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In other words, Hipnotoc is balance agnostic and can make a blade that is head heavy, center balanced or handle heavy as he desires. Which was my point in that thread where someone was trying to find a very specific blade type but one that was also handle heavy.

So I suggested a custom blade maker.

The post Hipnotic just quoted from that thread shows he knows how to make a blade with whatever balance he chooses. :)
 
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In other words, Hipnotoc is balance agnostic and can make a blade that is head heavy, center balanced or handle heavy as he desires. Which was my point in that thread where someone was trying to find a very specific blade type but one that was also handle heavy.

So I suggested a custom blade maker.

The post Hipnotic just quoted from that thread shows he knows how to make a blade with whatever balance he chooses. :)
Thanks Carl. Clarity as ever. :)
 
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This is the feedback I got from the owner of that blade when compared to a National W968: "I think this makes the blade faster in the lower gears due to access to the carbon sooner. Overall the blade has a great woody feel with good dwell."

There were some differences in blade construction that I discovered later. Because I didn't had access to a real W968 I just went with the information I discovered online, which I found were untrue. That blade is in fact closer to the Innerforce ALC in construction, but there is still a difference in the grade of the ALC layer. My blade uses a higher density Aramid Carbon layer, so it might be in fact closer to the ZLC variant in feel. The Innerforce ALC has a frequency in the 1300-1350Hz range. I've learned a bit since then and can use different Composites or density depending on what the customer wants.

WRC is very close to Ayous in density, however the grain structure is very different, resembling more a spruce. That makes the blade softer but at the same time more direct, if that makes sense.

Regarding the Balance issue, here's a post I made in another thread:

Thanks Hipnotic. Great blades!
 
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This was the second blade in the katana family, made for the same costumer.

Composition : Black Walnut / Yellow Pine / Ayous / Yellow Pine / Ako
Weight: 87.6g
Thickness: 5.7mm
Freq. : 1205 Hz

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More quarantine experiments.

I have to admit there was an inspiration in a certain recent Butterfly blade :) I love the look of the Revoldia, so I wanted to make something similar without looking like a flat out copy. Composition wise it's also similar, except for the CNF layer, however I experimented with something I hope will give similar results.

Composition : Koto / Magic fairy dust / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Magic fairy dust / Koto
Weight: 88.2g
Thickness: 5.8mm
Freq. : 1270 Hz
Balance: 2.9cm (Low)

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More quarantine experiments.

I have to admit there was an inspiration in a certain recent Butterfly blade :) I love the look of the Revoldia, so I wanted to make something similar without looking like a flat out copy. Composition wise it's also similar, except for the CNF layer, however I experimented with something I hope will give similar results.

Composition : Koto / Magic fairy dust / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Magic fairy dust / Koto
Weight: 88.2g
Thickness: 5.8mm
Freq. : 1270 Hz
Balance: 2.9cm (Low)

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And a nice Tele as well. What model is it? Mine's a Clapton Strat (Blackie).
 
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