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by Hans Bezemer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: The Quintar Project: Popularizing an All Fifths Tuning
Replies: 28
Views: 22539

Re: The Quintar Project: Popularizing an All Fifths Tuning

Bassist Rex Maddox was a big proponent of tuning in fifths and his instrument might have been 43" scale to boot. Yes and also jazz bassist Red Mitchell changed to fifths during his career. There's also a classical bassist who is promoting an all fifths tuning tuning. Thanks Hans, cool documentation...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: The Quintar Project: Popularizing an All Fifths Tuning
Replies: 28
Views: 22539

Re: The Quintar Project: Popularizing an All Fifths Tuning

Stretching was a bit of a hassle in the beginning. After watching some cello players play ( a cello has the same stringlength as my baritone guitar), the solution was to make a jump more then a stretch (moving your whole hand instead of only your pinkie). I copy your sight-reading experience: most o...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: The Quintar Project: Popularizing an All Fifths Tuning
Replies: 28
Views: 22539

The Quintar Project: Popularizing an All Fifths Tuning

As some may know, I've switched to an all fifths tuning a while ago. Right now I'm relearning how to play guitar and thought that it may benefit others when I share the stuff that I need to know myself also. Therefore I'm making a Scale, Arpeggio and Chordbook for an all fifths tuning. It's work in ...
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jason's #4: All maple, dyed black and... purple?
Replies: 23
Views: 23216

Re: Jason's #4: All maple, dyed black and... purple?

Happy newyear to you too.

And what a way to start 2016: Good work man!

I like it.

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Popsicle pickup for acoustic instrument
Replies: 5
Views: 6526

Re: Popsicle pickup for acoustic instrument

There's a very useful (but lengthy thread) on the MEF ) about this subject (where I got this idea). An advantage of a transformer with a build in primary loop (like the CSE187L) is that you can connect the ends of the thick wire loop directly to the primary loop, that would remove the kind of crude ...
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Popsicle pickup for acoustic instrument
Replies: 5
Views: 6526

Re: Popsicle pickup for acoustic instrument

I've made a sideview shot. Popsicle sideview.jpg I don't have any "building in progress" pictures, but it is a pretty straight forward process. 1. Predrilling the holes for the screws (the hole of the top stick is bigger then the hole in the other stick). 2. Gluing the magnets between the stick (I l...
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 6414

Re: Merry Christmas

+1
by Hans Bezemer
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Popsicle pickup for acoustic instrument
Replies: 5
Views: 6526

Popsicle pickup for acoustic instrument

I made a simple pickup to fit my modified baritone guitar (tuned it in fifths, and adjusted it accordingly). My wife made me promise that it would be a "non-destructive" pickup, so no drilling allowed. I came up with this: Popsicle Pickup.jpg Popsicle Pickup Zoomed.jpg I sandwiched two 25x5x3mm stro...
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Poor man's wind gauge
Replies: 18
Views: 14643

Re: Poor man's wind gauge

Already Peter you've made my weekend!

b.t.w. "wind" in Dutch means besides "wind" also "fart" so I can think of multiple situations where it can come in handy...
by Hans Bezemer
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life,
Replies: 30
Views: 37898

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life,

Dan Smith wrote:My wife is on a healthy meal plan, but fortunately she has not yet discovered tofu.
Brings a song in remembrance:
"Ever-body was To-fu fighting..."
by Hans Bezemer
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Article: The Effect of Finishes on the Vibration Properties of Spruce Guitar Soundboard Wood
Replies: 0
Views: 7867

Article: The Effect of Finishes on the Vibration Properties of Spruce Guitar Soundboard Wood

I've found this interesting article.

@admin: if this post belongs in an other section please feel free to move it.

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mario Labonte's JazzBird
Replies: 10
Views: 8364

Re: Mario Labonte's JazzBird

Beautiful guitar, I like the headstock very much!
by Hans Bezemer
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Telestrator build
Replies: 26
Views: 36402

Re: Telestrator build

You're on a roll, Peter!

Keep it going, starts to look cool.
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Separate bridge pieces for 6 string
Replies: 9
Views: 5259

Re: Separate bridge pieces for 6 string

Keith Howell wrote:Have a look here: http://www.suntekstore.com/category-228 ... ments.html I have ordered a number of items from here. Busy building a prototype "stick" instrument.
I'm fond on "stick" type guitars, so please post some pics if you have some.
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Visiting Luthier Challenge.
Replies: 10
Views: 5962

Re: Visiting Luthier Challenge.

Ok Simon, your post just made my evening...
:-)
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Stick Quintar: prototype 0
Replies: 9
Views: 10067

Re: Stick Quintar: prototype 0

One of the other reasons I developed this script was that I had an idea to make a compound string spacing. With the fifths tuning I have a wide range and when playing in the bass region I like to get my fingers of my right hand in between the strings to get the right tone, so I need a wide spacing, ...
by Hans Bezemer
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Stick Quintar: prototype 0
Replies: 9
Views: 10067

Re: Stick Quintar: prototype 0

That's a useful tool indeed David! I used it as a reference for the script. I use a different approach for calculating the nut width, which fretfind2d doesn't supplies. I use the following formula: Nutwidth = 2*fretboardoverhang + sum(stringgauges) + (number of strings-1)*sidetosidestringspacing. Be...
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Stick Quintar: prototype 0
Replies: 9
Views: 10067

Re: Stick Quintar: prototype 0

I'm planning to make prototype 1 of the stick quintar (SQ). It will be similar to prototype 0, only with 12 strings. The four lowest string pairs will be in octaves (C, G, D and A) and highest to in unison (E and B). I've made a simple script for FreeCAD to draw the outline and strings of the SQ. Al...
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Stick Quintar: prototype 0
Replies: 9
Views: 10067

Re: Stick Quintar: prototype 0

Thanks guys for your replies. Overview stick quintar 2.JPG Stick Quintar Headstock.JPG A few other reasons why I came to this design are that I'm always drawn to practical and simple (minimalistic?) designs. Further our home is crowded with (lovely!) people, so stacking piles of instruments is not a...
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: flat low z pickup
Replies: 11
Views: 11198

Re: flat low z pickup

It is balanced indeed and there is no transformer (although I've made some with a single loop wire and a 1:500 current transformer, check here, here and here) .
I've made a couple of more pickups using 0,1 mm wire and around 800 turns and a DCR of 300 Ohm.
There's a short soundclip here