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

Man, O Man!!

I love your set up!! Now *this* is an inspiration!

Have you considered gluing or screwing square aluminum channel stock to the

Something like this works mainly because of the shape which resists
bending. Steel would be even more resistant but much heavier and probably

Or.. if you can release the tension and drill a hole and then fill the hole
with aluminum or steel bar.

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 5:18 AM, Rodrigo Constanzo <> wrote:

> **
> So I've been working on this sort of guitar/percussion/plank thing, which
> is a smaller version of my Specto instrument (
>, and now that I've finally got
> strings on it, it's bowing ever so slightly.
> Here's a picture of the instrument:
> I'm using relatively thick plywood, so I thought it wouldn't be an issue,
> but it turns out it is. It doesn't bow much, since it's around 18" scale
> length and using 10s and 11s as strings, but I wouldn't want it to get
> worse over time.
> I have the wiring running along the back, so I can't just attack another
> layer of wood across the whole of the body, same goes with flush with the
> surface metal stuff.
> I was thinking maybe something like a truss rod (adjustable, long threaded
> bolt) that's hovering a few millimeters off the back, but thought that
> might be overkill. In the past I tried using another thicker string, adding
> tension the other way, but not sure that'd be any better a solution.
> Basically I want to add some truss/bracing action but with minimal
> parts/size.
> Any thoughts/solutions?
> --
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