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by Beate Ritzert
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Again: DIY headless tuning machines
Replies: 30
Views: 16601

Re: Again: DIY headless tuning machines

Steinberger self clamping tuners... I finally found this patent (legal state does not need to bother me because i am an amateur and in Europe where the patent is not valid...) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/e3/d0/af/4a6526a00838f2/US6528710.pdf And i wonder if something like this cold n...
by Beate Ritzert
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: F-Hole Design Ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

Re: F-Hole Design Ideas

Just considering the shapes: the first one, due to its clear simplicity. I tried to find Your website, and if i am right, the first one is Your currently preferred design. Leave it as it is - i like it - or switch to other *simple* design ideas. Maybe You research for images of vintage German archto...
by Beate Ritzert
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A bit off fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 6133

Re: A bit off fun!

In my opinion, relicing should mimic "natural wear", regardless heavily relicked the instrument is. Which means that wear from the right arm should be visible. Is that the case here?
by Beate Ritzert
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Woodworking Workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 6952

Re: Woodworking Workbench

It should meet your needs. Whether size space, versatility, highth, ego, etc. Only you know what those needs are. Indeed. Define Your needs, the boundary conditions of Your workshop and then decide. If You're unsure - like me - do a cheap and simple approach. Not too large, not too heavy, but heavy...
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Woodworking Workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 6952

Re: Woodworking Workbench

It depends on the properties of the workshop, doesn't it?

As i need a workbench i can still move around i built a small and "light" one (around 40kg). Intentionally simple, but it can grow in functionality if needed.
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by Beate Ritzert
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Les Paul done and dusted!
Replies: 11
Views: 5252

Re: Les Paul done and dusted!

Beautiful.
But please give it metal poti knobs. It would be even more beautiful.
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: I made a box cello!
Replies: 2
Views: 4640

Re: I made a box cello!

*smile* cool idea.
by Beate Ritzert
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13530

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

Well, i could easily plane off the top of the wood. I do have an electric plane, admittedly a cheap one cutting only 0.9 mm at once. But nevertheless a job of a few minutes. Even fully cutting the fingerboard into pieces. If i was a professional that's what i would probably do in such a case. But on...
by Beate Ritzert
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13530

Re: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

Some, but not all slots will be visible after closing and re-cutting. I wonder how i actually managed to cut that far off... (well, two o'clock in the night, and the upper part of the neck is more difficult to clamp...) In order to hide the error the easiest would be to use the identical spare neck ...
by Beate Ritzert
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Cutting fret slots failed. And now?
Replies: 33
Views: 13530

Cutting fret slots failed. And now?

A while ago an attempt to cut fret slots failed miserably. The upper half is completely off and in the lower half a few slots turned out too wide. I was using my tiny Kataba saw because i did not find my fret saw. The fingerboard - indian rosewood - has already been glued on the neck by the manufact...
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Google Map of the MIMF
Replies: 23
Views: 27662

Re: Google Map of the MIMF

Added myself. Google did not allow me to enter anything else than my business (which is not related to luthery, and which i'm going to close in 3 years) :-(
by Beate Ritzert
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring a Music Man type bass pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 6135

Re: Wiring a Music Man type bass pickup

On my bass with 80 cm (32") scale, there is a noticeable difference between the two coils as single coils. In the original position of centerline at 90% of the scale length. The difference should become the less important the further away from the bridge the pickup is mounted. And yes, the MM style ...
by Beate Ritzert
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Google Map of the MIMF
Replies: 23
Views: 27662

Re: Google Map of the MIMF

If a map is wanted i would suggest using the open street maps services instead. Just because of data protection reasons.
by Beate Ritzert
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: 5-string vs 4-string bass
Replies: 24
Views: 11912

Re: 5-string vs 4-string bass

Playing a Bass VI with the fingers is indeed a bit tricky and not much fun. But the strength of these instruments is their ability to switch seamlessly between guitar and bass playing making guitarists obsolete ;-) I usually play mine with a pick and with the thumb.
by Beate Ritzert
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Baritone or 7 string?
Replies: 8
Views: 8000

Re: Baritone or 7 string?

Strings? Ernie Ball 2837 .20-.90, for 29.5" scale with an electric guitar bridge. I've been using them on my bass VI at 30" with a strat bridge, tunes E-E and replaced them only because they did not sound sufficiently "bass like" for my purpose. On baritone archtops with deep tuning You might consid...
by Beate Ritzert
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Low Impedance pickup - prototype
Replies: 20
Views: 14984

Low Impedance pickup - prototype

Just finished the prototype of a LoZ pickup. Works nicely into a microphone input, and sounds very natural / open. As "acoustic" as one might get from flatwound strings. This is a current transfomer, primary a single loop of 10 mm^2-wire combined with a secondary of 500 turns (Talema AX-500). Same p...
by Beate Ritzert
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Been a while - Got a couple of projects now
Replies: 22
Views: 14584

Re: Been a while - Got a couple of projects now

Yes, pretty cool. But why blue and not something like red or a dark, slightly orange yellow?
How did You ensure the worms/beetles were not active anymore? Isopropanol?
by Beate Ritzert
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Again: DIY headless tuning machines
Replies: 30
Views: 16601

Re: Again: DIY headless tuning machines

The end that requires a key could be buried in the body or peghead so only the slots and posts would show. It might look cool if the slots were inset in the body and arranged in the shape of a "V" like a small grill below the bridge. My idea is actually similar. Please have a look at the picture ab...