having played the same concept built into the new yamaha acoustics, it's certainly a fun party trick to hear reverb coming out of the actual guitar.
i see no professional use for it though, either live or recording
interesting video, but i gotta say it looks like that order of operations would be a hassle; by doing the bridge wrap but not immediately doing the other end, those bridge wraps are left loose and free to flop around and undo themselves. you can even see in the video how the G wrap keeps...
me too, E strings "out" and the middle four "in"; i run the leftover bit at the headstock under the proceeding winds too, that greatly stabilizes the winds and speeds up settling to pitch.
as for the bridge i tuck the excess under the next string, but never tried to aim the last few back the...
looks like the tonewood gadget only has one input, so not really. you'd have to have another onboard preamp to buffer and blend the magnetic and the K&K, then run all that into the tonewood gadget.
man that's a lot of electronic junk to have inside your acoustic :/
what?? no! :oops:
oh, ok! :)
i'm not convinced that there's really zero relief change past the 12th but it's at least very minimal, so there's a logic to it.
hell it might be a good exercise to try this for people who are having a hard time "seeing" the relief vs saddle height relationship in...
nah, you should stick with that metric.
do @Alan Wolf's trick of fretting the first and looking over the second fret, that's what your "limit" looks like for a given amount of relief. the open string can't be lower than that and in fact needs to be ever so slightly higher.
if something seems...
are you sure? how are you measuring nut height?
has the nut been filed out by a pro? if not, it's pretty much a guarantee that from the factory it's way too high, forcing the first three or four frets sharp (along with making the whole guitar play worse)
yep, there's your trouble!
go to the bridge pickup fully bright, fret as hard as you normally fret and hit as hard as you normally hit, then intonate to that since it's how you actually play. you'll probably notice that you're a bit sharper than before.
sure, of course. it's just that with excess relief on that side you might not be able to get it quite as low without starting to buzz in the middle of the neck, the frets basically curve back up into the middle of the string again and interfere sooner.
a strat pickup :)
if you wanted to keep it true "tele" form factor, the key detail is the cover; vintage teles had brass covered neck pickups, that brass served to deliberately mellow out the tone of the neck pickup. many modern makers use nickel silver covers (like gibson humbuckers have) that...
the LP is OK (not great) but the other two have way too much bow, especially with holding down the string at the 15th. try straightening them all down to more like .007" (whichever E gets there first ;))
it's a little surprising that all three of yours are showing more relief under...