Anyone have suggestions on what i can use for "string trees" on a three string fretless CBG? I've been using 1 nail per string to hold it down and guide it over the machine screw i use as a nut.

Views: 830

Attachments:

Replies to This Discussion

Nice CBG. I've used fence staples a couple of times, work great.  Look at this page for several other items that will work good for CBGs.  Look here: http://www.mcmaster.com/#cable-staples/=ci3wcl
I use tiny eye screws and feed the strings through the loop. They are pretty cheap. You can buy a huge bag of them that will last a long time.
just use pan head screws.... brass or stainless both look good...
I cut slots in my nut and don't use any string trees.
Attachments:

Thanx fer all the suggestions...I'm gonna try em all and see which one works best for me. :-)

 

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

 

Recommended Links & Resources

Featured Instrument Video

Discussion Forum

Beter Tuners?

Started by Tex Pierce. Last reply by Gus K Feb 21, 2017. 4 Replies

Bouzouki... kind of a three stringer

Started by Greg Thompson Jul 19, 2016. 0 Replies

Hiii spacing for 2 strings

Started by Yuno Dec 11, 2014. 0 Replies

tabs

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Jim Woods Oct 27, 2013. 5 Replies

John Denver

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by jamie bark Feb 13, 2013. 1 Reply

string gauges

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Dec 5, 2012. 4 Replies

Cohiba

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Jay Caughron Sep 25, 2012. 8 Replies

Through the box VS on top of the box necks

Started by Mike Huber. Last reply by BeetleJuice! Sep 2, 2012. 7 Replies

strings

Started by alan hepple. Last reply by BeetleJuice! May 2, 2012. 4 Replies

Piezo help

Started by Ed McCormack. Last reply by Ed McCormack Feb 25, 2012. 4 Replies

truss rod, when is it necesasary?

Started by Lonman. Last reply by Lonman Oct 25, 2011. 2 Replies

Ads for 3 string guitars...

Started by Lowatter. Last reply by BeetleJuice! Oct 23, 2011. 2 Replies

3 String Tabs??

Started by Graham. Last reply by Jeff Sacree Aug 13, 2011. 8 Replies

Great lessons!

Started by Justin Mantelli. Last reply by Justin Mantelli Aug 5, 2011. 3 Replies

Different wood types

Started by David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars. Last reply by KaptnKen Jul 25, 2011. 9 Replies

Box Size -vs- Sound?

Started by James Boutilier. Last reply by James Boutilier Jul 1, 2011. 5 Replies

String trees

Started by Mike Huber. Last reply by Mike Huber Jun 3, 2011. 6 Replies

cgb reverve

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Wayne Bigler Jun 3, 2011. 1 Reply

String spacing for a three string guitar

Started by Robert Hynden. Last reply by Wichita Sam May 21, 2011. 12 Replies

guitar strings

Started by Craig Cox. Last reply by legnahkra May 16, 2011. 4 Replies

Latest Activity

Bob "Ambrose" Negus posted a photo

Metal Side Panel Rat Rod Guitar

This was my first attempt at a complete build in July 2017. It consists of a side panel which I…
44 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Bill Turner (Wunkyman)'s photo
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Thumbnail

Breaking in the ResoCan

"Nice combo there Randy. I have a Vox of the same breed. My favorite amp. I’ll bet your new…"
1 hour ago
Taffy Evans replied to White Raven's discussion Peizo's and capacitors.
"Hi, doesn't lowering the volume normally reduce feedback? Taff"
2 hours ago
Bob "Ambrose" Negus left a comment for Richard W. Smith
"Thanks Rich, I've just completed "Old Curvy".  All appears to be working ok.…"
4 hours ago
Richard W. Smith left a comment for Bob "Ambrose" Negus
"Hey Bob  You do some nice work your self. I like Old Curvy, very artistic. Rich"
4 hours ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked BeetleJuice!'s video
4 hours ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked SlowHound's video
4 hours ago
RTZGUITARS commented on RTZGUITARS's photo
Thumbnail

wall of shame

"Thanks Folks"
4 hours ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Andries D. EKER's video
5 hours ago
RTZGUITARS replied to White Raven's discussion Peizo's and capacitors.
"Bottom left Orange drop"
5 hours ago
RTZGUITARS replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"Nightowl is one of my favorites too Roy she is fine string instrument player. I have been flooded…"
5 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->