Search:

Type: Posts; User: irishmando

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Re: Bouzouki built for under $1k? Any thoughts?

    It might help if you elaborate a bit more on what you are looking for. Long or short scale length, guitar or traditional, shaped body, carved of flat top. You can build one yourself for that price...
  2. Replies
    8
    Views
    805

    Re: OM accompaniments a la Andy Irvine

    If you are using a long scale bouzouki the GDAD tuning works best since you can use partial chords and gat a lot of drone from it which gives it a unique voice in a session. If you are using a short...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    605

    Re: What plectra for the mandole?

    My suggestion is to try several different picks to see what sound you want to get out of it. I am finding that each instrument I have needs a different pick to get what I want from it. I have pretty...
  4. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,340

    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    Thanks for the link. It is a good pointer to another resource for those of us new to the craft. This forum has proven quite helpful in getting me through my first build. It amazes me that so many...
  5. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,340

    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    I might be showing my ignorance here. Is it possible to use a pin bridge on an induced arch?
  6. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,340

    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    Peter,
    What was the arch radius you used? I agree the arch top is a lot more work. If I go that direction I will probably use a small guitar design with a pin bridge just because it would be a new...
  7. Replies
    2
    Views
    680

    Re: A new flat-top pin-bridge bouzouki

    Beautiful Graham. I would love to hear it.
  8. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,340

    Re: carved or flat top octave mandolin

    I just finished a build of a carved top bouzouki the end of last year and love the sound compared to my trinity college bouzouki. They are both long scale length (660mm). My thoughts for the OM...
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    755

    Re: Best way to attach K&K pickups

    I did leave a note on the K&K web site but have not received a response yet. Since I don't care about removing it and I have some gel CA I will use that unless K&K recommends something different...
  10. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,340

    carved or flat top octave mandolin

    For my next build I am thinking of building a guitar bodied octave mandolin, and am trying to decide on a flat top guitar or arch top carved guitar body for it. I would be inter4ested i any thoughts...
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    755

    Re: Best way to attach K&K pickups

    The twin spot is recommended for the bouzouki; there is a different one for the mandolin. It did come with the double stick tape, but I am not concerned with removing it. Once the hole is drilled for...
  12. Replies
    12
    Views
    755

    Best way to attach K&K pickups

    I am installing a K&K twin spot internal in my bouzouki and am wondering what is the best way to attach the transducers. Does the supplied tape work OK or is it better to use epoxy or CA glue?
  13. Replies
    4
    Views
    630

    Re: plans for next build

    What a beautiful instrument! I did mean octave mandolin. I was thinking of a flat top fixed bridge design, but after listening to it on your link the carved top is worth considering.
    Are the plans...
  14. Replies
    6
    Views
    507

    Re: Pinched E strings

    It does sound like it is buzzing on a fret. As pops1 said, when the humidity drops in the winter the top shrinks and if your action was low to begin with it could be too low now. If you have and...
  15. Re: anyone use these for touching up nitro based finishes?

    I've never used Novus on lacquer, but it works well on eisenglass so I would guess it is fine for lacquer. I use automotive compounds; either 3M perfect it, or as suggested, Maguiar's fine cut...
  16. Replies
    4
    Views
    630

    plans for next build

    I am thinking of building a short scale OM with a small guitar body for my next build. Can anyone suggest where I can find plans for an appropriate size guitar for the body?
  17. Replies
    4
    Views
    440

    Re: Long vs short scale setup question

    I play a longer scale OM and am still trying to find the best setup. I play fairly hard so I do have to set more relief in the neck. I am still trying to find the sweet spot for the action, but in...
  18. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,134

    Re: Intonation issue

    One suggestion if you decide to move the bridge under full string tension be very careful to not just try to move it by the top (saddle).
    This can cause the string tension to slam the bridge over,...
  19. Replies
    7
    Views
    722

    Re: finish cracks

    It is an Ashton-Baily tailpiece. I bought it from Stewmac. I am seeing your point about the small and rigid contact area. The instrument is staying in tune so if there is any contour changing it is...
  20. Replies
    7
    Views
    722

    Re: finish cracks

    The recurve along the back appeared a bit deeper then around the sides when I carved it. I think it is because the transition to the bridge is a bit steeper from the back. It was carved to 3.5mm. ...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    722

    finish cracks

    The bouzouki I built has developed some finish cracks around the tailpiece. The tailpiece bottom screw has also pulled out a bit. I don't see any distortion on the body itself, and the string...
  22. Replies
    10
    Views
    810

    Re: 20inch OM radiused or not?

    I recently finished a bouzouki and radiused the board to 10", and I find it more comfortable than my Trinity Collage which has a flat board. I used the Stew-mac boards to radius, and as multidon...
  23. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    Reinhardt - yes it is an archtop. I used Graham McDonald's book as a guide for carving it.
    Bernie - I have done large scale woodworking in the past, and some instrument repair on my own instruments...
  24. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    I played it in a session this week and it blended nicely with the other instruments. It is clean sounding and well balanced. It is a lot of fun playing something you made. I learned a lot and am...
  25. Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    I finally finished the bouzouki I have been working on for almost a year. Here are a couple of photos. It is a thrill to actually string it up and play it.
    Thanks for all of the advice I have...
Results 1 to 25 of 99
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4