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by Dominic
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stinky case
Replies: 25
Views: 16897

Re: Stinky case

I hate that, other peoples sweat, beer and dead skin built up then eaten and shat out by bacteria that live in the fluff. I saw this the other day, use the things you put in the cloths dryer that suck up smells. Have not tried it but it was in the tech bit of a reputable guitar mag.
Dom
by Dominic
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: intonation primer
Replies: 18
Views: 18366

Re: intonation primer

Yeah yeah, I have a link to a conversion site and we can do it. But surely it would be better that a tutorial in the ANZLF be given in metric as that is what we use here. Put in the old measurements for sure but making me convert numbers to make sense of it is only doing half the job. It is electron...
by Dominic
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79679

Re: 4 DOF Model

OK, I have not had the mental fortitude to go back and start trolling through all my equations again yet. But I did check the VBA chart that John created and I was wrong. The peaks are all correct but the amplitude of the air is a little low. Again, from memory, when plugging Trevors 100Hz numbers f...
by Dominic
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79679

Re: 4 DOF Model

Hey, you don't have to read if it makes your brain hurt Martin. :) Jim, what do you think AII 2-38 to AII 2-43 should be? I didn't mean the derivation of Dbar, I meant to result. Trevor posted his results for 100Hz (I think) and John and I were getting the wrong sign and/or number. But as I mentione...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: intonation primer
Replies: 18
Views: 18366

Re: intonation primer

Thanks John. A bunch of us have been developing techniques from Trevor and Gerard’s book which apply increasingly sophisticated maths to the problem and takes account of the properties of different brands of string which have an effect on the final sound. Using the traditional methods only the open ...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: 4 DOF Model
Replies: 106
Views: 79679

Re: 4 DOF Model

Hey guys, glad the batton has been picked up. I have been approaching the problem from the angle of defeating excels stupid treatment of small numbers. I have also discovered that the Polish version of excel is worse by several decimal places. Anyway, splitting up the equations into smaller parts be...
by Dominic
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Aussie woods
Replies: 28
Views: 17697

Re: Aussie woods

kiwigeo wrote: Another recruit [rejects the worship of false idols, embraces logic and reason and] joins Gore's Army 8)
When do we get the Tee shirts?
Dom
by Dominic
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: GAS
Replies: 19
Views: 9075

Re: GAS

What Jeff said, plus scale length, distribution of wood and type. Light or heavy versions of that wood. Bridge design and material. Bridge to body attachment. String through design. Neck timber, fretboad material and frets. Nut material. So there are a few things that change the sound of an electric...
by Dominic
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: installing endpin jack for K&K Pure Mini
Replies: 11
Views: 9580

Re: installing endpin jack for K&K Pure Mini

Or... drill a hole the correct size in the middle of a piece of scrap mdf (~150x150mm), double sided tape it into position on the guitar and you have a custom drill guide. I had to do this when fitting a D-Tar end pin/pre-amp to a mates guitar. I had a 16mm forstner bit to to open up a 12mm hole wit...
by Dominic
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: GAS
Replies: 19
Views: 9075

Re: GAS

P Bill wrote:



Ali would make it a Metal Lite band. :wink:
Yeah, I was too stupid to get Bruce's joke. He is usually so serious its hard to tell :)
by Dominic
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: toneright
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: toneright

I got one a while ago. Leave it on for 72 hours and it does change the tone markedly. Hard to describe but it is better, more open and colourful. Is this what happens when we play a guitar a lot? Hard for us to objectively analyse a guitar we play every day and say if it changed after 2 months. Agai...
by Dominic
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: GAS
Replies: 19
Views: 9075

Re: GAS

But then I saw Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses (Knock Knock) playing an all aluminium guitar that is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Can we take it then that neither he nor you are into heavy metal music ? Bruce, you have me all wrong :) . Look at the guys cowboy hat. They are more a co...
by Dominic
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: GAS
Replies: 19
Views: 9075

Re: GAS

I like that I can see a guitar and make it if I want one. It pushes me to try different things, flat tops, classicals, archtops, assorted electric guitars. Nothing has been out of range. The right wood will turn up eventually. But then I saw Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses (Knock Knock) playing an ...
by Dominic
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: This one I called Pearlzilla
Replies: 26
Views: 19912

Re: this on I called Pearlzilla

All the decent discussions in design on this forum over the past 12 months have used the framework based on Trevor’s 4DOF model. It has vastly improved the quality of discussion. In my view, the ANZLF is now by far the most lutherie-literate forum anywhere in the world. And we have just started. The...
by Dominic
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: This one I called Pearlzilla
Replies: 26
Views: 19912

Re: this on I called Pearlzilla

Given the cost of making such a guitar is inversely proportion to the price received for the guitar, they can be no more than factory curiosities as they could never recoup labour costs. That's what Martin did with these I think. Where do your T(i,i) modes fall? Saying it sounds killer just does not...
by Dominic
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Meet 000 "Tommy"
Replies: 14
Views: 10524

Re: Meet 000 "Tommy"

Hey Taff, there is another one of your guitars in the shop in Bungendore. Like this one but with a very open pointy cutaway. That's the second guitar of your's that's been through the shop in 6 months. Cool
Dom
by Dominic
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New/Opinions and suggestions needed
Replies: 8
Views: 5993

Re: New/Opinions and suggestions needed

Here's a good suggestion, Get one of the excellent builders from NZ to make it for you. Failing that someone here in Oz. Allen make a few ukes. :wink: If your US builder does not know about this stuff to point of you having to ask us why not get an authentic antipodean uke made. Go on, give us a go....
by Dominic
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: One for Martin
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

Re: One for Martin

I recon CT has the jump on Jet lately. Certainly on the distribution side of things but also introducing new models. Apart from the oscillating drum sander from Jet (which is no longer listed so my guess is it had design problems) CT are introducing better technology. Their jointers and thicknessers...
by Dominic
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Simple Easy Tool
Replies: 25
Views: 12951

Re: Simple Easy Tool

I got a few of these from SM a couple years ago. Use them all the time. Neat little tool.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Frequency Meter Software with adjustable freq. range
Replies: 3
Views: 4414

Re: Frequency Meter Software with adjustable freq. range

I have the G-Tune exe file. Can email to you if you want
Cheers Dom
by Dominic
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: One for Martin
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

Re: One for Martin

Well CT closed the next to useless Canberra store and orders from Qld are now very fast and reliable. It will be very interesting to see how the 2 brands go head to head.

Cheers Dom
by Dominic
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: One for Martin
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

One for Martin

Got the latest Carbatec catalogue and its got a jet bandsaw on the front because CT are now the sole distributor of Jet machines here and in NZ. Giving Martin's love for CT I thought he would be thrilled to know they now handle jet. And they have prices which has always pissed me off with Jet becaus...
by Dominic
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gerard in latest Australian Guitarist mag.
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

Gerard in latest Australian Guitarist mag.

Hey, Cool article on Gerard Gilet in the latest Aust Guitarist mag. Talks about his guitars and his history and talks about Trevor and "the bible" and tuning plates and some of the other cool stuff we learnt.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Building efficiently
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

Re: Building efficiently

Thanks Robbie, I love thinking about the process and how to improve accuracy while decreasing labour input.
Cheers
Dom
by Dominic
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Plastic Binding Gaps
Replies: 13
Views: 7541

Re: Plastic Binding Gaps

I'm just about to put plastic binding on two of those CS336's I made so I'll soon find out but.... A little plane worked good last time and is less likely to dig in than a scaper on the top. Scraper on the sides.
Cheers
Dom