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Built Your Own Dream Guitar: With the DIMAVERY DIY Guitar Construction Kit

July 22nd, 2016 Posted in DIMAVERY, Product news, Videos, worth knowing Tags: , ,

There have been many different guitar shapes created in guitar history: The range goes from the classic T, ST and LP styles to V and Explorer shapes and even really unusual shapes like a cross between V and SG types. And it gets even more adventurous: Remember ZZ Top’s fur guitars or Prince’s “Love Symbol” guitar?

It is very intriguing for a lot of guitar players to play a guitar with its own, individual and outstanding design. If you’re not exactly a luthier or able to pay five-digit sums, it usually remains a dream.

Build your own guitar with a DIMAVERY construction kit

But there actually is a very easy way for you to get your own, self-designed guitar: You can build and design your own ST or T-style guitar with the DIMAVERY DIY guitar construction kit. You don’t even need much technical knowledge: Everything you need for assembly is a screwdriver, a soldering iron, and some solder. And there are many really easy and creative possibilities for you to design your guitar.

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The construction kits are geared towards beginners and creative tinkerers who always wanted to develop their own guitar. Thanks to their ST- and T-style, they offer the best compromise between playability, diversity of sound and simple assembly.
The kits are completely pre-prepared, no more grinding or priming necessary. But even before painting the guitar, there is room for creativity by shaping the body and headstock to your own taste, providing there is enough wood left for pickups and electronics (and some wood for tone). The
n finally there are a couple possible ways to design the guitar in color:

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Limits are only set by your own imagination. You can lacquer the guitar traditionally and finish it with clear lacquer, but also just stain it and preserve the nice wood grain. Or how about swirling? That way, you can create really nice colorful or even psychedelic color patterns. With a little bit of time and preparation, you will create a unique guitar on your own.

Technical equipment

The guitars are equipped in traditional ST and T-style: Three single coil pickups with a five-way blade, two tone and one volume potis on the ST models; two single coils, three-way-blade, one tone and one volume poti on the TL model. The electronics are completely pre-installed, you don’t have to install anything. Simply place the pickguards on to the pre-drilled holes. Only the open cables have to be soldered, no problem with a little practice.

Good guitars, as individual as you

Ultimately, the DIMAVERY DIY ST-10, ST-20, and TL-10 guitars are very good instruments. The wutong body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard make the ST-10 very lightweight and give it a clear sound. The basswood body of the ST-20 and TL-10 gives them a smooth and versatile sound with nice mids. The DIY guitar construction kits are perfectly suited for beginners and ambitious tinkerers who always had wanted to build and design their very own guitar.

 

See here, how easy building your own guitar is. 

 

 

Lots of sound without frets: Dimavery MM-501 fretless

January 28th, 2016 Posted in DIMAVERY, worth knowing Tags: , ,

For decades, it defined the sound of some of the most famous and influential bands and songs in pop, jazz, funk or metal. But still, not many bass players try it: The fretless bass still is a special feature, but also a challenge.

What makes it hard to play for many, is also its main characteristic feature: The fretless fingerboard can be a challenge. Good knowledge of the fingerboard and a well-trained ear are necessary to hit the notes accurately. While there are frets on a regular electric bass to mark and ensure the accuracy of the note, on a fretless bass there is – nothing. Every move of the fingertip affects the sound of the note. This can be critical, but also makes unique sounds and playing techniques possible.

Some of the most well-known bass players in pop and rock music have immortalized themselves in many legendary songs with their use of the fretless bass: In Paul Youngs 80s hit “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, it’s Pino Palladino’s fretless bass line that makes this song unforgettable. Sting’s “Englishman In New York” features the characteristic fretless sound – not unlike an upright bass. And then there is of course Jaco Pastorius, legendary bass player of the equally legendary band Weather Report. Dubbed by many world-famous bass players as the best bass player of all time, he revolutionized bass playing with his unique technique. But the fretless bass is also present in modern heavy rock music, for example in the progressive rock music of Porcupine Tree and their bass player Colin Edwin.

Within the DIMAVERY range, we have the MM-501 Fretless, which can create that characteristic singing sound. It excels through its high quality, good playability and flexibility in all musical styles. The flat and comfortable maple neck makes for well-defined low frequencies, but also fine and clear highs. The basswood body takes care of the mid-oriented, smooth balance. The single big-block humbucker pickup produces the perfectly clear sound with the characteristic growling yet singing fretless tone. The passive controls regulate volume, bass and treble.

The bass journal BassQuarterly writes about our DIMAVERY MM-501 Fretless:

With the MM-501, Dimavery presents a tonally authentic instrument for beginners. Playing a few notes on the naturally harmonic sounding and well-worked MM-501 demonstrates a stable vibration behavior, solid tonality in all pitches, while the sound of the MM-501 starts singing, if you’re determined to let it do so. An insider tip for all beginners, players on a budget and bass modders!” (BassQuarterly 4/2014)

Anyone who has ever wanted to try out a fretless bass will find the perfect beginners’ model in our DIMAVERY MM-501 Fretless Bass. At first, it might not be that easy and probably will take some getting used to, but in the end, the reward is great variety in sound and stylistic flexibility which only a fretless bass can provide.

Little Helper from Omnitronic – Part I

September 9th, 2014 Posted in OMNITRONIC, worth knowing Tags: , , , , , ,

Little Helper

Let’s talk about the so called „Little Helpers“ from Omnitronic. They have already simplified or even saved quite a few events. In the first part of our series we are concentrating on devices which can rather be found on live settings. Installation and studio environment are the topics of the second part.

It is probably the absolute classic assistant in event industry: the DI-Box (DI means “direct injection”, sometimes also “direct input”). On live stages the DI-Box has to complete three missions at once. First of all, impedance transformation. To directly supply a signal from keyboards, synthesizers, electric guitars or basses into the multicore and finally into the FOH mixer, the very high-resistant output impedance of these instruments has to be transformed. Normally, an electric guitar has an output impedance of several thousand ohms whereas a microphone features only a few hundred ohms. Now, the DI-Box, from a technical point of view, transforms an instrument signal into a microphone signal – thus preparing the signal for further processing in a mixer. The inputs of the instruments’ amplifiers are equipped accordingly and thereby don’t have to be supplied with a transformed signal. Because of this it is possible to simultaneously tap the input signal of the DI-Box and to feed it into the amplifier, which is mostly used as stage monitor. Read more »

DIMAVERY sells Perri´s guitar straps, bags and picks

September 30th, 2010 Posted in DIMAVERY Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Perri Gitarrengurte DimaveryWhen it comes to their instruments, guitarists are quite vain. It’s all about style. But shouldn’t style also be important for straps, bags and picks? At least we do think so – that’s why we decided to add the unique products from Perri´s to our assortment.

From now on, more than 30 different straps, three bags and 15 picks, can be ordered. Whether showing AC/DC, Queen or Elvis Presley motifs, whether being air-brushed or screen-printed: this choice has something to offer for everyone.

You like to stand out and show your individuality? Then you should take a closer look at the high-quality creations from Perri in our shop.

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Design Wood Stand from DIMAVERY

December 1st, 2009 Posted in DIMAVERY Tags: , , , , , , ,

It does not always have to blinking and flashing. Chrome-plated stands and racks may indeed be handy, but the tastes are different. For those who wants to place his instrument safely in comfortable surroundings, definitely prefers natural materials. How would that even look like if the cello would have to stand next to the fireplace on a brilliant stand.

Nothing here fits better than a beautiful instrument tray made of wood.

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