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by scripsit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: 12 String design thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: 12 String design thoughts

I love the multiscale idea- would be so effective making sure string tension is good. Thanks so much for the thoughts and the links Mark. Martin are you a fan of the multiscale design having made and played one? Does look like a challenge to execute. Martin built the multiscale OM for me and I'm de...
by scripsit
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Under Saddle Pickup Question
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Under Saddle Pickup Question

The piezo bit of the Fishman 'Ellipse Matrix Blend' pickup combination that Martin installed in the OM he built for me is the wide version, which is recommended for wide slots. It works extremely well, although I use a preamp (a Radial PZ-pre) before hooking into my acoustic amp/mini pa. Most of tha...
by scripsit
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: London luthier
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: London luthier

Rod This UK based forum has several luthiers as members, although most of the regular posters are players/performers with a keen interest in acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments. There is a lot of discussion about good builders and repairers, so I think you'd get useful answers to any que...
by scripsit
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: The Right Microphone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: The Right Microphone?

Kym, Are you talking about more then an XLR to mini jack adaptor? Mitch You'll definitely need that to try first. If you only get very low volume plugging directly into the soundcard, there are adaptors that automatically up the line level (I think Shure even makes one). All computers/soundcards ar...
by scripsit
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: The Right Microphone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: The Right Microphone?

Just a PS: If you do use a Shure 58 or similar, you will still need some sort of adapter to plug into the computer, and a cheap audio interface is one way of doing this (going into a USB port), although there are also purpose built adapters which fit into the mini stereo plug of the soundcard and wh...
by scripsit
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: The Right Microphone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: The Right Microphone?

The microphone he is suggesting is a specialist one which would not be useful for general purposes, either live or recording use. You'd normally use this in setting up a very special and professional recording space, where accuracy is vital. I suspect he is recommending the Scarlett interface becaus...
by scripsit
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic Electric Amplifier Resources
Replies: 11
Views: 3030

Re: Acoustic Electric Amplifier Resources

I play solo acoustic fingerstyle. I got one of the Roland 30 watt acoustic amps to play through at home, with the aim of getting used to amplified sound. This is the model that can be loaded up with batteries to play out where there is no mains power. It's fine in the average lounge room, and would ...
by scripsit
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Pickups??
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Pickups??

I've got the Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend working well in two existing guitars at the moment. The microphone is sensitive to positioning, as you would expect with the air surging and reflecting inside a guitar box. I found it does well pointing up at about 45 degrees towards the soundhole, and towar...
by scripsit
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Adjusting sound
Replies: 38
Views: 8326

Re: Adjusting sound

... it's a buzz that sounds like a fret problem that is heard on top two strings whether open or fretted ... Do you have an endpin or pickup endpin socket installed? I had a guitar with a rattle/buzz on some notes, open and fretted, which took ages to identify and turned out to be a slightly loose ...
by scripsit
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Manzer Dehlicaster Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 2100

Re: Manzer Dehlicaster Bridge

Al gets some good sounds out of it, but Tony McManus has had one for quite a while:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sonbfcBV7oA

Kym
by scripsit
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 6949

Re: US Election

I'll post this and then shut up to stop boring people any further. 1. The 'Sovereign citizens', 'Freemen' (and locally the 'League of Rights' nutters) and their related splinter group offshoots believe that through a series of financial manipulations, or secret sessions of parliament/congress or bec...
by scripsit
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 6949

Re: US Election

The 'Sovereign citizen' nonsense to which you seem addicted has been rejected by every legal system in every nation in which people have tried to invoke it. Linking to a nutty website proves nothing, and in addition you probably should investigate what constitutes anti-semitism. As has already been ...
by scripsit
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: US Election
Replies: 19
Views: 6949

Re: US Election

I hope for America's sake Trump has some good advisors and people in his administration Reports this morning that Sarah Palin is lined up for their equivalent of ministry of interior, climate change denier in charge of IPA, Rudy Giuliani for AG ... I think the States are in for a rough time from th...
by scripsit
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: No Frets No Worries
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: No Frets No Worries

Some of it is being able to hear when you are out, as well as reproduce the muscle memory. On this test I can get to within 5 cents without error. 2 cents not at all, it just becomes guesswork: http://www.audiocheck.net/blindtests_pitch.php?cent=2 When I played electric guitar in bands, I found that...
by scripsit
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: No Frets No Worries
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: No Frets No Worries

To be serious, it seems that intonation issues have always plagued string players, too. http://www.hasseborup.com/ahistoryofintonationfinal1.pdf I remember reading somewhere that, in practical terms, the expectation that string players would hit a note immediately (no matter what system of intonatio...
by scripsit
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: No Frets No Worries
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: No Frets No Worries

From my considerable experience as a family observer of string playing at school and tertiary level, and occasional attendance at professional performances (string quartets and the like) I'd say 'It depends'. There is an old joke 'Q: how can you tell if a violin player is out of tune? A: their bow i...
by scripsit
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What is "Hand Made"
Replies: 72
Views: 19271

Re: What is "Hand Made"

Perhaps the 16th C methods should be compulsory:
http://www.lutesociety.org/pages/buildi ... al-methods

Kym
by scripsit
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Internet Security Anti Virus
Replies: 10
Views: 3565

Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

I think you'll find that Windows 10 is only partly evil.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/c ... ted_games/

Their services agreement is really about pirated Microsoft products, which are actually listed.

Kym
by scripsit
Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Dont understand how some business's survive
Replies: 20
Views: 8052

Re: Dont understand how some business's survive

They build their fret systems for set string gauges and scale lengths, so any alterations will screw with the intonation. Altered tunings are going to return things back to a normal fret board 'averaging' process, and in some tunings/keys make things worse. Their own demonstration video has a shredd...
by scripsit
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Fanned fretting puzzlement
Replies: 15
Views: 4514

Re: Fanned fretting puzzlement

It's not about intonation, and most fanned fret guitars with only a mild multiscale difference of 20-25mm are (reportedly) more or less 'transparent' to the player, who often doesn't notice anything different in playability. They are effective for open and modal tunings, particularly when the bass s...
by scripsit
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: the 3000 yr old ancient sitka
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: the 3000 yr old ancient sitka

Slash, ex Guns and Roses, commissioned a guitar with ancient sitka top and quilted mahogany from 'the tree'.

http://symphontreemusic.com/gallery/slashs-tree-guitar/

Kind of ugly, in my opinion.

Kym
by scripsit
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Can you spot what is bugging me?
Replies: 23
Views: 7120

Re: Can you spot what is bugging me?

The interval between fret 2 and 3 compared to that between 3 and 4?

Kym
by scripsit
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Radius top superstrat
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: Radius top superstrat

Look again Kym, 16 is actually 17, the second "I" is hidden by the B string :wink:
Apologies, I blame aging eyesight!

Kym
by scripsit
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Radius top superstrat
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: Radius top superstrat

What's with the numbering system?

It goes 15, 16, 19, 21 at two fret intervals.

Kym
by scripsit
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hand-wound strings with a round core
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Hand-wound strings with a round core

It used to be a common recommendation in the round core days, to always bend the string at 90 degrees before cutting to length to avoid unravelling. I found that round core strings like Newtones don't like cutting at all, whether you bend the end or not. This makes it a nightmare for my stringing m...