I'm planning on starting an upright bass with a wine box and am considering using lawn trimmer line for the strings: because a) real bass strings are expensive and b) I think they would be at a lower…Continue
I just did my ninth fret board and I noticed that the frets weren't being cut all the way through. The previous fret board had super jumbo stainless steel frets so I suspect that may have dulled my…Continue
" Thanks for the detailed reply. I'll have to think on this. I don't expect the instrument to be bowed. I'm not adverse to doing what is needed but I also don't like the idea of doing what is not needed. Agian, thanks for the…"
"Hi, I’ll give you the short version, as the viol family is steeped in tradition, measurements and physics.Basically, the sound post in a bowed instrument has a very crucial role to play, and its fitting and positioning is very important to the…"
"I think there is a certain aesthetic appeal to using the 2/3 or 3/4 formula. My gut tells me that the middle of the box would have maximum resonance but that might be compromised if you end up with less string break from the tailpiece. I say…"
"Really nice; simple has it's own elegance. I also totally agree about using the bottom of the box. Much thinner than the top plus it's fixed tight on all four sides. Good volume and tone. My last three builds used the box bottoms and two…"