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by Beate Ritzert
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13431

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

It finally came out nearly invisible, even from closer than 2m:

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Thanks alot for the advice!
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Twist in neck blank
Replies: 16
Views: 5645

Re: Twist in neck blank

Maybe it is useful to plane that neck and leave it for a future build if it remains stable?
by Beate Ritzert
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Crowdfunding to save (violin?) tonewood
Replies: 3
Views: 3512

Crowdfunding to save (violin?) tonewood

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post.... Last October was really stormy in the Italian alps and it destroyed large amounts of old spruce trees suitable for instrument tops. A (wood dealing?) company is trying to recover as much as possible of the wood, but they are seeking for more ...
by Beate Ritzert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Dead cherry tree
Replies: 13
Views: 4998

Re: Dead cherry tree

May i ask how long You dried the wood? And did you dry it as those two halves or did you roughly resaw it "early"?

We have the trunk of a dead mountain ash in the garden - about the same size as Your cherry - and it needs to be removed completely.
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: softwood solid body guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

Re: softwood solid body guitar?

No experience with redwood, but i made a solid body from Spruce, and that one sounds fine.
by Beate Ritzert
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Stiffness testing
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Stiffness testing

Btw, what about measuring Young's modulus directly, e.g. by deforming it under a controlled load (weight)?
by Beate Ritzert
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electric Uke?
Replies: 2
Views: 3426

Re: Electric Uke?

Did You check Alibaba?
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fender bass neck wood choice
Replies: 4
Views: 2729

Re: Fender bass neck wood choice

I would actually try to do a 2 or 3 piece neck with such wood and try to orient the grain that it will stabilize itself.
by Beate Ritzert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13431

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

Just in order to show you my catastrophic result in all its extent...

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by Beate Ritzert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13431

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

Well, and here the result - in the central part of the slot the glue has sunken in a little bit. As the new slot will cut through it, i'll leave it this way. Thanks for the help.

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by Beate Ritzert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13431

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

I took a different plane - my wooden rabbet plane - and was a lot more successful. The other - worse - neck is a bit lighter. https://www.ritzert.net/~beate/DSC_3974.JPG still unfinished - after taking that photo i sanded it and try to soak in some fish glue https://www.ritzert.net/~beate/DSC_3975.J...
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13431

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

The plane i've been using does not have a chip breaker, but very narrow mouth. But thanks - this tells me to try a different plane without chip breaker and wider mouth.
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13431

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

Jus one additional question: in my 1st attempt doing the repair (last night) the plane shavings were sufficiently long and curly. And really brittle. What kind of plane should i use to obtain less curly shavings?
by Beate Ritzert
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp
Replies: 11
Views: 7379

Re: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp

And it depends on how You measure the power. Here my 12W signal - You see it is just starting to clip (and upon close look You also see that the idle current is still a bit low). A pair of EL84 will do no better - and You need to drive it close to B for a larger output swing anyway because of its st...
by Beate Ritzert
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp
Replies: 11
Views: 7379

Re: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp

A pair of EL84s usually gives 15-18W in HiFi-amps, 6V6 typically aorund 30, 6L6 35-50 depending on type, ... ... dependent on the properties and capabilities of the power transformer and the OT. Here i am using a transformer set for an EL84 and can actually not expect more. If i did i would become ...
by Beate Ritzert
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp
Replies: 11
Views: 7379

Re: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp

12 watts from a pair of 6L6's is somewhat common for hi-fi-amps, I have a Gromes Little Jewel that is similar. It is indeed pretty "HiFi" for a guitar amp. It actually sounds quite similar to my Hiwatt clone with 4 KT88 and 200 W. Just not quite as loud. BTW: i have another 6L6 amp providing 22W an...
by Beate Ritzert
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp
Replies: 11
Views: 7379

Re: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp

Well, the power the tubes can deliver must first all be delivered by the power transformer. It turned out that it couldn't.
by Beate Ritzert
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp
Replies: 11
Views: 7379

Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp

Ingedients: - chassis and headshell and a few parts of a dead 1974 Dynacord HiFi Favorit. - a spare transformer set made for EL84 in push pull. - 2 6L6 GC, one ECC82/12AU7, one ECC83/12AT7 Result: 12 clean and powerful watts until onset of clipping. Sounds like a big one, a bit hiwattish (intended) ...
by Beate Ritzert
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another 17" archtop
Replies: 12
Views: 10295

Re: Another 17" archtop

To my eyes a very nice connection of modern design and a traditional instrument.