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Wooden bridges for CBG

I am new to CBG building. I have built 2 so far and I have used 5/16 bolts for the nut and bridge. I recently bought two laser-cut wooden b…

Started by Lou Ellis

3 Jan 14
Reply by Lou Ellis

Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

Working on my 19th cbg build. However, this is just my second build using two pick-ups, 3-way switch w/tone & volume. My first two pick…

Started by Steve Allen

9 Jan 13
Reply by Steve Allen

Hard- tail bridge question

On my latest build I used a hard-tail bridge for the first time. I had a couple of issues with it but with help from members of this forum…

Started by Arthur Payne

4 Jan 6
Reply by Arthur Payne

Adjustable bridge problem

Hi All, Fitting an adjustable bridge for the first time.   This is my third build.   It's a three string and everything is in place but hei…

Started by Arthur Payne

6 Dec 12, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

Bloomin' wiring again! Pulling my hair out haha

Please don't shout at me if this has been covered elsewhere but I've been looking through the CBN corridors and back rooms for a half hour…

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

14 Dec 10, 2018
Reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

Build 4 - buzz from inside body?

Howdy all, recently completed (-ish) my fourth build; it's a neck-through with a piezo-rod pickup right under the bridge. First time I've t…

Started by Sean Murphy

5 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by Sean Murphy

Mini Humbucker wiring

Hi All, Am wanting to install a mini humbucker to my CBG.   I'm pretty clear on most of the wiring to pots and jack but the pickup I have o…

Started by Arthur Payne

1 Nov 22, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

Power tools - what buy next?

my tools are pretty basic, basically a power drill, a circular saw, and a collection of old butter knifes that I use for screwdrivers :).…

Started by Charles Z

3 Nov 10, 2018
Reply by Charles Z

Separate fretboard vs. fretted neck?

I've been without my workshop for almost a year now and am finally close to having it back! I promised my brother-in-law a CBG for his birt…

Started by Sean Murphy

2 Nov 3, 2018
Reply by Joe Caruso

Canoe Paddle Questions

I want to build a 3-stringer using a vintage paddle I found. The finished instrument will be donated to a fund-raiser for my paddle club. P…

Started by T-Gripped

2 Nov 2, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

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Wooden bridges for CBG

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Jan 14. 3 Replies

Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

Started by Steve Allen. Last reply by Steve Allen Jan 13. 9 Replies

Hard- tail bridge question

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Jan 6. 4 Replies

Adjustable bridge problem

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by BrianQ. Dec 12, 2018. 6 Replies

Bloomin' wiring again! Pulling my hair out haha

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Dec 10, 2018. 14 Replies

Build 4 - buzz from inside body?

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Sean Murphy Dec 1, 2018. 5 Replies

Mini Humbucker wiring

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 22, 2018. 1 Reply

Power tools - what buy next?

Started by Charles Z. Last reply by Charles Z Nov 10, 2018. 3 Replies

Separate fretboard vs. fretted neck?

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Joe Caruso Nov 3, 2018. 2 Replies

Canoe Paddle Questions

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 2, 2018. 2 Replies

Bass Tuning Machine Layout Information

Started by Dean-O Rochester Oct 30, 2018. 0 Replies

Strings snapping on new build

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Gerald Schwenke Oct 26, 2018. 8 Replies

Hard tail bridge saddle screws

Started by Walter Haapapuro. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Oct 24, 2018. 3 Replies

Space between Box top and Neck?

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tomasz Oct 22, 2018. 10 Replies

Power tools - what buy next?

Started by Charles Z. Last reply by Ben Ridgeway Oct 7, 2018. 3 Replies

fret wire and fret saw thickness

Started by Kurt Oravetz. Last reply by Kurt Oravetz Oct 7, 2018. 6 Replies

What kind of wire?

Started by Andy Busch. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 9, 2018. 3 Replies

looking for sound hole advice

Started by Brendt Evenden. Last reply by Brendt Evenden Sep 7, 2018. 4 Replies

strings in bulk

Started by Seth Deitch. Last reply by BrianQ. Aug 19, 2018. 1 Reply

Double up strings

Started by larry kraus. Last reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) Aug 6, 2018. 1 Reply

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