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12-string cake tin resonator build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper Nov 7, 2017. 18 Replies

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4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper Aug 24, 2017. 39 Replies

Evening all!I've not posted a build here before, so bear with me if I get it wrong, ok?This is the second uke that that I've constructed out of an old acoustic guitar, that used to belong to my…Continue

 

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Tim Hooper replied to Curio Bill's discussion How much more difficult is a dog bowl resonator to build?
"I've converted a scrap -string to a reso using a 10" aluminium ring-shaped cake tin.  I shimmed the neck to tilt back by a couple of degrees, and made a trapeze tail and a biscuit bridge.  Intonation is adjusted by moving the…"
Feb 14
Tim Hooper replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"You can get double-action adjustable truss rods quite cheaply on Ebay. Although I routed out the slot on my 6-string, from the rear, I don't see any reason why you couldn't laminate a neck around the truss rod. Tim"
Feb 14
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"I hear you on that!   Luckily my RC obsession pays for itself, as I do a bit of writing for one of the UK magazines to bolster the funds. Tim"
Nov 7, 2017
Grandpa replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Also, nice looking, nice playing rescue git. Old guitars that don't say Martin or Gibson often get trashed. Good save."
Nov 6, 2017
Grandpa replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"R/C aircraft: There are really expensive aircraft, and there are less expensive aircraft. There are no inexpensive aircraft. The more you can spend, the faster you can fly."
Nov 6, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Good looking guitar though! Tim"
Nov 6, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Sorry for the blurry pic, crappy camera and shaky hands."
Nov 5, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Yeah, they're too expensive. LOL I started  building a twin engine P-38 back in the 80's. It was a Balsa wood kit and I got down to where I need to order the motors, servos and controller. I saw the prices, put everything back in the…"
Nov 5, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Thanks Paul, To be fair, I'm more than happy with the results so far!  I've moved on to another project; know anything about R/C model aircraft? Tim"
Nov 5, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"If it isn't related to the bridge, check the string angle going to the tail piece and the string angle between the nut and tuners. Also make sure the strings aren't stuck in the nut or bridge string grooves."
Nov 5, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Thanks Richard! Tim"
Nov 5, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"go to the video, right click, when menu opens, then left click on --> copy imbed code, come back here, then click on the arrow in your message block(shown below) then when the box opens, right click and "paste" it will embed the video…"
Nov 5, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
Nov 5, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Also, you may want to see how easy it is to lift on the trapeze you made, might not have enough downward pressure if not enough of a break angle, just going by your picture, that will greatly affect sound volume"
Nov 4, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Just a guess, not sure if it helps, maybe drilling holes in the tin, I know hammering one stretches the metal and increases volume and tone brightness like they do sometimes when using paint tin lids, but research before taking my word and ruining…"
Nov 4, 2017
Tim Hooper replied to Tim Hooper's discussion 12-string cake tin resonator build
"Thanks Richard! You could well be right about the ply biscuit.  I'll give a go when I get a spare hour or two. Tim"
Nov 4, 2017

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5 - 3 ukes, 2 guitars
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm not a talented player - just a strummer, but I've always enjoyed fabricating things for everyday use; cars, model aeroplanes, etc.; far more rewarding than just going and buying a mass-produced item!

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