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Best tuners for nylon strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 28, 2019. 3 Replies

what are the best tuners to use with nylon strings? Would it be best to get tuning machines made for classical guitar?Continue

Cookie tin lid front or back?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 23, 2019. 1 Reply

 I am planning a cookie tin guitar/banjo. I’m wondering if it would have a better sound if I use the bottom of the tin as the front of the guitar, and put the lid at the back. Has anybody tried it…Continue

Tags: tin”, biscuit, Cookie tin”,

Advice for volume knob placement and mounting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jun 17, 2019. 17 Replies

I wonder what people think about putting the volume knob on the top side of the box rather than through the lid. Seems like the knob can get in the way when strumming, especially with a smaller box.…Continue

Tags: length, shaft, location, knob, Volume

Protect this painted box ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicki Gibson Jul 2, 2019. 21 Replies

The black paint on this box scratches very easily. (I have been hiding scratches with a permanent marker.)Should I spray some kind of clear coat on to protect it? If so, which is best for this?…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Best tuners for nylon strings?
"Hi Michael, tuners made for nylon strings are best but that would mean a slotted peghead. Steel string tuners work ok, but make sure you have enough post above the surface to accommodate the thicker strings. Here's how I do my strings on the…"
Dec 28, 2019
Cause the Blue rat replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Best tuners for nylon strings?
"If you get regular tuners you can try 'tying' them in. Start your string as usual. Then bend it down and allow the rest of the raps to go over the top of the string. Exaggerated in graphic below.  I've ben doing this with…"
Dec 28, 2019
Tom T replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Best tuners for nylon strings?
"While any decent quality tuner will work for you. You may find that the strings stay in tune a bit better with classic guitar tuners since they have a larger diameter roller section that may grip the nylon strings a bit better. Either way, you…"
Dec 27, 2019
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Best tuners for nylon strings?

what are the best tuners to use with nylon strings? Would it be best to get tuning machines made for classical guitar?See More
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Taffy Evans replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Cookie tin lid front or back?
"Hi, I cant see much difference really if both the front and back are tin. It's going to sound tinnie either way. If you want to see the graphics on the front of the tin, use the  lid as the top, if you want an open back banjo, leave the…"
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Cookie tin lid front or back?

 I am planning a cookie tin guitar/banjo. I’m wondering if it would have a better sound if I use the bottom of the tin as the front of the guitar, and put the lid at the back. Has anybody tried it both ways?See More
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At 1:12pm on March 14, 2019, BrianQ. said…

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