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TDPRI 2010 $210 Tele build challenge - Sheoakaster

Discussion in '2010 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guityak, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I like your daughter's expression ............. as if she's saying " My dad can built a better guitar than your dad. "

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  2. guityak

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    Try this for sound.



    Not very happy with either my playing in this or the overall sound. I will try again soon. But I now know how to do it.
     
  3. guityak

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    Here is another sound clip.




    My apologies if my playing is plain and you were expecting more.
    I should mention though that the first piece on the first clip is not me. I had a friend over who I recorded while he was fiddling about with the guitar.
     
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  4. CJFearn

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    A beautiful guitar, two lovely children and a very talented wife!!! Winning the lottery couldn't beat that!!! :D
     
  5. guityak

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    They are very kind words. Thankyou, CJFearn.
     
  6. guityak

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    For those who were wondering how I recorded the sound clips the process is as follows:

    1- Plug new guitar into Fender blues junior amp.
    2- Mic amp using Shure SM58
    3- Plug mic into MBox 2
    4- Start Pro tools on my MAC.(Over many years of using a PC I developed a distinct dislike for it, especially after buying a MAC for my wife. So I went and got me one aswell. ;))
    5- Record various sound clips in Pro Tools and choose those that make me cringe the least. I basically chose some clean tones then cranked the volume on my BJ up to 11 and turned the master back down to overdrive the valves without blowing out my eardrums.
    6- Bounce clip to the desktop as a WAV file.
    7- Start iMovie.
    8- Drag sound file into iMovie.
    9- Drag various pics into iMovie to give listeners something to look at while listening.
    10- Export straight to youtube.
    11- Embed video into post on TDPRI.

    As simple as that.
     
  7. guityak

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    What does it weigh?

    I just realised I forgot to tell people what the final weight is.

    3.8kg which is equivalent to 8.4lbs.

    I think that is quite reasonable.
     
  8. Nick JD

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    Awesome, mate!
     
  9. guityak

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    Thanks, Nick.
     
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    From a stump, of granite hard wood, to a thing of beauty. What a creation!
     
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  12. guityak

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    Thanks. It is not quite as hard as granite though, compared with Balsa I could understand someone getting confused.;)
     
  13. iansmitchell

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    Actually, it's not a conifer, it's pretty far removed.
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Division: Magnoliophyta
    Class: Magnoliopsida
    Order: Fagales
    Family: Casuarinaceae
    Genus: Allocasuarina
    Versus
    Kingdom: Plantae
    Division: Pinophyta
    Class: Pinopsida
    Order: Pinales
    Family: Pinaceae
    Genus: Pinus
    If I'm not mistaken, and I've seen some "australian pines" around here myself, and the biggest giveaway(other than the fact the needles don't smell pine-y) is that they flower(little inconspicuous yellow flowers) as opposed to pines, which don't.

    And yeah, they're a mixed blessing. On the good side, they can stabilize areas quickly and prevent erosion. On the bad side, unlike native saw pines or easter redcedars, they don't support much undergrowth or native species, might even be allelopathic.

    But the wood is incredible looking.
    As far as actual softwoods, I believe yew is the hardest.
     
  14. iansmitchell

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    Excellent looker, that she-oak I gotta say looks better than the best QS live oak I've ever seen!
    Sounds great too, what's the final weight?
     
  15. Nick JD

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    Right you are. I pick up the "cones" when I'm down at the beach for the Galah in my avatar - he loves to eat them.

    I've never seen a flower on one. They are the most conifer looking non-conifer out! Nice catch. :D
     
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    Convergent evolution is by far my favorite thing about nature.
    For example:
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    One's a shark, one's a whale.
    Same life strategy, so they become extremely similar, physically.
    Life is beautiful.
     
  17. guityak

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    Thanks, iansmitchell. It weighs 3.8kg (8.4lbs)
     
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    I feel a bit strange having finished my build with a few days to go. I keep re-reading the rules just to check I haven't forgotten anything and therefore get disqualified. Having said that, it is nice though to sit back and watch the other builds come together without having to worry about my own. So to all those hard at it burning the candle at both ends (and those timing their run perfectly), all the best.
     
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    Talk about cutting it close. Good job ... [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, Jack.

    Hmm not long now and the voting begins.......
     
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