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Re: SIX ...

Postby Beate Ritzert » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:43 pm

Well, i am going to use 0.095" flatwounds on that bass. Simply because i would like to have a real bass sound and not some guitar in a very low tuning.

I just checked: a .080" Daddario chrome string fits through the hole of a chinese copy of a Schaller guitar tuner. But nothing thicker - that's the limit.
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Re: SIX ...

Postby Beate Ritzert » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:39 pm

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Slow progress in carving the top... This irregularly grown wood is sometimes tricky to work on. Luckily this is "just" pear wood, roughly as hard and strong as maple but easier to cut with chisels and planes.
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Re: SIX ...

Postby Beate Ritzert » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:51 am

Outer shape of the top roughly carved. My finger tips tell me there is still some symmetry. But it is really hard so see; the shape is about as "exact" as that of my first archtop. Well i think i'd mark some isolines with a (pencil) marker gauge and try to get it a bit better before i start with the inner arch.

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Postby Barry Daniels » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:39 pm

Bob Benedetto recommends a desk lamp set very low almost at bench top height which will show the arch much better. Turn off the overhead lights in the workshop to enhance the effect. I like to stand back and squint my eyes a bit so I am looking at general shapes instead of details.
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