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by Marshall Dixon
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the LMI/O’Brien neck mortise jig
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Using the LMI/O’Brien neck mortise jig

I wasn't familiar with this jig so I looked it up: ____________ PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This jig is produced from medium density fiberboard (MDF). The SPRB12 straight bit (see below) is recommended for this jig. The dimensions of the mortise and tenon prior to fitting them are: • Mortise - 7/8" (.875") ...
by Marshall Dixon
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tap tones for archtop top-plate, help needed
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Tap tones for archtop top-plate, help needed

Daniel Oates wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:13 pm

...Anyway, not bad for my first.
That's a beauty. What a job!

And I'm going to have to read this thread over several times. There is a lot of information here.
by Marshall Dixon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

I probably can, but I'll have to put my thinking cap on. It would be nice if I could actually build the pocket into the heel block. Looking at your heel block in the other thread, I can think several ways to do it. Large glue surfaces have plenty of strength. With waterproof glue you'd need a blow ...
by Marshall Dixon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

... it's so great to be able to adjust the action with just the turn of a small screw through the fretboard. Here's the thread if you haven't seen it, and a pic from that thread... That is a great feature. No, I hadn't seen that thread, thanks for posting. Could you incorporate the concept of routi...
by Marshall Dixon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

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by Marshall Dixon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

.. seems like I have more trouble with this software than I do building guitars.The 4200 foot mountain is to the SOUTHWEST dammit.
by Marshall Dixon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

...Here's a pic of the rising moon I took yesterday morning over Honey Lake looking southeast from my deck. Nice up here on the side of a hill. Fresh air. I'm in the canyon of the Rogue with 1800 foot ridge to the north and a 4200 ft mountain to the northwest. Miss the wide open spaces. I bet the s...
by Marshall Dixon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 6108

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

Former addicts might consider it therapy. Not being a FORMER addict (who knows what the future holds) 8-) I see it as an obsessive/compulsive disorder. The root of the word “amateur” is “love,” but that doesn’t quite describe my relationship with it. In fact, as in love, I keep learning to deal with...
by Marshall Dixon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Hi Marshall - I don't quite understand your process from the description - a picture would help if you have one. Hey Peter, That looks like the back side of Lassen on the other side of the neck pocket. Here is a picture of the heel block of my most recent build. This guitar is an experiment, in cas...
by Marshall Dixon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Attach routing template to spruce top
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Attach routing template to spruce top

Any other suggestions? Something to think about next time, maybe: I build a composite heel-block which leaves a 3/4” wide by 3/4” deep pocket that runs about 3/4 the depth of at the top. If it were music it would be a waltz. Anyway, I cut a notch in the top/sides where the neck goes, big enough to ...
by Marshall Dixon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Thanks Charlie. Good to know.
by Marshall Dixon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Simon Magennis wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:41 pm

...In my case it might have been the https vs http...
Could you tell me, in simple terms, what is the difference between https and http?

Thanks
by Marshall Dixon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Good reads about flat top guitar voicing
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Good reads about flat top guitar voicing

Agree with Alain about http://www.speech.kth.se/music/acviguit4/part1.pdf Easy to understand examples allow you to grasp important concepts. Simple experimentation provides acoustic feedback. I've read Alan's article and I believe it's in the Big Red Book #1. Their index is easy to check at luth.org...
by Marshall Dixon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

Re: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?

When you consider bass response I think it is important to consider that the middle of the range in “standard” tuning Of a 21 fret instrument is around D(293.7 Hz). The 3rd fret of the B string. Some people refer to a “bass side” and “treble side” of the sound board as if separated down the middle, ...
by Marshall Dixon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Would that be Safari? I have no idea of the difference between a search engine and a browser.
by Marshall Dixon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Does the library search work for you?

Barry Daniels wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:15 pm
I am not real knowledgeable about Duck Duck Go, but isn't it just a search engine and not a browser? If so, then you do not need to bringing DDG into the equation. The question would be, what browser program are you using?
Would that be Safari?
by Marshall Dixon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Does the library search work for you?

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 Yes, I'm using the MIMF search function but my internet browser is duck-duck go. Using the modifiers, even the example g...
by Marshall Dixon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

Re: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?

The following is from Jansson's work on guitar and violin acoustics (edited). “2.3. THE MECHANICAL AND ACOUSTICAL MEASURES OF THE RESONATOR One very interesting question is: How much are the acoustical measures changed if one of the mechanical measures is changed? The changes we shall study correspo...
by Marshall Dixon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?
Replies: 40
Views: 5946

Re: Loss of bass lowering the saddle?

jorge rodriguez wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:49 pm

I measured that today... About 5/8'' tall and 5/16'' wide, which is pretty standard if I'm not mistaken.
That sounds about right, and standard for this model certainly. Do let us know how it sounds when you're done please. I'm really curious.
by Marshall Dixon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Does the library search work for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3098

Re: Does the library search work for you?

I'm using duck-duck-go for the search engine. For both the old and new libraries I tried searching with quotation marks and the plus/minus signs. This came up “no matches found” in both libraries. I tried the example given “archtop*”... etc with no results. Both libraries gave (a lot of) results wit...