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by Steve Black
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Archtop Guitars: piezos or magnetic pickups, which do you prefer?
Replies: 9
Views: 8320

Archtop Guitars: piezos or magnetic pickups, which do you prefer?

I have been making pickguards for archtops for about 8 years and have experimented with piezo transducers (disc type) as well as magnetic pickups, mostly the "slimbucker" type, which fit all models except guitars with very low string clearance (1/2 inch or less). Some pictures of my work are here on...
by Steve Black
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: The "Try Something New" Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Making a Stella Bolla Wine Box Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 8720

Re: Making a Stella Bolla Wine Box Guitar

Sorry about that; I was thinking about Randy Roberts of Firefall and The Flying Burrto Bros.

Thanks anyway.

Funny story.
by Steve Black
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: The "Try Something New" Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Making a Stella Bolla Wine Box Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 8720

Re: Making a Stella Bolla Wine Box Guitar

Thanks, Randy.

Very nice work and I'm a big fan of your music as well.
by Steve Black
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: The "Try Something New" Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Making a Stella Bolla Wine Box Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 8720

Making a Stella Bolla Wine Box Guitar

HI Everyone, I don't consider myself a luthier, although I have done a fair amount of heavy duty repairs including neck resets and rebracing archtops without removing the back or top. These days I make pickguards, pickups and piezo systems which don't require preamps and "plug and play" guards for v...
by Steve Black
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: The "Try Something New" Challenge (Closed)
Topic: It might end up a Theorbo - Randy Roberts
Replies: 11
Views: 14480

Re: It might end up a Theorbo - Randy Roberts

If you made it a little longer, you could add oars and row it...