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by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Erik Hokanson's Less Scrapwood Than Last Time Guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 5626

Re: Erik Hokanson's Less Scrapwood Than Last Time Guitar

More pictures of the neck and roset/top inlays please. Love the looks of the bridge and the overall portions.
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 11145

Re: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

Drooling and thinking of the Mark Knopfler tunes I could tear up on this axe!
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using a router to joint wood.
Replies: 10
Views: 9230

Re: Using a router to joint wood.

What I'm interested is something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXuh_Q02DP8
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using a router to joint wood.
Replies: 10
Views: 9230

Using a router to joint wood.

Anybody use a Router sled for as a plane? I have some wood that I need to laminate and joint, but it's fairly rough right now and want to know what to use for the rails and what router bit to use. Would it be better to just use my 9 inch block plane?
by Samuel Hartpence
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish
Replies: 83
Views: 126831

Re: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish

Will there be any issues with having the same pickup for regular and bass registers? What are the "typical" stats on a bass pickup and a regular guitar pickup, and what are the compromises made when trying to mesh one into the other? Most of the multi-scale instruments that I've seen that combine gu...
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

I'm looking forward to it too...but full disclaimer. I have started a few projects, but have yet to finish one. So this may turn out to be "by comity"
by Samuel Hartpence
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

My hope is that perhaps this build will create a bit of a market for it. I'm not sure how common this stuff is outside of the mountain west, but I love the figure. I may use some green streaked poplar for the neck as well...still brewing on that one.
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

I've always wondered why there wasn't much of a market for this stuff. I think it'd make a great PineCaster.
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Got me some wood! $8 for 16 feet (I wont use all of that).
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Louie Atienza, Archtop
Replies: 2
Views: 8111

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Louie Atienza, Archtop

You may take the term challenge to a whole new level!
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

Re: Sam Hartpence - Wyoming "Beetle Bass"

Bit of Accounting really quick for the parts I ordered today:

Nut: $6.00
Tuning Machines: $20.00
by Samuel Hartpence
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass
Replies: 9
Views: 18496

$100 Local Materials Challenge,Sam Hartpence Wyoming Beetle Bass

Not much to post yet, but I thought I'd get the ball rolling. I should have my materials finalized and accumulated by next weekend.
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Guitar amps
Replies: 20
Views: 11558

Re: Guitar amps

I've got an Ampeg reissue TremJetII. It's a bit on the pricey side (near $700 if I recall correctly), and is very simple with just volume, one tone knob, reverb and tremolo, but actually has two inputs for different impedance and has been a warrior for the last 10 years and is quite versatile (altho...
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Guitar amps
Replies: 20
Views: 11558

Re: Guitar amps

To really trouble-shoot a guitar repair or a new build you probably just need something simple (perhaps with multiple impedance inputs for different pickups), don't need much power, and quite circuitry so you can pickup unwanted hums. Since you build basses as well, you probably would be better off ...
by Samuel Hartpence
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Guitar amps
Replies: 20
Views: 11558

Re: Guitar amps

So subjective...all you really need are your ears.
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Piezo and preamp into a solid body guitar/uke
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

Re: Piezo and preamp into a solid body guitar/uke

Sam, that pickup is a magnetic soundhole pickup that needs steel strings, and it's large and wants six strings as well so it wouldn't work for Steve at all. When you go on the Shadow web-site there is a pop-up of a magnetic sound-hole pick-up. If you close out of that window, the "SH 064 4 String B...
by Samuel Hartpence
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Piezo and preamp into a solid body guitar/uke
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

Re: Piezo and preamp into a solid body guitar/uke

It looks like Kala uses this pick up for their Sub-Bass:

http://www.shadow-electronics.com/viewp ... _id=&id=25

Looks like this is a passive system that could easily be routed through some on-board tone and volume controls.
by Samuel Hartpence
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Piezo and preamp into a solid body guitar/uke
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

Re: Piezo and preamp into a solid body guitar/uke

I'll be working in similar parameters soon. I was hopping to integrate standard electric guitar style pots for volume and tone in my build (as opposed to sliders) as well.
by Samuel Hartpence
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Local Materials" Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 54212

Re: The "Local Materials" Challenge

I like it...Being in the Mountain west with the Pine Beetle problem, I think I may have to make a "Beetle Bass"
by Samuel Hartpence
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: My Concert ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: My Concert ukulele

When I used to play bass for a orchestra, I played the prelude every morning when I woke up. Great way to start the day. It sounds very pleasant on the Uke too!