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With "frets" in place. | by Mo Kaiwen 莫楷文
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With "frets" in place.

Thanks to Chris Vaisvil for the inspiration.

 

- A link to my recorded compositions in Bohlen-Pierce.

 

Notes:

 

To get the zip ties to sit flat, I used needle-nose pliers to pinch the part on the right edge of the neck to create a sharper angle; then I braced the locking edge and pulled the end tight with the needle-nose pliers.

 

After further experimentation, I decided to alter the zip ties to make the part that sits on the neck thinner -- that way there was much less "fret" buzz. I simply took a solid pair of scissors and trimmed up the middle of the ties before tying them.

 

(I kept the outer end as wide as I could, so the locking mechanism would still work, then cut much narrower when I reached the part that sits over the neck.)

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Taken on November 3, 2011