Can you change an acoustic guitars sound by drilling holes in it? Answered

I love my acoustic, it's a Kona K-2 lefty. but I was recently modifying my sisters old bass to make it left handed and I was moving the knobs so my hand wouldn't brush across them, getting rid of the need for the piece of metal that held them where they were. I liked the look of the piece and decided i wanted to put it on my acoustic. As you'll see in the picture, their are holes in the piece of metal where the knobs go, I was wandering of drilling where those holes are would modify the sound of the guitar significantly and if it could be beneficial?

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Mystery of the CO2 Balloons!

Filled some balloons w  co2  from dry ice in a soda bottle.   As expected, they act like a lens, a magnifier of sound. No mystery there. Just as a dense glass refracts light, the denser gas refracts sound. The mystery is why balloons filled with co2  leak down faster than identical balloons filled by mouth. Yes, there is some co2 in my exhaled breath, but it is mostly  n2,  and  o2.  I would hav expected the n2 and o2 to leak out more quickly, being smaller molecules. So whatzup wit dat?

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Lacquer or Varnish to finish a guitar?

Hi, I've just had an artist do some work on one of my acoustic guitars. Its done straight onto the sanded bare wood using sharpie, all I have to do is give it a finish to stop the design getting damaged and to give it a glossy shine. A lot of people recommend Lacquer but what type should I use? Nitrocellulose? Poly? Others say Varnish but I've heard it can become tarnished from sweat and heat. This coat needs to stay on indefinitely as I cant sand it down again to apply a new coat without removing the art. Please help!

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the knob on the guitar tuner key fell off what can i use to fix it?

I dont have the money and i love this acoustic guitar what can i use to fix it?

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CAN YOU BEND PLYWOOD?

I am going to attempt to make an acoustic guitar and i need to bend the plywood into the bell shape and i wanted to know if i could soak it for like two days until it is soft. i know that u can do this with bamboo but i wasnt sure about normal plywood please help me and respond

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wich material or substance shoud i use to mold and make Panpipe

Greeting sorry for my poor english... i want to mold and make panflute like this one: click i'v already made it from wood and molded it with silicon. now, the problem is, since this panflute has contact with lip and mouth, so it shoud be made of a hygienic material wich is harmless for health. this material shoud also have an acoustic mod, like wood or bamboo to some degree. so please tell me wich resin, epoxy or materials shoud  use? cheers

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Guitar Hero/Rock Band Coffin Guitar for real Guitar... How to??

So I really like this GH/RB Guitar case that looks like a coffin... but its super expensive, plus I don't care about me Rock Band controller as much as my real guitar. Its a really nice acoustic, but the case kinda sucks and definitely needs replacing... soo... I thought I would make one, after seeing the coffin guitar case I decided thet that looked pretty easy. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to do this fast and on a low budget that would be great... So I will try and get too it soon (but no promises) and I will keep you posted.

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55pounds thermojet

 Now my aim is to fix the engine(55pounds) to the tricycle(designed by me) and drive it to accomplish my dream.. here is the way how i designed the engine,after a deep research on the acoustic resonance taking place inside the engine i was able to tune the engine in such a way that it produces 40 pounds thrust then after adding an augmenter to it i was able to achieve 55pounds of thrust..This took me some 2days to design the engine.. special features:- the engine is hollow with no moving parts and produces an thrust of 55pounds which is capable of pushing a man of 70kg+kart+20kg gas cylinder..The main advantage of my design is the TSFC(total specific fuel consumption) is reduced when compared to other designs..this has got an excellent air fuel mixing capability.. here are some pictures drawn by me about the engine..   http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1118963/view1.jpg http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1118965/view2.jpg

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how does a Calgarian find the local maker community to share resources and storage space?

So there's this thing I want to build. there's a lot more to it than I'm making it out to be, but all you really need to know at this juncture is that it would be a sound-proof booth for recording vocals or acoustic guitar and vocals. I currently don't have a long-term address (half of my existence these days is planning trips), but my idea would be to make use of shared tools and materials in exchange for shared use of the end result. in other words it would be made, but someone else would have it in their studio. they'd get use out of it, but I could also use it whenever I want. is this a pipe dream or is this the sort of thing that the maker community is about? FYI I'm in Calgary, and despite my upcoming travels this city is going to mostly be my homebase for quite some time and it's where I want to do this. thanks.

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