François
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Using a valve headphone pre-amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Apr 6, 2019. 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 James Pobog's discussion Another silly idea I just had....
"This reminds me vaguely of the Seagull Merlin..."
Jan 5
François replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Buying in bulk
"I actually keep my c.a. glue in the refrigerator door. It prevents it from drying-up too fast."
Jan 5
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Woah! you're definitely getting more in the spirit than I do! Still have some cooking to do and I feel this year I'm the one running like a headless turkey... Oh well... the 25th will still come in the same number of days as it always…"
Dec 23, 2019
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Loog not

"Funny thing is I kinda like the headstock..."
Dec 5, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That's really nice. Even the shape isn't too bad!"
Dec 5, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I know one of the old tricks that's used when painting crisp stripes on walls is to put the tape on, paint it over with a layer that's the same color as what's underneath. Once it's dry, you apply the color you want. When you…"
Nov 27, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"On those mylar type materials there is usually one side that is transparent and one side that is aluminized. you might get different results depending on the side you apply the glue on. You migth also want to check out Make Magazine's adhesive…"
Nov 19, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Like Paul said. the more material and the more surface area there is for the glue to grab on to the more solid the joint."
Nov 15, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"And if you want to go a bit crazy with joinery, a box joint should be the best to hold the tension. It has so much surface for the glue to grab on to that when well done it's nearly indestructible."
Nov 11, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I've never tried but unless you pull on it or bend it in crazy ways while heating it, I think it should. The stuff is pretty resistant and Mylar is used in space. So unless we're dealing with something else, it should be pretty tough…"
Nov 11, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That's definitely the best way to go. I too tried gluing the stuff down before and it's really hard to do. A bit like gluing Mylar to anything else."
Nov 11, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That's why I don't trust them. And if the batteries can only be registered with one phone and you loose or break that phone, that means you have perfectly good and unusable batteries gathering dust on the shelf. I recently heard an…"
Nov 3, 2019
François replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"I must admit that finding cigar boxes is getting to be difficult here in Canada too. But we have plenty of wooden wine boxes at pretty much every charity sale for 1$ or less. It might not make them officially "cigar box guitars" but I…"
Nov 2, 2019
François replied to James Pobog's discussion Soldering...
"And don't apply the flux to the hot iron like Tim Sway does. I just use a piece of wood to put the flux on surfaces. And for wires, I just poke them in the paste before tinning them."
Nov 2, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Definitely. I didn't believe it made as much of a difference until I got some Freud router bits. They make using my old set of Mastercraft irons feel like using a hammer and chisel to carve some rocks back in the roman empire."
Nov 2, 2019
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"And I believe B&D keeps going downhill in a sense simply because they innovate with pointless technology. I'm particularly thinking of their Bluetooth enabled batteries that lock the tool when you aren't close to them with your…"
Nov 2, 2019

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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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