Paul Craig
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andries D. EKER Mar 11. 6 Replies

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_-dnjBGJoNancy Kat will like this one I'm sure.Continue

Harpejii

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 11. 23 Replies

http://www.marcodi.com/Has anybody seen these yet? They are fascinating and I'm thinking about building one.…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp building question.
"2 - 8ohm speakers in parallel will simulate a 4ohm load. 2 - 8ohm speakers in series will double the ohm rating to 16ohms and the amp will handle it. The speakers from the TV will be fine for their ohm rated output or less, but doubling their…"
7 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp building question.
"2 - 8ohm speakers in parallel will simulate a 4ohm load. 2 - 8ohm speakers in series will double the ohm rating to 16ohms and the amp will handle it. The speakers from the TV will be fine for their ohm rated output or less, but doubling their ohm…"
7 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Bridge making, one way I do it.
"Nice."
7 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"Cut your table in half? LOL I've that before. That one neck with no frets for a 6 string fretless slide guitar or lap steel slide."
8 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"  Agree. When I'm at a guitar shop or pawn shop looking at guitars, I'll pluck the strings with my fingers to hear what they sound like before anything else as they sit on the wall, acoustic or electric. If it doesn't have…"
8 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Isolating a piezo with wood. How much is to much?
"Also consider how much pressure on the embedded piezo. Too much pressure will damage the piezo, not enough pressure will dampen the sound. I'd use a couple pieces of scrap to find the right amount of pressure/cavity depth needed before putting…"
8 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"Agree. When I'm at a guitar shop or pawn shop looking at guitars, I'll pluck the strings with my fingers to hear what they sound like before anything else as they sit on the wall, acoustic or electric. If it doesn't have strings,…"
8 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Bending a backing plate
"I would just sets of 6 inline individual tuners and have 2 left over for another build. 2 sets of those tuners would cover 3 builds."
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Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Questions on wiring up two piezos.
"I've always used the audio taper for volume and the linear taper for tone. On the round piezo and rod piezo that I've used, I've only used A500k or A1meg volume pots alone so far closer to the neck piezo position. Just been too busy…"
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Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"I've bought electronics, pickups, hardware and necks from the buyout section. The electronics and hardware have been great. The pickups have been good, but you could probable get the same for cheaper since Artec makes them anyway and you can…"
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp building question.
"Those little amps will handle 4ohm, 8ohm or 16 ohm well. If the amp has 2 channels, then wire them straight into each channel, if one channel then wire them in parallel  for a 4ohm load. Don't do the series, the amp might handle it, but…"
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Paul Craig liked Cause the Blue rat's discussion Isolating a piezo with wood. How much is to much?
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Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Isolating a piezo with wood. How much is to much?
"It's tough to get the right amount of pressure when embedding and still be able to get to it if needed. When using contact piezo I usually end up putting them near the neck on the low string side, but it depends on your personal preference. I…"
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Paul Craig replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"I do tend to like the tone from Mahogany and other similar tonewoods for acoustics. Most CBG builders are having to use lighter woods and ply for their boxes because that's what's available or what they can afford and they all contribute…"
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to Steve Walther Jr's discussion Bass scale length with weedwackers?
"I used .100/.080/.065/.045 light guage on my 34" bass Tuned E/A/D/G. The heavy guage use .130/.105/.080/.065. The heavier guage on the shorter 32" scale is your problem. I would try a G/C/F/B tuning range."
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Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion New box material
"I used cedar fence plank before. I had to dry it in the oven first and make sure it didn't have any creosote in it. It ended up being very soft. Especially since I thinned the top and back for better acoustics. Had to use a lot of inner bracing…"
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The sound played with a slide.

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At 6:59pm on May 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Like Paul ! Greeettsszz A.D.

At 6:12am on May 8, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

Ok, thanks and anytime!

At 2:25pm on April 15, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hello there Paul ! Thanks for the Comments! Glad you liked it !

At 8:05am on March 11, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks! There is more to it then the eye meets!

At 5:54pm on March 9, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Yep ! Some might say Your living in Rock&Blues Heaven, graceland ,Route66, missisippi, living the vibe, like normal talking is a song allready ,just needs a tune or a vibrating string , but having the Soul to translate that to now and oezing that all out ,telling the world what its all about, like those great enovators did is something diverend, but i see your  working on that!! good going,ill keep my ear to the grapefine! be reading you Paul ! thanks for the words,got lapsteel 6 string! greeettsszz A.D.

At 6:47pm on March 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Standing Laptops aint that steelguitars? but they have loads more strings !

They make   em from metal dont they, and there are pedals on them like a piano! i have even seen dubble on'es ,we are talking 24 strings ? thanks for the friends invite ! your welcom ! MS what state is that?  Greeeetssszzz A.D.

At 5:22am on March 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi There Paul ! Thanks for the Comments Your to kind !! some fun builds there paul see you found a lemon sqweezer aswell !! on your licence plate!

greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 8:47am on January 3, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

INDEED !iNDEED! LUCKY FOR US !oneday the clone copy's will get a place in Git history for sure ,all thow the chinees instrument builders are craftsmen for centuries allready but its hard to say so apperently? greeeettssszz and have a great 2018!  A.D. 

At 7:08pm on August 10, 2017, BeetleJuice! said…

Thanks for the kind words!

At 1:00pm on August 9, 2017, BeetleJuice! said…

Thanks, I am mostly just making them for the fun of it and the art part, I don't plan nor want to sell too many as it will get in the way of building guitars, But I do want to make a webpage soon and have the different arts on display, Thanks again and keep in touch!...John

 
 
 

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