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Old 11-18-2018, 01:26 PM   #11
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Thanks all for your input!
I found (what I think is...) a good deal on some Gibson ABW on ebay, and went for them!

Cheers!
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:03 PM   #12
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In what way were you sold? I thought the tired old topic of CNC sounding inferior to “hand gouged” had been discredited long ago.


I’m a satellite systems engineer. We use NCM such that parts are consistent to within fractions of a mil (thousandths of an inch). McCallum has made excellent blackwood pipes for years. Transferring that technique to the NCM world just makes sense to me. Once you have a design that “works” (read: sounds good to a professional like Willie), each subsequent item should be virtually identical. Just resonates with my engineering sensibilities. That said, I get it that opinions vary among artists.


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Old 11-18-2018, 04:05 PM   #13
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I’m a satellite systems engineer. We use NCM such that parts are consistent to within fractions of a mil (thousandths of an inch). McCallum has made excellent blackwood pipes for years. Transferring that technique to the NCM world just makes sense to me. Once you have a design that “works” (read: sounds good to a professional like Willie), each subsequent item should be virtually identical. Just resonates with my engineering sensibilities. That said, I get it that opinions vary among artists.


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Well stated. I always got positive comments on the tone of my McCallum drones.
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