Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Achter slide repair

Acht is 8 in German. The Achter slide has 8 strings and 2 pickups so
the sound from the low sounding strings can go to a different amp than
the thinner strings. My original output section was flimsy. I finaly
repaired it with an El Pico coffee can. The can cut and bent very
nicely to form. The metal will also help keep electrical buzzes out of
my sound. One added plus to choosing El Pico besides the fact that the
color matches, is that the coffee is really quite good. Deep and rich
with a vibrant bite. Note the 'extra fine grind' on the can. Now to
get to work on the music.