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2 string cbg

I am new builder.  I have built 2 3 strings so far.  They turned out ok.  I want to build a two string.  How far apart should the strings b…

Started by Dickie

5 Sep 1
Reply by BrianQ.

A simple tuning peg question

How much of the capstan should protrude above the headstock once the tuning peg is installed? I've been googling all afternoon but have bee…

Started by Warren Williams

6 Aug 26
Reply by MadGomer

How could this be?

I've been struggling with some sort of grounding issue with my first 2 CBG builds and its been driving me mad. Had both to bits several tim…

Started by stephen davies

2 Jul 9
Reply by stephen davies

Grounding

I am using a 250 k pot volume and tone, I ground an earth to my tail, but still get a buzz. Anyone have a solution.? Thanks, Robert 

Started by Robert M J Loftus

6 Jun 30
Reply by stephen davies

Pickup Placement on High G Ukulele

Hi all, I have a question on pickup placement on a high G ukulele. My next build is going be a cigarbox ukulele with a C. B. Gitty "Disc-o-…

Started by Chris Sturhann

2 Jun 19
Reply by Chris Sturhann

Shipping

I just made a cbg for my cousin and want to know where to get shipping boxes that fit these so i can mail this to him.Thanks Bill

Started by Virginia Bill

4 Jun 12
Reply by Jim Brown

Neck Bowing?

"Is it normal to have a slight "bow" to the neck? Built a neck on top and not using heavy strings. (first build)"

Started by Craig Cole

11 Jun 11
Reply by Craig Cole

Springs in an acoustic cbg

I was thinking about putting springs in my acoustic cbg for reverb. This is my first build. Are they worth it, if so what diameter should b…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

8 Jun 1
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

Weird Little Install Issue

Just about to string my first build and have an issue. This little piece of the volume pot that sticks up (on the right) is not letting me…

Started by Craig Cole

5 Jun 1
Reply by Craig Cole

CBGitty Amp kit

    I hope I am not duplicating another post but here goes. Just got my CB GITTY amp kit (YEEHAW!) and am wondering if any of you that have…

Started by Art Prior

4 May 31
Reply by Paul Craig

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2 string cbg

Started by Dickie. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 1. 5 Replies

A simple tuning peg question

Started by Warren Williams. Last reply by MadGomer Aug 26. 6 Replies

How could this be?

Started by stephen davies. Last reply by stephen davies Jul 9. 2 Replies

Grounding

Started by Robert M J Loftus. Last reply by stephen davies Jun 30. 6 Replies

Pickup Placement on High G Ukulele

Started by Chris Sturhann. Last reply by Chris Sturhann Jun 19. 2 Replies

Shipping

Started by Virginia Bill. Last reply by Jim Brown Jun 12. 4 Replies

Neck Bowing?

Started by Craig Cole. Last reply by Craig Cole Jun 11. 11 Replies

Springs in an acoustic cbg

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner Jun 1. 8 Replies

Weird Little Install Issue

Started by Craig Cole. Last reply by Craig Cole Jun 1. 5 Replies

CBGitty Amp kit

Started by Art Prior. Last reply by Paul Craig May 31. 4 Replies

Earthing Strings

Started by mitch jones. Last reply by mitch jones May 18. 7 Replies

Like a box of chocolates

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Michael shrader May 11. 3 Replies

Intonation problem

Started by Ramson. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner May 3. 14 Replies

Pure and simple CBG

Started by Bill McNamara. Last reply by Craig Cole Apr 30. 6 Replies

Scale length for 17" box

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson Apr 30. 29 Replies

Pickup to string distance

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Apr 9. 8 Replies

What strings should be used for 4 string cbc tuned to GDGD?

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 8. 3 Replies

Bonehead rookie mistake

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner Apr 7. 24 Replies

Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner Apr 4. 9 Replies

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