my wife, and she has a Taylor GS Mini. We used the D'Addario EXPPBB190GS strings t...
by Spring
Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Yet another Tenor guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Yet another Tenor guitar

Absolutely stunning instrument!
by Spring
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: This will wind a few up….
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: This will wind a few up….

Hmmmm.... wonder if you could decouple the bench and the shelf?
by Spring
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Visual Analyzer on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Visual Analyzer on a Mac

There is a free software I use for analyzing room acoustics I use on my MacBook called REW. I haven't tried it for testing plates, but I can't see why it wouldn't work. The only thing that I had to do was enter the dynamics of the mic I was using to calibrate it since I wasn't using an actual SPL mi...
by Spring
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: vacuum press
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: vacuum press

Yes thank you so much.
by Spring
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: vacuum press
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: vacuum press

Would you mind posting a photo of this when you have the time, it quite interests me.
Thanks.
by Spring
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Kootenay Tonewoods
Replies: 10
Views: 3879

Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Another source for excellent quality tonewoods is: https://www.mountainvoice.ca/ Gordon Carson does it all. He logs, mills, cures, ships etc. all sourced from the areas around Valemount, and McBride BC Canada. Gordon is extremely particular and a real one of a kind individual. Tell him Dale Stephens...
by Spring
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Froggy Bottom P12
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Re: Froggy Bottom P12

I'd like to thank you both for this thread, it's perfect for me, and I appreciate Mark summarizing his experience, and years of forum discussions. I thought I would contribute, but with the caveat that I'm only 5 guitars in myself, and I'm really interested in experimenting and pushing boundaries. B...
by Spring
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Falcate Bracing Question with 14 Fret Body Joint
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Falcate Bracing Question with 14 Fret Body Joint

I am also in the process of starting a design for a 14 fret neck joint, so I look forward to responses to your post. I have been re-reading the appropriate sections of the Gore/Gilet books and it looks to me that you are meeting most of the criteria set out in 7.3.2 except perhaps: "The arms of the ...
by Spring
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Member Saying Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 739

New Member Saying Hi

Just wanted to say that I am looking forward to participating in this forum, and say a big hi from Canada.
I know there is a lot of knowledge here, and I'm hopeful I can add a bit myself
Cheers