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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by bobbytouche, Nov 23, 2014.
Not to fuel the tenor fire, but have you all seen the Eastwood Warren Ellis mandotenor double neck?
I want it so bad! But $999
I just realized it's hard to see in the picture. I routed the neck pocket and slimmed the headstock down to about .60" on the good ol' safe-t planer.
Nice grain structure!
Yeah! I was initially gonna use a solid color finish. But now I'm thinkin Butterscotch blonde.
Ok, I'm really bad about taking pictures, but today I got the truss rod slot routed and installed. Slotted the fingerboard, bandsawed a lot of the excess off and it's glued and in clamps. Progress.
I think I spread my frets out a shred too wide. But that's what intonating is for, right? ;p
Nope. Nope. Nope. Not gonna continue with that neck. Gonna get the truss rod outa there and start over. New wood on the way.
Hey. Just stumbled across this thread. Not sure how to add a link but you might searching the DIY channel for "3/4 scale wolfgangs". I guess those were technically tenor guitars.
Please tell me you got your handle from the Ministry song.
Nope. From being one of several with the same last name. But your idea sounds better. I might use that from now on. "Yeah. It's from the Ministry song. Yep. Ministry. Song." I digress. So, why a tenor build? Shorter scale? Higher range? General interest?
And is the Peavey 6505+ all that and a bag of chips? It has come up several times lately in unrelated and disparate conversations. I'm thinking the universe might be leading me to it. Or vice versa.
I'm a big Warren Ellis fan. So I removed the bottom two strings on my Danelectro and tuned it like a violin. I've had a lot of fun with it, but it's not a proper tenor. I play a lot of very strange music with my sister and am always looking for new sounds and challenges.
I adore my Peavey. It's not my number 1 amp in my back line, but it does the perfect job when you need to get the attention of the crowd. With a good OD pedal in front of it set on 1 or so, it's it's so tight and balanced. I used to play Mesa's, Diezels, Marshall high gains, but the 6505+ is so easily tweaked to the exact sound you want.
The 3/4's have a ~19 and change scale length which is about equivalent to a 25.5 with a capo on the 5th. I used a shorter dual action truss rod from stew Mac (12.25" with 4mm Allen key I think) with the adjustment made at the bridge end of the neck. And the whole thing is shorter. Obviously.
I had one of the Ellis tenors and it was really cool. I had tried to get one of those cool green ones but they were out. They are apparently selling a lot of them. The scale length is 23". It seems a lot different than a 3/4 size guitar. More like a 7/8 with 4 strings. I bought it because of the scale but for me it sounded too much like a banjo so I returned it.
Would try it again some day.
Yeah, I agree with everything you said. To address what you said about the banjo sound, you're right!. But put a dirt pedal on there, do your upside down power chords (lol) and it makes some really neat sounds.
Slow goin'. But still goin'!