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April 2013 Blog Posts (6)

My New Valve Child Amp

Review and video here

Added by Harrison Withers on April 20, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Picking the Right strings

A perspective on string tension and gauges and why buying a pre-packaged set isn't the right thing. http://hcw3.com/wordpress/?p=91

Added by Harrison Withers on April 11, 2013 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Use of Zero Frets

link to my blog on the topic http://hcw3.com/wordpress/?p=80

Added by Harrison Withers on April 10, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Bridges for Oil Can banjos

When I cobbled together my first oil can banjo, I didn't think too much about the bridge. I used an inexpensive 3 for 10 bucks 3-footed ebay bridge and it sounded fine. My second one sounded really nice but didn't have nearly the volume. Dena Lee suggested I try a lighter bridge and suggested cedar for nylon strings. I made one up yesterday - 2 instead of 3 feet, and cedar instead of whatever hardwood the commercial bridge was. I was really surprised at how big a difference it made. The…

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Added by Eugene Knapik on April 7, 2013 at 1:03pm — 5 Comments

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