Hey folks. Thinking of building a CBG bass and I have a question or 2.
Does it matter what kind of magnetic pickup I put in it? I mean is there one specific for basses? Also, does the 3 or 4 string matter?
Also do I have to use a hardtail bridge or can I use a tail piece with a floating bridge like most CBG's?
thanks for the input. I'm not a real experienced builder and I know nothing about basses. But I want to built one.
I'm not sure I know the difference between nylon and steel strings. Total beginner. I'm assuming the nylon are for acoustic? I want to go electric on this one. And yes it will have frets
I have a video of a 2 string bass I made....though I didn't know what I was doing, so it may be of limited use, lol! However it's still in one piece and plays well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3IF12BZ-LA
A full 4 string bass has a fair amount of tension on the bridge as well as the neck joint because of its length. These 2 areas need to be strong.
Have no exp with floaters. Cant advise there.
Any bass pickup will work. But choose wisely. Semore Dunkin is a industry standard. For simplicity and first build I would go with a P setup.
Yes there is a difference between bass & guitar pickups, cbgitty has an economical 3/4 string pickup that’s worth trying (black enclosed 4 pole pickup). You can use any kind of bridge you want, even a bolt? but if you want maximum control over action/ intonation then you’ll want a hard tail bridge. Really the only difference between bass & guitar is scale length & string size & obviously tone, so really you’re just building a guitar with a longer neck & bigger strings. 3 or 4 strings, preference really, but if you’re doing a 4 string,you’ll need a truss rod unless you’re going with weedwhacker strings. Hope I’ve helped, there’s gonna be plenty of experience chiming in soon. Good luck