Dave Belcher How to Change Strings
I have had success minimizing the squeaks with soap and now wax. On two of the tuners the sound is gone. The D string tuner is much better, but not perfect. I included Dave’s method of stringing for anyone who comes upon this thread.
Yes, I agree. I think it is best to minimize the amount of string on the roller. I like your string tying video—-well done. Gilbert’s idea of carrying a little piece of cardboard with tape is something I plan to adopt.
Peace to you,
Drew Burgess replied to the topic Reginald Smith Brindle—An entrée into the avant-garde in the forum General Discussion 5 hours, 41 minutes ago
Canto and Aeolian mode sound great! I began to listen to the interview too, very informative. This may be redundant…of the pieces people have sampled may we have a short list of 1-5 works for members to try. In the beginning of the interview Steve Thachuk says that RSB did not write works that were too hard. What pieces fit for…[Read more]
I remember learning that from my Dad as a kid and I thought it was magic! In this case the guitar is old and I think the holes were bored a bit askew. Something I have considered in the process is how the strings are wound hence the Gilbert ideas in the link.
The sensitivity to moisture is something I…[Read more]
Good thoughts! I have used oil before and reamed the holes with a round file too. In the case of moisture the wax idea might work better. So far the soap is working. I have noticed that new tuners can squeak. I like the idea of the type with bearings. Yes to Brindle, OWN your squeaks and be proud!
Do you have tuners that squeak? Here is a low tech tip——bar soap. Remove the tuners. With a Qtip liberally apply soap into each of the holes, both sides. Use the mushy part of the underside of the bar soap. Seems to work pretty good—-test in progress for me. Wax is recommended too. Some squeaks are quite stubborn.
Does anyone have…[Read more]
Yes, the guitar really captured my interest. Aside from the merits of guitars I am fascinated with shops and proprietors. All of our instruments come from an industry. I read a post of someone fondly recalling visiting the Camurat store on Rome street in Paris. I have many happy memories with music stores as well.
Looking forward to…[Read more]
I am laughing this morning. The end of the semester is in five days, I have much work to complete and I am obsessed with fixing guitars. Untwisting the neck on the Camurat was kind of a revelation for me——it can be done!! Not sure about your Dauphin but on a back bow I think the way would be to remove the…[Read more]
The guitar has seven braces and a small one on the treble side. The label says Jacques Camurat Luthier. He was a violin maker. I think he had guitars made for his shop in Paris. I bought the guitar for $260 dollars. It was a wreck, one of those guitars with three steel strings on the bass. The neck was twisted. I wanted to save the…[Read more]
1) My present goal is to hone many of the pieces in grade 5. I am working on member challenge no. 6 with Bouree. I have submitted three videos for the challenge of measures 15 through 19. Gradually I am increasing the speed. For my practice and the recordings I have utilized a metronome. For this session I wanted to…[Read more]
Don’t forget to sleep! Great accomplishments. Your ordering reminds me of your occupation as a librarian—-very cool. I am looking forward to seeing you in June!
Terrific work Roger!
Congratulations on achieving so much. You have given yourself fully. Sincerity shines through like the sun and your efforts are sincere. Carry forward with all of your wonderful enthusiasm!
Best to you,
Great update as expected. The scholarship you and Mark are providing concerning RSB captures my interest—-I will catch up hopefully and learn. I have had good luck with the flight crews carrying my guitar.
See you soon,
Oh man, this sounds like a remarkable trip! I am ready to go. This summer I will quiz you for more details. The discussion of the reading has me wanting to order the volumes.
See you soon!
Thank you, lately I appreciated it a bit more for some reason. I remember your interest with woodworking and I thought of you.
I want to catch up on your trip! This summer I look forward to learning about your experience.
Best to you world traveler,
Wonderful Donna, very impressive! I am also impressed with such great teaching. I think students are ready for the challenges they accept. It is apparent how well they are coordinating the effort giving a lifetime skill and familial memory. Thank you John for providing the guitars!
Congratulations on starting the journal and submitting a video. You sound good! I noticed your smooth right hand I/M finger alternation and the way you coordinated your A finger for the last few measures. Keep up the great work, it is a pleasure to see what you are doing.
My entries above were subdividing the measures with the metronome set for eighth notes. This week I wanted to work on the pulse without the eighth note ‘training wheels’. It seems that I need to feel more of the pulse in general. Perhaps I intellectualize the work wit…[Read more]
Great Dave! I see the 6th string advantage for the first measure. In reading the sheet music I missed it—-thanks. I like what you have noticed and I will work on it prior to my next video.
Enjoy your weekend!
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