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by Andrew Porter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdy Kit (puzzle contstruction)
Replies: 8
Views: 4258

Re: Hurdy Gurdy Kit (puzzle contstruction)

Thanks Charlie.

For a hundred bucks, I think I'll take a chance. It'll make a neat wall hanging if nothing else. I'll come back later with my impressions.
by Andrew Porter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Just a simple cigarbox guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 2727

Re: Just a simple cigarbox guitar

Thanks for taking the time to share.
by Andrew Porter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Electric Mandolin Strings
Replies: 9
Views: 4108

Re: Electric Mandolin Strings

In "The Hammered Dulcimer" by Howard Mitchell, he experimented and found for a fixed string length, plain strings of the same composition, all broke at approximately the same pitch regardless of gauge. As you increase the gauge you increase the mass lowering the pitch for a given tension necessitati...
by Andrew Porter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdy Kit (puzzle contstruction)
Replies: 8
Views: 4258

Re: Hurdy Gurdy Kit (puzzle contstruction)

The recording, if it is to be believed, sound fairly decent.

(Just sent Charlie a PM)
by Andrew Porter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdy Kit (puzzle contstruction)
Replies: 8
Views: 4258

Hurdy Gurdy Kit (puzzle contstruction)

Saw this on facebook and was tempted. Anyone familiar with it or have any thoughts?

https://www.facebook.com/Puralty/videos ... 8220/?t=44

Thanks
Andrew
by Andrew Porter
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: dying wood question
Replies: 7
Views: 4148

Re: dying wood question

A pretty good video on "Ebonizing" wood. Fairly long but the take away is archival grade India Ink (i.e. Speedball or Dick Blick brands).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0E7E6uSPJY
by Andrew Porter
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String
Replies: 7
Views: 3905

Re: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String

Again thanks for the replies.

I'll do a closer inspection of the crack. I leaning toward documenting the extent of the separation and monitoring it.
by Andrew Porter
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String
Replies: 7
Views: 3905

Re: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String

Thanks for the responses.

Brian - Good to know. On a guild by chance?

John - This looks like an easy job except for the caveat you mention. I wonder if super glue or epoxy might work.
by Andrew Porter
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String
Replies: 7
Views: 3905

Bridge lifting, Guild 12 String

I have a Guild 12 string. I have noticed that the back of the bridge (tail side) has lifted slightly, just enough to slip a piece of paper under. My thought was to glue and clamp it before it gets worse. I don't know how long this condition has existed as it was only on close inspection that I notic...
by Andrew Porter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Electric Octave Mandolin Build
Replies: 7
Views: 6494

Re: Electric Octave Mandolin Build

Working with brass is not that hard. Get a scrap piece and drill and counter sink a few holes.

What did you do for the fret board?
by Andrew Porter
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Software for Performers
Replies: 5
Views: 6514

Re: Software for Performers

Thanks for the replies. Charlie and Dave, I'll check out mobilesheets and guitarpro. Thanks. I came across another product, SongBook, which looks interesting. It's multi-platform also. Mark, I'm curious about all three categories, though my immediate need is for sort of digital fake book. I agree kn...
by Andrew Porter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Software for Performers
Replies: 5
Views: 6514

Software for Performers

Not sure if this is the right venue but I figure it will have the best chance of been seen here. I'm looking for an android, windows or linux apps for performers. In particular one that can scroll words and chords during a performance. I've been told OnSong for the iPad would do this but I haven't v...
by Andrew Porter
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6 (closed)
Replies: 31
Views: 30648

Re: Giveaway #2, Big Red Book of American Lutherie, Vol 6

I'll give it a shot.


Thanks
Andrew
by Andrew Porter
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How thin on EI Rosewood sides?
Replies: 11
Views: 7456

Re: How thin on EI Rosewood sides?

Alan, how does that harp guitar fold?
by Andrew Porter
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5545

Re: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?

Sorry, I forgot to reduce the size of the pic.
by Andrew Porter
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5545

Re: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?

Here's a pic of the guitar with the laminate on it. I drew lines from straight edges aligned with neck and have redrilled the string feeds from the back. As you can see, it looks misaligned. I didn't try this before I laminated the maple on top. I wish I had. http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff274...
by Andrew Porter
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5545

Re: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?

Thanks for the reply Freeman. This is on an electric kit guitar. The GTP12 is looks similar to the piece that came with the kit (I couldn't find any pix of the STP12). On both the even number sides (toward the bass side of the neck) have less mass and looks like they should be for the octave strings...
by Andrew Porter
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: how to mix graphite powder to get shielding paint
Replies: 14
Views: 13914

Re: how to mix graphite powder to get shielding paint

How about applying a good coat of paint dump in the powder. Empty when dry. Drive a screw through with the grounding wire.
by Andrew Porter
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5545

Gotoh 12 string tailpiece ?

Is a Gotoh 12 string tailpiece suitable for Richenbacker stringing and/or standard acoustic 12 stringing?

Thanks