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Earthing Strings

G'day all, I'm nearly finished my fist magnetic pickup build, & have read all about earthing the strings - not exactly necessary but hi…

Started by mitch jones

7 on Saturday
Reply by mitch jones

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

2 on Saturday
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Like a box of chocolates

Anyone been surprised by a box? Just finished my third build. A friend had given me a few Java boxes and I used one of them. I wasn’t too f…

Started by Michael shrader

3 May 11
Reply by Michael shrader

Intonation problem

Aparently I dont understand how to get correct intonation from the guitar I just built. I tuned it to GDG and then checked the harmonic of…

Started by Ramson

14 May 3
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

Pure and simple CBG

Hello all. I want to build the pure and simple guitar. The one with the neck on top of the box. My question is. Is there a measurement for…

Started by Bill McNamara

6 Apr 30
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

6 Apr 30
Reply by Paul Craig

Scale length for 17" box

Ok, I've posted this question on other experts and can't seem to get a reply. My first build is a 17" long CB and I'm at a point where I "h…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

29 Apr 30
Reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson

Pickup to string distance

I am building my first electric CBG and have purchased the "Electric Delta" 3 pole pickup sold by CB Gitty. Is there a "rule of thumb" meas…

Started by Lou Ellis

8 Apr 9
Reply by Lou Ellis

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

Need to know what strings to buy for a slide CBG tuned for GDGD.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

3 Apr 8
Reply by Paul Craig

pressure on peizo electrics is it a bad thing, im not getting much sound.

How much pressure should I have on the my peizo? I have mounted it under the bridge is a groove cut into the top of the guitar. its about a…

Started by Ramson

8 Apr 8
Reply by Taffy Evans

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Earthing Strings

Started by mitch jones. Last reply by mitch jones on Saturday. 7 Replies

CBGitty Amp kit

Started by Art Prior. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker on Saturday. 2 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

Springs in an acoustic cbg

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Paul Craig 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

Power tools - what buy next?

Started by Charles Z. Last reply by John Sawyer Apr 4. 6 Replies

Fretboard radius, is it to late?

Started by Ramson. Last reply by Ramson Mar 26. 7 Replies

Help

Started by Pat Welch. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 26. 7 Replies

Hard- tail bridge question

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 26. 7 Replies

Space between Box top and Neck?

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 25. 11 Replies

Tuning ptoblem

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Feb 14. 14 Replies

Wooden bridges for CBG

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Feb 13. 5 Replies

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