Preview - Koa tricone

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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:15 pm

If you can get a grad student to do that, I'd love it!

I figure the Dopyeras did all that by some inspired try-and-see.
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby jamesfarrell » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:27 pm

any update on this Freeman? Looks unreal so far.
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby Freeman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:56 pm

jamesfarrell wrote:any update on this Freeman? Looks unreal so far.


The finish is on and it needs another week of cure before I do the final color sanding and buffing. Frets were leveled and crowned last night, all the brightwork is done, neck angle is set but won't be bolted on until the buff is done. I figure I'm two or three weeks away, but I never like rushing this part of a build - in my opinion setup, fretwork, the nut and things like that are the crowning touch of playability. Besides, I'm heading to nevada rock climbing so that will give the finish a little longer to cure....

If people are interested I took a lot of pictures during construction and I could do a little build thread.
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby Neal » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:35 pm

Well... yeah!
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby jamesfarrell » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:59 pm

Pics dammit. Yer killin us.
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby zhyla » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:07 pm

A build thread would be awesome. I eventually want to build a resonator some day. The only thing stopping me is lack of time, skills, equipment, and dedication. ;)
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby bow » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:07 am

Wow.. that is a cool project.

I can't wait to see and hear it.
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Re: Preview - Koa tricone

Postby rustyslide » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:09 pm

Freeman wrote:I'll also add that I think the mechanism of the cone(s) and bridge is what really determines the way a reso sounds [...] Basic body material (wood vs metal) probably colors the sound a lot - the type of wood or metal probably has a much smaller effect.


Like on a flattop, the back is a secondary sound board, and the bracing and materials apparently have quite an effect. I base my comments on...

I had never heard a wooden tricone until just recently


Here's mine, built by another forum member, DougTheSlug (aka Doug Larson - he's currently inactive here, sadly):

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Other pics here.
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