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General Discussion / Re: Just want to say Hi.
« Last post by Kamari on September 24, 2018, 04:08:22 PM »
i just want to say hi to all of you  :-* ;D :)
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General Discussion / Re: Just want to say Hi.
« Last post by Jim McCarthy on July 15, 2018, 01:41:32 AM »
Hi there Quentin - great to have you on board!
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General Discussion / Just want to say Hi.
« Last post by QuentinBau on July 14, 2018, 01:21:43 PM »
Many thanks, I enjoy it!
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Hi John - sorry I can't help you - this forum is just for percussion related discussion - I personally don't know enough about guitars to answer that!
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Instrument BARS & tuning / How to fix tuning issues with tremolo bar usage ?
« Last post by johntimber on July 10, 2018, 09:23:33 PM »
Hi,

Would a new spring in the tremolo plate fix the problem of when pulling up on the whammy bar of my Squier Mascis JM the strings go out of tune when I let go of the whammy bar? When I bend downwards on the bar it is fine, but when I bend upwards and let go the strings go sharp. Would a new spring help? I don't want to buy a new tremolo unit if I don't have to. Suggestions?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.



Thanks!

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Instrument RESONATORS & tuning / Re: Resonator Length
« Last post by Jim McCarthy on May 31, 2017, 11:23:24 PM »
Hi there Almonte!

SO do you mean whilst tuning the bars/resonators??? Or do you mean on stage - or in your home perhaps?

I've both performed and built now in both extremes of climate - from South Australian Summer to Canadian winter... so I have developed a few strategies for most scenarios now!
Jim
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Instrument RESONATORS & tuning / Re: Resonator Length
« Last post by Almonte on May 30, 2017, 12:25:27 AM »
Temperature changes are very much the https://www.gabeba.com/testo-fuel-review-results testo fuel enemy of bar percussion tuning!

Too right. Can you give any tips on keeping temps stable Jim?
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Instrument BARS & tuning / Re: Tuning technique of the marimba
« Last post by FanYang on August 22, 2016, 12:53:17 PM »
Hey Jim,

Could you please tell me why they are use this kind of overtone technique? Whats the different there ?

Thank you
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Instrument BARS & tuning / Re: Tuning technique of the marimba
« Last post by Jim McCarthy on August 03, 2016, 07:35:44 AM »
Oh - right - yes I have seen  this many times. Usually though historically it tends to be on cheaper Orff instruments where the bar dimensions are less than ideal for the fundamental bar pitch. I am surprised to see it here. As far as I am aware this is a method used to control a completely different type of overtone - a TORSIONAL mode.  have personally never had an issue with a marimba bar made to pro standards that required this technique - though from time to time with diatoninc school instruments.
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Instrument BARS & tuning / Re: Tuning technique of the marimba
« Last post by FanYang on August 01, 2016, 01:40:46 AM »
Hi Jim, is something like this.
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