i was wondering if some of y'all thin out the box to get more vibration out of the wood. i just finishe my first build was very happy except it was kinda quiet unless i plugged it in. i was hopin' for a little louder sound unplugged. i was thinking about taking the box apart sanding or gouging the top and bottom out to thin out the wood to try to get more response out or it . i know this is old stuff to most of y'all but i'm working some of this stuff out for the first time so bare with me. what about it what do you do. just depend on the pickups or try to get the box to talk? oh yeah i found the guitar/fiddle i was asking about someone had it on ebay its on page 22 or 23 of the posts. sure looks good little somebody made it i was wondering how it sounded was it bowed or picked or slide . well enough questions for now.
well i learned that there is such a thing as too thin today . build number two is in the trash . thinner may be better but i went for it one too many times . oh well onward and upward.
Thinner is better to a point. Luthiers "tap tune" tops as they thickness. At some point you get a kind of metallic tone. I've been experimenting with some big boxes with solid tops to see if I can tune them.
ive seen that on youtube but don't really understand what sound you are trying to get out of it ?a ringing or a metallic sound what do you think tap tuning is ?
DeDa Badaddy (AndyE) said:Thinner is better to a point. Luthiers "tap tune" tops as they thickness. At some point you get a kind of metallic tone. I've been experimenting with some big boxes with solid tops to see if I can tune them.