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 Post subject: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:23 am 
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Just joined forum - been working on a project I thought I'd toss out there. An adjustable Cone Well. Intent is to manipulate the tone through the use of sliders on the ring. I'll be posting updates on the cone well portion of the build. You can find more info about this project on my blog at http://HijinxGuitars.Wordpress.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:29 pm 
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That is going to make an amazing... tambourine?

:lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. I admit I have no idea what a cone well is. For a banjo or resonator?


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:52 am 
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This is for a wood bodied resonator guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:12 am 
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Hijinx, welcome to OLF. I'm still trying to figure out how all this fits together and works - I'll be watching your thread with interest.

For Rirhett, the cone well holds the cone to the top inside a resonator. Most biscuit bridge reso's just have an open bottom into the body of the guitar. Spider bridge resonators sometimes have a ring that goes from the top to the back with holes in it, sometimes they are open like biscuits. I've followed a little bit of what Hijinx is planning on his web page and suggested that he post here to get some comments from people who build resonators.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:50 am 
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So the metal parts can slide to open or block off the holes in the rim? Could be interesting to hear the effect it has. Will the metal posts go through the cover plate so you can slide them while playing?


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:30 am 
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A few bugs to work out but this prototype of the ring and sliders will give you an idea of how this will come together. One pic shows the slider open, the other closed. The post will protrude through the top just slightly outside the cone cover. I'll keep the profile low and finish with some sort of a knob. Took a few tries but I've got the positioning and mechanics worked out. It's not pretty from a workmanship standpoint but hey - it's a prototype not a showpiece.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:49 am 
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Interesting..... I understand what you are doing but not why. I guess that will be revealed as this goes forward.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:40 am 
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Once this project is completely assembled I will be doing some tests to see how much impact the adjustable cone well can make on the tone of the guitar. It's one idea of several like this I will be exploring. More on this project can be found in my blog at https://hijinxguitars.wordpress.com/. I also have been posting updates via Twitter at https://twitter.com/.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:36 am 
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All mocked up with top and neck.


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 Post subject: Re: Adjustable Cone Well
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:33 am 
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Ready to route binding channels. Getting closer to final assembly and testing!


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