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by Hans Bezemer
Thu May 14, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fretboard shaping jig
Replies: 40
Views: 38752

Re: Fretboard shaping jig

I've remembered reading an article a while ago where a compound radius jig was described and this involves make a pivoting router sled (the right word for it?) with to radii.
http://www.cambrianguitars.com/compradjig.html
by Hans Bezemer
Tue May 12, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fretboard shaping jig
Replies: 40
Views: 38752

Re: Fretboard shaping jig

ronald bakker wrote:i wonder how you can make a compound radius neck
Google on "compound radius fretboard jig" and you will find a lot of examples, some simple, some more sophisticated.
by Hans Bezemer
Mon May 11, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What other things do you guys make?
Replies: 60
Views: 52423

Re: What other things do you guys make?

Eric Baack wrote:mistakes....
Ahh, forgot to mention that on my list...
by Hans Bezemer
Thu May 07, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Forster oddball archtop
Replies: 35
Views: 14942

Re: Forster oddball archtop

I've stumbled on this design also a while ago and I liked the idea.
I would love to see an experimental / economy version being build.
Go for it!
by Hans Bezemer
Mon May 04, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What other things do you guys make?
Replies: 60
Views: 52423

Re: What other things do you guys make?

I'm doing some simple electronics stuff lately: building a simple condenser and balanced piezo pickup preamplifier.
Oh, does making music count? ;)
by Hans Bezemer
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Beginner and Chords
Replies: 8
Views: 6901

Re: Beginner and Chords

For me slow is the way to go.
When practicing I take the thing I find difficult and slow down the tempo until I can play it fluently and build up the tempo again.
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 142457

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

Good to see you made some progress.
Where will you make the soundhole(s)?
And what shape?

Hans
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: CNC Software Suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 5821

Re: CNC Software Suggestions

I use FreeCAD and like it a lot. Besides being open source, there's is a very active community with a great forum.
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 142457

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

Wow, this is going to be a nice instrument. Really like to see it develop.
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Source for experimenter's piezos
Replies: 10
Views: 7412

Re: Source for experimenter's piezos

I bought mine at the European counterpart of http://ex-en.alliedelec.com/ , in the Netherlands they only deliver at companies. I don't know if this applies for the USA. Further you could try http://www.aliexpress.com , they have the discshaped piezo pickups but you could also buy some under saddle p...
by Hans Bezemer
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fanned Fret Guitars
Replies: 15
Views: 6627

Re: Fanned Fret Guitars

+1 for the zero fret.
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: advice to novice on repairing a broken neck on 3/4 bass
Replies: 8
Views: 10302

Re: advice to novice on repairing a broken neck on 3/4 bass

Great that it worked out fine.
Do you have some pictures of the final result?
by Hans Bezemer
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fanned Fret Guitars
Replies: 15
Views: 6627

Re: Fanned Fret Guitars

Philip, I've never build an acoustic guitar, but build several electric ones with fanned frets, and I really love playing an instrument with fanned frets. I've did a quick google search and there are several builders who supply (some) info on how they braced their guitars. I guess that with an inch ...
by Hans Bezemer
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Fanned frets: officially a standard option
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

Re: Fanned frets: officially a standard option

For me seeing CH play back in the late 90' was a defining moment for me. I always wanted to have an extended range on my guitar (and also I was bothered by the inconsistent tuning of a guitar). Seeing CH play and develop in the later years really helped me to try to experiment with different tunings...
by Hans Bezemer
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Fanned frets: officially a standard option
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

Re: Fanned frets: officially a standard option

How cool! I really loving playing a fanned fret neck. I think one of the advantages is that it is more ergonomic for your left hand when playing chords. The first time I played a fanned frets neck (on my guitar teachers Novax) back when I was studying jazz-guitar, it only took me a couple of minutes...
by Hans Bezemer
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: The Octofone 2.0
Replies: 43
Views: 30142

Re: The Octofone 2.0

I would love to see some pictures / comparison of the 1.0 and 2.0.
by Hans Bezemer
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: For my fellow jazz musicans
Replies: 0
Views: 3946

For my fellow jazz musicans

Finally the ultimate guide to jazz-soloing! :roll:
http://www.musicomic.com/comic/73-how-t ... jazz-solo/