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Baritone quest fretless deep voice escapade...

#16 User is online   jahloon 

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 07:35 PM

Villager, on Nov 19 2004, 12:54 PM, said:

corcoran, on Nov 18 2004, 08:25 AM, said:

looking forward to hearing the enlarged one :(

I'm looking forward to watching Jahloon try to fit the enlarged one into its original case. V

Now that's not funny. The orignal case will have to expand a few inches, or I could just cut a hole in one end and let it poke out like it was hatching or something. Any ideas would be most welcome. --J
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:05 AM

jahloon, on Nov 17 2004, 11:35 AM, said:

Yep, the Warmoth boys are producing a bolt on neck with ebony board. About six weeks they say. Full details and picks in, err... six weeks. --J

Do you have a body for the guitar, or are you going to have it made as well?

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:29 AM

The guitar is the one I put the sustainer on Unfretted / Articles / Sustainer and was about to rip the frets off until the baritone idea came along. So its having its last few days of fretdom. The sustainer is also very interesting for proving a drone to play over, like the Tambura in Indian music. I just dampen the strings I don't want, partial capo some, and the add a bit of slow phase and chorus. --J
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 08:40 AM

Cool :(
So, how much longer is a baritone neck than a regular one? And what is the advantage of the additional length?

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:40 AM

transient, on Nov 20 2004, 08:40 AM, said:

Cool :(
So, how much longer is a baritone neck than a regular one? And what is the advantage of the additional length?

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Standard length 24.5 to 25.5 inches, Baritone 27.5 to 28.8, Short scale bass 30, normal bass 34.
Additional length allows lower tuning, and a monster sound! --J
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:49 AM

jahloon, on Nov 19 2004, 07:35 PM, said:

Now that's not funny. The orignal case will have to expand a few inches, or I could just cut a hole in one end and let it poke out like it was hatching or something. Any ideas would be most welcome. --J

Get the jigsaw out and chop off the body behind the bridge! :D


OH! you meant serious suggestions! then maybe I'm not yer man :(

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Or 'arf inch' one of the missus' bed socks to cover the bit poking out - or even a tea cosy...
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:53 AM

transient, on Nov 20 2004, 08:40 AM, said:

And what is the advantage of the additional length?

Dear oh dear!


:(

sorry - can't help myself

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Ahem! higher string tension results in less flabby bottom end
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 12:28 PM

corcoran, on Nov 20 2004, 09:53 AM, said:

Dear oh dear!


:D

sorry - can't help myself

I knew you would do that! :(

Soon we'll be receiving "enlarge your neck" & "tighten your flabby bottom" spam e-mails from guitar companies :ph34r:

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 10:16 AM

transient, on Nov 20 2004, 12:28 PM, said:

Soon we'll be receiving "enlarge your neck" & "tighten your flabby bottom" spam e-mails from guitar companies :ph34r:

Its got to be better than the usual run of Spam, today I got a "Viagra for your dog" spam mail. I've not got a dog but the thought of one on the go for a weekend is pretty scary, mind you it could be fum spiking the farmer's sheepdog. Woof Woof!
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 02:59 PM

Villager, on Nov 24 2004, 10:16 AM, said:

"Viagra for your dog"

I think you've found a great album title there!

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giving the dog a bone? :D

sorry, :ph34r:
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 09:56 PM

Villager, on Nov 24 2004, 10:16 AM, said:

Its got to be better than the usual run of Spam, today I got a "Viagra for your dog" spam mail. I've not got a dog but the thought of one on the go for a weekend is pretty scary, mind you it could be fum spiking the farmer's sheepdog. Woof Woof!

Makes your sheep Baa all night long! --J
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:26 PM

corcoran, on Nov 24 2004, 02:59 PM, said:

Villager, on Nov 24 2004, 10:16 AM, said:

"Viagra for your dog"

I think you've found a great album title there!

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giving the dog a bone? :P

sorry, :ph34r:

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:42 PM

jahloon, on Nov 6 2004, 02:10 AM, said:

For some time I've hankered after a baritone fretless. First I tried to persuade Vigier to make one, but Patrice explained his machinery was geared to normal guitar. So then I tried a couple of UK guitar makers only to get a twelve month lead time. So I sat for a while thinking.
I had planned a ritual unfretting of the Hamer (the one fitted with a sustainer) see webpages for that mod. But then already having a couple of fretless introducing a "me too" was not a good road to travel.
Then one day, maybe in the bath, it came to me; fit a baritone neck to the Hamer, then you have everything you wanted on a baritone, the sustainer, the midi output, and its more cost effective than a complete new build.
So I found a local luthier, but sadly, after looking at the project for a few weeks it was apparent his workload would not allow the project to reach fruition.
So what to do? The usual answer is; if you want a job doing, you better do it yourself.
Now its game on! The aim is to have a working baritone fretless by New Year's Day.
Stand by your beds - will it be a white Christmas or a white wash if the baritone is not born 1/1/2005?

Well the neck was ordered 15/Nov/2004 and the guys at Warmoth gave a six week lead time. I'd almost given up on seeing anything this side of New Year but today a UPS notification came through that the expected delivery date is 29/Dec/2004, fingers crossed, we may yet slide under the wire! --Jahloon
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Posted 24 December 2004 - 02:02 PM

Good news! I guess you'll be busy installing the neck while everybody else is celebrating the new year, well, only if you work as slow as me :D

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 04:08 PM

transient, on Dec 24 2004, 02:02 PM, said:

Good news! I guess you'll be busy installing the neck while everybody else is celebrating the new year, well, only if you work as slow as me :D

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There is quite a bit of work as it is just a bare neck, but satin finished. Needs the nut and markers and tuning pegs etc.. more as and when... --J
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