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by Eldon Howe
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another 17" archtop
Replies: 12
Views: 9630

Re: Another 17" archtop

John.
Is your bridge hollow?
Also I see that you did not use a saddle made from bone or other. I love the cherry..
by Eldon Howe
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Small changes make a big difference at the bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 9239

Re: Small changes make a big difference at the bridge

Are the tailpiece holes drilled all the way through the tailpiece?
I like that look with the D’Addario colors exposed.
by Eldon Howe
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Baritone or 7 string?
Replies: 8
Views: 7540

Re: Baritone or 7 string?

How tall are your sides? I went with 2 ¾”. Do you think 3” or more is what is needed for a baritone.?
Also, I don’t think the tone wood will make a huge difference as Taylor uses both spruce and Mahanoy.
by Eldon Howe
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Baritone or 7 string?
Replies: 8
Views: 7540

Re: Baritone or 7 string?

.016 - .070 Elxer . these are designed for the Taylor Baritone 8. Tension is less than Taylors I think. It has been a while sense I played one. This guitar and my previous one has a free zero fret with only enough down pressure to keep the strings from buzzing on the zero fret. Bends are softer on t...
by Eldon Howe
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Baritone or 7 string?
Replies: 8
Views: 7540

Re: Baritone or 7 string?

Just finished my 27 ½” scale, 8 string baritone (8 string like Taylors tuned B to B) so it fits in a standard case. It is in the parker-sh style and has a laminated 1mm cherry/linen cloth top. This top was my first test molded top in the vacuum bag. It looked good so I thought I would use it on the ...
by Eldon Howe
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tips, Tricks, Suggestion, Experience making laminated plates?
Replies: 36
Views: 26863

Re: Tips, Tricks, Suggestion, Experience making laminated plates?

What about a Carbon fiber top with 1mm of wood on the top?
by Eldon Howe
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 6133

Re: using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge?

Here is a dumb test I made today. I put about I” of the piezo cable under the back side of my hollow bridge with volume nearly off and it produced a fair amount of sound. With nearly 6” of piezo under the bridge it was notably louder. This pickup is LR Baggs SL Anthem with pre-amp The first shows th...
by Eldon Howe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?
Replies: 21
Views: 21201

Re: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

Thanks Alan,
I did purchase this book.plate tuning series in 'American Lutherie' back in '91-92: it should be in the GAL 'Red Book #3
So, my test plates came in low, so I’m adding the braces a little thick to see if this will help.
by Eldon Howe
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?
Replies: 21
Views: 21201

Re: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

[quote="Eldon Howe"]Here is couple mode test. On a cherry top and back. These plates were molded in a vacuum bag. Two 1mm layers of cherry with a Flax fiber cloth/epoxy core. Total thickness is 2.5mm. The inner layer of cherry was mostly scraped off, on the top, as these were prototype testing sampl...
by Eldon Howe
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?
Replies: 21
Views: 21201

Re: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

Here is couple mode test. On a cherry top and back. These plates were molded in a vacuum bag. Two 1mm layers of cherry with a Flax fiber cloth/epoxy core. Total thickness is 2.5mm. The inner layer of cherry was mostly scraped off, on the top, as these were prototype testing samples. It is quite flex...
by Eldon Howe
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 6133

Re: using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge?

I have a used LR Baggs Piezo pickup with pre amp.
This build is an 8 string. Really just a 6 string with two octave strings by the middle strings
by Eldon Howe
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?
Replies: 21
Views: 21201

Re: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

Chladni figures in a raw archtop plate: http://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic.php?p=107708#p107708 (and please excuse my link into that other forum - i don't know a better way to refer to these). Thanks Beate, I’ve found resonances near those frequency’s and ones used by flat tops. The using tea l...
by Eldon Howe
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?
Replies: 21
Views: 21201

Re: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

thanks Beate,
I could not find a translator. But this helps a lot.
Just to complicate things this is a 27" scale Baritone 8 string like the taylor.
by Eldon Howe
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?
Replies: 21
Views: 21201

Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

Anyone use Chladini testing for archtops?

I tried it on my last Nomex top archtop, but all the glitter just moved to the edges in most modes?
by Eldon Howe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Grellier OM Bracing Pattern
Replies: 18
Views: 12439

Re: Grellier OM Bracing Pattern

No too busy.
by Eldon Howe
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Grellier OM Bracing Pattern
Replies: 18
Views: 12439

Re: Grellier OM Bracing Pattern

Thank you, Mark. Little tips like that are like money in the bank. When I drive through GR towards Interlochen I hope to have something that sort of looks like a guitar to show you.

Eric, if your passing through GR towards Interlochen I'm on the way as well love to see your work.
Eldon
by Eldon Howe
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 6133

using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge?

Any ideas on using two Piezo strips in a hollow nonadjustable bridge? I would think that the piezo strip would rest on a thin piece of wood/fiber material between the bridge base and the top plate. Because my bridges are hollow I could use either one or two piezo strips. My thoughts are that the pie...
by Eldon Howe
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How thin can a finger board be?
Replies: 12
Views: 8508

Re: How thin can a finger board be?

Thanks guys, this is just more of a curiosity.
Would there be any reason the fret board could not be sized to the thickness of the fret tang and just insert sections between the frets?
by Eldon Howe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How thin can a finger board be?
Replies: 12
Views: 8508

How thin can a finger board be?

I working on a kitchen cabinet project that has a lot of curly Hickory, all veneered.
It just got me wondering if anyone has used veneers for a finger board. Maybe the thickness of the fret tangs?
How thin can a finger board be?
by Eldon Howe
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: It's red!
Replies: 17
Views: 13741

Re: It's red!

Brian,
I was going to ask a few months back how did you size the sound holes?