What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 am

SuperAxe wrote:
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I'd be keen on bone block inlays or dots.
Nothing wrong with making your own bone dot inlays. No need for CNC, etc. Just takes a bit of time but I am happy with the ones as shown below.

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What're the pickups in this thing?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by thephza » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:14 am

I have a bunch of projects going and thought I'd give a sneak peek at this future Sitarguar (aka Jagsituar) featuring an Eyb Guitars sitar bridge. Wish me luck.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 pm

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 am
SuperAxe wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:33 pm
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:56 pm
I'd be keen on bone block inlays or dots.
Nothing wrong with making your own bone dot inlays. No need for CNC, etc. Just takes a bit of time but I am happy with the ones as shown below.

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What're the pickups in this thing?
My own ones ;D Each pickup has 6 coils, one for each string.
You can hear them here:
https://youtu.be/sK8UPiwX1Dc

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:42 pm

^^That's awesome. :-*
Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:31 am

SuperAxe wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 pm
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 am
SuperAxe wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:33 pm


Nothing wrong with making your own bone dot inlays. No need for CNC, etc. Just takes a bit of time but I am happy with the ones as shown below.

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What're the pickups in this thing?
My own ones ;D Each pickup has 6 coils, one for each string.
You can hear them here:
https://youtu.be/sK8UPiwX1Dc
Wild, is it something you do for fun or do you sell them?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 pm

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:31 am
SuperAxe wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 pm
X-Ray Spex wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 am


What're the pickups in this thing?
My own ones ;D Each pickup has 6 coils, one for each string.
You can hear them here:
https://youtu.be/sK8UPiwX1Dc
Wild, is it something you do for fun or do you sell them?
The intention was both, the design is mostly complete. The six coils are mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) and allow for serial and parallel switching. They are noise canceling as well. I have PCBs for Gretsch style Dynasonic pickups (as per the photo) and also completed a PCB for humbucker format. P90 PCB format remaining to do. I need to finalise the housing and then some wax potting testing as they are quite microphonic in the current ebony timber housing. The beauty of having a single coil per string is that you can, in theory, sent each coil signal to an individual amp ::)
What did you think of the sound sample?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by mgeek » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:36 am

SuperAxe wrote:
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The beauty of having a single coil per string is that you can, in theory, sent each coil signal to an individual amp ::)
What did you think of the sound sample?
that's great! I've been working on some stereo guitar designs (not quite every string to a separate amp!) and it's very effective, would love to have a go on this

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:04 pm

mgeek wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:36 am
SuperAxe wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:20 pm
The beauty of having a single coil per string is that you can, in theory, sent each coil signal to an individual amp ::)
What did you think of the sound sample?
that's great! I've been working on some stereo guitar designs (not quite every string to a separate amp!) and it's very effective, would love to have a go on this
I'll keep that in mind. First finishing a guitar that I am building (which will have one of these pickups) then thinking of how to bring out the individual coils via the PCB.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by JakeNelson2002 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:59 am

My offset baritones have been put on the back burner.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:54 pm

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My offset baritones have been put on the back burner.
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Could not resist it ;D

Very nice, looks like you and I are building a similar guitar... Your top is arched and one piece, right? Mine is a book matched flat top....

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by JakeNelson2002 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:23 am

SuperAxe wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:54 pm
JakeNelson2002 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:59 am
My offset baritones have been put on the back burner.
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Could not resist it ;D

Very nice, looks like you and I are building a similar guitar... Your top is arched and one piece, right? Mine is a book matched flat top....

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The body was a cheap Kay style Archtop that the neck was all but broken off. It’s pressed one piece birch. I cut the sides down and it now has a center block like a es-335.

What kind of wood is your neck made from?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by JakeNelson2002 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:38 am

@SuperAxe What are you going to use for a bridge and tailpiece?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:02 am

Not yet on my workbench, but it's in the mail: new bridge for my Must-o-Sonic! It's an AlumiCrown, by Aluminati Guitars (though I'll use Highwood bent saddles with it). I got it in black.

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But they have pretty colors too!

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Can't wait for it to reach Singapore! I need to resolder a pot, my baby is in for some TCL. :w00t:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by thephza » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Sitarguar (or Jagsituar) is just waiting on a Disado neck from China now...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:25 pm

thephza wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Sitarguar (or Jagsituar) is just waiting on a Disado neck from China now...
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Looks good! :?
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