Re: [oddmusic] DIY truss/bracing solutions? (for very low tension)


On Apr 1, 2012, at 11:23 AM, RP Collier wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2012, at 2:18 AM, Rodrigo Constanzo wrote:
> > Basically I want to add some truss/bracing action but with minimal parts/size.

I like BobC's idea of a heavy string and a bass tuner. Another approach would be a thin threaded rod running through sturdy brackets (to lift it over the wiring) anchored at one end and with a wing-nut at the other -- a sort of poor man's truss rod.

> You might just have to grit your teeth and peel up the wires on the
> backside so you can mount a metal plate on the surface of the underside.

or you could use something like u-channel and notch it to clear the wiring, then screw one or two of them down.

I guess if I was doing this, I'd combine the two approaches: notch and screw down the u-channel, then run the threaded rod inside of it, with a cap on one end and a wing-nut on the other. The u-channel would make a sturdy bracket, since it is running lengthwise along with the rod.

I'd loosen the strings, and if necessary, clamp it flat (or even with a teeny bit of backbow) before screwing everything down, of course.

....and hey, the Specty and it's big brother Specto: cool stuff.


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