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Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 28. 3 Replies

Hey all! Going down the rabbit hole (a trip I take often) of string weights and hope to bring some of you along with me this time :-) Recently finished a dulci-tar build for a customer who requested…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Feb 9. 3 Replies

Hey guys, I'm only slightly better at woodworking (and that's lucky guesses half the time) as I am at using blog sites. Can you tell me if there's anybway to reply directly to comments or do we just…Continue

Best piezo mount for floating bridge?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Feb 25, 2016. 1 Reply

Next build is a diatonic or dulci-cbg with a set back neck and floating archtop-style bridge with a bone saddle insert - see my perso page Rough Cut Tom photos: landmark. Was gonna put a rod piezo…Continue

 

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Rough Cut Tom replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Protect this painted box ?
"I'm really late to the party Michael, but do you have any packing tape lying around? ... kidding :-) A couple folks suggested leaving it to relic, and it's hard to disagree, but sounds like maybe you're of the same mind as me. I love…"
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Rough Cut Tom replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Beautiful work all the way around Bruce! I never weigh in on how to build - starts too many bar fights - but you seem to want to maximize acoustic volume and mentioned you build your neck level to the body. If I read that right, I strongly suggest…"
Jun 8
Paul Craig replied to Rough Cut Tom's discussion Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'
"I've been calling it a Dulcitar for a long time, but Dulci-caster/Dulc-o-caster may be more explanatory. LOL   Dulci-Strat!"
May 28
Rough Cut Tom replied to Rough Cut Tom's discussion Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'
"Hey Paul, Thanks for jumping in. That's a real conversion and some clever stringing. Deserves it's own name: "Dulc-o-caster"?"
May 28
Paul Craig replied to Rough Cut Tom's discussion Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'
"I had an old plywood Strat body and decided to make a conversion neck for it with Diatonic fretting. It's now a 28" Baritone scale and with the Diatonic fretting, it has 3 octaves. I use a 6 string set of 10's tuned C/G/C/G/C/C. I can…"
May 28
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Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'

Hey all! Going down the rabbit hole (a trip I take often) of string weights and hope to bring some of you along with me this time :-) Recently finished a dulci-tar build for a customer who requested 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 frets with 3 strings 'Dad' tuning. Feeling like we missed out on the full-on chime of the double 'dd' course strings on top, I've decided to go for another. Inspired by the 'half fret' notion (new to me - I'm a guitar guy) I decided to go chromatic fretting and four strings with the…See More
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Improvisation & Fretboard Foundation Skills

"Oh yeah, and helps using heavy strings - that one starts out at 14."
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Improvisation & Fretboard Foundation Skills

"Thanks as always for the kind comments. Yeah, that's one of a bunch of boxes I snagged in Vegas a few years back. Thought itvwould be fun to do a casino gaming theme. Haven't tried to hard to sell those - kind of got attached :-) But I…"
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Improvisation & Fretboard Foundation Skills

"im whit UJ ! those numbers on the the fretboard ar catchy!"
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"I like those fret markers.   That is some pretty music and good instruction."
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"Great tutorial. I’ll be watching again. Nice riffs!"
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At 8:32pm on April 29, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Tom. I don't use glue on the tack heads. I pre drill the tack holes about 3/4 of the tack length. I want the tacking to be gentle on the bowl. I get very tight heads with no slippage. I'm going to try glue on one using the hose clamp method. I'll make my own body for that to suit the clamp. I do glue in tacks that don't hold with super glue. I get a few of them due to too deep pre drilling. Hope this helps.
At 4:43pm on March 30, 2016, Richey Kay said…

Hi Tom, I thought we were friends on here already!

I'm using the EADG strings from a  string and tuning down slightly on the top and bottom. This neck has a steel rod for strength. TBH the quarter sawn oak I use for my necks is mega strong. It can easily support 4 strings without any strengthening!

At 7:37pm on February 14, 2016, Peter J Thorne said…

Like the style of your guitars! They look well made!

 
 
 

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