the Makerlele - MK1
by ErikJDurwoodII, published
I am still working on the design of the head and tuners. Right now, to have a good gear ratio for the prototype, I made the gears almost comically large.
I'm refining the design of the geared tuner head but I wanted to test the tonality to see if I was getting somewhere so I quickly designed a test friction head and tuning knobs to try it out.
I have uploaded all the current parts for everyone to TEST this EXPERIMENTAL design! Have fun!
A couple of notes: I am tweaking the body design. The bridge is a little wonky and the transducer pops right off! I have to think that one over a bit. The bottom membrane is only two layers thin. It is tricky to print and even trickier to remove from the platform. BE SUPER-CAREFUL TO NOT TEAR THE MEMBRANE OFF!
The sound the first prototype makes is bright as expected but it is pretty loud. A good sign!
NOTE: This friction head is for testing only, it will no longer hold a tune after a while without shims or other "friction-enhancers." The geared tuner is the solution to this, I'm just working to make it a better, more reliable print.
If you like what I do and want to help me do more, please consider supporting me on my Patreon page! patreon.com/ErikJDurwoodII Thanks!
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So the new head stock and tuning pegs are in place? There are no more gears for the head? That will surely make this job easier! This is great work. Any chance you can give me the overall dimension for printing to he parts? Thanks for sharing this killer cool model.
I create a new version which based on your two amazing parts.
Thanks for your sharing!
Have a look, please.
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