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 Post subject: Re: Tiny bindings
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:57 pm 
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Yep that was Brian Burns - two students took their guitars home unbound because of time constraints - complained the sound sucked - Brian agreed, then bound them, and the result was all the sound they had been looking for.

The actual thread:
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 Post subject: Re: Tiny bindings
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I agree that binding changes things on my guitars. I can see it when I tap the top and take a frequency spectrum both bound and unbound. There is a noticeable change in the resonance.

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John, do you thin the perimeter of the soundboard as well? What method do you use?

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 Post subject: Re: Tiny bindings
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I did try once using a plane but stopped after I got tearout by going the wrong direction. If a top seems stiff I will go after the perimeter with a ROS with 120 grit. I never take it down very much. I mark out the area I want to thin lightly with a pencil and sand the pencil marks away. I then recheck both how it taps and sometimes with my magic probe.

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