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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BigRedX » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Regarding the power problem. If had been using mine for more than a gig a month, plus full band gig rehearsals I might have looked at fitting it with a socket for an external PSU. Probably another locking plug and socket, or maybe a 5-pin XLR for both MIDI and power along with a suitable cable.

However for about 4-5 hours use a week rechargeable batteries were more than sufficient.
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BJG145 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:18 pm

Feeling stoked! :mrgreen:

This thread kind of bifurcated...the KX5 thing is more or less done now (although I noticed that one of the keys had dislocated again *sigh*...there's a retaining strip, it needs to be glued but not too glued...I'm thinking, Copydex? Does anyone make that anymore...?)

Anyway, back to the present fork - I'd been hoping for an update on the DigiGurdy situation, which arrived today.

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"The first six". Kind of reminds me of: "The final five". :D

(...any Battlestar Galactica fans here? No...? :eh: Oh well...)

I couldn't help wondering if Nigel Eaton was also one of the First Six. But of course, it doesn't matter. So...yes, I asked. And indeed he is.

So now I'm wondering if I should suggest serial numbers. It seems silly; trivial. But then...

Ladies and gentleman, I present...the final five! Sorry, I mean the first five. Six...

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Re: 3D Printing

Postby Wonks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:25 pm

Copydex.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=copydex&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

It's more of a fabric glue than anything else, so won't stick to plastic that well.
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BJG145 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:29 pm

Wonks wrote:Copydex.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=copydex&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

It's more of a fabric glue than anything else, so won't stick to plastic that well.

OK! Thanks Wonks. (I seem to remember it's pretty good fun peeling it off your fingers though? So I might get some anyway.)
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby Wonks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:55 pm

Maybe use a hot glue gun? The standard white glue is strong but not too strong.
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BJG145 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:19 pm

FIrst batch of six DigiGurdies apparently now complete and ready to ship...

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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BJG145 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:35 pm

Digi-Gurdy arrived this morning. Love it. :D

This is a very rough demo but I needed to get in first before Nigel Eaton got warmed up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piyTyu4 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby Folderol » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:23 pm

Sounds pretty good, but I can't help thinking that a good part of the experience is the sight of the real thing.
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BJG145 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:48 pm

...yes indeed, this is mainly a practice thing. There's a lot of faffing around with rosin, cotton wool and tuning pegs to get a real one working. (Not to mention the racket.) But they're wonderful instruments. (My dream gurdy would be a Mousnier Olive.)

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Re: 3D Printing

Postby zenguitar » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:04 am

One of the reasons I crave a decent workshop again is because I’ve long dreamed of creating an electric hurdy gurdy. Complete with custom pickups for the drones and melody. A nice Marshall for the drones, a Vox/Marshall/Tweed for the melody, two pedal boards, and a pair of volume pedals.

That has the potential to be utterly ridiculous :D

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Re: 3D Printing

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:28 am

and very cool!
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby Folderol » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:42 am

zenguitar wrote:One of the reasons I crave a decent workshop again is because I’ve long dreamed of creating an electric hurdy gurdy. Complete with custom pickups for the drones and melody. A nice Marshall for the drones, a Vox/Marshall/Tweed for the melody, two pedal boards, and a pair of volume pedals.

That has the potential to be utterly ridiculous :D

Andy :beamup:

... and therefore a marvelous bit of kit to wow the audience with... before you even play it :)
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby BJG145 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:51 am

zenguitar wrote:One of the reasons I crave a decent workshop again is because I’ve long dreamed of creating an electric hurdy gurdy.

I'd like to see that. :thumbup:

John Dingley has launched his design via the Nerdy Gurdy Builders Facebook group, and it's a good place to catch up on discussion of gurdy-hacking; mainly based around a specific customisable DIY kit called the Nerdy Gurdy.

My favourite gurdy luthier, the aforementioned Philippe Mousnier, also makes a solidbody model called the Artus which sounds a bit closer to what you're planning.

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Re: 3D Printing

Postby Folderol » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:09 am

Interesting. Very interesting :thumbup:
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Re: 3D Printing

Postby zenguitar » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:37 pm

I was sure plenty of people would have had the same idea. Thanks for the links.
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