Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's Discussions

"Another' lid question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Wednesday. 10 Replies

I guess I'm  having a problem with the "Goldilocks thing. The lids are either way too thick or flimsy. Which brings me to my situation. This lid is very flimsy, so much so that any pressure makes it…Continue

Adjustable bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Sep 5. 3 Replies

Chalk this up under the heading "I've Got to Know"! I'm sure I've seen them before but never paid much attention to it. I was looking in the window of our local now defunked guitar shop(we're talking…Continue

Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. on Friday. 31 Replies

This was my buddy the "Kool dog Hooch" at least he thought he was! Pain in my ass, but I miss him! Don't know why pic turned sideways.…Continue

Fret layout accuracy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Aug 30. 6 Replies

Just how accurate are you supposed to be when laying out frets? Most fret calculators 1/1000 of an " or metric. Some building plans and builder use the touch over this measurement or a smidgen under…Continue

 

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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner liked Taffy Evans's discussion Just off the bench, latest build.
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Donovan's discussion Busking Tunes
"SMH, one in every crowd! LOL"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Just off the bench, latest build.
"Friggen awesome! "
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BrianQ. replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"I used to play with a hell of a fast drummer nicknamed Thumper, when I was in my teens? He was a double pedal demon!"
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The Thump replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"I was given the stage name "The Thump" when I was 17 — it comes from my style of playing bass, which involves a lot of slapping and percussive work. I was auditioning for a metal band who decided to throw some Slayer at me after we…"
Wednesday
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"I found some videos on tap tuning and I was really intrigued a out the process. Also came into play  were explanations on braces. The where for, what for and the how come of doing so. Fascinating information if you're serious about…"
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"I suggest that if one is interested in the quest for better sound they research the internet to get better informed on the subject. Tuning plates, carving braces, and testing responses of the top is too large a subject to cover on this forum.…"
Tuesday
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"What process(formula, tool, listen for) determines the sound quality of the lid? I compare the top to the bottom by thumping on them with my knuckle. I tried using my 'infamous' tuning fork but I'm not seeing or hearing anything to…"
Tuesday
Taffy Evans replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"Hi Will, yes RTZguitars is correct about the weight of the braces, that's what I meant about over bracing. You have to balance it against the flexibility of the top. These are about 5mm wide. In the photos I show the bracing before carving,…"
Tuesday
Jerry Jordan replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"ehh.,.,I've been called "JellyWhiteBread" almost 40 years.,.,I was a skinny kid with a guitar, and a friends older brother bestowed the name on me, comparing me to blues artists of the hey day.,.,pretty much a put down, but it…"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"Taff, You are a wealth of information to tap and I appreciate you sharing it. I wish you didn't live sooooo far away, it would be great to have a discussion with you and see your shop. This old dog has learned alot of new tricks! For that I…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"Hi Will, a few notes on your bracing question. There are bracing used as structural stregntheners and others used to control the tops vibrations and tone, this applies to the full guitars I build but I think the same rule applies to any stringed…"
Sep 8
Art Prior replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"I have always enjoyed RVing and when we retired we sold the house and went fulltiming. We travel less now but still love the lifestyle and live in the rig-----so  Iam still ''fulltimerart''  Years ago, in the CBradio…"
Sep 8
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion "Another' lid question.
"Thanks, I was wondering if I should thin it some more. If didn't brace it the  bridge would come right through. On the other hand, I've seen bridges that span almost full width of the box. Because of the back angle, there will be a…"
Sep 8

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At 12:30pm on September 11, 2019, Tom Moore said…

Thank you for the welcome Kool Dog.  I appreciate that.

Tom Moore

At 2:13am on September 3, 2019, Simon Benoit said…

Thanks for the warm welcome. Didn't have time to look at my CBN page since I signed up. I'm here to learn and share too. Completed 5 builds so far and I consider myself a beginner.

At 2:27am on July 24, 2019, Lee Shelton said…
Thank you for the welcome. I look forward to getting more involved in CBN
At 6:53pm on July 23, 2019, Myron Joe Hickel said…

Thanks Kool Dog,

My chapter 2 kit came yesterday, made my own box and rounding over the maple neck. I'm glad to be here.

At 3:58pm on July 22, 2019, Jason Rowell said…

Thanks for the welcome! Can't wait to share some pics of my next build and learn from everyone!

At 9:54am on July 22, 2019, Evan Keeling said…

Thanks for the welcome greeting... I look forward to digging into the site.

At 8:54am on July 20, 2019, Dave said…

Hello! Thanks for the welcome message. Great site.

At 4:46pm on July 19, 2019, Tim Smith said…

Thanks.

At 9:15am on July 13, 2019, Smokin' Guitars said…

Thanks for the welcome, just lurking the site for the moment but have plans for a introduction and posting some pictures of my builds soon.

Mark

At 12:51pm on July 12, 2019, Patsy Monteleone said…

Thanks. I'll look forward to getting into things here. Seems like a great resource and a cool online community. Cheers!

 
 
 

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