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by Alain Lambert
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Good reads about flat top guitar voicing
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Good reads about flat top guitar voicing

This is not much about voicing, but for a basic knowledge of acoustic there is: https://www.speech.kth.se/music/acviguit4/
Howard Wright thesis is also a good primer to understand all the vibrating modes. Especially the firsts chapters. http://www.hakwright.co.uk/thesis.html
by Alain Lambert
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3076

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Marshall Dixon wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 am
I'm using duck-duck-go for the search engine.
That might be the problem. Just type you search in the MIMF search box! Not in your browser search

Works for me 100% Win10 + Firefox
by Alain Lambert
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Update: I have made several additions/improvments to LSA. It now come with an installer , which may make things easier for some. The "sound shape" graph is now saved with the spectrum. The cursor now show the frequency in the status bar, the decay/duration can be measured with a left click, Etc. You...
by Alain Lambert
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Resonate Frequency Problem ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1184

Re: Resonate Frequency Problem ?

I made one such software also and if you own a PC with a microphone you can download a working copy from here:
https://alainlambert.wixsite.com/luther ... m-analyser
This will help you decide if you should try to go up or down with your frequency change.
by Alain Lambert
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Resonate Frequency Problem ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1184

Re: Resonate Frequency Problem ?

Here is my 2 cents: Seems to me that the B4 is also one of the frequency of the instrument or the Helmholtz and therefore cancelling the note. You need to shift this frequency of the instrument a little bit. Try blocking the sound hole. Does is also cancell? If not may be changing the sound hole siz...
by Alain Lambert
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

Hi Chuck, the software will acquire the microphone signal from you PC or Laptop. If the mic is onboard or USB or connected to the soundcard . As long as you have a valid sound input device in windows it will list it. After that it does an FFT to find the frequencies and displays it as a graph and va...
by Alain Lambert
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

Re: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

As Barry said.
This is designed to measure the response to a tap rather than generating a signal.
by Alain Lambert
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 5578

New Spectrum Analysys Software: Beta Testers wanted

I have been building guitars as a hobby for the last 17 years. A few years back, I started to use Audacity and later Visual Analyser (VA) to find resonnant frequencies of plates and instruments. The many steps one have to go through to get a usable spectrum lead me to make my own software. Over the ...
by Alain Lambert
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Narrow Tang Fretwire for Yamaha FG
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Narrow Tang Fretwire for Yamaha FG

Thank you David. It look like I will have to recut the fretboard after all.
Jescar is asking way too much for shipment to my place.
by Alain Lambert
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Narrow Tang Fretwire for Yamaha FG
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Narrow Tang Fretwire for Yamaha FG

I have a Yamaha FG 230 on the bench for some repair. Where coud I find the narrow tang fretwire that was originally used in the 70s. Dimensions are: Width of crown: 2 mm / .079" Height: about 1 mm Tang width: 0.4 mm / 0.017" Depth of tang: 2 mm / 0.080 " I would prefer to not recut the fingerboard i...
by Alain Lambert
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Introduce yourself here!
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: Newbie

Welcome to the forum Calvin.
You will find good guidances here, lot of experienced people.
But warning: guitar building is addictive. Once you start it is difficult to stop! :D
by Alain Lambert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: I need the collective knowledge of the MIMF and fast.
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: I need the collective knowledge of the MIMF and fast.

Just brainstorming:
If you have a compressor that you can place away where the noise will not be a problem, you could make some kind of "injector' that would push the confetti in the blower air stream
by Alain Lambert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: I need the collective knowledge of the MIMF and fast.
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: I need the collective knowledge of the MIMF and fast.

Can you not make also a ventury? Or the air speed is not high enough.
by Alain Lambert
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Planning a Lap Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

Re: Planning a Lap Steel

Wow, beautifull!
by Alain Lambert
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Planning a Lap Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

Re: Planning a Lap Steel

Thank you Peter, this is exactly what I need.
This will get me going!
by Alain Lambert
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Planning a Lap Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

Planning a Lap Steel

I decided to try building a Lap Steel Guitar an I need some guidance. I never played or seen one except in photos, so I really need some experienced opinion. I have read several forums and it seems that a string spacing of 3/8 is about right. Is this 3/8 between strings or center to center? If cente...
by Alain Lambert
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Barirone Ukulele Questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Re: Barirone Ukulele Questions.

From the nut face to the body you will need 11 3/32 inches. Add the width of the nut, the length of your Headstock and the length needed for the spanish heel. I think 18 inches will be OK if you are carefull.
by Alain Lambert
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Home made thickness sander issues
Replies: 17
Views: 11687

Re: Home made thickness sander issues

I don't think a shaft 12 mm or 1/2in is strong enough. Use 3/4 in or 19-20 mm. If your shaft flex during sanding, you will not get equal thickness on your board.