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"Find a used table saw with a portable stand.  Save your money for a good blade,   Th…"

John Sawyer replied Apr 4 to Power tools - what buy next?

6 Apr 4
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"There are multiple trade offs you have to balance...   With a bigger box, you don’t…"

John Sawyer replied Apr 4 to Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question.

9 Apr 4
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

"Done that. I ended up making templates out of acrylic so i can get consistency... I'…"

John Sawyer replied Mar 20 to Bonehead rookie mistake

24 Apr 7
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

"The general rule with magnetic pickups is 3mm or 1/8" or so, and adjust from there..…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 17 to Pickup to string distance

8 Apr 9
Reply by Lou Ellis

"Every bridge has to be just a bit further out than the scale length.  This is due to…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 10 to Tuning ptoblem

14 Feb 14
Reply by Arthur Payne

"Piezo rods work best under pressure. If you are putting it inside the box, it should…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 3 to Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top.

3 Feb 4
Reply by MadGomer

"You say the volume is on when you turn the tone knob... The tone knob isn't supposed…"

John Sawyer replied Jan 12 to Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

9 Jan 13
Reply by Steve Allen

"You get good at tracking down buzz when building these things! :-) My first trick is…"

John Sawyer replied Dec 1, 2018 to Build 4 - buzz from inside body?

5 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by Sean Murphy

"Long wires tend to pick up noise. The best wire is shielded, but isn't always necess…"

John Sawyer replied Aug 22, 2018 to What kind of wire?

3 Sep 9, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

"Try a set of mediums and a set of lights.. See which you,like better"

John Sawyer replied Jun 12, 2018 to Looking for inexpensive strings

13 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by James Matthews

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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?

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Grounding

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Shipping

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Neck Bowing?

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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

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Earthing Strings

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Like a box of chocolates

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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.

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