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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, 2019 to Power tools - what buy next?

6 Apr 4, 2019
Reply by John Sawyer

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

John Sawyer replied Apr 4, 2019 to Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question.

9 Apr 4, 2019
Reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH

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

John Sawyer replied Mar 20, 2019 to Bonehead rookie mistake

24 Apr 7, 2019
Reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH

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

John Sawyer replied Feb 17, 2019 to Pickup to string distance

8 Apr 9, 2019
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, 2019 to Tuning ptoblem

14 Feb 14, 2019
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, 2019 to Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top.

3 Feb 4, 2019
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, 2019 to Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

9 Jan 13, 2019
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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Questions about CBG details...

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by James Pobog Dec 13, 2019. 8 Replies

Magnetic Pickups - What's good

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Jim Codog Dec 12, 2019. 7 Replies

Yardstick Fretboards

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Jim Codog Dec 11, 2019. 6 Replies

General wiring question

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Soldering/grounding plan

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by Gus K Dec 7, 2019. 7 Replies

I'm gonna need help...

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by MadGomer Dec 6, 2019. 4 Replies

Building my first CBG....

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by James Pobog Dec 4, 2019. 6 Replies

About neck thru....

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by John Mark Perchalski Dec 4, 2019. 1 Reply

Fitting Frets

Started by neddy. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 27, 2019. 8 Replies

Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes

Started by Chris Wharton. Last reply by MadGomer Nov 23, 2019. 43 Replies

Fretted....

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Jim Codog Nov 20, 2019. 5 Replies

Connecting a guitar jack?

Started by rick schoen. Last reply by David Clewell Nov 17, 2019. 5 Replies

Fretting for beginners

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by MadGomer Nov 14, 2019. 3 Replies

Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string.

Started by rick schoen. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Nov 11, 2019. 8 Replies

Tuner and nut question.

Started by Bill. Last reply by Gus K Nov 6, 2019. 12 Replies

Help with first tuning procedure.

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 6, 2019. 3 Replies

Too far gone??

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 6, 2019. 7 Replies

Pickup query

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Nov 6, 2019. 11 Replies

Newbie question about marking frets.

Started by Bill. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 5, 2019. 9 Replies

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