Hippy Chip
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bridge angle and intonation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hippy Chip Nov 6, 2011. 2 Replies

I see a lot of people with angled saddles. How do you get the intonation right when the strings are not the same length? you will NEVER get it tuned right if your octave and your ping are not…Continue

 

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"Name one positive thing obama did for this country in 8 years---and "should have" would be correct for what you are trying to say :( "
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Shaping the neck

Antique rasp to shape the 1920s lath strip laminated neck---doesn't get any more basic than this---3 string fretless with wood nut and bridge, and salvaged tuners
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"Nice woods and start.  I still play my GDG and GDGB, but DGBE and DGB are my faves and main-stays."
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New batch of necks on the bench

"That’s cool good looking work , I’m a bit the same with a stack of boxes but I just take the 2 off the top of the pile and let nature take its corse to me they all going to be built on . "
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"I have some of the boxes picked out, but I have more than 70 on the shelf to choose from, so we will see what happens :) "
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Finished my latest build today

"String spacing and action are Fender spec---scale length is 25"---plays like a "real" guitar :) "
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New batch of necks on the bench

"and so it begins.,.,.,.,."
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Finished my latest build today

"xcellent Chip.,!! How does she play? I like that tapered neck.,.,for finger picking or slide work?.,,."
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At 8:06pm on June 24, 2012, bairfoot cajun said…

howdy hippy chip,i just stopped by to answer your question about the bark on the banjo hoop. well i took the easy way---i bought a bowl allready made with the bark on it and it was cut from a log about 10 inches wide and then i cut the center out after i measured a half inch edge and marked it with a pencil. to cut it i used a coping saw after i drilled a pilot hole to put the blade through. thanks for the question. i like telling how i do stuff for those folks that find it interesting.

At 3:18pm on June 19, 2012, The Phrygian Kid said…

YEah man, i dont entirely disagree with you..

but what are you gonna do?

to my mind the fundamental problem with it is that guys wanna sell their second third and fourth. period.  But you cant discourage em.  Leave ebay to the noobs and the $65 fretless jobs.  Your battle is already lost.  sorry dude.  your axes look great.  dont sell em online is my advice, put em in the hands of accomplished players who recognise quality and see what theyre offering

At 12:55pm on May 26, 2012, Gadsden Guitars said…

I bet'cha money, when you first strung it up you didn't like it too much, but as ya played it and got the tuning dialed in it started voicing and growin' on ya. It happens to me every time. :>) Now, start messin' with different tunings, Open C, Open G and D and find that sweet spot. Fun stuff for sure.

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At 11:08pm on May 22, 2012, GIFlush said…

glad to hear your close.. would love to see your work. I work odd hours, I/m on 24/7 for 3 weeks and off 1 week. I can get away some days from 10am to 2 pm during the week. My wife and I are house parents for 6 teenage girls. I hope we can get together.

At 8:29pm on May 15, 2012, Chuck Cobillas said…
Wow, that's what I was worried about, I will be out of town from the 26th thru June 2. Maybe we can get together another time?
At 9:54am on May 15, 2012, Chuck Cobillas said…
Hey Chip,
Any developments in getting a jam together? Looking forward to it!
Chuck
At 2:20pm on May 13, 2012, Delbarjo said…

héhé thx chip ^^!!

At 8:13pm on May 10, 2012, Dave Lynas said…

Hello Hippy Chip, thanks for the friends request. I like your work. I'm learning. .. Dave

At 9:58am on May 8, 2012, StarrCBGs(Donovan) said…

I have made a few using fret wire. The problem I was having was cuting the notchs in it to hold the string. The smaller strings would buzz in the bridge. It works great for the nut but I never could get that buzz out. I will try it again .

 

At 6:14pm on May 7, 2012, StarrCBGs(Donovan) said…

It is a laminate so there is no scrapes to glue up. I will figure something out later for now im trying to finish all of what I have started.

 

 
 
 

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