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by Hans Bezemer
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Guitar tuned in fifths research

Yes Jim,I agree.
Anyway, Fripp laid the path for a all fifths tuning on guitar.
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here
Replies: 34
Views: 40301

Re: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here

Great!
For me end of june would be even better, because the building is done in sparetime.
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here
Replies: 34
Views: 40301

Re: The "Reclaimed Materials" Challenge- discuss rules here

I like the idea!
Does leftovers found in the trashcan count as reclaimed?
When will the challenge end? Last one was from april 1 --> 20th of may.
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Guitar tuned in fifths research

I'm familiar with Fripps tuning (NST). I've wondered why he is exploring different tunings one the one hand, put kept on using a standard guitar (with parallel frets) on the other, but maybe he just didn't came across the multi-scale concept (although it has his history). As for my project: winter h...
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Guitar tuned in fifths research

I've made a mock-up of 9 mm plywood and "played" it, I think I'll be fine. My hands are pretty big and with most chords grapping is made easy due to the fanned fretboard (the frets are the most tilted at the beginning and end of the fredboard). For now I'll continue with the 810-710 mm stringlength....
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Trying to build a first guitar
Replies: 22
Views: 7530

Re: Trying to build a first guitar

Ryan,

Good that you've started building!
Do you have some pictures of your neck?
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Guitar tuned in fifths research

Jason, Thank you for your reply. My biggest concern is getting a good sounding low C string. Charlie Hunter is playing a 29" - 25.5" guitar with a G as the lowest string (as you said). Todd Kheen (http://www.tkinstruments.com/5ths_tuned_guitar_and_bass.htm) is building guitars with a low G using a 0...
by Hans Bezemer
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Guitar tuned in fifths research

Greg, thank you for your useful link. I'm going to use a smaller gauge B/C string. Right now I like the "heavier" feel of the three bass strings (C' - G - D), so if possible I would like to maintain that setup. Roughly the tension of the bass side eqeals the tension on the treble side (see table bel...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Re: Guitar tuned in fifths research

Right now I'm building my first prototype. I've used my 7 string guitar which I build recently as a reference ( http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1324) . This has a 760 - 660 cm stringlength. My goal is to tune the guitar from a low C (one step above the low B of a five string bassguitar...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar tuned in fifths research
Replies: 15
Views: 5928

Guitar tuned in fifths research

I would like to start a thread about building guitars tuned in fifths. I've always liked to have the possibility to play in the bass and guitar register and I always felt a little bit uncomfortable with the irregularity in the conventional guitar tuning. I've tried an extended guitar tuning a la Cha...
by Hans Bezemer
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The 10 Year Project
Replies: 43
Views: 13416

Re: The 10 Year Project

Nice work Nathan.
Thank you for sharing, I always love building in progress topics.
Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend

Thanks for the extra pictures of the making of the bridge!
Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: Goran Popovic's walnut bass built for a friend

Goran,

I like your bass (and looking forward to the fretless one)!
I very much like your bridge design and find it inspiring! Do you have a more close-up photo you like to share?

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Trying to build a first guitar
Replies: 22
Views: 7530

Re: Trying to build a first guitar

Ryan, You can make your project as expensive as you want. There are guitars build from pieces of wood taken out of the garbage can to very rare exotic woods. This also applies for hardware. I have build a very playable guitar with low budget wood (plywood and Meranti) and cheap hardware. My own expe...
by Hans Bezemer
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lalli's Axe Strat
Replies: 22
Views: 9966

Re: Lalli's Axe Strat

Markku,

Thank you very much for your pictures!
Very educational.

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lalli's Axe Strat
Replies: 22
Views: 9966

Re: Lalli's Axe Strat

Compliments!
And yes I'm very interested in WIP-photo's

Hans