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Resonator string tension

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob May 24. 8 Replies

Hi All,i come with a question to you about the principle of a biscuit cone resonator:What is the interaction of string tension versus sound? I assume a aluminium cone needs a certain pressure on the…Continue

Tags: Tension, Strings, Resonator

Use of "Musicmemos" to record simple tracks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Jun 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey All,just want to share how i did some recordings very simple with - in my mind - impressive quality using only my iPad:1) Download "Musicmemos" app2) Select Auto Start3) Start recording…Continue

Tags: garageband, recording, Musicmemos

Laminated Lid ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi All,i started my built no 4, a fretted 3 string, using the same box as i had for my no 1 which sounds accustically loud with warm tone like an accoustic guitar. I had the chance to play some other…Continue

Resonator Cover plate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Apr 6, 2016. 36 Replies

Hi All, i am planing to make a resonator cover plate using a piece of copper sheet.What do you recommand in case of thickness? Are 0,8 mm enough to make it robust on one hand and easy enough to form…Continue

 

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Rob replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"I play sometimes in one of them ... :-) i like them too "
May 24
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Apologies Rob. Old eyes often misread computer screens. Vienna is a beautiful city any time of year. I was there several years back and found the hidden treasure to be the fine coffee shops."
May 24
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Hi Rob, to build the guitar itself would be the same, the inference is the type of cone used, if you are buying ready made cones. If utilising something else for a resonator cone, biscuit bridge would be easier. Taff"
May 24
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Thanks Taffy for the input. Construction wise: i built already a built a biscuit, which works fine, but never a spider type. From your point of view: which one is easier to build? "
May 24
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Hey Tom, thanks for the link!!! Its perfect. So, final conclusion: not to worry too much about it.  Btw: i am from Austria/ Vienna - we have spring at the moment and its too cold .... :-) "
May 24
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Hi  Taffy. Glad you rung in on this topic. I have a spider bridge Gretsch Boxcar that has the center screw that you mention. You're right about its break angle (not much to talk about). As for the Les Paul, when you get into very lightly…"
May 23
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Wow Tom, that link saved a thousand words. But I'll just mention a couple of things. I build and play Spider Bridge style resonator guitars where the down force of the strings is directed to the outside rim of the cone. A screw through the…"
May 23
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"I have three six string resonators. One metal body and two wood body. The two biscuit resonators have 9 1/2" cones from StewMac. The spider bridge guitar has a 11" cone. I've seen and used a variety of string tensions from Standard…"
May 23
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Resonator string tension

Hi All,i come with a question to you about the principle of a biscuit cone resonator:What is the interaction of string tension versus sound? I assume a aluminium cone needs a certain pressure on the biscuit to perform best? Exists a value for best performance? How to calculate the pressure from the string tension, because the angle from saddle to string fixing has an big impact.The reason why i am asking: My couch guitar fall down direct on the saddle - top broken. Idea is now to use a 8 1/4…See More
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At 3:15pm on March 28, 2016, Elmar Zeilhofer said…
Servus Rob,ja meld Dich mal in Wien. Neben Flatpup habe ich auch Sixtus guitar pickups, schau mal rein ob die optisch passen ;-) Lg. Elmar
At 4:11pm on March 27, 2016, Reynhard Boegl said…

Werd mich mal an einen Diddley Bow ranwagen, befürchte aber dass das nur teures Brennholz wird ;-)

At 3:58pm on March 27, 2016, Reynhard Boegl said…

Mit drei Saiten ists wirklich ein Spaß, nur zum "selber bauen" hab ichs noch nicht geschafft... ;-) Und so quäl ich mich durch Angebote und Fehlkäufe, gehört wohl dazu... 

At 3:08pm on March 27, 2016, Reynhard Boegl said…

Hi, bin auch ganz neu im Genre ;-) Schaun fesch aus Deine Gitarren...

 
 
 

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