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by Art Davila
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bolt on, bolt IN and set necks
Replies: 26
Views: 8261

Re: bolt on, bolt IN and set necks

You could convert a Tele, Strat or LP to a tenor by using a capo on, say, the 3rd fret and using suitable string gauges in the proper 4 positions. That would be an easy conversion but not really a true tenor guitar. Keith Richards does something like that on a lot of Rolling Stones songs with open ...
by Art Davila
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Computer Aided Designs and Computer Numerical Controlled Machines
Replies: 27
Views: 15390

Re: Computer Aided Designs and Computer Numerical Controlled Machines

Can CADCAM be taught to tap tune instrument soundboards ? Got ideas? Actually using a high quality mic, and a cnc with a sub routine to listen for a certain resonance and shave off micro meters of at a time yes that would not be out of the realm of possibility. In fact if it was a learning computer...
by Art Davila
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bolt on, bolt IN and set necks
Replies: 26
Views: 8261

Re: bolt on, bolt IN and set necks

Do you have any idea how long you want the neck to be? I am not sure what a tenor scale length should be. Is it like a ukelele or a mandolin? If so you can measure those from the nut to the bridge to get the scale length. Then go to stewmac and use the fret calculator to give you the exact placement...
by Art Davila
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: First build advices
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: First build advices

Do you have a link to the plans? I could not find them in the book store
by Art Davila
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Filling hole - suggestions, please!
Replies: 17
Views: 6196

Re: Filling hole - suggestions, please!

Have you ever seen the small pieces of burl wood blanks the sell for making pipes?
I remember seeing them in a wood working catalog a while back, but I can't remember which one, but that could be interesting and sill look natural.
by Art Davila
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: need help ID'ing this bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3908

Re: need help ID'ing this bass

I have to say that I would love see a light weight carbon fiber semihollow version of something like that. I think you should ask the guy to weigh each then add the additional weigh to his favorite guitar and play several gigs, if he is still interested and not visiting a chiropractor then consider ...
by Art Davila
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Electric Guitar Bridges - Which is best?
Replies: 30
Views: 10463

Re: Electric Guitar Bridges - Which is best?

I don't think there's a "best bridge" that will give the optimum results for every guitar. There are plenty of good bridges out there they will each affect the tone in slightly different ways. As one might expect there are builders who will switch out saddle materials to fine tune the tone for each...
by Art Davila
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow
Replies: 65
Views: 22564

Re: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow

Wow that was serious chuck of wood to rasp and file. Did you use any power tools to get it close and then use hand tools, or was it just hard work and dedication. Cause I gotta be honest, I tend not to be all that great at using a wood rasp and file. (experience limited to shop class back in 1979 do...
by Art Davila
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Electric Guitar Bridges - Which is best?
Replies: 30
Views: 10463

Re: Electric Guitar Bridges - Which is best?

I really like the Schaller flat mount roller bridge (3D-6?).... I really dislike this bridge. It does not provide sufficient break-angle and strings pop out of the rollers very easily (although I do play quite hard). I also feel the width adjustment is redundant, and tends to "walk" about and move ...
by Art Davila
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar kit recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 20007

Re: Guitar kit recommendations

I hope your first build gives you as much satisfaction as mine did. I have put together 2 guitars but never made my own from scratch. I am saving up and buying parts, for my next project, as I can afford them. I have plenty of soldering experience, and have made several wood working projects over th...
by Art Davila
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow
Replies: 65
Views: 22564

Re: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow

Do you have any photos of how you attached the neck? I really love that neck joint.
by Art Davila
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bonding metal to wood
Replies: 15
Views: 5923

Re: Bonding metal to wood

I have a friend who bonded copper disks ( coasters , but nobody uses them cause the get pretty hot ) to oak table which is used out side his first couple of attempts did not hold well due to sun heating the metal and making it buckle or pop the adhesive. He finally used some silicon adhesive in a ve...