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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by thinkpad20, Mar 16, 2016.
Let’s hear it!
I sent my order form and he said he will add me to the queue in December.
Guess I’m on the queue to be in the queue. Yay.
This thread is an excuse for guitar pron!
I used it on this song. I wanted to see if I could track and mix a song in 60 minutes, so punk rock was the obvious format, and I think the song came out okay, for the time restriction. The guitar is nice and bright. I used the bridge pickup for left and right rhythm and the neck for the “solo”. I used my Splawn for guitars and bass.
My Space 7 is by far the best guitar I've ever had.
I got one retail, but it was beautiful in my opinion so I didn't mind not customizing.
Definitely paid more too! I find it difficult justifying buying any other guitar of a similar type since this does it so well.
Padalka announced some new custom headless hardware: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEyyv6tArAL
Looks super clean, although the headstock looks pretty long.
I like the fact that it intonates easily and that he fixed the slipping strings with a double wrap. However, the saddle height adjustment seems to be similar to Hipshot using two screws which I absolutely dislike.
Very clean design!
What are some methods you prefer? I know I've seen some but they aren't coming to mind right now aside from TOMs and Strandberg
One screw lifting the entire saddle.
Like on the Schaller Hannes.
How easy is that to adjust when the guitar is strung-up? I've never used one.
Not bad with a ball end hex key.
you have to detune.
I absolutely hate that design. But folks like what they like.
I might like it more if the threads on all those single screw designs were like 3 times as fine.
Detuning is not necessary. The thickest string I use on a Hannes is .56 and it works fine with a slight angle on the allen key.
Looks great but you are going to get a lot of ringing from that bridge with the extra string past the saddle. Not the easiest thing to mute if you are tracking.
I like the longer headstock because then the volute will be in the right position (under the nut). I've had headless guitar where the volute was in the middle of the first fret which made this fret pretty much unusable. A problem I've seen several times on headless guitars, Simon seems to get it right (for my preferences at least).
What builder designed a headless with a volute?
Quite a few.
Strandberg, Mayones, down to GOC and NK. Aristides does a little bit.
Steinberger, Kiesel and Klein are examples of those that don't.
Those are not "volutes", they're just where the neck goes out of round.
To be a volute it either has to be at the intersection of a scarf joint or at least a raised structural section clear of a join.
These are examples of a volute:
Ahh, OK. I agree the Aristides wouldn't count as it looks like it doesn't get thicker...but seemingly all of the other I mentioned, the neck gets thicker. For example, Mayones:
That's just poor/weird design choice, still not an actual volute, which is a particular structural element.
From what I can tell, it's done to provide a necessary mounting space for the given hardware, which is why those who use an end-piece system like Kiesel or Steinberger just terminate at the end of the neck.
The systems used by Aristides, Mayones, Strandberg, etc. need to be drilled and mounted on the face of the neck end/pseudo-headstock, so they leave more material to support the hardware.
See the difference with the Hipshot hardware Kiesel uses:
The hardware drills into the neck end parallel to the direction of the neck, not perpendicular and downward.