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Which tool to clean up edges?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 31, 2020. 9 Replies

I cut the tops for my bass gamba and my classical not needing a footstool. My other jigsaw had a laser to help cut straight lines though. What's you're go to tool for hitting your lines again to…Continue

Nontraditional classical guitar design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Turner Aug 30, 2020. 13 Replies

Maybe some of you are actually highly educated luthiers even though you sometimes make cigarbox guitars. Many guitarists who practice a lot experience fatigue using a footstool so have started using…Continue

Correct string gauge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Turner Aug 22, 2020. 10 Replies

I want to make a bowed string with a scale length of 14." I see where others have used steel wire (not that I could find any at Home Depot). From my estimations, I believe to tune that to a D like on…Continue

Plastic rolls with adhesive?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Aug 23, 2020. 9 Replies

I saw a video of a guy in India making a coconut banjo and he used a thin flexible plastic sheet with adhesive backing for the top. Can anyone think of a product in the US which could serve that…Continue

 

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"That's interesting Greg. I was an active member of the gamelan group in the Royal Festival Hall, London for a short spell some years ago. That's how I came to know about the rebab. That is a Javanese style gamelan.  Regretfully I have…"
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"I studied ethnomusicology in Korea. All rebabs descend from this; bowed or not bowed. I met my wife playing the Indonedian rebab while I was in Bali. I lived there ten years."
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"Sorry forgot the name of it...'Rebab'. "
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"2-string fiddles like this are found in various asian musical cultures, including Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese. The Indonesian instrument is tuned so that the shorter string is a fifth of the longer one. The resonance imparted by the bow is…"
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Rawanahatha: ancestor of all bowed strings

"Sounds very good.  Pretty build! Interesting that you don't fret the string to the neck, but just touch it.  "
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First bowed string instrument in the history of the world.
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Non traditional classical guitar plan

"Hey Order 99. The soundboard is flat 1/8th inch panneling which is laminated. No bass bar planned. Sound post yes on the gamba. I plan to use an "I" brace on my gamba but the old department store bracing system ala cheap guitars on my…"
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Alternative frets for cello/ViolaDaGamba

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 11:28pm 1 Comment

I have a 6 string Bass Viol and my fast scale technique is hard on the tied frets which pull loose easily Are there stiff rubber bands or twisty ties anyone has tried before to fret an arched fingerboard?

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At 1:46pm on April 13, 2018, Clay Clark said…

Sorry Greg - I just saw your post. I've thought about using a cello body to make a bass guitar, but I need to significantly improve my skills before tackling such a project.

 
 
 

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