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+1....not exactly sure how this is "DIY"....it's interesting for sure, one could probably learn a lot about fabrication and specification; but basically all this is is a demo of how MM makes their own necks. One would never tool up their garage to try this....they appear to be hydroformed necks a process championed by the Taiwanese industry ( on Taiwan there is great experience with this due, for example, to its application in many metal industry related products ) and certainly not used by the French one.
I don’t know whether the Seles are hydroformed but the Selmer necks were never ( and probably still aren’t) hydroformed.
Hydroforming is very precise but it is an industrial way to produce metal tubing.
The expensive molds that are needed ( you would need one for each model of necks that you seek to make) and high pressure machines are of course something you would need to buy after you have learned how they work in the workshop. That’s how, the idea of doing this in a garage on week-ends (which I associate with the concept of DIY) looks jusrt a little less likeley that setting up a proper high tech mechanical shop.
I would be very surprised if anyone attending this workshop could replicate the results without first buying a lot of very expensive equipment .
Fair ‘nough.+1....not exactly sure how this is "DIY"....it's interesting for sure, one could probably learn a lot about fabrication and specification; but basically all this is is a demo of how MM makes their own necks. One would never tool up their garage to try this....
Now I’m having a vision of Maxwell on a seesaw, thanks.Fair ‘nough.
How ‘bout, instead, a week of carving a wooden neck with Paraschos? As my imagination goes wild, I envision an octave key that looks like a small bird pecking at the octave pip
Yes. Not unlike taking a cooking class - a great experience, but no guarantee of success. I have, however, made some wonderful red chile recipes for five course meals.Well, if you look at the business aspect, necks are the in thing these days. But I don't see this as the sort of thing that was truly inspired by a desire to educate other techs in the industry to learn how to compete with MusicMedic making necks. More like a cash-grab from hobbyists to the tune of a grand for the experience and maybe ending up with a VI tenor neck; though of course not guaranteed.