Rocknroller912
Rocknroller912
@rocknroller912
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Joined: Aug 12, 2020
Last seen: Jan 31, 2024
Topics: 6 / Replies: 1143
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RE: Banjo New Neck

@russ Thanks the banjo has gone back to its owner now and my stress level has gone back down. Difficult with jobs like this not to make the repair ...

4 months ago
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RE: Banjo New Neck

Forgot to add a pic of the old broken neck

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@robin Well done Robin it looks good and is certainly challenging

4 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@robin Thanks I haven’t seen this before and only have his mandolin book. For a first build I would stick with Marks course and it will be a good g...

5 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@peter-c-f The sound waves on bowed and plucked instruments are different. I watched a science demo when I attended classes at violin school using ...

5 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@robin violins are tuned F front and F# back

5 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@robin A# sounds a bit off. I watched a video on classical building where the top was an F and I think steel string is lower. Shaving a bit off to ...

5 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@robin Tap tuning takes a lot of experience. Some makers even tune after the body is closed by scraping the outside of the soundboard and tapping t...

5 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

@peter-c-f Braces are usually tuned by holding the plate very lightly till it rings. Some people can tell the pitch by ear but normal humans use a ...

5 months ago
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RE: Build #4 (formerly build #3 😂)

I would be interested in one if the price is not too much. Which one do you have please

5 months ago
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RE: New member - third build - still a novice

@nsj Spring claw is chrome which is hard to solder. Probably need to file away a small part to solder onto. If you get to the copper layer that sho...

6 months ago
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RE: New member - third build - still a novice

@nsj No, metal forms an oxide which prevents a good solder joint. Aluminium and its alloys is one of the worst and very difficult to solder or weld....

6 months ago
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RE: New member - third build - still a novice

@cafebrouge Solder flows towards hot surfaces and you need to sand any pots to take off metal oxide just before you solder. Same with wires, take o...

6 months ago
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RE: Bench build

@boo Looks very good. You are so lucky to have the space.

6 months ago
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RE: Shielding Paint

@brie Ive found it cleans easily with thinners but if the wood is not sealed it will get into the grain

6 months ago
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RE: Shielding Paint

@rathius Hope you can read this, it’s hard to capture a round tin

6 months ago
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RE: Shielding Paint

Meant to post this a while ago and forgot. Readily available in the U.K. cost £21 for 500ml and works well. I tried it on a recent Telecaster style bu...

6 months ago
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RE: Robin's build #004

Glad to see you are doing an acoustic Robin, it’s looking good so far.

6 months ago
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RE: Headstock angle jig

@kalimar From memory it think it was more about the headstock angle. Think it was 11 deg

12 months ago
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