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Re: Source for brass ball ends in UK or EU? Thank you Michael, It's funny that you have to take them off while i'm trying to install them.
valer010
Jan 20
#3372
 
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Re: Source for brass ball ends in UK or EU? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B003C0N0C0/ref=mp_s_a_1_29?qid=1390249801&sr=8-29&pi=AC_SX110_SY165 Michael J King www.michaeljking.com facebook:
Michael J King
Jan 20
#3371
 
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Re: Source for brass ball ends in UK or EU? John Pearce make of strings do brass ball ends with the string winder: http://www.jpstrings.com/braccess.htm Hope that helps! I remove brass ball ends all the
michaeljking2007
Jan 20
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Source for brass ball ends in UK or EU? I've been trying to locate where you can buy these for quite a while and have no luck. I don't suppose anyone knows where I can buy them, preferably in the UK
valer010
Jan 20
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What more could a dad ask for No matter how we try to remain focused on the right things, the inundation of the commercial forces into every venue of everything (even the advertisements of
Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 22, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... To be fair, it has been buried in boggy ground for a few hundred years and it is made from a very soft hardwood so it may have been in better shape once. there
craig_81@rocketmail.com
Dec 8, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... The Trossingen lyre bridge is quickly made, split, Whittled to shape with a knife. Maybe made by the owner or simply the norm I don't know how many lyre
Michael King
Dec 8, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... Hi Craig, I get the impression that the Trossingen lyre's bridge was made by someone far less skilled with woodworking than the maker of the instrument's body
vikingtimbo
Dec 8, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... ... The Trossingen lyre seems like a lot of the working instruments that I see nowadays. It is well worn in places and the pegs are a bit of a mixture --- one
craig_81@rocketmail.com
Dec 8, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... I agree. The framework of what we know is limited, The Anglo Saxon lyre was an instrument played with block and strum techniques, plectrum/strummed
Michael King
Dec 8, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... You know, we only have some 'facts' for certain. First, we know the actual size of the Trossingen lyre. We know the number of strings on thisparticular
Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 7, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... Here's an example of that rural trumpet playing from Ukraine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTnNVfju4_Y&NR I'm not suggesting that you tune a lyre or harp to
simonchadwick
Dec 7, 2013
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Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 7, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... Hi Chris. The strings on mine actually do touch, but they dont buzz or interfere with each other even so, it saounds just fine. As for pentatonic vs diatonic,
simonchadwick
Dec 7, 2013
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Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 7, 2013
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Re: 7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... Hi Chris, I guess that's my lyre you have seen with the 2-strings-per-notch solution - that was my attempt to fit 6 strings into a Skye reconstruction with
simonchadwick
Dec 7, 2013
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7 strings, Skye bridge, observations and ramblings... I just completed a 7 string lyre based on the Trossingen pattern, and on this one decided to carve a willow bridge as a 7 string version based on the Isle of
Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 7, 2013
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Re: help about peg holes I make my pegs with a small machinist lathe and I made the reamer on the same setup. I do not use the compound cross slide for anything else, so my pegs always
Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 5, 2013
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Re: help about peg holes You can do simple tapering with a tapered round file, which is a cheap thing from a local hardware store or the like - something like this:
Paul Butler
Dec 5, 2013
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Re: help about peg holes Hi Chris, I've had good luck using a small spade bit that I reground into a tapered reamer. Russ
Russ
Dec 5, 2013
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Re: help about peg holes Hello Chris,  On my recent Shetland Gues I have been using standard 1/2 sized cello pegs,    I drill a hole to match the smallest part of the taper and ream
michael king
Dec 5, 2013
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help about peg holes Hi!! Anyone can tell me how do you make the holes for the pegs? I get violin pegs, and it´s conical. I really dont know how I can get these conic holes...
Chris Borges
Dec 5, 2013
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Kazimierz Verkmastare
Dec 1, 2013
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Re: Songs for the Lyre Nice listening. I've been trying to find more pieces to play, I think if you can sing you can definitely do a lot more with a lyre. Thanks for posting. ...
valer010
Nov 30, 2013
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Songs for the Lyre Hello Everyone, I am having a very good lyre making time this Autumn, more posts about that near Christmas, in the meantime I Stumbled onto this Youtube user
michaeljking2007
Nov 28, 2013
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Re: Quarter Sawn vs Slab Sawn Body? Thank you all for the replies. "I have built nice instruments with all kinds of different species and cuts of wood, and in my experience learning how each
valer010
Nov 3, 2013
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Kazimierz Verkmastare
Nov 2, 2013
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Re: Quarter Sawn vs Slab Sawn Body? I can't help but think about some of the dulcimers that I saw pics of that were made people that were used to making other things than instruments. They often
AG
Nov 2, 2013
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Re: Quarter Sawn vs Slab Sawn Body? I have made Lyres from a single slabs, from all quartersawn and from mixed slab/ quartersawn,    With a quartersawn soundboard and a slab sawn body the thing
michael king
Nov 2, 2013
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Re: Quarter Sawn vs Slab Sawn Body? A little afterthought. I wonder if the use of nails for some of the lyres could have been for this sort of reason, maybe the nails can allow free motion of the
valer010
Nov 2, 2013
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