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Some of my past and present fretting ideas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jan 9. 4 Replies

Hi All, at last I have found time to post this info.Captions should be on most photos.I obtained this fret plotting info on a sheet of paper back in the 1970's and transferred it to this sheet of…Continue

Pictures after Text?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 14, 2016. 3 Replies

sHi, I just started a post on fret work that contains quite a few pictures [and scrapped it]  what I need is the picture to follow the text. Is there a reliable way to do this? I've tried but only…Continue

Removing a Fingerboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 2, 2016. 7 Replies

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Taffy Evans replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Hi, I use Bunnings Tassie oak with no problems at all on many 3 and 4 stringers. I select only the 1/4 sawn lengths of suitable deep section and add a hardwood fretboard with frets. Cheers Taff"
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Taffy Evans replied to Mardi Macfly's discussion Volume vs size.
"Hi mardi, the most important sound producing part of a guitar is the top. You nead a responsive top that will react quickly to the strings vibration. The smaller the soundhole more bass larger hole more treble. The bridge needs to be in the best…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Stephanie Cartechine's discussion Anniversary gift - build or buy?
"Yep, I thought I deleted all that cos it landed here. Looks like one can't delete a post in the edit section. Never mined just ignore it, it's happened before. Taff"
Feb 12
Taffy Evans replied to Stephanie Cartechine's discussion Anniversary gift - build or buy?
"Hi, another way to check the relief (bow) is to fret a string at the first fret and fret it at the 12th at the same timekeeping. You can then sight under the string (Which will be dead straight) and see any bow of the neck referenced off the…"
Feb 12
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Taffy Evans replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion distance nut /fret 12/bridge whit zero fret
"If you check out www.Earvana.com you can see how compensated nuts work. Taff."
Feb 8
Taffy Evans replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion distance nut /fret 12/bridge whit zero fret
"Hi, nuts can also be compensated and are readily available made that way. It allows for more actuate tuning when playing lower part of the neck. I have fitted quite a few. Taff"
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Wayfinder's discussion Re-enforce that CBG neck: The Golf Shaft Trick
"Hi, for me I go for an easy straight forward solutions and in this case a short length of suitable aluminium rectangle bar or tube would only be a few dollars, and is easily fitted. But I know some like the challenge (and I do too) of…"
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Wayfinder's discussion Re-enforce that CBG neck: The Golf Shaft Trick
"Hi, I think you will find it's called a "T" bar due to the fact that a "T" headed bolt can be utilised with this rail. If the rail is inlaid into a work surface table top, router table or drill press table, it alows for the…"
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Barry Lampke's discussion Changed Tuning From DADF# to GDAE - Now Strings Bend Notes and Change Pitch
"Hi, due to the short scale the strings have less tension, so a heavier gauge should not cause a problem to a properly made neck, as they will also have less tension. Taff"
Feb 5
Taffy Evans replied to Andre barszcz's discussion Fret board
"Hi again, if the fretted note at the 12 fret is higher than the harmonic note at the 12th, then move the saddle back, this will lower the strings pitch. Tune up the string to pitch and repeat the test until harmonic is same as fretted note. String…"
Feb 5
Taffy Evans replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion What's the strangest thing you've ever done to achieve a certain sound or effect?
"Hi, this is not a practical approach, but.......I just drove interstate, 3000km, and on the way I stopped overnight in a 150 year old stone cottage. I got my 3 stringer out and the sound was fantastic, so much louder and clearer. That experience…"
Feb 4
Taffy Evans replied to Andre barszcz's discussion Fret board
"Yep, and from the centre of any fret. Don't forget to add the required amount of compensation at the bridge/saddle, to allow for correct intonation due to string height and diameter differences. Cheers Taff"
Feb 4
Taffy Evans replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion What's the strangest thing you've ever done to achieve a certain sound of effect?
"Hi, must have been over 50 years ago I did the cone shaped addition to a recording mike for effect. But some years ago I auditioned my Harley in a line up for suitable sound to back a didgeridoo player recording out in the bush. They picked the…"
Jan 28
Taffy Evans replied to Todd LeRoy's discussion Piezo doesn't work
"Hi, first disregard the earlier post I made re tremolo, I tried to delete it but it turned up here. RE the piezo issue. A piezo in good condition will work, with good volume, even if clamped to the peghead so I'm thinking your problem…"
Jan 26
Taffy Evans replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion What's the strangest thing you've ever done to achieve a certain sound of effect?
"Hi Back again. Not CBG related but this changed the tone a fair bit."
Jan 25

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My latest and best Six stringer

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 8:45pm 6 Comments

Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.

I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its…

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A Dulcimer from Way Waaaay Back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:57pm 1 Comment

Hi, This dulcimer was my first build ever [apart from a mandolin built without plans or one to copy, but from photos]. Anyway built in…

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Dulcimer from way back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Hi, I hear its Dulcimer week. Here's a photo of one I built some time ago being played by my young granddaughter. She's a young kid there but the manager of a jewellery shop now, phew! how time fly's.

I walked in the room and found that she had picked up the stick dulcimer and found one of my slides and…

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Violin with a difference.

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 8:21pm 5 Comments

I thought I would add these photos of a violin I built, as I've just seen mention of CB violins. Must have built it about 25 years…

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