"Dying" craft & radial soundboard

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"Dying" craft & radial soundboard

Post by lamanoditrento » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:47 am

I saw this on the ABC and thought I'd share

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-19/o ... an/9879758
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Post by kiwigeo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:00 pm

'Dying craft"?? Yeah right.

The radial soundboard..interesting concept but I'd like to see some tap and Chladni testing on those tops.
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Post by colburge » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Good on the bloke for having a go and trying something different. I would however like to see how he measured the vibrations getting out onto the soundboard very quickly which help to clarify the sound :-D

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Post by jeffhigh » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:13 am

Looks like he is basically making dobros or banjos with a wooden soundboard instead of a metal cone/skin head.
I'm not to impressed with his dismissal of the rest of the luthiery world, though perhaps that is a product of editing down to a short clip

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Post by peter.coombe » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 am

I saw that and it is interesting, although I don't agree about the dying craft thing. I listened carefully to his mandolin, and I am not concerned about any potential competition. His concepts might work, I dunno, but he hasn't got it right yet.
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Re: "Dying" craft & radial soundboard

Post by DarwinStrings » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:45 pm

peter.coombe wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 am
I saw that and it is interesting, although I don't agree about the dying craft thing. .
Looking at the last fifty or so years I would describe it as a burgeoning craft, like nowadays you can buy a kit.
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Post by peter.coombe » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:08 am

Looking at the last fifty or so years I would describe it as a burgeoning craft, like nowadays you can buy a kit.
Yes exactly. There is also a heck of a lot more information readily available nowadays. The old ways when I first started was to keep what you learned to yourself, not let any "secrets" out lest the opposition gets wind of it. That has changed hugely.
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