"Eli, yes the high point of the fret is directly over the tang or slot. Don't compensate. Don't make more work for yourself. Making sure the fret is nice and rounded on each side toward the top, and as polished as you can get it will give…"
These guys sell the AshboryBass, and have the tuners available for $20 for the set. They also have the active preamp/eq from the ashbory for $20. I am using that with a acoustic bass bridge with a transducer that is…"
Looks about right.... where are you getting your tuners? There was a guy selling Ashbory parts about a year ago, but he disappeared. That was the main reason I cooled on building these. Ashbory tuners (see in my pic, the long scale bass)…"
"My strings came from RoadToad. I emailed the owner/inventor. He set me up with custom guages and lengths to work with the 25" length. He also recommended using the tuners from the Ashbory bass. They were $20 for the set of 4. The ones from…"
Yep, nuthin' new under the sun, but.... it is still a niche that someone could fill. If you think that people give you strange looks when you show them a CBG, that's nothing compared to when you pull out a PU CBBass. Strung with fat…"
"Good morning Jeff,
The only retail source I know of is www.roadtoadmusic.com They make them for a line of bass ukuleles that they sell. They sell sets for short scale lengths 18-21". They will produce custom sets for longer scale…"
where can you get these cords??
how would you rate the tension on the neck/bridge/box etc?
i assume they're still holding up ok??
and the tone / volume they produce??
sorry to grill u so, but this is pretty exciting..
"Cool bases WichitaSam. I am setting up a 25.5" scale bass using polyurathane strings. I got the strings from the inventor of the U-bass. I thought I was the first using the polyurathane...Oh well...nothing new under the sun.
"Bass guitars have been from 27" to 35" banjo, mando bass, and string bass, 41"-43" usually balalaika, as long as 59". If you don't use a really big box or drum, you will want a pickup. I have found 38" possible…"
"Stewmac is good! So is your point about the yardsticks.
On fret wire: Is it true that the high point of the fret -- where the string will start to vibrate -- is just above the saw-line, or do you have to compensate for anything when cutting the…"
"yea, no problem either way... the thing about mm's is that you can get a yardstick that has sae on one side and mm's on the other... but usually the smallest increment on the sae scale on a yardstick is 1/8's or 1/6's, not fine…"
"Thanks, Wichita, for the note on accuracy and intonation. If I sort of guestimate the tenths of a sixteenth, maybe that that'll do? With some good luck?
On the other hand, the Excel thing just works with the 17.817 ratio, so if you put…"
"I work with the stewmac fret calculator and work in mm's (millimeters). Although it gives measures in 1000ths of mm's, I only try to measure 1/2 millimeters. Even that takes a fine pencil and a steady hand. And, it produces perfectly…"
"Here's an Excel fret calculator you can keep on your computer. Just enter the scale length you want, and it will give you the fret spacing. The "from nut" column is in decimals of an inch. I added an "inches" and…"
Thanks for the befriending!
As for a video with the tub....
We do have some video's with the bass in it but you have to
listen to it over decent speakers though to hear it.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzUFXeF5WuY
Hi Wary, thanks for adding me! I looked at your picks and love many of the dulcimers that you have shown.... awesome work! Thanks for your comments under my thread on resonator parts. I appreciate the help! Best, Lana
Hi Wray, hey thanks for your comment on my ResoBox...I've been busy building and doing other art ( & music), so I haven't had time to post much on CGNation...I'm just finishing up a candy tin banjo! My first tim efretting. It's a little tricky... I'll try to get some more pics up soon, & also some YouTube videos posted. It all takes time, wish I was faster on the posting...I like you page...cool stuff! Godd wishes, Jonin
Thank you for yours commantaire, It is everything made exact the scheitholt is of German manufacture and the épinette is made in the mountains of France. The sound is about similar (also of the American dulcimer)
Friendly Jean Pierre