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by david frassetto
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white
Replies: 10
Views: 8815

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

real cool take on a classic. I like the beveling and the interesting intersections it has. I don't see any screws on the pickguard. How is it attached? hidden magnets?
by david frassetto
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Tongue Drum
Replies: 2
Views: 5000

Re: Tongue Drum

Thanks Peter.

I did Google it and found some advice on tuning, mostly involving removing mass at the base of the tongue. A few said to narrow the width from the base to the head. I'm not too particular about exact tunings, I just want something a 2 yr old can make noise with.
by david frassetto
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Tongue Drum
Replies: 2
Views: 5000

Tongue Drum

I would like to build a tongue drum for my nephews first child ( every kid should have a drum!) and could use some help. I have stock that is 6 x 12 x 1/2 (Purple heart, maple and bubinga) . I was thinking of 4 notes (tongues). Is there anything special that has to be done to the tongues so they vib...
by david frassetto
Wed May 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

RIP Col. Bruce Hampton

Col. Bruce Hampton, considered by many to be the grandfather of todays Jam band scene and a fixture in the Athens GA music scene, Tragically passed away during the finale of a special concert being held to honor his 70th birthday on Monday. He was responsible for my discovering many of the great mus...
by david frassetto
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Saved from the garbage!
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

Re: Saved from the garbage!

Ten years ago I was driving home from the in-laws house and saw an organ sitting by the curb. I got out to check it out and to my suprize it was a Hammond A106 (basically a B3 with built in speakers). The speakers were gone but all the tubes were there and the rest looked intact. I knocked on the do...
by david frassetto
Sun May 27, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Re: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?

That is a sheet of pearloid pattern celluloid plastic. It was held over a tank of heated acetone (i think, or some similar volitale dangerous chemical) to soften up and then wrapped around the body and stuck on with glue. Very toxic and extremely dangerous fumes. You couldn't do that in a factory to...
by david frassetto
Thu May 24, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Re: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?

Claude, I've taken these dimensions from my Leilani steel. Nut spacing 3/8" bridge spacing 14/32" length 28 3/4" width of lower bout 7 3/4" width of upper bout 6 1/2" waist width 6" neck width at body 2 7/8" neck width at headstock 2 1/2" headstock width at nut 3 1/8" nut to end of headstock 4 7/8" ...
by david frassetto
Mon May 21, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: I finally finished that dulcimer kit
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

Re: I finally finished that dulcimer kit

Thanks Jon, I've picked up quite a few ideas here from other's posts and pics of their benders and I plan to get buliding one this summer. I got that itch thats getting hard to ignore <BG>.
by david frassetto
Mon May 21, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish
Replies: 83
Views: 115923

Re: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish

A worthy effort Tristan! Especially with all the hand work and limited power tools! Can't wait to see it finished.
by david frassetto
Fri May 18, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: I finally finished that dulcimer kit
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

Re: I finally finished that dulcimer kit

I didn't like the piece of wood that was supplied for the end so I used a piece of ebony.
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And I upgraded the tuners
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by david frassetto
Fri May 18, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: I finally finished that dulcimer kit
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

I finally finished that dulcimer kit

Back in the early ninties I bought a dulcimer kit that was discounted as a cosmetic second (the grain on the top is not parallel to the finger board). I started it and then it got side tracked by a myrid of other things (life). So I dug it out of the attic where it had been patiently waiting for me....
by david frassetto
Fri May 18, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Chris Reed, Yew Soprano Ukulele (Completed 5/18/12)
Replies: 12
Views: 21696

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Chris Reed, Yew Soprano Ukulele

Congratulations Chris! What a sweet sounding little uke. And your not half bad either. No you don't have to count strings as per the rules.
by david frassetto
Tue May 15, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: R.I.P Donald "Duck" Dunn
Replies: 4
Views: 2793

Re: R.I.P Donald "Duck" Dunn

Duck was the reason I took up the bass. He will be missed.
by david frassetto
Tue May 15, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Patrick DeGreve's Pine walnut Les Paul Jr. (Completed 5/20/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 68557

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Patrick DeGreve's Pine walnut Les Paul Jr.

I agree, That looks great! I really like the top, the way the lighter stripe comes down the middle. My favorite version of the Les Paul. Keep pushing on, I don't want to be the only one to finish mine <BG>.
by david frassetto
Mon May 14, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish
Replies: 83
Views: 115923

Re: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish

That is looking so good!!! Can't wait to see it done.
by david frassetto
Sun May 13, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 local materials challenge David Frassetto's Gottan (Completed 5/2/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 42233

Re: $100 local materials challenge David Frassetto's Gottan

The gottan is now in the hands of the new owner and she loves it! It was a college graduation presant and she is a music major. My #1 daughter also graduated yesterday with high distintion and with honers and a double major. She is by far my greatest creation and I couldn't be prouder!
by david frassetto
Sun May 13, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 local materials challenge, David Frassetto's lapsteel (Completed 4/13/12)
Replies: 33
Views: 46720

Re: $100 local materials challenge, David Frassetto's lapsteel

Quite a lot. The pickup is from one of those Tokai lawsuit guitars from the late 70's that I bought used a long time ago. It is 5.7k ohms and sounds real nice. The steel has a nice bark when pushed hard and cleans up nicely when you dial the volume down a little. The hollow body gives it a midrangey...