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Hello, I wanna make guitar what deafs and hearing impaired can also enjoy.
Deafs can feel vibrations. Hearing impaired depends on how much is hearing
loss or they have ear implant .
Seome hearing impaired persons can hear loud or very loud sounds.
I know someone who as implant in one ear and with second ear she listens something from headphone. A nother girl I know has implants in both ears. I don't know how much she can enoy music. I have read that listening music with implants is hard. Newer implants makes music more enjoyable.
Thanks to the electricity things are more easyer.
I was thinking something like a lowebow and diddleybow..
One idea is to make 1 or 2 string bass guitar.
Second idea is to make something like a lowebow.
1 bass string and 3 lowest guitar strings.
Third idea is to make bass what I can play like a guitar
or someting between bass and guitar.
If I can buy lowebow and it's not to expensive for me
I can make something more original. My problem is that I live in estonia.
First I need to make pickups.
I have some magnets.
I was thinking maybe counter helps me.
you can make a counter from a $1 ebay pedometer and a $2 electronics store reed switch
I know that.
That way like in that page www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hand-Driller-Coil-Winding-Machine-with...
is Hand-driller's handle turning once, the coil will turning about 3.5 turns. So if the digital counter showed 100, the coil will be 350 turns. Each hand-driller may be in different rate, just test it before use it.
Maybe calculator counts on every handel turn or something like this. Think I use one of the ideas.
depends which side of the 'gearbox' you put your counter on then doesnt it?
you can multiply by 3.5 if you like, or you could put the counter (or the magnet thats triggering the counts) on the same flywheel where you attach your bobbins could you not?
Yes, put the magnet that triggers the reed switch on the disc that the pickup is mounted to. That way one revolution of the coil is 1 on the counter. You'll need to devise a way to mount the reed switch near the magnet.
But, in general, if you just fill up the bobbin with wire, that should be about right. If it's not enough, then start over with a bigger bobbin (or smaller wire).
Right now I making better way to wind pickup and waiting pedometer arriving.
My problem is bass and baritone Neck wood. I can buy ash and oak in large quantities
and too long planks in estonia. Price begins 400€. I need only 1,22m- 2m long planks.
Plank should be wide circa 100mm that I can make 30-60mm wide necks.
Thick circa 70-10mm. I can make with machines thiner and narrower in grandfather garage.
Birch is hard but it plays with weather. I need to laminate brich for sure.
That is very expensive - you could buy a whole bass for 400 Euros! Maybe you can find some scrap wood somewhere? Maybe your grandfather has something laying around the garage that would work?
My grandfather has only birch. Scrap wood in estonia are pine and spruce.
I can buy easily pine and pruce in right dimensions. Softwood I very bad for Instrument necks.
I was thinking maybe I can use sauna wood. I found that sauna wood is aspen and alder.
I can buy Larch what is only corrugated. Stair wood is right wood but its short. Only 40x300x1000mm.
Price is crica 35€.
I know that small kanteles is made of birch.
Out of your choice of woods, it looks like birch is the way to go for the neck - check out this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/birch-neck-673345/
See if you can find quarter sawn wood (the straightest grain). You can always laminate two or more boards together to make it stiffer.
The other woods would all work for a body.
I have heard that birch is playing with weather. Don't stay in tune very well.
I can buy mahogany guitar neck billets and ash guitar neck billet.
Also maple fingerboard billets. Problem is that seller and wood is in other city. I think i find shoulution for that. I'm going to use cigar boxes as body.