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Old 12th April 2010, 12:49 PM   #11
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Great thread

I have just ordered a Moses carbon bass neck, 4string 30" scale pictures will come
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Old 12th April 2010, 01:28 PM   #12
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How are you going to tune this - ADGC or EADG ?

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Old 12th April 2010, 05:25 PM   #14
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Chris, the box and woofer were one, called a bass speaker. I installed a tweeter from a keyboard amplifier, and the amplifier is 30 Watts, from the same keyboard amplifier.

Later I took the remains of that keyboard amplifier, installed an old Lafayette home stereo amplifier, modified with op amps to give me gain and inversion, and now have a great little 25 Watt guitar amplifier with the speaker bridged between the two 8 Watt channels.
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Wow! I want one of those!

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Thanx !!!

If You listened to this amp you would definately want one , everyone would want one , it sounds freaking awesome , Somewhere between a Marshal and a Mesa dual rec but with way more gain and tonal options .....


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How are you going to tune this - ADGC or EADG ?

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Charles
Im not experienced, just normal EADG, I guess
But I think I know what you are getting at, that some say the short scale is a bit "soft" or mellow
I hope to get more time to build a complete 30" scale 6string
My plan is to make both work with the better full scale strings, thats the trick
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I installed a tweeter from a keyboard amplifier, and the amplifier is 30 Watts, from the same keyboard amplifier.

Later I took the remains of that keyboard amplifier, installed an old Lafayette home stereo amplifier, modified with op amps to give me gain and inversion, and now have a great little 25 Watt guitar amplifier with the speaker bridged between the two 8 Watt channels.
Brilliant example of people using what they have to make something better. I admire that.
Cal, thanks for sticky-ing this. Hopefully, we'll get the 200 pages the rest of them have.
tinitus - at first I thought you meant a carbon fibre neck, which would have been pretty cool. I expect you'll work wonders with it.

I'm getting a new mains transformer for my amp today. After poking around with a scope, it was discovered that bigger transistors (of correct specs, of course), and a bigger PSU would greatly help to get some decent volume out.
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Old 13th April 2010, 11:13 AM   #18
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Great thread

I have just ordered a Moses carbon bass neck, 4string 30" scale pictures will come

That's cool! The Stanley Clarke copy I'm building will be 5 string 30" (well just over thirty, by sawing the first couple of frets off a 34" fingerboard). Didn't know Moses made short scale necks as well.

The trick is to use thicker strings with shorter scale lenghts, my humble Squier Bronco sounds great (despite also being 30" or 32", don't remember), put a decent pickup in there and there's no reason shorter scalelengths should sound worse.
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by sawing the first couple of frets off a 34" fingerboard).
Hopefully Its not insulting saying that its not that simple
If you shorten a 34" scale neck its still 34", just with a longer body
The shorter scale means less distance bewteen the frets, thats all

Or maybe I have misunderstood, and you have just expressed it wrong by saying "sawing off frets" ?
Maybe you mean shortening a "RAW" 34" fretboard ?

btw, I know a couple of fret position calculaters
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sawing the first couple of frets
Ouch
Sorry Jarno, I read wrong

Sawing off the FIRST couple of frets does seem to work

I tried to calculate scale length, and it seem to ad up very nicely with a 30.3" scale

To those who doesnt know, it refers to FREE swinging string length

Thanks Jarno, thats quite cool, I didnt know that would work
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