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Old 03-17-2020, 07:25 PM
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Excellent review! I appreciate the detail.
Tim, Can you share with us the brand, type, and gauge of the strings installed on each guitar?
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Hi James,
Good to hear from you, it’s been a Long time. The Cherry guitar had GHS phosphor bronze 12/54 and the Reecho did too but I wasn’t totally pleased with the way they sounded so I put on DR Rare’s in 12/54. That’s the strings that were on them when Rodger recorded them.
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What a fantastic build thread Tim ... and of course a couple of stunning instruments. That disk suspended between the top and back is a wonderful idea, and it sounds like it was a great success. Congrats!
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And .... drum roll please!

Finally some audio from the Reecho. Audio 1 | Audio 2 | Audio 3

1. Sassy
2. The Water is Wide - Solo
3. The Water is Wide - Rhythm

Thanks very much to Rodger for his playing prowess. I will let him weigh in with the recording equipment info. But these are raw audio with no enhancement.
Sounds great my friend!
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What a fantastic build thread Tim ... and of course a couple of stunning instruments. That disk suspended between the top and back is a wonderful idea, and it sounds like it was a great success. Congrats!
Thanks David. The project was a total success IMHO but keep in mind that it is only a sample of one ... so far. I do intend to build more and have high expectations of equal success. Give it a try and let me know what you think if you have a really dead set squirreled away.
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Try putting a towel under the back in the case.
So, finally back from overseas...no COVID-19 thankfully.
I did the experiment again on the bedspread...and yes! There is a difference with my Maple/Cedar Goodall. It's not profound by any means, but a fuller sound with more reverberation when it is lifted off the bed. But I can see how more vibration from the right double back would help. I do also note that I don't play with the guitar tucked against my body so much....
There's a few double backed guitars I've seen - one with holes in the back to let the sound out...looks strange!
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So, finally back from overseas...no COVID-19 thankfully.
I did the experiment again on the bedspread...and yes! There is a difference with my Maple/Cedar Goodall. It's not profound by any means, but a fuller sound with more reverberation when it is lifted off the bed. But I can see how more vibration from the right double back would help. I do also note that I don't play with the guitar tucked against my body so much....
There's a few double backed guitars I've seen - one with holes in the back to let the sound out...looks strange!
HI Jeff and welcome back. Glad you found time to try my suggested experiment. Your results are what I was hoping to read from you and others.
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Hey Tim,

Been away for a few weeks, so I had to go back through a few pages to catch up on the thread. Congrats on what appears to be a great conclusion to your Reecho project. The guitars look great. The lighting of the red flamed finish shots seems a little warm and dim, so I am wondering how that back looks with more lighting. I love the treatment but am wondering how truly dark the finish is. I listened to the audio clips through my crummy laptop speaker. The samples make the Reecho sound like you turbocharged the overtones and sustain. Is that your take as well?

What a fun project and cool you could take time out to experiment with this. Also appreciate you sharing.

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I love the treatment but am wondering how truly dark the finish is. I listened to the audio clips through my crummy laptop speaker. The samples make the Reecho sound like you turbocharged the overtones and sustain. Is that your take as well?
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Hi Ken,
The color (on my monitor) is fairly representative of what the guitar looks like in real life. I am not much of a photographer though.

The sustain has dramatically increased as have the overtones. I started out with one of the deadest sets of wood that I have ever encountered so I am going to call this project a complete success knowing what I started with. Its only a sample size of one but I do plan to build more using my Reecho technology on some other dead sets. I think it might be tremendous overkill for a B&S set with low damping characteristics though.
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