So many people are of the opinion that its all just hocus pocus, builders and players. So much resistance and so little real information and understanding of how to make it work right, etc.Robert Webster wrote:So, the $64 question has to be "Why hasn't the tornavoz been much more aggressively pursued/resurrected in our modern times?". Surely someone as experimentally minded as Contreras would have taken a swing at it if the effect had solid merits.
Hi Robert,Robert Webster wrote:So, the $64 question has to be "Why hasn't the tornavoz been much more aggressively pursued/resurrected in our modern times?". Surely someone as experimentally minded as Contreras would have taken a swing at it if the effect had solid merits. I'm not putting the idea down. Quite the contrary. I'd love to try it with one of my old beaters just to see what it's all about. I like the idea of the shorter device and can't imagine that it wouldn't be possible to make it removeable.
My suspicious nature tells me there must also be adjustments to the top bracing to accomodate the downward shift in the lowest air resonances. It all seems too good to be true.
I can see that I'm talking myself into some work. It's not fair.
Bob[Tobias, can one really brace and graduate the top to favor the mids and trebles and still get great bass response with the toravoz?
Tobias Braun wrote:The "proof of the pudding" is a little experiment that Paul Galbraith did on his guitar: He just fixed a ring of thick cardboard (depth varies according to your wishes) with masking tape inside the guitar.
I recommend this to you (and all interested readers) to see what will happen!
Good luck and have a nice weekend!
Alan: that could make a big difference in the results you obtained. Are you sure you can not make a foldable type brass tornavoz or remove the back. I think I saw one of those guitars with removable backs in your shop. Could you take couple of bear cans and model a tornavoz flexible enough to get in?Alan Carruth wrote: .. The other objection will be that I did not make my tornavoz from copper or brass, as Torres did. It was impossible on this guitar to modify the soundhole in such a way as to allow for the insertion of such a rigid device of the 'correct' size. I hope at some point to make another test guitar that will allow for this. Meanwhile, I'll stand on the experimental results I have, and remain a skeptic.
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