Two experimental, repurposed GDG CBGs. 23.5” scale length: .065 blue trimmer line, 150 and 100 lb. test fishing line. 20.1” scale length: .080 green trimmer line, 200 and 150 lb. test fishing line. Both have piezo pickups. They sound best plugged in.

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on July 25, 2021 at 12:33pm

Neat looking pair! Educational.. and the photo and the title does it for me too Doug!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on July 24, 2021 at 11:49am

Thanks AGP! After further playing the longer scale length sounds better, but the strings are still settling down on the shorter one, so I will need to play it some more. The tonal characteristics of the weedwacker string make it sound kinda like you are playing a muted bass line as you strum.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on July 24, 2021 at 11:43am

Thanks Pick, cool idea with the spring; that may come in handy down the road!

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 24, 2021 at 1:41am


can't even remember to turn caps lock off  ;-)

Comment by AGP # on July 24, 2021 at 1:18am

"Cool Couple of Builds Doug", and Wow! Pick, where on Earth did you get that idea from, I've been saving the springs from old Biro's for years, and I do have a Weed Whacker One String Gourd Diddley, that wil now have a Mag Pup added to it, hope it works ??  ;-) 

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 24, 2021 at 12:02am

Cool. ..... Heres a lil tip for ya ..  for  a one stringer weed whacker guit . Take the little spring out of a click pen . and slip it onto the weedwhacker line .   Then you can use it with a mag pickup . just place it over the pickup area ..  . You may need  to crimp the edges to make it stay , depending on your string gauge  . makes a cool lil base  type onestringer .

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