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by Daintree
28 Dec 2011, 17:08
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: 2 string short scale for a little guy - Delivered!
Replies: 108
Views: 7642

Re: 2 string short scale for a little guy - Paint qus?

"it's my faybret yewwow d'tar!"
Absolutely!
:clap:
by Daintree
28 Dec 2011, 17:03
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: more archtops
Replies: 30
Views: 2759

Re: more archtops

Love the look of those Bill
Very nice :clap:
by Daintree
14 Dec 2011, 07:46
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Wow this is cool
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Wow this is cool

Wow!!
by Daintree
14 Dec 2011, 07:33
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Heat treating a bass neck to straighten it?
Replies: 30
Views: 6142

Re: Heat treating a bass neck to straighten it?

Good to know that there's some success being had.
One of the best things you can have at your disposal for these sort of things is perseverance!
by Daintree
13 Dec 2011, 07:51
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Heat treating a bass neck to straighten it?
Replies: 30
Views: 6142

Re: Heat treating a bass neck to straighten it?

So it would seem that the bend is fairly well established and stabilised. 2 to 3 mm is a fair bit, forcing it back into shape and relying on the reset glue to hold the tensions would be a tall order. I think that your best fix would be to remove the board, and resurface the neck....not as complicate...
by Daintree
12 Dec 2011, 20:23
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: 2 string short scale for a little guy - Delivered!
Replies: 108
Views: 7642

Re: 2 string short scale for a little guy - With sound sampl

That sounds pretty good!
slowlearner wrote:No rest for the wicked... or the sick in my case. :(
Keep pushing on, the smiles that are gonna be on both of your faces when he gets it will be worth all the effort!
by Daintree
12 Dec 2011, 15:33
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: 2 string short scale for a little guy - Delivered!
Replies: 108
Views: 7642

Re: 2 string short scale for a little guy - Build thread.

That's looking great!

Better get a finish on there too....you only got two weeks! ;)
by Daintree
12 Dec 2011, 15:24
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Truss Rod-less Necks?
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Truss Rod-less Necks?

There'll be a truss rod somewhere.... I encountered a neck a while ago that I thought had no truss rod, had no obvious adjustment, so I presumed it just didn't have one, but it did. Weird place to put the adjuster though! :crazy: http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/DaintreeDesign/Micks%20Tama/T...
by Daintree
12 Dec 2011, 11:38
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Heat treating a bass neck to straighten it?
Replies: 30
Views: 6142

Re: Heat treating a bass neck to straighten it?

I know you said the neck is bent, but.... How bent is it? several mm, or just a tiny bit? Has the bend suddenly appeared, or has it gradually happened? Is it bent regardless of weather the truss rod is tensioned or not? See how it looks after you pull it out of the jig, and see what happens to it af...
by Daintree
21 Nov 2011, 17:52
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Archtop Bass Build
Replies: 169
Views: 10539

Re: Archtop Bass Build

Very nice looker Doug, great work! Cheers Mark :thumbup: You'd have people lined up to hear and play it if it came to a GTG, :cool: Ok, that's it!....I'll have to make an effort next year and get down to a few of the get togethers that might be happening....and bring a bunch of basses with me. It's...
by Daintree
20 Nov 2011, 09:30
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Archtop Bass Build
Replies: 169
Views: 10539

Re: Archtop Bass Build

Now, I gotta go and play :drool: Do I have to come in.....I'm having so much fun! Wow! Ok, of course I'm biased, but, I gotta say this thing sounds huge, it feels good and plays really nice. It seems to have an even response across all the strings, and a really nice clear tone. In fact, I think it ...
by Daintree
19 Nov 2011, 15:47
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Archtop Bass Build
Replies: 169
Views: 10539

Re: Archtop Bass Build

Yeah, something like that would be an option for sure. I think in the end, everything should be fairly plain......to let the F holes do all the attention grabbing! Ok, I couldn't resist..... I put all the bits together, put on a set of strings, and tensioned it up.... Now, I gotta go and play :drool...
by Daintree
19 Nov 2011, 09:21
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Archtop Bass Build
Replies: 169
Views: 10539

Re: Archtop Bass Build

Ok, so this is what I got in the end. There's a veneer of ebony and carbon fibre, layed cross grain to make a pocket to hide the string ferrules I've got to play round with it some more, then the plan is to make a mould of it, and cast it in brass or aluminium ....though, I think I'll make it again,...
by Daintree
19 Nov 2011, 07:03
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Archtop Bass Build
Replies: 169
Views: 10539

Re: Archtop Bass Build

I have a question however. How did you work out that the 2c pieces would be enough weight? :D There's no complex formula, basically, they're heavier than what I was working with. :lol: You need something to stop the work from moving with the pressure of the flame, and the expansion of the borax, do...
by Daintree
18 Nov 2011, 18:43
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Archtop Bass Build
Replies: 169
Views: 10539

Re: Archtop Bass Build

You're as good at working metal as you are at working wood?????? Now you're just being greedy :) lol... I believe that Doug works metal as a trade... the woodworking is just a hobby... Beat me to it Kerry. I was going to say it should be the other way round pete. ;) ...as good at working wood, as w...