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by charangohabsburg
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Milk
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Milk

by charangohabsburg
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 17486

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

Well almost impossible to say without having it in front of me and even then I could not tell you for sure,just an assumption, without view of the headstock, its similiar to a strad. Well Steve, as someone who claims to be able to do repairs on old guitars you really ought to know that in Stradivar...
by charangohabsburg
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Virgin
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: Virgin

Well Martin, as a geologist you probably know that Switzerland has no gold mines, no copper mines, lead mines only in its appreciated pencils, no uranium mines and no diamond mines either. We don't even have oil rigs or gas fracking sites. We only have some gas pipelines crossing the country, and of...
by charangohabsburg
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 17486

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

If someone owns it, its there right to do what they want with it, end of story. No, not at all "end of story"! I'll tell you something: In 2008 I was approached via an Internet forum by the owner of this guitar (here in its restored state in 2014) he discovered in 2007, and because he had seen some...
by charangohabsburg
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New Listings @ Australian Guitar Tonewood!
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: New Listings @ Australian Guitar Tonewood!

we still don't appear in any google searches... :? :cry: Bugger. :( Theyll-never-know-it-existed.jpg Google's " Fetch " tool might help to speed things up a bit. We've also got a Facebook page now and you can find and "LIKE" (hint hint) I don't have a Facebook account (and am not planning on gettin...
by charangohabsburg
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Virgin
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Virgin

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by charangohabsburg
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Micro mesh pads
Replies: 9
Views: 3399

Re: Micro mesh pads

Apparently Segovia was less than complimentary about Tarrega's decision not use his nails! Takes all sorts I guess. Rumours that never could get confirmed said that Tárrega had to give up playing with nails due to a fingernail disease. If Segovia believed those rumours it would be only logical that...
by charangohabsburg
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: everything but the kitchen sink...................wait
Replies: 9
Views: 4118

Re: everything but the kitchen sink...................wait

Nick wrote:The beer's not the best but nevermind.
OK, now tap testing makes sense (followed by tap tasting if the test result is better than not the best).
by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: everything but the kitchen sink...................wait
Replies: 9
Views: 4118

Re: everything but the kitchen sink...................wait

kiwigeo wrote:The tap test on that sink would be interesting...
Did you hope the tap would deliver beer instead of water?
by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Can you spot what is bugging me?
Replies: 23
Views: 7470

Re: Can you spot what is bugging me?

Oh, I thought the fat markers were just your taste. But as you see we have found many other "mistakes", so you maybe better ditch this one too! :shock: :mrgreen: :lol:
Relax.
by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Can you spot what is bugging me?
Replies: 23
Views: 7470

Re: Can you spot what is bugging me?

Too much white in the ebony! :mrgreen:
But wait, just sell it as albino ebony and charge 20% more than usual.
by charangohabsburg
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 17486

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

Thank you Matthew for describing this most interesting technique. I didn't even know what van dyke brown crystals are or that they existed. It would not be you if you hadn't experimented until getting this technique down to perfection. Congrats again!
by charangohabsburg
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: everything but the kitchen sink...................wait
Replies: 9
Views: 4118

Re: everything but the kitchen sink...................wait

There's nothing you can do that can't be done. But maybe it's not so easy... to carry it around. :lol:
by charangohabsburg
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Double Bass corner restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 17486

Re: Double Bass corner restoration

matthew wrote:Getting the wear and cracquelure looking nice is quite a challenge.
And you mastered it very well! :cl :cl :cl
May I ask how did you achieve that cracquelure?
by charangohabsburg
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Micro mesh pads
Replies: 9
Views: 3399

Re: Micro mesh pads

I always considered Micromesh® as too expensive to get it near my bench. In the rare cases I feel the need to polish my nails I use a leather strop with buffing compound (guess I am lucky not owning a buffing wheel :lol: ). But as fingernails always got in the way when woodworking (and even more so ...
by charangohabsburg
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Headstock resonance can be a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Headstock resonance can be a problem

However, I have the spectrogram of the finished guitar before I even discovered that plucking those strings very hard was a problem, and I can of course now record another spectrogram of the fixed guitar. Like you I also believe that the "headstock and/or neck resonance" must be found somewhere amo...
by charangohabsburg
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Headstock resonance can be a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Headstock resonance can be a problem

Martin, To be honest, I didn't bother at all measuring or tracking down the resonance frequency that was responsible for the buzzing of the four lowest not fretted strings. I just thought "great, problem solved". :D However, I have the spectrogram of the finished guitar before I even discovered that...
by charangohabsburg
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Headstock resonance can be a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Headstock resonance can be a problem

Hi John, Sorry, I forgot to mention here what actually was buzzing (I only wrote it in the YT video comment). It was the string(s) that hit the second, and plucking harder also the third fret. Upon my suspicion I sprinkled a bit of bone powder (remains from nut and saddle shaping) over the first few...
by charangohabsburg
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Headstock resonance can be a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Headstock resonance can be a problem

As many of us already have experienced chasing down the culprit of buzzing strings can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. This classical guitar is quite comfortable to play, but the not fretted strings 4 through 6 (G to low E string) were buzzing quite badly when played loud. I first thought it coul...
by charangohabsburg
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: First solo build - neck angle problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2502

Re: First solo build - neck angle problem

There's a bit too much neck angle and every fret below the 9th sounds like the 9th. Plays fine above that but, like I guess most people, I spend a lot more time below the 9th than above it. Just place a capo at the 9th fret and you'll be fine. :mrgreen: If this fretboard is thick enough you can tap...
by charangohabsburg
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Server Maintenance
Replies: 45
Views: 12016

Re: Server Maintenance

hy, not sure it's a problem on my side or yours but I cant find anything from anzlf on google im in austria so it might be a google thing, but I never had that issue before [...] Type in "ANZLF luthier" and the forum main page should come up on Google. Must be that the ANZLF is now censored in Aust...
by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Charango time!
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

Re: Charango time!

kiwigeo wrote:Markus...there's saliva all over your keyboard!! :lol:
Not really a problem! :P

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by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Charango time!
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

Re: Charango time!

kiwigeo wrote:Peak at about 260Hz would be main top frequency. But no Helmholtz peak????
That looks like the air resonance.

These are the spectrograms with opened and closed soundhole for this armadillo charango from which I made a plan:

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by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Instrument Plans
Topic: Charango Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 6775

Re: Charango Plan

Spectrograms of this charango with opened and closed soundhole:
QuirClor_soundhole_opened+closed_50.jpg
by charangohabsburg
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Charango time!
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

Re: Charango time!

That's a very nice charango you have as a guest, Jeremy! 8) It's already been [...] beaten all over with a rubber ball mallet! :P That's not how you mistreat a charango. The correct way is to put it in a not padded sleeve, hang it on its strap over one shoulder, pick up luggage or a bag from the flo...