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Using a valve headphone pre-amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Apr 6. 1 Reply

Hi!I'm wondering if any of you has used tube/valve headphone pre-amp like the ones that are on eBay as a guitar pre-amp?Continue

 

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François replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"Just had a weird idea. Why not use a violin like bridge and use the handle as a string guide to keep the strings in a lower position between the end piece and the bridge? The thin bridge wouldn't obscure the label too much and the strings would…"
2 hours ago
François replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Slide off decals
"Thanks for the tip. I didn't know you could get paper like that. I find it funny that under this product in the specs Walmart says that this item's gender is female... They obviously didn't think of all the model makers who use things…"
2 hours ago
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I've been insanely busy over the last few weeks... or is it the last few months. Anyways, I did get parts from China and decided to begin a new build. I've got almost everything I need to get started. And I bet you won't be able to…"
2 hours ago
François replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo active preamp question
"So if I'm getting things right, we're talking about a passive EQ to adjust the tone and a mixing stage. The hard thing will be figuring out the value of the caps to use."
Jul 5
François replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo active preamp question
"Wise words."
Jul 4
François replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"You're welcome"
Jul 4
François replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo active preamp question
"Strangely, I don't think the value really matters since the pot will be used for blending. What power doesn't come from one piezo will come from the other, so in essence it should balance itself."
Jul 3
François replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"I always use the fret calc that's here http://www.gedgreen.co.uk/?page_id=186 What I like is that it's on my PC and will print the scales. I just lay them on the neck and cut through them knowing that I can always print some more with a…"
Jul 3
François replied to Wal Callaby's discussion We build guitars
"If you ever come across a piece of moldy wood you want to keep, there is a product called Concrobrium Mold Control. You spray it on moldy wood (put a lot of it) and let it dry overnight. It contains some salts which are supposed to kill mold. Used…"
Jun 29
François commented on Daniel Walter's photo
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The Devil Dog.

"I guess he gets bored easily... Either that or he's got a bit of Taz in his genes :-)"
Jun 25
François replied to Tom T's discussion John Lee Hooker 3-Stringer
"The screen to keep the bugs out made me laugh :-) Sure beats having a can of Raid that sprays everytime you strum it..."
Jun 25
François replied to Wal Callaby's discussion We build guitars
"Personally, I just never got what all the hype was all about when it comes to Fender and Gibson. It's like they are the only ones in the world when in reality there are plenty of smaller companies who make fantastic instruments. One that comes…"
Jun 24
François replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Raising part of a neck for fretboard?
"I would just add a shim and sand that flat."
Jun 17
François replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Advice for volume knob placement and mounting?
"I did one where the knobs are near the strap lug, but just out of the way. What I liked is that there is less wire movement when I need to open the lid."
Jun 16
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anyone know what these are for? or why i have them?

"These are scale rulers that are used in architecture, engineering, map making and such. It's the first time I see flat ones as mine are all triangular. But the center finder one is really handy. Lets say you have a 2 inch chunk of wood and you…"
Jun 15
François commented on the anonymous pick's blog post site bugs
"I got rid of the Flash player altogether on my computer. So few sites use it nowadays that you just don't notice it's gone. Besides, it has major security flaws that are unfixable and Adobe plans on retiring it pretty soon."
Jun 15

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Used to be a member and am coming back
How many instruments have you built so far?
3, two of them really bad
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I actually like the building of stuff that can have a life of their own afterwards.

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Turning song writing miseries to fun.

Posted on March 9, 2019 at 6:13pm 0 Comments

Ahh... song writing. Sometimes, it flows and sometime it doesn't. And when the white page we all hate gets to be infuriating, what can we do?

Well, I was tired of being a shoddy songwriter and decided to do something about it! So I fired-up my favorite drawing and illustration program and got to work. And after many evenings trying to figure out how to make a system that actually works (and listening to many songs noting the words that struck me as useful), I was able to finish the…

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At 6:20pm on February 18, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Hi Francois  They were a real time consuming job that's for sure. Rich

 
 
 

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